WICHITA — Wasabi owner Steve Young is preparing to open his third Wichita restaurant, this time on the west side.
Young is taking two spaces in the center at 2404 N. Maize Road near 21st and Maize Road for a total of 3,085 square feet.
Young opened Old Town Sushi Bar By Wasabi on East Douglas in 2010 followed by Wasabi Restaurant at 3242 N. Rock Road last fall.
The new west-side restaurant, which also will be called Wasabi Restaurant, will be similar to the east-side one.
“Basically, he wants to do a little more upscale than downtown,” Kelley says of Young. “He’s going to have a nice bar in there.”
Young hopes to open in early December in time for the holiday season.
Kelley says Wasabi should be well received.
“I would think that the west-siders will be excited to have them in their neighborhood as an option to go to.”