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English first
Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Creative sushi combinations, some of the best I have seen around Portland. Nara offers a wide selection of sushi rolls for a decent price. Limited offering of hot/cold Sake and a plum wine. They offer Korean and Japanese entrees. More traditional decorations; the seating is a mix between traditional tables and a sushi bar. Staff was very prompt, welcoming, and... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Tonight I should have went to Wild Willy's Burgers for dinner instead of ordering from Nara (http://www.narasushisushi.com/home.html). From the exterior, the restaurant looks like it will be nice inside; however, upon entering it smelled odd. I almost wanted to leave immediately but did not have a back up restaurant planned. I looked over the menu quickly, ordered shumai and several... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Very consistent. Sushi is always good, as well as service.

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maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

It's not super crowded like other sushi restaurants in Portland. I love their specialty rolls. I have eaten here many times, and will continue to go back!

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Lancaster, Ohio
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180 reviews 180 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

During an overnight stop in Portland, a Boston relative and I gave Nara Sushi a try based on its mix of Korean and Japanese dishes. We were not disappointed. Service was friendly and efficient. We both had a bento box. The amount of food was impressive. Miso soup and a full order of spicy tuna started things off. Then the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

There are only a few places for Korean food in the Portland area and Nara may be the best. We haven eaten there several times and never had a bad experience. Sushi is also good. Under known and underappreciated place.

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Portland, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

I have become a regular at Nara. Both food and service are excellent. It is a healthy option for those, like me, who despise the chain restaurants around the mall. You are missing out if you do not give this place a try!

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South Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

Nara, without a doubt is my favorite sushi place in the Portland area. (And I've been to many in and around the area) Reasons being very simple; They're very welcoming from the moment you walk in, the service is fast, and the food is so good its hard to stop eating even when you're full. My husband and I go... More 

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Milford
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010

My wife and I were looking for a Japanese Restaurant where we could really go all out for our wedding anniversary. We ordered a number of dishes including their Calamary rolls, as well as a marinated tofu appetizer. The rolls were very good as was the tofu dish. My wife had one of their Bento boxes with chicken teriyaki as... More 

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MAine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

They gave poor service, did not bring us our soup (charged extra for it when asked even though it was clear listed on the menu as included). Skimped on side dishes, which is the best part of Korean food. Then, after all that, the waitress tried to demand a bigger tip (said she expected 15% when I was being generous... More 

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Additional Information about Nara Sushi

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

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