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“Excellent French Gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tatsu's

Tatsu's
4603 W 90th St, Prairie Village, KS 66207
(913) 383-9801
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Lees Summit
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Excellent French Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Best escargot in kansas city. In the shell & cooked in a delicious garlic butter sauce. They melt in your mouth. Great portions, fresh food, knowledgeable waitstaff. One of my favorite French gems in KC.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
midwest
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“One of my favorites!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We love this place! The food is always great. Even the house salad is great; we love their dressing and use it regularly at home.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
“tablecloths in the prairie”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

When the trend for many American restaurants perception of travel to the future includes sitting at bare wooden tables, one with table cloths is a refreshing re encounter with leisure dinning away from college days cafeteria. Sitting in a recondite off street road in suburban Kansas City, Tatsu's has both a touch of class, and some quirkiness specially in the menu, and in the service, which has not significantly changed in years.
They have appetizer escargot which are deceiving as being very diluted with morsels of mushroom as a cheap expander. The carrot soup sweet and a generous use of uncalled for sugar in the sweetbreads. On the other hand, the duck breast and its pepper reduction sauce was outstanding as was the ox tail and fish of the day. The dessert selection was unusual, for Kansas City, offerings a few items bellow tow track size in calories.
By contrast of the quality and preparation of the main component the each entree they included remnant of pioneer days taste, plain boiled vegetables.
The selection of beers is limited to the watery 3.5% Kansas special, while the wine selection has a constant unifying element, every glass we checked, cost the same as the entire bottle in the local supermarket. Such generous profit is not translated to good alertness in the service. Maybe it could be due to being a Sunday night but recollections comprising several years do not recall much better traits.

Of the few "French" restaurants in the Kansas City area this one is in the middle range in price, quality of the food and polish of their so called service. Yet, it is one to find welcome relief from the boring, almost interchangeable, menus of most above median to high cost of the areas restaurants fares. This kitchen seems to have more talent than those designed around a grill and cooks trained in more than a couple of hours.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Winter Park, FL
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
“Nice Setting, Very Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

No TV blaring, no "foreground music blaring, diners were respectful of each other. We could have a decent conversation with our friends. The food was very good, the wine list varied,
the decor was understated. What a change from most places.

I would go there again and recommend that others go there if they like a restaurant as they
used to be.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice local neighborhood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

First time dining in this restaurant. Food was more than adequate, reasonable price, staff was extremely efficient, cozy bar and white table cloth, nice mid-to-older crowd. Decor is slightly dated but all-in-all a very pleasant experience. We liked it well enough to return again.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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