Nara - Kansas City reviews


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Overall Rating

93% would recommend it to a friend
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by OpenTable Diner on October 19, 2018
Very nice restaurant. Our table was ready when we got there and the server was attentive and helpful. Sushi was good and the garlic beef and broccoli was amazing. The beef was so tender and the flavor was awesome.
by ScottS on October 18, 2018
Great food. High prices but worth it. Definitely will be back.
by toms on October 13, 2018
Nara always is the best place for sushi that my wife and I love to go to. Thanks for always being so consistent! Don't change a thing!
by cassandrac on October 12, 2018
overall i love nara but i think it’s too expensive. which means i can only enjoy it for special occasions
by EricK on October 9, 2018
Service was fantastic. Food was great and timely. We ordered a ton of sushi, and it arrived in a boat! Literally a boatload of sushi! Great time all around. Highly recommend a visit.
by GaWRR on October 8, 2018
Another stop on our mother/daughter Sushi tour with friends
by AngieT on October 6, 2018
Let’s just say, the night flipped to awesome as soon as my husband and I walked in. Food and service were on point! Love this place!
by TravelMaven32 on October 5, 2018
Ambience was loud, but enjoyable. We were still able to hold a conversation. There was live music playing. Very delicious food, didn’t enjoy the crab Rangoon, but the lettuce wraps are a must have. We shared an entrée, since we ordered two appetizers and that was more than enough for two people. will definitely be returning.
by KimberlyM on September 29, 2018
I went in with high expectations from the reviews... this place was not anything special and the sushi was mediocre at best. Our waiter couldn’t recommend anything because apparently he wasn’t even a fan of sushi or sake? not impressed at all
by NatalieP on September 24, 2018
Food was excellent. Waiter was very nice- so was the hostess. The Happy Hour prices were incredible- seriously spent half of what we thought we would.
by mjb1057 on September 20, 2018
Met with a work colleague and business partner for sushi after trying other restaurants nearby. Overall very impressed. Cocktails, appetizers (lettuce wraps), sashimi and rolls are very fresh and tasty. Waiter was very attentive and friendly.
by exrestraunteur on September 13, 2018
The outside seating was perfect. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. The food was well presented and prepared. We’ll be back.
by EricD on September 5, 2018
The first of many visits to come! For years I've been wanting to come here and, FINALLY, when the opportunity presented itself, it definitely didn't disappoint!
by AmyR on August 30, 2018
Met some friends for their birthday. Fabulous!!!!!!
by OpenTable Diner on August 15, 2018
Food is mediocre at best. Manager was rude. Server was clueless. Live entertainment was wonderful. Ambiance was great.
by Likewinered on August 11, 2018
First trip to Nara. Really enjoyed it, will definitely go back!
by BethB on August 8, 2018
We love this restaurant... food is excellent, service is excellent! The wait staff knows your name when you walk in. They are accommodative for special requests. Everything is VERY fresh! Love it!
by AllenY on August 4, 2018
Awesome sushi, large menu. This is our favorite date night sushi place. This was our 3rd visit and still didn't get to try every thing that we wanted to from the menu. Great service, we pointed to another tables sushi and our waiter knew exactly what it was and told us all of the ingredients in it. Nara's is worth the drive in from Topeka, worth the money for amazing sushi, and worth it for the outstanding service from hostess, who saved us sushi bar seating, to our waiter.
by MsBTB on August 1, 2018
This is my favorite place in Kansas City. The food is great, the prices are good, with an excellent Happy Hour (early & late), a great Ladies Night (all night on Wednesdays) and specials every night. I LOVE IT!
by KimC on July 26, 2018
First time here and loved the Nara take on a Bloody Mary! Spicy tuna roll, spring rolls and fish tacos for the Halpy Hour menu were great! Wonderful place to reconnect with an old friend. Loved the outdoor seating option.
by OpenTable Diner on July 21, 2018
Birthday for my girlfriend. Good food, nice waiter, pretty chill atmosphere.
by SheneeM on July 21, 2018
Great dining experience and service. Will definitely return!
by AmberW on July 20, 2018
Great place , fresh sushi , easy to make reservations
by OpenTable Diner on July 18, 2018
Don’t know why they have to play loud music. Just keep it background
by JesseH on July 14, 2018
Great experience! Excellent service and great food and drinks! I eat here a lot and always want to come back.
by ChristopheT on July 14, 2018
great happy hour prices and sake, food decent but sushi the best
by DesireeC on July 3, 2018
Date night with my love
by OpenTable Diner on June 30, 2018
Food was good. Our server was not.
