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Nara Kansas City

1617 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-6272
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Ranked #183 of 1,202 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
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
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119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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