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Tatsu's French Restaurant

4.7
257 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 257 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferZ
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tatsu’s is always wonderful. Easy to talk and hear in the dining area, very relaxing. The food was wonderful. We had salmon with champagne sauce, rack of lamb and beef bourguignon. All excellent. I had the poached salmon, wonderful texture and flavor.
A very nice evening.

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FELICIA
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food every time and the best souffle this side of Paris..

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vipRobandTeri
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tatsu’s is consistently a fantastic restaurant in all phases. The specials were excellent (rack of lamb chosen), as well as the beef Bourgogne. The soups are always outstanding.

Save room for the dessert soufflé! They prepare the best soufflé in the city!

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vipVickiZ
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 10 loved the entrees, from sea bass to stuffed shrimp to duck. We had a marvelous experience at a very fair price. The desserts were heavenly, baked Alaska, tiramisu, and rich lemon cake with raspberries! We will be back again for our next special occasion. 40 years and stronger than ever!

JM
JoanM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Mattie was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. Food was divine.

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RobertS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Wine was warm, waitress spilled sauce on table did not clean up

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vipRetired
Kansas City
52 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We again went Sunday to enjoy their fixed price 3 course special. Wonderful soup, entrees and desert! If you don't want their preselected items you can order delightful regular priced items.

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vipAeonard
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Finally! Fine dining worth talking about near Overland Park! White Tablecloth, professional Front and a talanted Back reminds me of what taking my spouse out to diner is supposed to be...special.

JC
JoshuaC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and such caring staff. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Great stuff.

RM
RonM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely fantastic restaurant...unchanged over the years for offering excellent unique dishes and superior quality and taste. Plenty to choose from. Excellent service.
Can’t say enough about Tatsu’s.

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MLC2821
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend for her birthday, it was delicious and they comped her dessert.

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vipPaeH
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We ate here many years and had a great experience - then we left the area - are now back and we loved your Sunday evening offering.
We shared a goat cheese salad as our appetizer. Hubby had salmon stuffed with crab mousse and I had beef tips.
The creme caramel dessert was the piece de resistance!

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vipCzar
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything should receive five stars. Great meal

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MarileeM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Sat outside, very little traffic in adjacent parking lot. Very pleasurable.

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MinhT
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It had been a long while since we went back to Tatsu's and the food is still as great as ever. Our family really enjoyed the pea soup, the chicken & salmon cake, and the house dessert. The salad was a little too sour for our liking. The atmosphere was a bit quiet, but understandably due to not many people wanting to dine out yet. If you haven't been to Tatsu's, give it a try.

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GarryS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was excellent, Glad to see salmon in puff pastry back. It was a real treat!

MK
vipMrsK
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Fantastic service. Food was delicious.

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vipRavi
Kansas City
64 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came for lunch with a friend. As always the food and service was very good!

KC
vipKCCouple
Kansas City
67 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with a friend for a special dinner out-where else can you get properly prepared liver and onions? (A real treat for the guys - me, not so much!) I had a wonderful stuffed salmon that was encased in a beautiful puff pastry that was made to look like a fish -beautiful and delicious! Our waiter was very friendly and gave a great service! We had a table in the bar area that was quiet and away from the main dining area-perfect for us! A wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was absolutely amazing!

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RonG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as always. Tables were about 12 feet apart. We felt safe. We’ll be back soon.

CM
CathyM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Seated promptly. Took nearly 30 minutes for waitress to arrive and take initial drink order and did not improve from there. Took just under two hours to be served our entrees- which arrived semi warm- the potatoes were cold. Terrible service. Windows of restraint so dirty you could barely see out of them. Tables spread apart for social distancing. We did not see any extra cleaning steps in place when tables were reset. Saw many patrons come in without masks. An h pleasant experience and we will not go back. Very expensive for that type of evening out.

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vipNormalGuy
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had not been here and a long time. Itge meal was a great as I remember. Will return

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vipRavi
Kansas City
65 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with friend! Food and Service as always excellent!

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vipRetired
Kansas City
53 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We again enjoyed the Sunday night three course dinner for two for $40! Excellent value! We booked for 5:15pm and most of the tables were already filled but by 6:30pm or later, tables opened up again. So make reservations!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Forgot to ask for main dinning room. Always celebrate events in that dining room. Ambiance is better there. Food and service are always excellent. Been going there for over 30 years and never had a bad meal or experience.

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vipJoeH
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite dinner locations. Everything was excellent.

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vipDONK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal to celebrate my 60th birthday

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vipRavi
Kansas City
65 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tatsu’s is one of our favorites! The food and especially the sauces are excellent. Service is great!

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vipKarenM
Kansas City
55 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing. Always love the escargot and tried out the shrimp app this time and was extremely good as well. Can highly recommend the Short Rib, Duck and Veal dishes we had and have never been disappointed with the steak options either.
Slightly disappointed in the services, though they were busy it seemed that our waitress was slow even though only covering 2-3 tables, kept disappearing and took forever to order. Won't dissuade us from returning to this favorite spot as they have always performed great service in the past.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Way too hot, such slow service-2 1/2 hr dinner and the food was average or below. Need to remodel. Very sad spot

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vipMartyn
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Tatsus has excellent staff, and in our previous visits the food have been excellent. However, on this visit, my order--liver--was awful. It had been grossly over-cooked. It was rubbery and dry. I made clear to our waitress that I was not fishing for a "freebie" in complaining. Not at all. But I do want Tatsus to continue it's cuisine. I'm hopeful that when my wife and I return, the meals will go back to your past excellence.

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Ashley
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The decor seemed outdated.

The service wasn't the best. We had to wait quite a while before service came to greet and we were the first guests in the restaurant. Also, the server asked every time/interrupted to remove plate ware when the plates were empty. Several times glasses took a while to be refilled.

Food was not as good as hoped. My salad looked like it had been cut up the day before as the lettuce had red marks from being cut. My salad was literally lettuce with dressing. No cheese, other veggies or fruit, nothing. It was described that way on the menu but I guess for the price paid for the salad, it surprised me that it was literally just lettuce.
We got the scallops and crab soup for appetizers. I can't say I was wowed by either. The crab soup was exceptionally heavy with cream, minimal crab, with minimal dried green onions. It didn't taste fresh or homemade. The scallops were decent but nothing to rave about.
I got the short ribs and my friend got the chicken with risotto. I wasn't impressed with either. The chicken dish needed salt. The portion sizes seemed a bit light. Overall, the dishes faired in taste.
I would not go again due to price and finding better service and taste elsewhere and it wouldn't be a recommendation due to the reasons I've listed.

KG
KathyG
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there for lunch. It was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience will be back for sure

JC
JeffC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was served HOT, which is always a plus....The filet was absolutely delicious and the salmon was fantastic...the meal could not have been better and the service was exceptional....great experience.....will be back soon....

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Joshua
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It's the ambience that really misses the mark here. The restaurant needs an update. It feels dated. The food was good, but the experience feels less than French based on my experience. Investing in the restaurant and helping the wait staff understand a pinch of the language would change everything.

KG
vipKathyG
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as always is magnificent. And now they have 4 tables outside for dining

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vipLeawood
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, atmosphere, and service! This is a staple in Kansas City, and hope it stays forever!

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Rich
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and atmosphere. It is my regular go to restaurant.

FAQs

Tatsu's French Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Tatsu's French Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 383-9801.

Tatsu's French Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 257 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.