by MattU on June 28, 2018
My friend and I wanted to try someplace different. We found this in a random Google search. We were quite impressed with the atmosphere, the service and most importantly, the food. Our server was very helpful in helping us decide what we want to eat. The pan fried Ramen turned out to be a great hit. A nice juicy selectio my friend and I wanted to try someplace different. We found this in a random Google search. We were quite impressed with the atmosphere, the service and most importantly, the food. Our server was very helpful in helping us decide what we want to eat. The pan fried Ramen turned out to be a great hit. A nice sushi selection also. I plan on returning and bringing more friends.
by OPKC7 on June 23, 2018
Great sushi and Pad Thai. Server was great and overall experience exceeded expectations.
by OpenTable Diner on June 23, 2018
I enjoyed my dinner but wife wasn't looking forward to sushi after being pregnant. They were out of spicy tuna at 6p on a Saturday... I'm not sure how that even happens.
by OpenTable Diner on June 16, 2018
Our service was awful. Our table felt totally neglected always needing water and waiting 30 mins to receive our checks. The food was over priced for the mediocre taste. Not a great experience for my friends 30th birthday.
by BrentK on June 6, 2018
Busy, service somewhat slow but good drinks, live music, ladies night so everything was cheap. Tried a bunch of new stuff, all really good. Great place.
by JillD on May 31, 2018
As is evident, we did make a reservation but were told we did not have one. It was a very hot, humid evening so we did not want to sit outside as was initially offered. fortunately, we were offered indoor seating a 2nd employee.
by BarbC on May 30, 2018
Lovely night out for girls night - even with a coed crowd. Great food and service. Music was a little loud for the space.
by Yummy1 on May 26, 2018
Everything was great good food good experience good drinks and a very helpful server!
by Kristine on May 26, 2018
We got a engaged here and have a special place in our hearts for Nara. Great food, good ambience and service!
by OpenTable Diner on May 21, 2018
Been here twice. Once for college graduation. Once for a birthday celebration. Food is amazing. It doesn’t get better than this for sushi and oriental. I only have one complaint. Noise level. I wear blue tooth hearing aids. Very hard (extremely hard) to hear here and it would be nice if they had a quiet section you could request. I was picking up clanking of dishes, people talking, etc., and had trouble hearing my waiter plus my friends at my table. I always hate it when I’m in an environment like this no matter how wonderful the food. I wanted to choose this place for another birthday, but because of this issue, I chose a different restaurant. Oh, and I have top of the line hearing aids. In most restaurants I have no issue unless it’s an extremely noisy restaurant. Usually in a higher quality restaurant, this is not my issue. It was a shame that this is the problem.
by OpenTable Diner on May 19, 2018
Love this place! Great KC Crossroads landmark!
by JSkit23 on May 12, 2018
We love the outdoor seating at Nara. The menu is pretty mediocre. We usually order sushi and there isn't anything on the menu that you cant live without. It tastes good and fresh, but not outstanding. Our service was good, but nothing to brag about.
by OpenTable Diner on May 11, 2018
Couldn't possibly rate this higher
by Mads on May 11, 2018
Very disappointing food, too much soggy rice with the rolls, sushi not as good as to go sushi from grocery stores. Place looked dirty and tired. Service was fine.
by Km11 on May 9, 2018
We love ladies night and have for years! We keep coming back because it’s that good!
by OpenTable Diner on May 9, 2018
Great service and experience. Food was amazing, as always.
by MatthewK on May 4, 2018
Excellent service, authentic Japanese food and sushi, and a fun vibrant atmosphere. Everyone can get something they like here - not just sushi. Bento Boxes are always a favorite. Never disappointed.
by TonyN on April 27, 2018
Food was good. Service was great. Thanks Andrea! In at 5:30 & out in time for our 7:00 show. Great location to park and walk to Sprint Center.
by hellllo on April 21, 2018
Selected this restaurant based off of many glowing reviews. We left feeling underwhelmed. The food was just okay. The service, while very nice, was slow. We had a reservation and still had to wait 15 mins past our reservation for our table. Pricing was what I would expect for this type of restaurant. Atmosphere was nice. Would I go back? Not likely.
by OpenTable Diner on April 20, 2018
The waiter Marcos was impatient and not informative and offered no one that could give us detailed information. When food came out not as expected he informed me that I could NOT send it back or replace it with something else, because I picked it. It was at that point I told him that I will not be made to pay for or eat something that I do not want. The manager came out and allowed me to order something else but the experience was horrible which made the food not enjoyable. I love Nara but I will NEVER allow them to set me in Marcos section.
by BizTraveler on April 18, 2018
My wife and several of her friends, small group, about 4 went there in the middle of the week. The sushi seemed to be a bit on the dry side, as if they had cut the pieces earlier in the day and they dried out on the edges. We patronize several local sushi places, and while it was not bad, it did not live up to the reputation and not worth the drive from the suburbs. Again, not bad, just not worth the trip and higher prices we normally see in other sushi bars.
by STEVENC on April 18, 2018
Son visiting. Going to concert
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