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Kemuri Restaurant

2601 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72205-3990
+1 501-660-4100
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“sushi” (92 reviews)
“bibimbap” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2601 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72205-3990
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kemuri was a surprisingly good Japanese establishment which we chanced upon in Little Rock. Firstly, the ambience is quite nice and refreshing with a prominent sushi bar and aquarium. The bar is in a connected, but separate, space. Secondly, the Resturant is well staffed, unlike...More

Thank Samir K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tried brunch with teenagers that are pretty open to new food. However, not many “normal” brunch choices.

Thank KellyAnnMac
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kemuri is consistently preparing delicious sushi and entrees that please a wide variety of palates. It’s casual fine dining for the whole family but also an excellent date night.

Thank kylarbryant
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service were both excellent!! I highly recommend dining here!! I have also been here for a private party and once again the food and service exceeding my expectation.

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been meaning to try this eatery out sooner but chose a day of celebration to go and the wait was worth it! Nice atmosphere, excellent service, huge variety of menu items and probably the largest selection of sushi we have yet come across...More

Thank MPaule1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finding Kemuri on our first visit to Little Rock was a revelation for us and we can not recommend that you visit there more highly. This restaurant features a sushi bar with very fresh product and exceptionally creative presentation which would probably make it pretty...More

Thank winetraveler17
Kemuri R, Owner at Kemuri Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are happy to hear that the five star experience we strive for everyday was delivered and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never had a bad meal here. Fried rice is so good. Sushi rolls are my favorites. You must try the Cathy lee roll. No soy sauce needed. Surprise ice cream at the end is a nice touch.

Thank DoubleJJ73
Kemuri R, Owner at Kemuri Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We appreciate you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my top favorite places to eat in Little Rock! EVERYTHING is amazing! Plus we love our favorite server, Dereck.

Thank Valerie K
Kemuri R, Owner at Kemuri Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love Dereck too! So happy to hear you had a great experience at Kemuri and will hopefully see you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very good, service is excellent! They have some item on the manu you would not be able to find it in other resturant, especially some wines, one of them become my favorite wine at home.

Thank yeweiji
Kemuri R, Owner at Kemuri Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us this review. We very much appreciate it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really great restaurant !! The choice is great, the quality incredibly good, all served with competence. One of the best ramen soup I ever had.

Thank Stefano B
Kemuri R, Owner at Kemuri Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Stefano, thank you for the kind words! We are glad to hear you had a great experience.

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Jaylinn H
March 3, 2018|
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Response from DebbieGMitchell | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, Kemuri does not have a dress code. However, most of the people in the restaurant were dressed nicely.
October 7, 2017|
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Response from cperibanez | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you use the venue's address and the airport address to find your answer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72205-3990
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-660-4100
  • E-mail
Kemuri is the most creative restaurant to hit the Little Rock scene in decades! Kemuri is not just a sushi lover's paradise, but a full scale restaurant serving some of the most exciting and delicious dishes that Arkansas has ever seen and at a level you would expect to find in New York, Tokyo, and LA. It has some of the freshest and tastiest seafood and smoked meats you will find anywhere. Located at the top of Hillcrest, Kemuri specializes in providing guests the ultimate dining experience. From tantalizing ingredients, to our unique grilling methods and sauces, we are able to give guests a full spectrum of flavors that allow them to have a selection of unconventional recipes. At the heart of the kitchen is Chef Greg Wallis, the master crafter behind our dishes. Also featured is the extraordinary sushi creations of Chef Alex from our sister restaurant, Ocean's, in West Little Rock. With years of experience and talents of our chefs, ranging from all areas of culinary arts, Kemuri is taking the dining experience in the Little Rock area to a new and unexplored level. The ambiance and flavor of the restaurant measures up to its exclusive and highly regarded dishes. But do not take our word for it, come and try for yourself. We look forward to serving you.
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