Lunar New Year means it’s dragon dancing time at Wichita restaurants

Saigon owner Han Bui always dresses up -- and sometimes even shoots off fireworks -- during Lunar New Year.

Saigon owner Han Bui always dresses up — and sometimes even shoots off fireworks — during Lunar New Year.

It’ll be a festive weekend at many Asian restaurants in Wichita. The Lunar New Year begins on Friday, and several local Asian restaurants will be celebrating with dragon dancers and more. Among them:

1. Saigon, 1103 N. Broadway: This Vietnamese restaurant invites dragon dancers into the restaurant every year, and this year, the dancers will be performing over the lunch hour on Friday. The dancing starts at noon. The staff also will be passing out “lucky money” on Friday and Saturday.

2. Oh Yeah China Bistro, 3101 N. Rock Road: This east-side Chinese restaurant will have three dragon dancers performing at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

3. Pho Special, 2409 E Pawnee: This Vietnamese restaurant will have dragon dancers on site from noon to 12:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

Know of any others? Let me know.

Dragon dancers will be at Saigon over the lunch hour on Friday.

Dragon dancers will be at Saigon over the lunch hour on Friday.