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Nara Sushi

Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
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50 Maine Mall Rd, Ste 5, South Portland, ME 04106-1712
207-772-0006
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fun with Friends

A couple of childhood friends and I get together every other month or so and choose restaurants in So. Portland as it is a central meeting spot for all of us. We thought we would give a sushi restaurant a try and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is nice - with good music playing in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
E L
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Sebago, Maine
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Sebago, Maine
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A couple of childhood friends and I get together every other month or so and choose restaurants in So. Portland as it is a central meeting spot for all of us. We thought we would give a sushi restaurant a try and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is nice - with good music playing in the background. Good wine... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have visited Nara a number times in the past and were very disappointed on this visit. The quality of food seems to have gone down greatly as the quality of the sushi did not seem to be of top quality. The Sake was rather tough and the size of the individual pieces of nigiri was rather small as compared... More 

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Thank Andy T
Portland, Maine
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Came here for dinner with a couple of friends and had a great time and the food was good but overall wasn't too impressed with the serving staff. They were not very attentive and didn't give water until we asked, and then didn't fill the glasses once empty. But the food was very good and everything tasted great! they have... More 

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Thank Malcolm L
Buxton, Maine
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We decided to try this place, since neither of us had ever been there. Walked in and first impression was interesting ambience. We were seated and brought two small sauce dishes - both of which were dirty. I said if the first things on the table are dirty, I don't really want to wait for the rest. One would have... More 

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Thank Common-Gourmet H
Saco, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Felt the waiter's understanding of english left a lot to be desired, but the FOOD was outstanding! I had a beef bibim bap and I could have licked the bowl out for every last morsel, and I wasnt even very hungry when we sat down. It was perfect. Perfect! My first time trying sushi - I tried a thing that... More 

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Thank julie Z
Saco, Maine
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nara is one of my favorite stops for take out. Food is good and reasonably priced. My go-to menu item is the chicken teriyaki, which is always well-prepared.

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Thank John L
standish,maine
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We took a small group for a birthday dinner to Nara Sushi. Getting service was difficult and the waitress was obviously unhappy. The meals came out one at a time rather than serving us altogether. The food wasn't bad but the attitude of the staff ruined the meal. When you don't get even one smile during the entire service, there... More 

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Thank silvergirl 17
Jacksonville, Florida
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305 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Hidden away location. The restaurant has an interesting look and architecture. Service was outstanding. Way to many menu items with some duplication causing confusion. However, the food was excellent. One thing to note is that the bar can't prepare mixed drinks. Stick to Sake, beer and wine.

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Thank nole38
Effingham, New Hampshire
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

my wife and I were in the area on vacation and wanted to go to a sushi restaurant near where we were staying so I relied on tripadvisor reviews. Although it was the second rated sushi restaurant in South Portland we chose this over the other ( the top is actually in the Maine Mall and only has 4 reviews)... More 

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Thank jgig
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We eat here probably once a month and love it! The atmosphere is not as posh as some of the other sushi restaurants but the food is consistently delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Maine Mall Rd, Ste 5, South Portland, ME 04106-1712
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-772-0006

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?