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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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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Tremendous Happy Hour

We decided to visit Nara Kansas City over the Christmas season, specifically for their great happy hour specials. And trust me, they are great. Delicious sushi ($3.00 to $5.00), great rangoon and egg rolls, and appropriate drink specials. Will definitely return!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
kcl78
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Midwest
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Lawrence, Kansas
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189 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here during happy hour and was super impressed by the sushi I ordered. It was very tasty! Great service!

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Thank Grace M
Peculiar, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nara is my favorite Restaraunt in KC for sushi, happy hour (early and reverse happy hour). They use fresh ingredients with lovely presentation. Best shrimp shumi and Edamame, too. Love the dirty martinis and friends have been big fans of other well mixed drinks. Nice atmosphere, too. Convenient location before or after concerts as it is just blocks away from... More 

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Thank Julie N
Midwest
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210 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to visit Nara Kansas City over the Christmas season, specifically for their great happy hour specials. And trust me, they are great. Delicious sushi ($3.00 to $5.00), great rangoon and egg rolls, and appropriate drink specials. Will definitely return!

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Thank kcl78
Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Finally decided to try this place out after hearing glowing recommendations from friends. The first thing that hit me upon entering the establishment was the ambiance and aesthetics. It has a picturesque and almost cinematic feel to it. They were incredibly packed but the staff was handling traffic very well. The food took a little while to come but it... More 

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Thank Samantha B
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Took clients for a light later evening meal. Great atmosphere right when you walk in the door. We were offered a cool lounge type area to a hi-top to to a traditional table- we had ten in our group. We took the hi-top near the bar. Live one man guitar played and it was a great balance of cool but... More 

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Thank Michael P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The atmosphere is great and the menu is extremely varied! I've never had anything there I didn't like!

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Thank Rebecca D
Kansas City, Missouri
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Great happy hour, good menu food and drink. They always have a fun new daily special as well. The atmosphere is fun, hip, and relaxed.

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Thank Bob R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The food was really pretty good. The bartender we spoke to (finally) was really nice. He was not our original bartender taking our drink and food orders. It took the bartender we did order with a minute to realize we were ready to order food..which was strange because they didn't seem busy. They did have a few interesting takes on... More 

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Thank Colleen D
Fort Scott, Kansas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a quick dinner here during happy hour. The menu was very good with both food and drink. We really enjoyed our visit, will return!

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1 Thank pegles10
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Upscale atmosphere and amazing sushi. best in KC. Go with friends or on a date. Fancy shmancy. We had several different types of sushi , all absolute phenomenal. If you love or,even just kinda like sushi you MUST GO

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Thank michellek32

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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: Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Asian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
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?