Kemuri

4.7
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323 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
Kemuri is the most creative restaurant to hit the Little Rock scene in decades! Not only is it a sushi lovers paradise, it's a full-service, upscale casual restaurant serving some of the most exciting and delicious creations that Arkansas has ever seen. The service and presentation is at a level that you would expect to find in places like New York, Tokyo, and even Los Angeles. Kemuri specializes in providing guests the ultimate dining experience. From the freshest seafood to the sauces paired with our robata grilled items, we are able to give guests a broad spectrum of flavors and allow them to enjoy a selection of exotic recipes. At the heart of the kitchen is Chef Dennis Bell, the mastermind behind our culinary science. Also featured are the extraordinary sushi creations of Chef Jerrick Reyes. Join us to experience what fine dining and delicious food is all about right here in the heart of Hillcrest.
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Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here great, expected and got the best.

z
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had and the Bloody Mary/Mimosa bar was the perfect accompaniment.

WL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner - just wonderful. Waiter was extraordinary - perfect timing all the way around. The cappucino cup for dessert with the anniversary message topped it off. Recommend - definitely!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do a great job of making sure your night is special. I’ve been there twice for my birthday and loved it each time!

Kemuri
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for sharing your special day with us. Sounds like you had the "Kemuri Experience" . We look forward to serving you again soon.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Good food but boring atmosphere. A little expensive for the food quality.

P
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first time at Kemuri was a resounding success. A long and fascinating menu with many unique and appealing dishes. We didn't have sushi but the sushi bar looks wonderful. The aquarium is a nice touch. The restaurant is airy and attractive and presentation is first class. Unusual touches included frizzled leeks, pea greens, and a menu of robata (grilled) dishes; we had and loved the eggplant. The house-made green tea cake and Loblolly ice cream is now one of my favorite desserts in Little Rock! Interesting selection of teas, you can taste a wine selection before ordering a glass, and excellent people-watching! We will be back!

JA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food I would highly recommend this

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food, excellent service! Guests we took for first time enjoyed it so much they went back the next day!

Kemuri
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for introducing us to your friends. Glad to hear that they returned so quickly. We look forward to serving you again soon. Dave GM

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CS
Little Rock
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per usual, everything was wonderful. Food was excellent and always love the variety on the menu.

DJ
Little Rock
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crave their sushi from time to time. It is the best in town!

EA
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was awesome and the service great. My main complaint is that we couldn’t hear each other talk over the noise of other groups. Definitely come with a lively group and don’t try to come for a quiet dinner. It’s too hard to hear one another for proper catching up.

LH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special rolls delicious. Cappuccino pancakes on Sunday amazing. Go!

MG
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Odd presentation. Good flavors. Enormous portions.

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G
Little Rock
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu, eggs Benedict choices are very good and plentiful. Sat outside and enjoyed the street foot traffic. Music outside was a bit loud at times, but not continually. Great, attentive server. We’ll be back.

LD
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding sushi - incredibly fresh, beautifully arranged and best sushi I’ve had anywhere!!

BB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time two week ago. Yesterday took friends visiting from Atlanta and the really enjoyed food.
👍🏿

t
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great experience at Kemuri. The ambiance was nice, the service was good, the menu choices were interesting with something for everyone and the food was perfect from starters to dessert. This place is a new favorite.

Kemuri
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you for recently visiting our restaurant. Sounds like you got the "Kemuri Experience". We look forward to serving you again soon. Dave GM

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C
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a gem in Little Rock. Fantastic sushi and sashimi.

OT
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice, quaint atmosphere and the food was excellent.

SF
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Andrew was our outstanding waiter. Food was wonderful. Tried many things. Will be back!

DJ
Little Rock
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best sushi in Little Rock. Service was a little slow tonight but it is a Friday and this is unusual for them.

AC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son really enjoyed his Birthday dinner!
And I did too!!! Thank You!!!

SV
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST sushi ever. Would highly recommend this to place. My family love the BRUNCH. My husband and I spend our date night here at least twice a month. The food is always too beautiful to eat! Love love love!!

TP
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi! You must try the Crazy Monkey. Everything tastes so fresh with a very nice presentation. A little on the noisy side but regardless, an excellent dining experience!!

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food ... really enjoyed that. Next-door table extremely loud 😕😲

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite sushi restaurant - and the diver’s scallops are always delicious and perfectly cooked. You can’t go wrong with calamari to start things off, and the seaweed salad is a tasty starter or side dish....but the rolls, oh, the rolls! The Mason is always a favorite for us.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our date night at Kemuri! The atmosphere was pleasant and our service was excellent. We had the pork tenderloin skewers for a starter and the sauce was delicious! I had 2 sushi rolls which tasted amazing...they were big and I had to cut the pieces in half, but that seems typical for specialty rolls...and it was still tasty and totally worth it. The waiter recommended the cod for my wife and she can't stop talking about how great it was! Nicely cooked and great flavor. Overall it was one of our nicest date night meals in a while.

OT
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. My friend and I came during happy hour. Scallops and sushi were phenomenal. Thank you, as always, Kemuri!

OT
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kemuri is still and will always be the only place I stop for, for Sushi in Little Rock! I love this place and am a frequent customer!! Tonight I had the Crazy Monkey and green tea cheesecake. It was delicious. My friends also enjoyed their meals as well! It was their first time here and Kemuri, as always, did not disappoint. Our waiter was amazing! Thank you all for the continuous, but consistent wonderful food and service!!

CD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family reunion

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AH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. The ambiance is too bright and the TV's lessen the vibe. The bar is beautiful and hip. We will sit there next time.

OT
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Love the sushi! Kemuri is one of my favorite restaurants in town

CG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute favorite spot for sushi! No one else compares! Everything we got was out of this world! Perfect date night spot!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are in downtown Little Rock and love sushi, this is definitely the place to go! Special rolls are very creative and simply delicious!

OT
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening at Kemuri’s. Everything was outstanding!

LM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and her husband were in from Houston and we loved the food! Delicious and wonderful service too. We will be back! A new fav for me😃

BW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Will definitely be back.

DM
Little Rock
18 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a less than very good meal there in numerous visits

GC
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing resuraunt. Will definently return. Food and service was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the ribs to duck tenderloin...from salmon skewers to a roll with edible Gold, Kemuri has one of the best Robata and Sushi menu's in Little Rock. It's a must try for visitors and residents alike!