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238 Gorham Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074-9504
+1 207-772-0006
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bowdoinham, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time visit to this location since they moved a few months ago. We arrived about 12:15pm for lunch, my wife had the hot Bibim Bap which she thought was average, considering this is her favorite dish. I had the Bulgogi Bento box and this is my favorite. Service was slow, same person seating, serve and answer the phone for... More 

Thank Paul0804
Scarborough, Maine
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Sushi rice was soggy/mushy with the maki super tiny, most tiny I have ever seen. Worst sushi I have ever had and I will even eat airport sushi! The chicken pad Thai was seasoned with red hot sauce. Seriously. The service was ok but overall I was severely disappointed. For the money I could have easily gone someplace more reputable.... More 

Thank Chemandy
Portland, Maine
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129 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The food was just awful except the fried dumplings were delicious. But the spring rolls although perfectly rolled were flavorless. The pad Thai was inedible the sauce tasted like ketchup with brown sugar in it. The teriyaki was absolutely flavorless. I could go on with the rest but it was a heart wrenching meal. They seem so nice but I... More 

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We ate at Nara last night July 8,2016 for the first time since they moved to their new location. The food was even better than we remembered. Try the OMG roll, the Korean pancakes and the Seaweed salad! We have eaten sushi all over Portland and we consider Nara the best place in town. I'm not sure why the other... More 

Thank Phyllis L
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 1:30 for lunch to be greeted with "We close at 2:30". I should have left then. The avocado was not ripe for the avocado salad and covered in a sticky sweet sauce. The sweet potato roll was covered in thai chili sauce. The bill was 50 bucks and I couldnt get water or any of the other... More 

Thank Shonë M
Sebago, Maine
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A couple of childhood friends and I get together every other month or so and choose restaurants in So. Portland as it is a central meeting spot for all of us. We thought we would give a sushi restaurant a try and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is nice - with good music playing in the background. Good wine... More 

Thank E L
Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have visited Nara a number times in the past and were very disappointed on this visit. The quality of food seems to have gone down greatly as the quality of the sushi did not seem to be of top quality. The Sake was rather tough and the size of the individual pieces of nigiri was rather small as compared... More 

Thank Andy T
Portland, Maine
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Came here for dinner with a couple of friends and had a great time and the food was good but overall wasn't too impressed with the serving staff. They were not very attentive and didn't give water until we asked, and then didn't fill the glasses once empty. But the food was very good and everything tasted great! they have... More 

Thank Malcolm L
Buxton, Maine
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We decided to try this place, since neither of us had ever been there. Walked in and first impression was interesting ambience. We were seated and brought two small sauce dishes - both of which were dirty. I said if the first things on the table are dirty, I don't really want to wait for the rest. One would have... More 

Thank Common-Gourmet
Saco, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Felt the waiter's understanding of english left a lot to be desired, but the FOOD was outstanding! I had a beef bibim bap and I could have licked the bowl out for every last morsel, and I wasnt even very hungry when we sat down. It was perfect. Perfect! My first time trying sushi - I tried a thing that... More 

Thank julie Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Gorham Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074-9504
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-0006

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