Restaurant Review: KP Kitchen

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By: Jamie DePetris

Food Expert/Critic

If you’ve noticed in recent weeks, it’s been a focus of mine to find hidden gems throughout Niagara County that YOU might not know about!

This week is no exception, and boy are you going to love it.

KP Kitchen, located at 5407 Walmore Road, Lewiston NY (which is on the reservation), is definitely a spot that will have you going back for seconds!

KP Kitchen is owned and managed by Kimberly Kraft-Stewardson, who was an absolute sweetheart! You could tell right away that this was a family business and, sure enough, turns out it was as her daughter, Kelsey, was running the kitchen while Kim was out sitting with us.

Not only was the food amazing, but the entire place is decked out with Prince memorabilia! The walls are purple. The chairs are purple. Even Kim’s earrings were purple!

As we sat listening to the music (which, you guessed it, was Prince!), Kim told us about the restaurant.

90% of the food is homemade and they use all local farmers. They have daily specials and usually sell out before dinner, so you better get there early!

The deserts are made fresh daily and, although KP Kitchen has been open since November of 2016, they just moved into their brand-new building in the last month!

Starting out in a shed with a dream, a table-top electric grill, a bbq grill, and a fryer, I would say KP Kitchen has come a long way!!

So now to the food!

We ordered so much food it took up two tables!

On the one, we had a steak & cheese sub, poutine, and a strawberry milkshake. On the other a chicken finger sub, the grilled Hawaiian chicken sandwich, loaded taco fries, and a root beer float.



The steak & cheese sub was phenomenal. There were huge chucks of tomato, on- ion, and fresh banana peppers. The cheese was melted but not burnt and the steak was cooked just right.

The poutine was also perfect and, as it turns out, is one of their best sellers! Now I know why.

Sometimes with poutine you find that the French fries are soggy before they even get to the table. Not here!

The fries were still crispy and hot when they came out slathered with gravy and the chunks of cheese were just the right temperature.

The strawberry shake was, perhaps the best part, as it is made from scratch and with fresh strawberries! I know because I ended up using a spoon to eat the last half of it.



My friend had the chicken finger sub, but that stopped me from having a bite! The chicken finger wasn’t too crispy and there was something extra special about the hot sauce. I ended up having two bites I liked it so much!

My favorite food overall came next though. The grilled Hawaiian chicken sandwich is possibly one of the most amazing things I have ever had. The fresh slide of pineapple on top of the chicken and gooey cheese was perfect. It was a combination I had never thought of before, but definitely one I’m glad KP Kitchen stumbled upon!

The loaded taco fries was also great. Talk about taste bud overload!

KP Kitchen? They should have named it KO Kitchen because that’s how good the food was!

Come on over and eat where the prices are low and the portions are high!

Oh, and don’t forget to tell them Jamie sent you!





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