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New and coming-soon restaurants in Kansas City

Dining in Kansas City is always a fresh experience with new restaurants popping up all the time — and more on the way.


A feast fit for a king (or a KC Chief).

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Some people make to-do lists — we make to-dine lists. Many hot new Kansas City restaurants have opened over the past several months, from underground sushi spots to upscale raw bars.

To satisfy those who are really hungry for fresh dining options, we’ve got details on several more KC restaurants coming soon, too. Grab your forks as we dig right in.

Newly open

Barrio Taqueria, Westport | Mexican cuisine
Martini Corner has a new spot. Stop by for game day + daily specials, brunch, and drinks.

B’s Bagels & Bialys, Belton | Bagels
This local spot bakes bagels and bialys daily. What’s a bialys? It’s a bagel’s cousin, stuffed with a variety of ingredients like bacon, egg, and cheese, or apple brown sugar.

Billie’s Grocery, Leawood | Cafe
This one is for the health conscious. This cafe offers up organic eats as well as sweet treats.

City Barrel Brewing Pizza & Patio, East Crossroads | Pizza and American cuisine
Pair your hoppy, wild + sour local beers with a seasonal menu full of ingredients sourced from local farmers.

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Sip while you shop + see.

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Char Bar Smoked Meats & Pickleball, Parkville | Barbecue
All the fun of Char Bar No.1 but with pickleball to boot. Reserve a court.

Hemma Hemma KC, Prairie Village | Seasonal American cuisine
Stop in for grab + go meals, take a cooking class, or sip a specialty coffee.

Joy Wok Super Buffet, Overland Park | Chinese cuisine
It’s all-you-can-eat so make sure you bring an empty stomach.

Johnny Jo’s Pizzeria, Lee’s Summit | Pizza
This local fav opened its second location recently, serving up creative ‘zas such as Lasagna Pie.

Kata Nori Hand Roll Bar, Crossroads | Sushi
Dine on hand-rolled sushi and crudos at this modern eatery.

The Limit Pub & Grub, Red Bridge | Pizza and bar
After a hiatus, the bar has returned with a menu featuring hot dogs, pizza, shrimp, catfish, + burgers.

Meddys, Brookside | Mediterranean cuisine
This is the spot for you if you’re looking for healthy + fresh Mmediterrinean fare.

Peter Piper Pizza, Ward Parkway | Pizza
Pumped for a perfect piece of pizza pie? This place makes its dough from scratch in-house daily.

Take Care By Oleo Coffee, East Crossroads | Coffee shop
Local coffee on drip + flaky biscuits — what’s not to love?

Coming soon

1981 K-Chicken, Overland Park | Korean cuisine
Projected to open later this month, soon you’ll be able to bite into Korean chicken at this restaurant + bar.

The Blue Palm, Strawberry Hill | Tiki bar + lounge
Lounge around like you’re on vacay at this tropical tiki bar. An early 2024 opening is anticipated.

Enjoy:: Pure Food + Drink, Leawood | Healthy
Sister restaurant to Mission Farms, this spot will offer cold-pressed juices, cocktails, and lunch + dinner options. It’s projected to open this September in Lenexa’s Restaurant Row.

The Fresh Mediterranean Co., Westport | Mediterranean
Started in a Lawrence Cenex gas station, this spring you can enjoy its gyros + falafel in KC.

Green Dirt on Oak, Crossroads | Cheese
Green Dirt Farm will open its new cheese-centered spot in early 2024 complete with a rooftop deck and event space.

night goat barbecue

This jalapeno cheddar sausage sandwich is just what your stomach ordered.

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Night Goat, Westside | Dive bar
Previously a barbecue pop-up at Fox and Pearl, as of late spring or early summer it will have its own permanent spot.

Sushi Kodawari, Crossroads | Sushi
Kansas City’s first omakase restaurant will open this spring. This upscale sushi spot will only have eight seats and will offer two seatings per night.

Whataburger, various locations | Drive-thru
As we’re sure you’ve heard, Patrick Mahomes plans to saturate KC with Whataburgers. Several will open across the metro in 2024 under his business KMO Burgers, LLC.

Whole Harvest Kitchen, Leawood | Healthy
Coming in late January, this spot will feature 100% plant-based dishes that you can enjoy in an earthy atmosphere.

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