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Nara Kansas City

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1617 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-6272
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service

Valentine's Day dinner. I don't eat sushi often, but I'll go with my husband on an annual sushi meal. Server told us what he did and didn't like on the drink menu and dinner menu. Recommendations were spot on. I'll go back again, it was that good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Jesseka75
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Valentine's Day dinner. I don't eat sushi often, but I'll go with my husband on an annual sushi meal. Server told us what he did and didn't like on the drink menu and dinner menu. Recommendations were spot on. I'll go back again, it was that good.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Good food. Interior space is nice and appropriate for the area. Great location just adjacent to the power and light district and parking was pretty easy. It was a little busy but it seems it was a "first Friday" and that's normal bit it wasn't crazy. For Sushi in the Midwest I am happy!

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Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

sushi is good, one of the best in town. Not the best wine list, but bottles priced very high compared to restaurants in the similar price range. Our waiter was horrible, had no idea about nenu

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Belleville, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Best sushi in KC area! Fresh fresh ingredients from the vegetables to the tuna and eel. Prepared beautifully. New twists to old standards. Their Nara Roll is unique and great. The atmosphere is hip yet children were welcomed and unobtrusive. The bar looked great and the drinks were very good. Service was impeccable, especially Marcus. Will definitely go again.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Took a weekend trip to KC and we were both craving sushi. After looking at reviews this place looked best. Boy were the reviews right! This place is awesome!! Their rolls are fresh, staff is wonderful and the atmosphere was perfect. Love love loved it. Will be back!

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Fresh ingredients, large servings and great prices are all good reasons to check out Nara...also, the limited time offering of the Kobe burger is the best burger I've ever had...tired of KC BBQ, give Nara a try...

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Good service. Sushi is average. They have a pretty large selection. Our party of 10 ordered about 15 different kinds of sushi and everyone agreed that it was just ok. A friend ordered the alligator and said it was chewy and not very good. Everyone agreed the best was the jalapeño sushi. I did not like the vegetable roll. It... More 

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Parkville, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wonderful variety of Sushi and the sides are perfect complement. The Bartender(s) are a talented group also. The location is in a fun part of KC, close to Sprint Center and the Crossroads District.

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Springfield, Missouri
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Visited about 7p on Friday evening and were able to be seated immediately with four in our party. The ambience of Nara is trendy and modern. Very neat environment! My husband ordered an entree - the three meat combo and said it was very good and hearty. Our friends and I split 6 different sushi rolls and all were yummy!... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very nice very interesting place. "Hip" :-) Staff is very quick both taking and bringing your order and also clearing the table. All staff clearing tables and helping with serving. Food is excellent, great selection, very fresh and well seasoned. Not sure who else is with this like Im but finding a well maintained modern, clean bathroom in a restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1617 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: (816) 221-6272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?