Nara - Kansas City

913 reviews
$30 & under
SushiCrossroads / Freight District / Boulevard
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What Diners Think

  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Happy Hour

OpenTable Diner

December 7, 2018

Although I made this reservation several days in advance, they placed us in an overflow area at the front of the restaurant near the door. Not sure I will visit again without calling directly to sp...Read More


December 7, 2018

This was a good place for a date night. Not blown away by the food, but a good sushi spot for being in the middle of the country. Service was pretty great as well.


November 26, 2018

Delicious sushi, great cocktails, convenient location to the Kauffman Center and other downtown locations.


November 17, 2018

We were a little disappointed. The prices for many of the items did not appear to have any real value, as the food was nothing super special. Our server was friendly and good feel to the place but ...Read More

OpenTable Diner

November 15, 2018

Great food, great house cocktails, and fun atmosphere.


November 15, 2018

Super great tasting sushi and half price drinks when we went on a Thursday. Service was quick.


November 10, 2018

Amazing dinner and loved the crab ragoon sauce! My server did an awesome job, and was really knowledgeable of the menu.


November 9, 2018

We went on a double date to Nara and it was so wonderful! The ambiance of the restaurant is just quiet enough but still very exciting. The menu had so many wonderful options, including sushi, pasta...Read More

OpenTable Diner

November 3, 2018

Excellent food, stunning views and great service. The only issue was it was a little too loud for our taste.

OpenTable Diner

November 2, 2018

Good atmosphere overall, but the sushi was bland. We tried the alligator tempura, mega roll, lobster roll, and a two others. The shrimp tempura was the best thing we tried and it had great sauces ...Read More
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  • Phone Number:

    (816) 221-6272
  • Parking:

    Private Lot
    Nara offers complimentary parking to our guests. Parking is available to the north of Nara and to the east of the restaurant. There is free off street parking available as well after 6pm.
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Lunch: Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sushi bar open Monday through Thursday 11 am to 11 pm; Friday & Saturday till midnight; Happy Hour menu available 3 pm to 6 pm Monday through Saturday; Reverse Happy Hour Monday through Saturday 10 pm to close.
  • Payment Options:

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Entertainment:

    Nara offers a variety of entertainment weekly from the experience of dining at the sushi bar watching the finest and most talented sushi chefs in Kansas City to enjoying the different entrees available from our unique and broad menu. Matt Shoaf is live in the house each Wednesday for Ladies Night Out from 6pm to 9pm. First Friday each month is our most popular night; LIVE music from 5 pm to 8 pm. The most unique display of sushi; only at Nara; Body Sushi. This display is from 9 pm to 11 pm.
  • Price:

    $30 & under
  • Dining Style:

    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code:

    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef:

    Max Chao
  • Description:

    Nara is your favorite Japanese Sushi restaurant in Kansas City. We are walking distance from the Sprint Center and we sit directly on Main and the KC Streetcar route; with a streetcar stop right in front of Nara. Our menu is a variety of sushi, sashimi, seafood, salads, sandwiches, noodles, stir-fry dishes and seasonal desserts. Our fresh sushi and sashimi are prepared by our talented Japanese trained master sushi chefs, Koji and Fumi! Our unique robata menu features chicken, beef, locally made sausages, scallops, shrimp on a stick grilled to perfection. Nara also offers weekly dinner, sushi and wine specials. Call us for To Go orders - Nara prepares beautiful sushi trays to take home for your at home or business parties! ZAGAT rated: America's Best Japanese Restaurants
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