July 7, 2013
The food and service was fantastic! My wife and I are visiting our son who currently works for MARS Chocolate in Topeka and lives in Lawrence. Flying into Kansas City from Boston, we arrived on the late side (9:30p.m.) By the time we decided we needed to have dinner, it was after 10:00 and many options were unavailable. Using Yelp, we came upon this gem of a restaurant and decided to give it a try. The restaurant was in a small strip mall and a little difficult to find. But when we did, it will be well worth it. The decor felt comfortable and our greeter/waitress/chef was very friendly and welcoming. Since it was after 11pm and we weren't in Europe, we were the only ones dining at that hour. Deciding to get a few items and eat family style, we started with the dumplings, offered fried or steamed, which were light and definitely made fresh. Next we had the beef bulgogi and Jap Chae. The bulgogi was very flavorful and light tasting. The Jap Chae was a sweet potato noodle dish that added a nice compliment to our meal. Since we like spicy foods (which you don't have to, to enjoy this food) it was great to enjoy both the homemade radish and cabbage kimchee condiment with our meal. In fact, they had to give us several refills we liked it so much! So find O Cafe and give it a try. You will be glad you found this gem. We will back....soon.