Skip to main content

15 Exciting New KC Restaurants to Check Out in 2024

Hey there, food lovers! Are you ready for some mouth-watering new spots to eat in Kansas City? We’ve got you covered with 15 of the most anticipated restaurant openings in 2024. From barbecue to sushi, there’s something for everyone. So, let’s dive in and see what’s cooking!

Vita’s Place

Love wine? Then you’ll be excited about Vita’s Place, a cozy neighborhood wine bar opening in Brookside by the owners of Underdog Wine Co. Opening: early January.

Whole Harvest

Health-focused foodies will love Whole Harvest, a meal delivery service opening its first restaurant in Leawood. Expect dishes like zucchini bread, loaded sweet potatoes, and lentil pancakes. Opening: second week of January.

Tiki Taco

Craving tacos? Tiki Taco is opening its first Kansas location in Overland Park, serving up customer favorites like crunchy tacos, nachos, and burritos. Opening: January.

1981 K-Chicken

Get ready for some Korean chicken goodness at 1981 K-Chicken, a restaurant and bar opening in the old Steve’s Villa Capri location. Opening: January.

Aqua Penny’s

Seafood lovers, rejoice! The owners of Bamboo Penny’s are opening Aqua Penny’s, a seafood and oyster bar in the same Leawood shopping center. Opening: February.

Lottie’s Get Down

Craving Southern-fried chicken? Lottie’s Get Down is opening in Westport by the team behind Tin Roof. Opening: early 2024.

The Blue Palm

Get ready for tropical vibes at The Blue Palm, a tiki bar opening in the Strawberry Hill space previously occupied by Mockingbird Lounge. Opening: early 2024.

Green Dirt on Oak

Artisan cheesemaker Sarah Hoffmann is opening Green Dirt on Oak, a fine-dining restaurant in the Crossroads featuring her award-winning cheeses. Opening: early 2024.

Osteria Bianchi

Traditional Italian cuisine is coming to the former Trago Bar & Tapas space near Liberty, Missouri, with Osteria Bianchi. Opening: early 2024.


Meddys, a popular Mediterranean restaurant, is expanding to Lenexa, offering shawarmas, hummus plates, and salads. Opening: March.

Sushi Kodawari

Experience Kansas City’s first omakase sushi restaurant at Sushi Kodawari, a fine-dining spot with just eight seats. Opening: spring.

Carne Diem

Meat lovers, get ready for Carne Diem, an upscale meat market and seafood counter opening near The Village at Briarcliff. Opening: spring.

The Fresh Mediterranean Co.

From a gas station in Lawrence to a fast-casual concept in Kansas City, The Fresh Mediterranean Co. is expanding, serving up chicken shawarma, falafel, and more. Opening: spring.

Night Goat

Barbecue fans, check out Night Goat, a honky-tonk dive bar with barbecue sandwiches and tacos, opening in the West Side. Opening: late spring or summer.

Enjoy Pure Food + Drink

Health-focused Enjoy Pure Food + Drink is expanding to Lenexa, as part of a project called Restaurant Row. Opening: September.

So, there you have it! 15 amazing new restaurants to try in Kansas City in 2024. We can’t wait to taste all the delicious dishes these spots have to offer. See you there!