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441 North Main Street, Marion, NC 28752
(828) 652-7933
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fast food at a good price

Went here for a quick lunch and enjoyed it! The food was good and they give you a lot.will go back as Marion doesn't have much verity in restaurant to choose from. So for Japanese go to Nara express!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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matthews,nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went here for a quick lunch and enjoyed it! The food was good and they give you a lot.will go back as Marion doesn't have much verity in restaurant to choose from. So for Japanese go to Nara express!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you're looking for real Japanese food, this will probably disappoint you. It's basically a stir fry grill with steak, chicken, shrimp and/or scallops, served with rice and veggies. The restaurant is old but relatively clean. Food was cooked fast, and was a good portion size, but not the most satisfying. Not my taste personally, but it's probably the closest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I called in a to go order, and have never eaten inside. We got the Hibachi Chicken, Shrimp and Steak and Chicken Wings. Picked it up in 20 minutes at the drive thru window. They send along something called Shrimp Sauce. Everything was delicious, the wings were a nice size and the Shrimp Sauce tasted great on everything. Plenty of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Can't wait for the new Japanese restaurant to open. If you live in Marion then you know the inside joke that this is really a Mexican food place. The portions get smaller by the year and the quality has gone so far down it is not even funny. People in Marion do not enjoy good food. That is why places... More 

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Marion, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

They always serve good food that is cooked when the order is placed and they are quick! The prices are so in line for families on a budget.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have eaten here many times, and never been disappointed. Most recently I got takeout here for my sister and myself. Our favorite is the Hibachi Steak tips, which comes with rice, mushrooms, and sweet carrots for about $7. Service is fast and friendly, and the food is good and very affordable. I've also gotten the Hibachi Chicken, which is... More 

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Marion, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Our family visits Nara quite frequently. There are many advantages. The food is always fast, reasonable and is served very quickly. They also have a to-go option with their drive through. It is perfect for a quick meal.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Anymore, every small town in the southeast has one or more quick serve Japanese takeout spots. I have eaten in many, and Nara Express does it right. Food is simple, but freshly made, as quick as McDonalds but much tastier. Hibachi style, Teriyaki style, grilled to order and always tasty.

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is one restaurant that I never get tired of. I live about 40 minutes away from here so it is not a short drive by any means, but I have been going to this restaurant at times twice a week since I have been pregnant and I always get like 2 or 3 boxes to go just so I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Always a great value - prepared fresh while you wait. We often get "to go" when we don't have time (or want to) cook & the drive-thru line is always around the building, but they move you thru fast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 441 North Main Street, Marion, NC 28752
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: (828) 652-7933

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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