Tatsu's French Restaurant

4.7
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196 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Chef / owner Tatsu Arai first opened a French pastry and luncheon shop in 1980. Customers soon hungered for more and the menu and hours were expanded to include dinner. Consistently excellent food and warm and gracious service has earned Tatsu’s the Zagat’s prestigious top 40 award and a ranking as one of the top five restaurants in Kansas City.

French classics such as Beef Bourguignon, Saumon Poche/Meuniere, Escalope de Veau au Citron and a delicious Pureed Carrot Soup grace the menu. The house salad dressing and teriyaki sauce are such customer favorites that for years they have been available to take home from the restaurant.

Tatsu’s is the perfect place to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion and a recently opened private dining area can accommodate larger gatherings and banquets. The quality of the cuisine, affordability and attentive service has created a loyal following of patrons who dine regularly at Tatsu’s.
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Jackie
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing as always. Service was excellent. We celebrated a late wedding anniversary and the filet Oscar was amazing. I can’t stop thinking about it. The lump crab appetizer was very good and avocado salad was amazing. Then to top it off grand marnier soufflé. 10’out of 10.

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GavinE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time, the food was excellent and the ambiance awesome. Due to restrictions, it was not as crowded as usual, but both service and food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my very favorite restaurant in KC and it was especially nice to celebrate my birthday here. Glad it was a Monday as well to take advantage of the Monday soufflé!

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Bubbly
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. Food always fantastic and service is great.
Lou

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
60 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tatsu’ s food is always great! I appreciate that it is quiet enough to have a wonderful conversation. The service was excellent.

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vipJacqui928
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience2

The food is always delicious at Tatsu's and our server Margaret was a delight. The lack of curtains across the large windows caused a glare that was uncomfortable. The view is a parking lot....not the Rocky Mountains or Pacific Ocean. I say put the curtains back!! Make you patrons comfortable,

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GooseDad1
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Great service, clean restaurant and all- but the overall food was lackluster (with the exception of the dessert). I would rate as “fair”. Wouldn’t try to talk someone out of it, but definitely wouldn’t tell anyone to go out of their way to eat there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious meal with excellent service. The problem came when we used the restrooms. They are in desperate need of a remodel, and something needs to be done about the odor. A restaurant of this caliber needs to have decent restrooms. We were considering this site for a large party, but had to choose a different restaurant because of this issue.

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CarolB
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Well cooked food. Excellent service.

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TonyB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food with excellent service. Well worth the reputation for excellence. Simply the best vegtables I can remember eating. The sauce dishes and meets were superb, and our waiter was outstanding in all regards.

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anherb207
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent choice! Outstanding food, service and ambiance. We will be back soon for another enjoyable evening.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had at a restaurant! Great wine, great service without being hovered over. Would definitely go again! When you order dinner, ask for the Grand Marnier Soufflé for dessert - it won’t disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I feel I might of been too generous on my review, but some things you give the benefit of the doubt. First thing, service was great. Atmosphere, generic. Could have used some French music in my opinion. Food, expected better. Escargot was very skimpy, but flavorful. I didn’t care for the beef bourguignon. Tried a bite of veal citron, not impressed. Soufflé, on point. Be sure to order it during drinks. If you want the chocolate soufflé, order a day in advance. Good luck if they pick up the phone though. All in all, my wife had a Happy Birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience with excellent food and service!

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ValentineJane
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful and delicious way to celebrate a Birthday!

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JamesS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

French restaurant with a little Asian fusion. Nice atmosphere in the main dining room. Food is good. Crowd is mostly older with some people really dressed up and others looking like they stopped in while running errands.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner date night out with friends. As always, the food was amazing. Hands down our favorite restaurant.

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MichaelM
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elegant well run French restaurant. Excellent food and service. Recommend the Wellington

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been about 8 years since I last been to Tatsu’s. The layout of the restaurant has greatly improved and the food is as great and tasteful as always. Service was good. Looking forward to the next time we come eat here.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We came for the five star rating and were not disappointed. Lunch menu offered nice selection and both our choices were superb. The Grand Marnier Soufflé was over the top good. We’ll definitely be returning.

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Fred
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

steak good; chicken average; service well-meaning, but not great (forgot bread, forgot salads); price point too high for value received

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soccerman
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quite romantic restaurant to enjoy a quite and delicious dinner. Very reasonably priced and food was outstanding.

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NicW
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tend to forget about Tatsu's because of the 'out of the way' location, but shouldn't: it is consistently excellent in every respect... what else can I say! If you haven't been there, GO! You deserve a special treat :)

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vipNeighbor
Kansas City
53 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. It’s so nice to take a break from casual dining and pamper yourself. Plus, the food was an outstanding value

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Flavor per bite was off the chain yummy!! Service was good, too. Delightful dining experience!

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HalH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. We were not disappointed. The server was attentive and made great suggestions. The Escargot was the best we had ever experienced. Entrees were light and tasty. This was a birthday occasion and the server brought our a wonderful dessert with a candle. We will be back!

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vipMSils
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always great. Wish they could change vegetable after all these years

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We believe Tatsu’s restaurant is the best one in all of KC. Outstanding food and superb service, quiet and unhurried. Great restaurant!

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vipwhatashame
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Kitchen so slow we could have gone out for dinner between courses and come back in time for the main meal. Server apologized but couldn’t make the food out of thin air. Food arrived hot and delicious but we were starving by then. We enjoy a leisurely meal but don’t need a nap between courses.

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vipJJMM
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. We. Ordered too much food. Should split appetizer and entree and get a side salad.

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Henrietta
Kansas City
45 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I highly recommend Tatsu’s for a special occasion or just for a great meal. We always share an order of escargot. We both had the shrimp in puff pastry which was so good.

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vipAnthonyK
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience and great food. A bit pricy but worth it.

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Jojo
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still as good as ever. So nice to know after all these years, the quality of food and service remains high.

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Sasga
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this elegant restaurant. The food is superb and the service is excellent. I love to go to Tatsu's for special events. It's also quiet enough for a nice luncheon with a long time friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here. We had a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner. The food was excellent, our server was fantastic too. We will definitely come back.

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twotimebear
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 4 for New Year's eve diner and everything was outstanding- the seating, service, and the food was especially the best. We haven't been to the restaurant for about 15 yrs, but we won't wait near that long before we return.

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vipRetired
Kansas City
50 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned for yet another New Year's Eve at Tatsu's. While their fixed price menu reduced the entree choices, my wife and I greatly enjoyed our selections but by far we relished the crab cake starter! We shall return and not wait for a special holiday.

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vipRalphy
Kansas City
143 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 39 years, still hidden away in a strip mall in Prairie Village. Chef Tatsu is still turning out excellent food with attentive service. We are now on our family's 4th generation of Tatsu diners. KUDOS!

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EvelynS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We made a reservation three weeks ahead for a special occasion. The restaurant was confused by the Open Table reservation and never acknowledged the 25th Anniversary, and sat us in a side room. It was quiet but they “seemed to forget” we were there. So service was really slow. Yes, they were busy, but we still expected top notch service for the prices we paid! For a highly “ honored restaurant” we were not impressed.

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randya
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going for years...never had a bad meal...always excellent!

FAQs

Tatsu's French Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 383-9801.

Tatsu's French Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

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