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Kai, Springfield, MO

Kai

4.5
4.5
28 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
SPRINGFIELD'S PREMIUM SUSHI BAR AND GRILL

Located near the heart of Downtown Springfield, Kai After Dark offers a unique Japanese dining experience.

Whether you're looking for a romantic fine-dining atmosphere or a cocktail lounge and bar environment; Kai After Dark has you covered.

No matter the occasion or mood, we have the drinks and dishes to satisfy all your Japanese-inspired cravings.
Enjoy some of our most popular rolls like the Star Wars Roll, Love Affair Roll, or the OhMyGod Roll just to name a few. Or for a fresher palate try our Premium Blue Fin Tuna and Salmon Nigiri or Sashimi style.
Our kitchen also offers a wide variety of cooked entrees such as the premium Filet Mignon or our mouth-watering Chilean Sea Bass with house-made wasabi risotto.




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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (417) 832-0077
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 28 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Springfield / Branson

    Most Booked

28 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my boyfriend to Kai for his birthday and it was such a great experience! The setting and ambiance was incredible- luxurious and upbeat looking with an addition of intimacy, but definitely felt a welcome atmosphere. Anyone and everyone can vibe at Kai! It was so nice to get dressed up and go to a nice restaurant with excellent-quality food for a nice, reasonable value. My boyfriend loved the menu and commented about how “adventurous” the choices were. I loved it, my boyfriend loved it- definitely will be back. 😊🔥

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  2. KimberlyR

    Springfield

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I love Kai, but when I made my reservation I specifically said I wanted upstairs in a booth, for 4 people. It was my Mother's Day dinner from my son and it was suppose to be special. Instead the hostess sat us by the front door at a high top table. I told her that I specifically didn't want that table and all she could say was...sorry. The experience wasn't like it should have been. I was upset the whole time. On the other hand, we had a phenomenal waitress.

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  3. DavidH

    Kansas City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating for the ever increasing number of people coming with us. Many thanks

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, reasonable portions. Very dark, would recommend tightening chairs.

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  5. KrisP

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is one of our favorites! Excellent food and drink. Celebrated a birthday here.

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  6. mari

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food is amazing. and for such a great price! had a super fun and memorable date here.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Donna was an incredible server and indulged us when we asked her to order us 3 of her favorite rooms. Great service, great food!

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  8. KrisP

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has the best food! Favorite restaurant in Springfield.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to visit Kai & we’ll definitely be going back. Great atmosphere for a date night where it can go from casual to formal. The sushi was amazing as well.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great service. We had drama going on next to us with people getting kicked out, kind of dampened the vibe. Overall was good though.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks and ambiance were good and our server was kind, but everything took unreasonably long. My friend’s bowl of Miso soup never came out in the 2+ hours we were there, so we just cancelled it. Even drinks took a long time. Hoping it was just an off night, but there was no explanation.

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  12. StanA

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for valentines Day. Food was amazing as well as the vibe.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! Recommend the OMG Roll! Always the best.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time at Kai. What a wonderful experience. The food was excellent, the service was absolutely incredible. Thank you Christian for the wonderful hospitality. Definitely will be returning soon.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Kai. Delicious lobster Rangoon, Chicken Teriyaki and tiramisu. Everything was perfect. Food, service, atmosphere. Perfect. 

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Easy to get a reservation for the day/time we needed. It did not appear to be too busy however our service was a little slow. We were not in a hurry so it wasn’t a big deal just noticeable. Had to ask for a few things from our server such as more water, soy sauce, had forgotten an item we had ordered. The food was really good.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was poor. Very upset. 3 of my friends did not even get there food.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my daughters to Kai for the first time last night. Our waitress was above and beyond amazing. She was attentive and kind. The food was delicious and we will definitely be back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It's one of our favorite place to eat, we celebrated my daughters birthday 🎉🥰

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  20. HerbS

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    my daughter goes to MSU every time I’m down there. We will visit this restaurant.

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  21. venusu

    Springfield

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Foods was cold my steaks and took almost hour!!!!!! No to happy nNOT GOING BACK!!!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible service waited 20 minutes to just order and nothing was ever checked

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  23. BrianW

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very friendly and attentive without being over your shoulder the entire time. Jackson gave good honest recommendations on both drinks and apps. The "Sex and the City" roll seemed very popular and almost every table around us ordered one, and it was very good. The Lobster Spring Roll was good, but we asked how many in an order and it was indicated 3, but it was more like a large spring roll cut into thirds. The chicken teriyaki was good but nothing different than any other restaurant. The filet was cooked perfectly and very tender and the potato medallions were exceptional.

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  24. Lynette

    Springfield

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the best server, Dawn, she was so fun and knowledgeable! We definitely be back!

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  25. SativaS

    Lake of the Ozarks

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Kai, the staff is amazing! The atmosphere is romantic and the food is top notch.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made reservation. We went there on time and the hostess told was to wait got a manager. He wouldn’t accept our reservation. There were several empty seats. He was rude and horrible attitude. Never said sorry. He could have even let us have dinner at the bar even. He was like you made a reservation not too long ago so no. We got full. I showed him other reservations available online he said too bad and he would talk to open table but he doesn’t have time. That’s not how you treat your customer

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  27. NickD

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. Our server was the bartender and he was running back-and-forth and was extremely busy. He brought our main dish out before any of our appetizers and we got our salad very last after we finished eating almost like it was a dessert. The salad was wet and watery, and we wanted to solid more than anything . We told him that, but seemed like he didn’t even care. I think overall we had a great experience, but the bartender/server was just a little overwhelmed . He forgot our drinks , our soup and 1-/2 of our food

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  28. Patricia

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dawn was our server. We dined after 8:30 pm and service was prompt. Food was fresh and of good quality. We had 3 different sushi rolls.

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FAQs

Kai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (417) 832-0077.

Kai is rated 4.5 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kai

306 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65806-2050

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Springfield
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout
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