A few restaurants call Winnetonka home, including many inexpensive chain food joints. One local eatery provides night life and decent bar food for loyal patrons. Two more local restaurants have loyal followings that claim the food cannot be beat. Nightlife includes two bars and a skating rink.
Mr. Le's Sushi has great Japanese and Vietnamese dishes for affordable prices. The small restaurant serves up more than 30 specialty rolls such as the 816, Jackson and Parvin rolls. Another 17 standard rolls complete the menu. Perhaps the most unusual cuisine comes from the Ika Sansai, or squid salad, made of small strips of calamari with special seasonings. Most sushi rolls go for $5 to $10, which characterizes a cheaper menu than comparable restaurants. Full teriyaki dinners, made on the grill, run you between $10 and $15.
All Star Bar and Grill, just west of Worlds of Fun, cooks up burgers nightly for hungry patrons. The kitchen blends ground beef, pork and spices before grilling meat to well-done perfection. Pico sauce for Tex-Mex food gets mixed in-house. Try the gigantic pulled pork sandwich that serves as the specialty of the house. Not many people can finish the monster pork tenderloin sandwich. Burgers come in six-ounce and eight-ounce sizes, and one even comes with slaw piled high on the patty.
One Eyed Jacks has standard bar food with a jukebox, pool tables and live music almost every week. The beer does not cost more than a few bucks, and tacos go for 50 cents on Thursday. Huge quesadillas mark the specialty food on the menu. This strip mall bar has a location at the center of the neighborhood that everyone can reach easily for viable nightlife activities.
For a different kind of nightlife, the Winnwood
Skate Center has basic, hot food such as hot dogs and nachos. The place stays open until 10:30 or 11 on weekends for 18-and-over skates on a spacious, hardwood maple floor.