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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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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happy Hour

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Bob R
Kansas City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Bar scene
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English first
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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.

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 

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

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!

1 Thank pegles10
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43 reviews
25 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

Thank michellek32
West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We dined early because was with one year old. Sangria excellent. Miso soup returned because was cold. Had to hunt for soy sauce to use for Chirashi. Jasmine rice served with Mongolian trio was not hot and or freshly made. Overall will not return. Spent 100$ for mediocre food and service.

Thank patb745
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Sushi was creative, def not the best. Service not the best either. Overall not bad. Would possibly return but no time soon

Thank Chrisr0ss
Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love their sushi and atmosphere. Always top of mind for me for happy hour or Wednesdays (ladies night).

Thank Allison F
Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We originally made reservation to have dinner before walking to a show at the Kauffman 2 blocks away. We ended up doing happy hour instead. Janet was our server. During our visit we had occasion to deal with a host, the manager and Janet. The food and drink was good. The service was great! Everyone we encountered helped to make... More 

Thank Robert K
Kansas City
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163 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nara's sushi menu has changed with many more cooked and tempura choices, which for me was not an improvement. The sushi was fresh and generous portions. Nara is a trendy place with a younger crowd. Very noisy. If you're going to Nara only for the sushi there are better places in KC but if it's for the atmosphere, Nara is... 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: Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Asian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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


Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am

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