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Nara Kansas City

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1617 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1326
+1 816-221-6272
11:00 am - 1:00 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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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I like to eat here, but when I was in town visiting my mom, I really just wanted a few min with her thrn to take sushi home to my littles. So, thats what we did...and we were not disappointed. Koji, the sushi chef is friendly and makes amazing sushi! Tip well, my friends...they deserve it!

Thank Cherry N
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This quirky restaurant is located In a funky area of the city called the Crossroads so it's a little off the beaten track, but worth seeking out as a visitor. The building the restaurant is in adds character to the atmosphere. An extensive menu of Asian fusion food with a broad range of sushi, noodles and rice dishes. Our group... More 

Thank MrsBWooster
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite sushi place in town! I am so in love with the vibes of this place as well as the food and the drinks! Some of the drinks are a little on the sweet side so order with care.

Thank Carli S
Kansas City, MO
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time and really enjoyed the setting. A little too loud but the atmosphere was nice and relaxing. Not a sushi eater but my daughter assures me it is great. We had Beef & Broccoli with ginger and Tiger Shrimp with a pesto/3cheese and asparagus and loved it! Service was great. Waitress very helpful and the food came out quick... More 

Thank degoche
Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We took the family to Nara because my son wanted a combination of Chinese food and Sushi. The atmosphere was nice, the host and hostess were courteous, and our server was excellent. We were seated toward the back, which was good because the live music would have been a little loud had we been seated opposite the act. The menu... More 

Thank JayKathy G
The Netherlands
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160 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was of the quantity not quality variety but the drinks were very good! The staff are nice and the atmosphere fun. Annoyingly there was a live band and they were way too loud making conversation hard.

Thank Emma E
Boulder, Colorado
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I had read some good reviews online so my husband and I went happy hour hopping and stopped by. This is a combo sushi bar and a bunch of other kinds of food which maybe should have been a red flag. We had read raves about their sushi happy hour which is why we went. I don't know who wrote... More 

Thank Jeannie G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Great sushi and sashimi! Really good edamame! Way! Way! Way better than drunken fish... Don't waste your time their. Take advantage of half off Sake on Tuesdays!

Thank Patrick G
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186 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

A friend and I visited Nara on a Friday evening. Expecting the place to be packed, I had made reservations, but was pleasantly surprised to find out that those were unnecessary when we arrived at 7:30pm. Having had a bento box for lunch at another restaurant, I went for a more traditional faire: The Beef Negimaki. This was an interesting... More 

Thank Darin J
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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 64108-1326
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-221-6272

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