16 Best Sushi Restaurants in Kansas City

Sushi has become an incredibly chic meal in the US.  Sushi bars and restaurants are popping up all over major cities and we are excited for Kansas City to get in on this super trendy meal.

Kansas City is the heart of a very important logistical hub for foodies in America. While the homegrown ramen shops and barbecue joints are plentiful, there are just as many great sushi restaurants that make it worth visiting on your next trip.

From the large chains on the Plaza to the small mom-and-pop shops down the block, we’ve searched for the best sushi restaurants in Kansas City.  These 16 restaurants impressed us with their inventive menus, appetizing flavors, vibrant spaces, and authenticity.

Kona Grill

444 Ward ParkwayKansas City, MO 64112|website

Kona Grill is the perfect after work destination.  With it’s sleek interior, impressive rolls, and a happy hour menu that lasts late into the night, we are excited to feature Kona Grill on our list of amazing sushi restaurants in KC.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

4705 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS 66205|website

The relatively new sushi spot opened less than a year ago and already there is so much buzz around the trendy eatery.  Creative rolls including vegan options and traditional Japanese plates are at the core of Blue Sushi Grill.  The fun, laid back ambiance and inventive menu items makes Blue Sushi the perfect place to hangout with friends or take a first date.

Mr. Le’s Sushi

5024 NE Parvin Rd, Kansas City, MO 64117|website

Though this small, strip mall restaurant may appear mediocre, don’t let the space distract you from the truly delicious menu.  The compact space holds a full sushi bar, Japanese grill, and Vietnamese menu items. The food is always fresh and authentic.  Stop in for lunch and grab a Bento Box which includes: miso or onion soup, steamed rice, a house salad, your choice of teriyaki, and your choice of a roll for just $10.95.

Drunken Fish

14 E 14th St, Kansas City, MO 64106|website

This chic, modern chain located in KC’s Power and Light District boasts over 20 awards for their premium dining experience.  Beautifully presented (and tasty AF) sushi rolls, delicious cocktails that pair perfectly with their entrees, and Happy Hour specials that make us jump for joy wins the Drunken Fish a place on our list.

Sushi Haru

13133 State Line Rd, Kansas City, KS 64145|website

Sushi Haru is a cozy locally owned Japanese grill with fresh sushi, delicious drinks, and a beyond friendly staff!  The owners at Sushi Haru take pride in their inviting atmosphere, meticulously selected ingredients, and excellent cuisine.  After running errands or shopping at the neighboring shopping center, stop in to enjoy a specialty roll or a bento box.

Moonlight Sushi Bar & Grill

8678 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO 64157|website

With a large selection of rolls, teriyaki, tempura, and other traditional Japanese menu items, Moonlight can excite anyone’s palette (even the non-sushi eaters.)

Bob Wasabi’s Kitchen

1726 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111|website

This quaint little restaurant located right on 39th street is one of Kansas City’s undiscovered treasures.  The hole in the wall serves inventive sushi rolls with only the freshest fish.  It’s this eatery’s 5 star ratings, nearly no wait time, and food that can blow even the toughest critics out of the water that wins this gem a spot on our list.

KC Sushi

7753 NW Prairie View Rd. Kansas City MO 64151|website

KC Sushi offers great sushi, excellent service, and an incredible experience.  “Once you dine with us, you become our family” reads the first page of KC Sushi’s site.  The local eatery does truly value their customers’ experience.  Every interaction feels personal and intimate.  Stop in on Sundays for the All-You-Can-Eat sushi special. (That’s right we said ALL YOU CAN EAT!)


1617 Main St #100, Kansas City, MO 64108|website

Sushi and Japanese barbecue served from a refurbished warehouse in the Crossroads District of Kansas City is as hip as you can get.  Enjoy skyline views, live music, insta-worthy sushi rolls, and Happy Hour specials at this industrial restaurant.  Stop in on First Fridays before hitting up the galleries for a tasty, fun, and laid-back dinner.

PF Changs

102 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112|website

Though PF Changs well known for their American-Chinese fare, the chain also offers an impressive sushi selection.  The family friendly restaurant offers a kids menu for those especially picky eaters and options for those with dietary restrictions.

RA Sushi Bar

11638 Ash St,Leawood, KS 66211|website

Ra is a fun trendy sushi spot in the Kansas City area. With a mouthwatering sushi rolls, Japanese inspired entrees, inventive cocktails, and a vibrant space, Ra Sushi Bar is the place to be.  Listen to some lively music, chat with friends, and share some rolls (or don’t.  We really wouldn’t blame you.)

Sushi UNI

12841 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215|website

Stop into this busy strip mall eatery for traditional sushi, sashimi, salads, and hot entrees.  The compact space becomes secondary to the appetizing and authentic menu.  Stop in for a large assortment of sushi, well prepared food, and a taste of Japan.

Kome Sushi

10925 MO-45, Parkville, MO 64152|website

Formerly Zara Sushi, the local Japanese eatery recently came under new ownership and changed their name to Kome.  Even with the new name and new management it’s the same tasty assortment of sushi, happy hour specials, and cozy space.

Mr. Sushi & Japanese Steakhouse

995 NE Rice Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO. 64086|website

Mr. Sushi and Japanese Steakhouse is offers guests great food and great fun.  Trained chefs entertain patrons with their many talents and serve up some of the best sushi in Kansas City.  The  family oriented restaurant not only offers sushi, but unique recipes you can’t get anywhere else.  Stop in for fresh delicious sushi and a truly unique dining experience.

Friends Sushi & Bento Place

1808 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111|website

Whether you’re craving fresh sushi, ramen, or a hot entree Friends Sushi and Bento Place is sure to come through!  The reasonably priced, quality Japanese cuisine instantly became a Kansas City fave when it opened in 2005 and more than a decade later has still maintained excitement around it’s delicious food.  Enjoy their rotating list of specials, superb service, and exquisite food!

Bo Lings

20 E 5th St # 100, Kansas City, MO 64106|website

Another restaurant that specializes is Chinese cuisine, but offers a fine sushi menu as well.  Bo Lings recognizes that a Chinese restaurant is probably not your first choice for sushi, but they are determined to change that.  With dozens of remarkable options, the freshest ingredients, and bar seating that allows you to watch the masterful creation of your lands Bo Lings the final place on our list!

Visit these restaurants for a truly remarkable dining experience and let us know what you think!  We know which our faves are, which one is yours?

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