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The 9 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Kansas City

Updated: July 27, 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.

Common questions

The highest-rated Japanese restaurants for delivery in Kansas City are Kabuki Sushi, Prime Sushi Bar, and Boru Asian Eatery.

Prime Sushi Bar is the highest-rated upscale Japanese restaurant in Kansas City.

Masabi, Sushi Haru, and Prime Sushi Bar are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants that are good for groups in Kansas City.

Kabuki Sushi, Masabi, and Sushi Haru are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for a quick lunch in Kansas City.

Kabuki Sushi, Sushi Haru, and Prime Sushi Bar are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for a date night in Kansas City.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to wu tao go


    When having wu tao go, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Rose, a popular pink wine.

Factoids

  • Celebrating Japanese

    If you’re a big fan of Japanese, then you should definitely consider visiting the NOODS NOODS NOODS Festivale in California, The United States

  • The record holder

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest noodle soup. Weighing in at 2,996 pounds 1 ounce there was more than enough noodle soups to go around!

  • All about dim sum

    If you’re ever in United Kingdom during June, be ready to celebrate National Dim Sum Week.

Parking information

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Kansas City. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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