Nara - Kansas City
Food is mediocre at best. Manager was rude. Server was clueless. Live entertainment was wonderful. Ambiance was great.
First trip to Nara. Really enjoyed it, will definitely go back!
We love this restaurant... food is excellent, service is excellent! The wait staff knows your name when you walk in. They are accommodative for special requests. Everything is VERY fresh! Love it!
Awesome sushi, large menu. This is our favorite date night sushi place. This was our 3rd visit and still didn't get to try every thing that we wanted to from the menu. Great service, we pointed to another tables sushi and our waiter knew exactly what it was and told us all of the ingredients in it. Nara's is worth the drive in from Topeka, worth the money for amazing sushi, and worth it for the outstanding service from hostess, who saved us sushi bar seating, to our waiter.
This is my favorite place in Kansas City. The food is great, the prices are good, with an excellent Happy Hour (early & late), a great Ladies Night (all night on Wednesdays) and specials every night. I LOVE IT!
First time here and loved the Nara take on a Bloody Mary! Spicy tuna roll, spring rolls and fish tacos for the Halpy Hour menu were great! Wonderful place to reconnect with an old friend. Loved the outdoor seating option.
Birthday for my girlfriend. Good food, nice waiter, pretty chill atmosphere.
Great dining experience and service. Will definitely return!
Great place , fresh sushi , easy to make reservations
Don’t know why they have to play loud music. Just keep it background
Great experience! Excellent service and great food and drinks! I eat here a lot and always want to come back.
great happy hour prices and sake, food decent but sushi the best
Date night with my love
Food was good. Our server was not.
My friend and I wanted to try someplace different. We found this in a random Google search. We were quite impressed with the atmosphere, the service and most importantly, the food. Our server was very helpful in helping us decide what we want to eat. The pan fried Ramen turned out to be a great hit. A nice juicy selectio my friend and I wanted to try someplace different. We found this in a random Google search. We were quite impressed with the atmosphere, the service and most importantly, the food. Our server was very helpful in helping us decide what we want to eat. The pan fried Ramen turned out to be a great hit. A nice sushi selection also. I plan on returning and bringing more friends.
Great sushi and Pad Thai. Server was great and overall experience exceeded expectations.
I enjoyed my dinner but wife wasn't looking forward to sushi after being pregnant. They were out of spicy tuna at 6p on a Saturday... I'm not sure how that even happens.
Our service was awful. Our table felt totally neglected always needing water and waiting 30 mins to receive our checks. The food was over priced for the mediocre taste. Not a great experience for my friends 30th birthday.
Busy, service somewhat slow but good drinks, live music, ladies night so everything was cheap. Tried a bunch of new stuff, all really good. Great place.
As is evident, we did make a reservation but were told we did not have one. It was a very hot, humid evening so we did not want to sit outside as was initially offered. fortunately, we were offered indoor seating a 2nd employee.
Lovely night out for girls night - even with a coed crowd. Great food and service. Music was a little loud for the space.
Everything was great good food good experience good drinks and a very helpful server!
We got a engaged here and have a special place in our hearts for Nara. Great food, good ambience and service!
Been here twice. Once for college graduation. Once for a birthday celebration. Food is amazing. It doesn’t get better than this for sushi and oriental. I only have one complaint. Noise level. I wear blue tooth hearing aids. Very hard (extremely hard) to hear here and it would be nice if they had a quiet section you could request. I was picking up clanking of dishes, people talking, etc., and had trouble hearing my waiter plus my friends at my table. I always hate it when I’m in an environment like this no matter how wonderful the food. I wanted to choose this place for another birthday, but because of this issue, I chose a different restaurant. Oh, and I have top of the line hearing aids. In most restaurants I have no issue unless it’s an extremely noisy restaurant. Usually in a higher quality restaurant, this is not my issue. It was a shame that this is the problem.
Love this place! Great KC Crossroads landmark!
We love the outdoor seating at Nara. The menu is pretty mediocre. We usually order sushi and there isn't anything on the menu that you cant live without. It tastes good and fresh, but not outstanding. Our service was good, but nothing to brag about.
Couldn't possibly rate this higher
Very disappointing food, too much soggy rice with the rolls, sushi not as good as to go sushi from grocery stores.
Place looked dirty and tired. Service was fine.
We love ladies night and have for years! We keep coming back because it’s that good!
Great service and experience. Food was amazing, as always.
Excellent service, authentic Japanese food and sushi, and a fun vibrant atmosphere. Everyone can get something they like here - not just sushi. Bento Boxes are always a favorite. Never disappointed.
Food was good. Service was great. Thanks Andrea!
In at 5:30 & out in time for our 7:00 show. Great location to park and walk to Sprint Center.
Selected this restaurant based off of many glowing reviews. We left feeling underwhelmed. The food was just okay. The service, while very nice, was slow. We had a reservation and still had to wait 15 mins past our reservation for our table. Pricing was what I would expect for this type of restaurant. Atmosphere was nice. Would I go back? Not likely.
The waiter Marcos was impatient and not informative and offered no one that could give us detailed information. When food came out not as expected he informed me that I could NOT send it back or replace it with something else, because I picked it. It was at that point I told him that I will not be made to pay for or eat something that I do not want. The manager came out and allowed me to order something else but the experience was horrible which made the food not enjoyable. I love Nara but I will NEVER allow them to set me in Marcos section.
My wife and several of her friends, small group, about 4 went there in the middle of the week. The sushi seemed to be a bit on the dry side, as if they had cut the pieces earlier in the day and they dried out on the edges. We patronize several local sushi places, and while it was not bad, it did not live up to the reputation and not worth the drive from the suburbs. Again, not bad, just not worth the trip and higher prices we normally see in other sushi bars.
Son visiting. Going to concert
Truly had an exceptional experience. Our terrific server, Janet, skillfully and happily guided us through the menu including creating special orders for us. Very cool historic building, great food, great time. Thanks!
Great food and service
We love Nara, especially ladies night! Great specials on rolls and drinks.
I was impressed with the menu items I received when I ordered the sashimi assortment. Thick gorgeous cuts of octopus, fish, and shrimp. The price, also with a glass of wine, was more than I wanted to pay but I was happy overall. I am happy I decided to try Nara a second time. The first time was not a great experience and left me feeling lackluster about the place. I’m happy I came back.