Nara - Kansas City
Although I made this reservation several days in advance, they placed us in an overflow area at the front of the restaurant near the door. Not sure I will visit again without calling directly to specify the seating location.
This was a good place for a date night. Not blown away by the food, but a good sushi spot for being in the middle of the country. Service was pretty great as well.
Delicious sushi, great cocktails, convenient location to the Kauffman Center and other downtown locations.
We were a little disappointed. The prices for many of the items did not appear to have any real value, as the food was nothing super special. Our server was friendly and good feel to the place but the value was simply not there.
Great food, great house cocktails, and fun atmosphere.
Super great tasting sushi and half price drinks when we went on a Thursday. Service was quick.
Amazing dinner and loved the crab ragoon sauce! My server did an awesome job, and was really knowledgeable of the menu.
We went on a double date to Nara and it was so wonderful! The ambiance of the restaurant is just quiet enough but still very exciting. The menu had so many wonderful options, including sushi, pasta, fried rice, and salads. Added bonus: the drink menu is delightful! Our server was so so so kind. Nara was an amazing experience, and my boyfriend and I are excited to go back!
Excellent food, stunning views and great service. The only issue was it was a little too loud for our taste.
Good atmosphere overall, but the sushi was bland. We tried the alligator tempura, mega roll, lobster roll, and a two others. The shrimp tempura was the best thing we tried and it had great sauces with it. If I went back I would get the shrimp tempura again and try one of their entrees instead of sushi.
Seriously one of my favorite places! Diego is always amazing and the food is always so yummy! It’s been our go to spot for girls nights for 3 years!
The atmosphere was quiet with music playing at a low enough volume not to interfere with chit chat. The decor was natural industrial with brick walls, exposed venting, wood ceilings and floors and large cylindrical metal lights with geometric cutouts. Very nice!
For appetizers, we had the lettuce wraps and romaine salad. Both were huge in amount and excellent in taste. One in our group had the combo, and his sausage in particular was excellent. Someone else had the Korean BBQ beef bowl, and it was good but not outstanding. I had the teriyaki trio, which was a little dry. The salad that came with it had excellent romaine lettuce but was otherwise nondescript.
Service was lacking but didn’t bother us too much just noticeable but great food!
Nara has become one of our favorite sushi spots in KC. The staff is incredibly friendly and fast. The sushi is fantastic, but the variety of other menu options (try the salmon!) means everyone can find something they like.
Very nice restaurant. Our table was ready when we got there and the server was attentive and helpful. Sushi was good and the garlic beef and broccoli was amazing. The beef was so tender and the flavor was awesome.
Great food. High prices but worth it. Definitely will be back.
Nara always is the best place for sushi that my wife and I love to go to. Thanks for always being so consistent! Don't change a thing!
overall i love nara but i think it’s too expensive. which means i can only enjoy it for special occasions
Service was fantastic. Food was great and timely. We ordered a ton of sushi, and it arrived in a boat! Literally a boatload of sushi! Great time all around. Highly recommend a visit.
Another stop on our mother/daughter Sushi tour with friends
Let’s just say, the night flipped to awesome as soon as my husband and I walked in. Food and service were on point! Love this place!
Ambience was loud, but enjoyable. We were still able to hold a conversation. There was live music playing. Very delicious food, didn’t enjoy the crab Rangoon, but the lettuce wraps are a must have. We shared an entrée, since we ordered two appetizers and that was more than enough for two people. will definitely be returning.
I went in with high expectations from the reviews... this place was not anything special and the sushi was mediocre at best. Our waiter couldn’t recommend anything because apparently he wasn’t even a fan of sushi or sake? not impressed at all
Food was excellent. Waiter was very nice- so was the hostess. The Happy Hour prices were incredible- seriously spent half of what we thought we would.
Met with a work colleague and business partner for sushi after trying other restaurants nearby. Overall very impressed. Cocktails, appetizers (lettuce wraps), sashimi and rolls are very fresh and tasty. Waiter was very attentive and friendly.
The outside seating was perfect. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. The food was well presented and prepared. We’ll be back.
The first of many visits to come! For years I've been wanting to come here and, FINALLY, when the opportunity presented itself, it definitely didn't disappoint!
Met some friends for their birthday. Fabulous!!!!!!
The food was great as usual! Service was fantastic and the food came out super quick. Overall a great place for a quick eat with friends to get together.
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.