Nara - Kansas City reviews


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Overall Rating

94% would recommend it to a friend
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by OpenTable Diner on 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 specify the seating location.
by Chris on 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.
by RebeccaC on November 26, 2018
Delicious sushi, great cocktails, convenient location to the Kauffman Center and other downtown locations.
by Luke on 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 the value was simply not there.
by OpenTable Diner on November 15, 2018
Great food, great house cocktails, and fun atmosphere.
by MasonM on November 15, 2018
Super great tasting sushi and half price drinks when we went on a Thursday. Service was quick.
by MarcusH on November 10, 2018
Amazing dinner and loved the crab ragoon sauce! My server did an awesome job, and was really knowledgeable of the menu.
by MayW on 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, fried rice, and salads. Added bonus: the drink menu is delightful! Our server was so so so kind. Nara was an amazing experience, and my boyfriend and I are excited to go back!
by OpenTable Diner on November 3, 2018
Excellent food, stunning views and great service. The only issue was it was a little too loud for our taste.
by OpenTable Diner on 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 with it. If I went back I would get the shrimp tempura again and try one of their entrees instead of sushi.
by OpenTable Diner on October 30, 2018
Seriously one of my favorite places! Diego is always amazing and the food is always so yummy! It’s been our go to spot for girls nights for 3 years!
by NevadaKate on October 27, 2018
The atmosphere was quiet with music playing at a low enough volume not to interfere with chit chat. The decor was natural industrial with brick walls, exposed venting, wood ceilings and floors and large cylindrical metal lights with geometric cutouts. Very nice! For appetizers, we had the lettuce wraps and romaine salad. Both were huge in amount and excellent in taste. One in our group had the combo, and his sausage in particular was excellent. Someone else had the Korean BBQ beef bowl, and it was good but not outstanding. I had the teriyaki trio, which was a little dry. The salad that came with it had excellent romaine lettuce but was otherwise nondescript.
by OpenTable Diner on October 26, 2018
Service was lacking but didn’t bother us too much just noticeable but great food!
by Robbie on October 20, 2018
Nara has become one of our favorite sushi spots in KC. The staff is incredibly friendly and fast. The sushi is fantastic, but the variety of other menu options (try the salmon!) means everyone can find something they like.
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 kkgg on August 16, 2018
The food was great as usual! Service was fantastic and the food came out super quick. Overall a great place for a quick eat with friends to get together.
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.
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