Second west-side Emperor’s Japanese Grill to open near Maple and Ridge

WICHITA — A new Emperor’s Japanese Grill is coming to the west side, and the original is staying put as well.

The latest Emperor’s will open in front of the Target near Maple and Ridge.

“We’re hoping early June,” says co-owner Nel Son.

The first Emperor’s opened almost eight years ago near 21st and Ridge. The second opened three years ago on the east side near Central and Greenwich.

The third restaurant will seat about 55.

Son says he has no other locations planned for now.