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Last updated: Wed. Dec. 18, 2013 - 04:31 pm EDT


Dining out on Dec. 25? These Fort Wayne restaurants will be open on Christmas

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Planning to dine out on Christmas Day? Here are some options for Dec. 25:

•Wu's Fine Chinese Cuisine, 4411 Coldwater Road, will be open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Phone: 483-0899.

•Golden Corral, 10510 Maysville Road, will be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Phone: 492-0245.

•IHOP restaurants in Fort Wayne will be open as follows: 4403 Coldwater Road, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.; 6839 W. Jefferson Blvd., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; and 1535 W. Washington Center Road, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

•Both Great Wall restaurants will be open. The location at 3824 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Parkwest Plaza (phone: 432-8258) will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. The location at 10264 Coldwater Road in Pine Valley shopping center (497-8889), will be open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

•China Palace, 5810 Bluffton Road, will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Phone: 747-0370.

•House of Hunan, 5626 Coldwater Road, will be open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Phone: 482-9402.

•Yen Ching, 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd., in Covington Plaza, will be open 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m. The restaurant will be serving dinner portions all day. Phone: 436-7788.

• Asakusa Japanese Restaurant, 6224 Lima Road, will be open 4:30-9 p.m. Phone: 490-6888.

•Ichiban Asian Fusion restaurant, 4036 Coldwater Road, will be open 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Phone: 373-2900.

•Sapporo Japanese restaurant, 6150 Lima Road, will be open noon-10 p.m. Phone: 739-6064.

•Sushiya-US, 2882 E. Dupont Road, will be open 4:30-8:30 p.m. Phone: 444-4263.

•Koto Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi, 301 E. Washington Center Road, will be open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Phone: 482-4288.

•There isn't a Denny's restaurant in Fort Wayne, but if you're traveling Christmas Day, Denny's will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all 24 hours. And guess what? Christmas Day has been the restaurant's busiest day of the year for the past three years. Last year they served 1.3 million people on Dec. 25. To find where Denny's restaurants are located, go to their website at and click on Denny's Locator.

Bakery sweets

Richard's Bakery, 1130 N. Wells St., will be open Christmas Eve. The bakery will be selling traditional holiday sweets such as hand-decorated Christmas cookies and Mexican wedding treats. Homemade pies and streusels are also available. Call 424-4012 to place your order.

New Year's Eve bash

Ceruti's Catering is sponsoring Freakdown 2014 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year's Eve at Ceruti's Banquet and Event Center, 6325 Illinois Road.

You must be 21 to get in. A $20 ticket includes entertainment by the Freak Brothers, hourly giveaways, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast, balloon drop, party favors and a cash bar. Go to for tickets.

Wine and chocolate

Zianos Italian restaurant in the Chapel Ridge shopping center, 10520 Maysville Road, has some news:

The restaurant now sells DeBrand Fine Chocolates and has opened a wine room.

The chocolates are listed on the dessert menu, and they're displayed in a DeBrand chocolate case at the restaurant's entrance.

Customers can purchase a few pieces for dessert or boxes to go of DeBrand Truffles and Classic Collection, as well as some other DeBrand items.

The Wine Room features fine wines selected by Zianos' wine consultant, Ann Ginder, as well as a selection of high-end beers.

The wine room seats about 40 people and will open daily at 4 p.m.

It has a separate entrance, but also can be entered from inside the restaurant.

Something happening at your eatery? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, email clarson@news-sentinel .com or write Restaurant Notes, C/O The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46801. This column is the personal opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinion of The News-Sentinel. To read other columns, go to

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