Excellent meal and unusual sushi and other Japanese dishes.
I am from Boston, and I know good sushi. This was exceptional and unusual.
Always wonderful food and wonderful staff!
So incredibly good!! We were visiting from out of town and I would come back to Little Rock just to eat here again!
Outstanding food and service. Server made delicious recommendations on the most popular rolls.
Perfect! The food is so very fresh and taste great! The service was excellent. Presentation is very nice. Prices are reasonable. Our favorite place!
We had Sunday brunch, and everything was excellent. I never thought of Japanese food as comfort food, but that's exactly what it was. The bao buns and steamed mussels were perfection, as were the snapper soft tacos with roasted corn, edamame & crispy rice succotash.
I had really high expectations for this place reading the amazing reviews online. The sushi was really nothing special, and honestly overpriced for what we got. It’s sad to say, but I could have got the same thing at a Kroger sushi stand....the service was good, but it was slow in some areas. Getting a glass of wine felt like it was a 30 minute wait. It’s just over priced for what you receive.
We eat at Kemuri all the time an it is great. They appeared to be overwhelmed the day after Valentine's day. Service was bad.
Hi Cindy if you would like to discuss your experience with us please call the restaurant & speak to anyone of the managers available 501-660-4100. We hope to see you again soon! Meghan, Restaurant manager.
Menu limited, doesn’t match website.
Food was good. Good service.
Hi Josh I hope you give us another try in the future. Meghan Restaurant Manager.
The food was amazing. The service was great. The music in the restaurant was a little bit loud but not to bad. Will definitely be going back.
Thank you Jacobb for your review! We look forward to serving you again soon. Meghan. Restaurant Manager
Our experience is always WONDERFUL without words to express how wonderful the beautiful food taste, the artistry and love they show is beyond AMAZING!! Detail to attention, the GREAT STAFF. Seeing everyone work together show how wonderful this place is. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!!
Susan, Thank you for those kind words. It is always good to see you and your husband. Dave
Kemuri always delights. Delicious!
Thank you for the 5 Star rating. I might borrow your tagline#always delights. Dave GM
We love Kemuri and previously have had only good experiences, but our last visit was lacking. The robata tent loin was overdone and cappuccino dessert mousse was gritty. The sushi was excellent.
My only complaint was the music was a little to loud. The food was excellent, our server was prompt and polite. Would definitely go again.
Nicole, Thanks for taking the time to write about your dining experience at Kemuri. Glad we hit it on the food and service end. I do apologize about the sound level during your visit. We look forward to serving you again soon. Dave GM
Thank you for the 5 Star Review. Glad to hear that you loved it! We look forward to serving you again soon. Dave GM
Great ambiance and environment.
Glad that you enjoyed the ambiance and the environment at Kemuri. We look forward to serving you again soon. Dave GM
We had a great time at Kemuri! The food was outstanding, really flavorful! Excellent service and warm, beautiful decor. We'll be back!
LuLu sounds like you had "The Kemuri Experience" thanks for the review. Dave GM
One of our favorite restaurants in the Little Rock area. If you are looking for top notch and creative sushi then this is your place. Very romantic ambiance and top notch servers who are very helpful and know the menu well. We also enjoy the noodle bowls and have recently been there for Sunday brunch. They have green tea pancakes and you can have sushi with your breakfast selections.
Chris thank you for your review & we are so glad you were able to enjoy the "Kemuri experience!" We look forward to serving you again soon! Meghan, Restaurant Manager
Had a great evening there - Nate took great care of us. Food is exceptional - I like my martinis a bit less watered, but otherwise good.
Awesome food! Will be back
We weren’t expecting to be totally blown away by a sushi restaurant in Arkansas, but wow were we ever. I felt a little out of place when we walked into the restaurant, everyone was dressed nicely for the holidays and my wife and I were wearing light-up Christmas sweaters. We’re definitely those people. One look at the menu and I knew we were in for a treat! We ordered the calamari for an appetizer; if there is calamari on the menu, my wife and I are ordering it. I can confidently say we’ve had calamari at over a hundred different restaurants, and The Kemuri calamari was easily in the top 3. Lightly breaded calamari steaks cooked to perfection with a great mango chili dipping sauce. If you’re a calamari fan, this is your jam. For dinner we ordered scallop nigiri (hotategai), octopus nigiri (tako), the volcano roll, and the Kemuri roll. Our two favorites were the hotategai and the Kemuri roll, but all were fantastic. The presentation of the dishes was beautiful, we’re not normally the “instagram your food” type of people, but my wife felt compelled to take a picture. It was that pretty to look at. We were only in Little Rock for two nights, and we gave serious consideration to eating at Kemuri both nights it was so good.
10/10, I will send anyone I know going to Little Rock to Kemuri.
Fabulous as always!!
Go for the sushi.. Although our non-sushi dishes were o.k., they were not up to the quality we would expect. The service was good overall.
Amazing restaurant located on Kavanaugh in Little Rock
Delicious. Red snapper sushi was tough, deducted from our bill. Nice!
We absolutely LOVE this place! The food and the services was always excellent.
Third time here great, expected and got the best.
Best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had and the Bloody Mary/Mimosa bar was the perfect accompaniment.
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!!
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!
Thank you for sharing your special day with us. Sounds like you had the "Kemuri Experience" . We look forward to serving you again soon.
Good food but boring atmosphere. A little expensive for the food quality.
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!
Great service and great food I would highly recommend this
As always, excellent food, excellent service! Guests we took for first time enjoyed it so much they went back the next day!
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
As per usual, everything was wonderful. Food was excellent and always love the variety on the menu.
Crave their sushi from time to time. It is the best in town!
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.
Special rolls delicious. Cappuccino pancakes on Sunday amazing. Go!
Odd presentation. Good flavors. Enormous portions.
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.
Kemuri offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (501) 660-4100.
Kemuri is rated 4.7 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.