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Nara Kansas City

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1617 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-6272
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I took our 16 year old daughter on the KC Streecar from City Market to Nara. What a fun evening! We got there just before their SATURDAY happy hour ended (ends at 6 pm) and was able to grab some small plates and drinks. Then we were seating at table after about 20 mins. Our server was... More 

Thank Laura S
Kansas City, Missouri
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Nara for a special occasion. When I made our reservations on OpenTable.com I added a comment that we were dining with them to celebrate my twins' 18th birthday. Pros: - "Small plates" were large in portion (we tried calamari, lettuce wraps, and a Caesar salad) - Good sushi, beautifully presented - Delicious calamari Cons: - They crammed... More 

Thank ShutterbugSage
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Nara while in KC based on a co-workers recommendation. The service was excellent and the sushi was tasty and fresh. Would go there again in a heartbeat. Only reason for not 5 stars is the place is a little run down.

Thank Mike M
Kansas City, Missouri
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Nara is ok. They don't have a very good selection of sushi and the crab is fake. Overall, I've never had anything there that has been outstanding that I have to order again, but if you want sushi downtown, this is your best bet.

Thank persnickity2014
Topeka, Kansas
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Nara isn't the kind of place you go casually. It's the kind of place you go for special occasions when you want to spend more on a great experience. Sushi/Rolls - Sushi and sashimi are generally consistent across most restaurants, I think. However, Nara brings in specials that set them apart. When I visited, they had geoduck. The rolls are... More 

Thank papertrail2014
Lawrence, KS
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We recently tried Nara for the first time. Our party of eight sampled multiple appetizers and ordered a variety of entrees. Unfortunately, every food item was disappointing. The rolls were average at best. The spring rolls were worse. And the entrees were disappointing as well. Perhaps the worst was a special order of vegetable fried rice -- that they charged... More 

Thank plainsrunner
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I had the opportunity to eat here and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For the midwest, this Sushi place was great. Their daily specials menu was great, they have different fish available including some rare and hard to find ones. The saki menu was also long and had a great selection.

Thank redneckITengineer
Kansas City, Missouri
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227 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We went for a weekday lunch and everything was just meh. The place was pretty busy, but service was good. I did really like the crab rangoons (which seemed to have a lot of actual crab!), but that was the only thing that was I ultimately happy with. I ordered the Mr Lobster and salmon sashimi. The fish was good,... More 

Thank travelcal033
Kansas City, Kansas
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Based on a friend's review, we braved the rain to walk over here before an event at the Sprint Center. We were in time for the happy hour menu. We ordered a total of 6 items and were not impressed. At least the seaweed salad was consistent with other restaurants. The rolls tasted like they were from the deli counter... More 

Thank Heartland T
Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Nara for years, and are yet to ever be disappointed! Their happy hour is a really good way to get to know their menu and we find it is reasonably priced. Their cocktails are tasty and the sushi is among the best we've ever had. On nice evenings try sitting in the patio area.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: (816) 221-6272

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?