Emporia has a large selection of fantastic Asian restaurants to choose from. Nearly the whole continent is represented in this small town. Here are just a few to choose from.
SHANGRI-LA SUSHI & TERIYAKI Sushi and kitchen entrées abound at this traditional, yet modern, Japanese restaurant. Shangri-La Sushi & Teriyaki (841 W. 6th Ave.) offers a large selection from vegetarian, to teriyaki. They feature over 50 different rolls, including thoroughly cooked rolls that provide options for sushi novices as well.
HAGAYA RAMAN SHOP
COMMERCIAL STREET DINER This all-American diner serves up piles of hash browns, pancakes bigger than your head, and chicken fried steaks that hang off the plate. With one of the best breakfasts in the region, Commercial Street Diner (614 Commercial St.) is a must-stop.
FRESH BAKED BREADS Specializing in Mexican sweetbreads and sandwich rolls, Panaderia Progresso (602 E. 6th Ave.) is a delight. Try sweet or savory breads, conchas, and
AMANDA’S BAKERY & CAFÉ Amanda’s Bakery & Café (702 Commercial St.) serves up delicious sandwiches made with freshly baked bread and desserts that are
Traditional Japanese style cooking techniques ensure perfection at Hagaya Ramen Shop (1111 Commercial St.). Serving everything from modern Yuzu Ramen to their signature Tonkotsu Ramen.
ICHIBAN ASIAN FUSION BISTRO Come to Ichiban Asian Fusion Bistro (1430 Industrial Rd.) for some great Japanese eats! Try specials like the Alaskan Dream Roll, Dancing Eel, or the Chosen Roll.
PHO BANNLAO HOUSE OF NOODLE East meets mid-west in this authentic Laotian restaurant. Try something from Pho BannLoa House of Noodle’s (409 Commercial St.) diverse menu, such as Pad Thai, spring rolls, pho bowls, or curry.
CHI EM EATS Bringing the tastes of Vietnam to Emporia, Chi Em Eats (409 Commercial St.) serves up South-East Asian cuisine, such as spring rolls, banh mi, and vermicelli.
empanadas. Just the smell of their fresh baked goods will delight your taste buds.
definitely worth the splurge. From amazing soups and cinnamon rolls to fresh-made sandwiches, it is hard to pick a favorite from their menu. Amanda’s was voted Kansas Magazine Readers’ Choice Best Local Eats.
FOOD TRUCKS Some of the best food in Emporia can’t be found in any restaurant, but on the street. Food truck locations can vary, but keep an eye out at events for these favorites: FHTC Fusion Food Truck, Mis Antojitos, Curry in a Hurry, or Jack’s Snack Shack.