If you’re looking for authentic ethnic cuisine in Wichita, you often have to look no further than the starter menus at these favorite Wichita eateries.  Some of our favorite dishes in the city are appetizers. Here are 8 must-try appetizers full of ethnic character (in no particular order):


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1. Lola's Bistro

Lumpia at Lola’s Bistro – crispy spring roll filled with pork, shrimp and vegetables with a sweet chili dipping sauce


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2. Molino's Mexican Cuisine

Queso Fundido Molino’s Mexican Cuisine – Monterrey Jack and mozzarella cheese flambéd tableside then blended with Mexican chorizo and chopped poblano peppers and served with fresh tortillas


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3. Bella Luna Café

Hummus at Bella Luna Café and Bella Luna Café-Northeast – you’ll find this dish on many menus in our hummus-crazed city, and owner/chef Matteo Taha serves up an award-winning recipe based on what his Lebanese mother and grandmother taught him

4. Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria

Misto Salumi at Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria – a tasty tray of thinly sliced Applewood speck, salami, Berkshire prosciutto with fresh Mozzarella, arugula, sliced tomato and bread


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5. District Taqueria

Chips and Queso Blanco at District Taqueria – don’t expect melted queso, but instead a warm, delicious blend of cream cheese, house salsa, peppers and garlic

6. Meddys

Hummus or Mezze Platter at Meddys - Old Town, Meddys - Northeast and Meddys - Southeast,  – the award-winning hummus here is addictive but if you want to try their entire starter menu, order the Mezze Platter loaded with falafel, baba ghanoush, hummus, tabbouleh, grape leaves, kibbe balls and pita

7. Redrock Canyon Grill

Stuffed Poblano at Redrock Canyon Grill – a deep-fried wonder filled with the restaurant’s signature rotisserie chicken and chipotle sour cream, served with black bean salsa, salsa verde and more sour cream


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8. Two Olives

Meshwi Platter at Two Olives – enjoy the fresh flavors of shawarma chicken, lamb kefa, kibbe, tabbouleh, hummus, olives and pita

This is just a small selection of the amazing menus you’ll find at the more than 1,200 Wichita restaurants. Make sure you check out our extensive list the next time you’re dining out in Wichita!