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Tue, 2/20
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Nara - Kansas City

819 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
Nara is your favorite Japanese sushi restaurant in Kansas City. We are walking distance from the Sprint Center. Our menu is a variety of sushi, sashimi, seafood, salads, sandwiches, noodles, stir-fry dishes and seasonal desserts. Our fresh sushi and sashimi are prepared by our talented Japanese trained master sushi chefs, Koji and Fumi! Our unique robata menu features chicken, beef, locally made sausages, scallops, shrimp on a stick grilled to perfection. Nara also offers weekly dinner, sushi and wine specials. Call us for To Go orders - Nara prepares beautiful sushi trays to take home for your at home or business parties! ZAGAT rated: America's Best Japanese Restaurants
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00 pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sushi bar open Monday through Thursday 11am to 11pm; Friday & Saturday till midnight; Happy Hour menu available 3pm to 6pm Monday through Saturday; Reverse Happy Hour Monday through Saturday 10pm to close.
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Phone number
(816) 221-6272
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Max Chao
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Come enjoy Kansas City's new urban elegance at The Event Space at Nara. Featuring over 4,000 square feet of stunning exposed brick walls, gleaming hard wood floors and soaring ceilings with a dramatic downtown view as your backdrop. The Event Space at Nara is sure to make any occasion extraordinarily special. Nara can cater from 25 guests to 200.
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Parking details
Nara offers complimentary parking to our guests. Parking is available to the north of Nara and to the east of the restaurant. There is free off street parking available as well after 6pm.
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Nara offers a variety of entertainment weekly from the experience of dining at the sushi bar watching the finest and most talented sushi chefs in Kansas City to enjoying the different entrees available from our unique and broad menu. We have a DJ Friday evenings beginning at 10pm. Brodioke (unique karaoke) every Monday night at 9pm. Matt Shoaf is live in the house each Wednesday for Ladies Night Out from 6pm to 9pm.
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Special events & promotions
Can seat 180 guests. In house catering and bar packages.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 819 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was good! Drinks were good! I really enjoyed the Sexy Momma Roll. The Mango Tango roll was odd with the jelly like sauce on top. The service was BAD. Our waiter forgot to put in our food order and came back an hour later and retook our order. He brought us another round of drinks which he stated was on him. This was great, except he didn't ask if we wanted more drinks and we weren't in the mood for more drinks so we wasted two perfectly good drinks. I felt is was very unprofessional that we never saw a manager. We arrived at 7:30 and didn't leave until 9:30 due to terrible service. A manger never came to apologize.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Use to be so good. Had not visited in some time... unfortunately... nothing was very good. Nothing seemed fresh... just not good. Will be going else where for my next sushi craving.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overall very good. Food was out fast, almost too fast. Kind of felt rushed.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Sat at the bar - the bartender was very friendly

Brad (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Wife Birthday

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great time for Happy Hour! We were having a late lunch and didn't realize it was Happy Hour at 3 p.m. Sushi was amazing and we had dessert too. The Lava Cake and Rumchata cheesecake bites are wonderful.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The environment was pleasant, however, the tall ceiling and open design made for higher ambient noise level. The service was great and wait staff were very accommodating and professional. The food was absolutely excellent, good portions of fresh sushi with great presentation! This is my third visit and each time has been superb. Ideal place to dine prior to attending events at the Performing Arts Center or other downtown venues.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a selection of rolls and everyone was excellent. The service was very friendly and really made for an enjoyable evening. Highly recommended.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was amazing as always!

LukeCSU (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

This is the second time we have eaten at Nara. We thought we’d give it another try as we’ve been told it’s really good by so many people. Not really sure but I would say this is my 5th or 6th favorite sushi place in town and it’s mostly cause the building is so cool. The food is just ok and they are very proud of it. The options on rolls is nothing special. The wine list is a joke and the cocktails are all sugar bombs. Try it if you must but there are better sushi opinions in the area.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great sushi, fun atmosphere. Also really enjoyed the crab Rangoon and fried pickles.

RonW (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

So much to choose from. The crispy spring rolls were great. Spicy beef and broccoli was SPICY, but good. My Manhattan was great.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great girls dinner at Nara! The restaurant is such a cool place with a great drink menu! I wish that the sushi menu was more extensive, completely understand it is tough to have so many options but some others would be nice.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

First time at Nara. Pleasantly surprised with large Array of sushi and hot items. Drinks were amazing. Would go again.

HeidiM (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Our watress was almost non-existent the entire night. It took 30minutrs to get a drink and there was only 4 other tables there. She kept leaving and wouldn’t take our order and didn’t check up on us. We noticed that all the other servers were on their phone and non-attentive. The sushi came out cold (I ordered Tempura- should have been at least warm) and the watress never brought us soy suace. I had To get up and get it from the surrounding tables. I’m
Leaving this 1star- will never recommend it and will not be back.