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The 9 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Kansas City

Updated: October 10, 2022

Looking for the best sushi or tonkatsu in Kansas City? These are the top Japanese venues in town. After analyzing the top sites and incorporating millions of reviews we present this list of great Japanese options. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in Kansas City.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Friends' Sushi & Bento Place

Asian, $$, Kansas CityAsian, $$Kansas City, Volker
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Kansas City's top 5 Japanese spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Jonesing for sushi? Check out Kansas City's top 5 spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Prime Sushi Bar

Japanese, $$, Kansas CityJapanese, $$Kansas City, South Plaza
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Kansas City's top 5 Japanese spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Jonesing for sushi? Check out Kansas City's top 5 spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Boru Asian Eatery

Japanese, $$, Kansas CityJapanese, $$Kansas City, Ward Parkway
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Kansas City's top 5 Japanese spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Trip 101, 2020

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    Trip 101, 2020

Sushi Haru

Asian, $$, Kansas CityAsian, $$Kansas City, Martin City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 4 top spots in Kansas City's Martin City neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Asian Buffet

Asian, $$, Kansas CityAsian, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 3 top spots in Kansas City's Jefferson Highlands neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Kokoro Maki House

Japanese, $$, Kansas CityJapanese, $$Kansas City, Tower Homes
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Sushi Mido

Asian, $$, ShawneeAsian, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Japanese, $$, WestwoodJapanese, $$Westwood
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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    USA Today

Sakura Japanese Restaurant

Asian, $$, ShawneeAsian, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Japanese restaurants in Kansas City. We pored over ratings for 5301 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Kansas City and 257 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Hoodline and USA Today had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These spots have been featured in Hoodline - Your guide to the 3 top spots in Kansas City's Jefferson Highlands neighborhood, Hoodline - Here are Kansas City's top 5 Japanese spots and USA Today - Best Asian Restaurants in Kansas City. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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