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Nara Kansas City

1617 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-6272
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Ranked #159 of 1,200 restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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72 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Dined here prior to an event at the Sprint Center. Pad Thai was excellent as well as the sushi. Make reservations, especially on a Saturday night, and if you have a Dining Club card, be advised that it is only valid for a handful of entrees and not the extensive sushi menu.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My girlfriend and I just happned on this place as we were walking around the Crossroads Arts District looking for a place to eat. We saw the menu in the window and it looked good. We got a table right away. I thought the space was really great - a renovated old warehouse-style space now a restaurant. My waiter was... More

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Pasadena, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

HORRIBLE place for a group dinner and we will NEVER come back!! A group of 18 people went to Nara to celebrate my brother's surprise wedding. **During** the round-table toast the manager came up to the couple IN FRONT OF THEIR GUESTS and asked them to keep the noise down. We were not being overly loud, but we were a... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

First of all, let me preface this by saying we went in the early evening when the restaurant was busy. What I didn't like about Nara was how awkward the seating seemed. We sat at a table on the side of the restaurant and it just felt like we were on display. I am sure it was nothing, just in... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband and I dined at Nara on a recent weekend trip to Kansas City. We ordered Crab Rangoon and one type of sushi for appetizers and both were excellent. We probably had the best Crab Rangoon we have ever tasted there. Unfortunately, we were both disappointed with our entrees. My husband ordered the special, which was a sea bass... More

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Lees Summit, MO
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Great sushi, Koji is the best! The best sushi in town no doubt. I also like their grilled sampler for an appetizer. They do have some nice original coscktails and I always get some sake. Make sure to get a booth facing the windows for a great view of downtown.

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Clearwater, FL
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445 reviews 445 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Biz lunch. This is an old building, old brick, high ceilings.What a sushi menu. Huge rolls too. We had a spider roll, Sexy mama roll, Rainbow roll and California roll. Just very, very west coast like. This place has a cool vibe. KC is such a great foodie town.

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Brasov, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Their food was just amazing. Some of the best I've ever had. It's a must try! Props to the Chef for doing such an amazing work. Great atmosphere and ever better service!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

This restraunt was so much fun. We had a great time. I would go there all the time. I hate jampenese. But when I go there. I soon love japeneese.

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Emporia, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My wife introduced me to Nara's when we were dating and it quickly became our favorite Sushi restaurant. The overall impression I get is that it is well run, the wait staff is well trained, the chefs do a great job and the dining experience has been pleasurable every time we have been there.

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