Boru Ramen Bar

4.5
182 reviews
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Ramen
Boru Ramen Bar is a high energy, full service bar and restaurant with a casual
atmosphere. Offering a wide range of Asian cuisine including sticky buns, Asian
inspired salads, and fried rice dishes. However, where we really make a
statement is our gourmet Ramen Noodle bowls. Our bar is stocked with Asian
beers, Sake , Japanese and Taiwanese whiskeys, and also boasts Asian inspired
craft cocktails.
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BM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I don't have the opportunity to travel to other countries to try the food so when the food comes close I like to enjoy it. The staff here is excellent and the food was great. It was a great dining experience.

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L
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, delicious dishes, creative cocktails, good friendly service. Will make this place a habit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The music choices are horrible

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were limited on time we had to eat and make it to our event, but our food came out quickly and was delicious!

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Knowledgeable staff. Great spot for lunch, dinner or happy hour!

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N
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my new favorites in Kansas City. Fun and eclectic winner!

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H
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 recommended will come back. A little noisey but still extremely enjoyable.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour

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RC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitress missed a drink to the table. Food and service were great otherwise.

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience!

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DC
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious is always! Great service amazing food always a good time at Boru.

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LC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, and the servers and atmosphere is great, not to small or large a space, not too noisy or quiet, very cool, and great location. But that food, wow. I have a whole new perception and appreciation of ramen. And it must be the best stocked bar in town for Asian whiskeys and beers. Wife and I were impressed and surprised. Will go back with friends. I might have to stop in sometime by myself, like for lunch, and sit at the bar for more of that ramen, and maybe some Soju.

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EJ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It is a different food venue but fun...waitress was very helpful with menu translation.

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SM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a table for 6 on a Saturday evening at 5 pm. We had heard about the Happy Hour. This was our first visit to Boru Ramen and our server Michael made our visit memorable. He was knowledgeable and very delightful in helping us make selections for first timers. I think we tried all the appetizers and several of the very creative Happy Hour drinks. We ordered 3 kinds of ramen bowls and ended with the tiramisu and maybe an extra flan! It was fun and we all agree on a return visit.

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KC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday for my 9 year old daughter. She loves this place.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

There are so many TVs for such s small restaurant. Most of the TVs were playing old music videos, which was very distracting. It kind of felt like I was in a throwback or arcade bar, not at a nice dinner.

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KC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and awesome drinks as usual!

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OT
Kansas City
57 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Too salty, music blasting, not for us

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A
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent place, food was good but not the best ramen I’ve ever had.

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FL
Kansas City
77 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Ramen Bowls were very good and big. They now have Bento Boxes which were excellent and priced right. Good quality food and a fun atmosphere. A lot of choices to mix and match a lunch.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very yummy! Our service was amazing and they catered to my special dietary needs!!

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SN
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patrick. (Our server) was very helpful with my friend and recommendations for an entree due to dental work he had done. Was not overly pushy with service.

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PH
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit was for restaurant week and we loved it!! Great flavorful taste!

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B
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fries are amazing. Like a Japanese take on poutine.

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time!

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CH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visited for birthday lunch during KC Restaurant Week. Tried three different items, all were delicious! Boru 2.0 with pork was good, Spicy Miso was fairly spicy, but delicious, and Curry Beef had a nice, subtle curry flavor with fat udon noodles. With potatoes and slightly sweet, well-cooked carrots and gravy, seemed like a homemade pot roast dish with lots of beef. Dessert, definitely choose the Chocolate Caramel Tart. Amazing crust, chocolate and caramel conflagration! The Custard was fine, but plain next to the other. Will definitely return!

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SA
San Antonio
37 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was decent not spectacular. Waitress had friends at adjacent table so she stood there most of the evening with her back to us talking loudly with her buddies. Not very professional!

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TL
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place is quickly becoming a favorite of ours!

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L
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Javier, recommended the drink Samurai 75, and my husband had the Bruce Lee (also recommended), and both were delicious! Our meals were also fantastic. Javier provided excellent service as well. Great night out!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always I had a delish meal at Boru. The food was wonderful and came to the table promptly. The server was friendly and helpful, but not overwhelming. My only annoyance was the volume of the music and the number of TVs in the place. Other than that, it is awesome!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Music is TOO loud. Can’t have a conversation with the people at your table. Waiter was nice but food takes forever! It’s taken forever every time we’ve gone so I think it’s the norm.

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SE
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I really wanted this restaurant to be great. We had some amazing bites of food, but we also had a few terrible bites. We had the Shishito Peppers to start. Some bites were amazing, but some were so salty we could barely swallow. We also had the Bulgogi wraps; two were great, one had one big gristly piece of meat. Then we had the Korean Ramen. For the most part is was flavorful and good, but our pork belly had cartilage in it, which pork belly should not have. It appears that while the flavors are there, the consistency and the meat needs some work.

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CO
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent authentic food with a diverse drink menu.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We’ve been numerous times and this was not a good experience. The waitress took 15 min to get our order. She forgot our appetizer and brought it after our meal. And they put the chili bomb in the wrong ramen.

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you go ask for Debbie. Best service and the food is incredible.

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First time at Boru. Really enjoyed it. Food was very good and Stephanie our server was great! My only neg was the restaurant so was too dark and menus were hard to read when lights were down that low. But, thanks to phone I could shine my light and read. Other than the lack of light our group had a great experience. Choice of music was great as well. Thanks Boru and Stephanie. See you next time.

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SN
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

My only complaint is really w/mgr?? (female, older, long dark blonde straight hair).. Otherwise my rating would be a 5, because I love this place!

We had reservations, the hostess told me to go ahead & sit down after I checked in, so she could grab us menus as she had none at the front. As I was seating myself, the older lady/mgr abruptly came over and asked of I had a reservation.. I told her yes and the hostess told me to sit down. Her response was less than thrilling and she said "We're really tight on reservations" & walked away...WOW.. No apology.. Never saw her again the whole evening.. I even told my gf about it & we felt rushed to get up from our dinner so they could have the table..

Our server (she had a gold festive hairdo) was awesome and knowledgable about the menu helping my friend with her choices and making recommendations to her.. She was much more friendlier & welcoming..

I've always made reservations everytime I've been there but this time was a first feeling unwelcome by the mgr..

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C
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We like Boru. The food is more Japanese/Korean themed, than authentic, but it is good and we always leave full with leftovers for more meals to come.

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NL
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my family's top of the list go to places in KC. Always good service and the kitchen does an outstanding performance.

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j
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boru never disappoints! Everything, from the service and appetizers to the main dishes and cocktails, is always perfection.

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