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Kurama Japanese Seafood

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3644 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2661
(919) 489-2669
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
nice place

We have been there several times over the years... Its been around for years. We usually go and get the special for two. Decent prices and good service. I would go back

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2014
Lovetogrill
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Go for the sushi! There are several sushi options in Durham, but after discovering the sushi at Kurama we won't go anywhere else. This place is no frills, but by far is the freshest and most delicious sushi in Durham. The chef is so nice and will accommodate requests. We are so glad to have found the sushi here because... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

They cook the food on the table when they finish they bring some bags and ask us to take away the food. We fill that they ask us to go home

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been to Kurama five or six times and I have LOVED it every time. The sushi bar is amazing and the guy serving sushi is so friendly. The hibachi is delicious and I love the way it's served. The teriyaki chicken is the best! The steak is also amazing. The shrimp is cooked to perfection and I would... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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93 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We have been there several times over the years... Its been around for years. We usually go and get the special for two. Decent prices and good service. I would go back

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Stony Brook, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We ate so much and all of it was fresh and prepared for our tastes. My wife loved the selections of Sushi and I enjoyed the hibachi chicken, miso soup and fabulous salad with fresh ginger dressing. We will return.

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Hillsborough, NC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Kurama is a very nice Japanese restaurant with a full bar, a Sushi bar, and 3 dining rooms where 8-10 people sit around a grill and food is prepared in front of them with the show often almost as good as the food. The food is very good and the portions are large — most people take home their left-overs... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

New Years eve and wanted really good food. Have been here for over 20 years and never had bad food until tonight. Manager stated that I should have made complaint when "Mexican cook' was preparing it (keep in mind that this place claims to be Japanese). How can one complain when its cooking? Scallops were too tough to even cut... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2008

Amazing sushi disguised as tacky Japanese chain restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2008

Who ain't been here ?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2008

Used to be the Japanese steakhouse of choice until Kanki opened up not far away down 15-501.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3644 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2661
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 489-2669

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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