Japanese Restaurants in Independence


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Samurai Chef's chefs slice and dice a diverse menu of food right at the restaurant's smokeless hibachi tables. Customers seeking a detour from the hibachi highway can start their feast with the beef kabob ($4.95), pork dumplings ($4.25), or the fried soft shell crab ($6.95). Carnivorous meat lovers can explore the hibachi options including New York steak ($17.95), salmon ($16.95), and teriyaki duck ($16.95), or combinations such as the samurai seafood lovers dinner, featuring lobster accompanied by sousaphone-playing shrimp and saxophone-tooting scallops from the ocean's underwater jazz band ($29.95). Although your Groupon is only valid for the teppanyaki tables, those with images of raw fish recurring in their dreams can conquer their subconscious with Samurai Chef's plethora of maki, sashimi, and sushi.
12712 E US Highway 40
Independence,
MO
US
Within Blue Yuu’s kitchen, chefs harmonize influences from Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean cuisine. Sushi chefs wrap rice and fresh fish with sheets of nori as servers deliver sizzling iron plates of Szechuan-style seafood and black pepper beef. Hot stoneware cossets bibimbaps, which consist of vegetables, kimchi, egg, and hot sauce. Dulcet sauces coat Chinese dishes such as mango chicken and General Tso’s chicken, and provide contrast to fiery Thai curries.
9700 E 63rd St
Raytown,
MO
US
To the Japanese, the words “sama zama” mean “variety.” But to a food critic from the Pitch, the unfamiliar phrase has become synonymous with “serious snacks.” That’s how she described the fare at Sama Zama, an eatery run by One Bite Japanese Grill's owner, Erika Koike. Perhaps the most intriguing of Erika's family recipes and culinary experiments is the okonomi yaki, a savory pancake often dubbed Japanese-style pizza. It consists of grilled dough crowned with the meat or veggies of your choice, a fried egg, sweet sauces, and crunchy noodles. Exposed brick juts out from an orange accent wall in Sama Zama's Tokyo-inspired interior, which is splashed with circles and triangles that appear to move of their own volition under the light cast by bare bulbs and the baby suns tethered to the ceiling.
425 Westport Road
Kansas City,
MO
US
Don't believe you can get delicious sushi in the middle of the country? Let Kokoro Maki House prove you wrong. Known for a spicy tuna roll that is, in fact, spicy, as well as fantastic ramen soup and the best shrimp tempura in the Midwest, Kokoro Maki House is full of surprises. The vibe is relaxed, the interior lacking pretense. Order at the counter and either take out or eat in. We prefer the latter option, especially for the Korean dishes. Yes, Kokoro also specializes in Korean food, and has all the typical favorites on the menu such as bibim bap. Kokoro serves both the sushi and Korean dishes with all the drama and flair they deserve. The bibim bap, for example, comes in a heated stone bowl that crisps the rice and cooks the egg to perfection, a word that can describe most of Kokori Maki House's dishes.
340 W 75th St
Kansas City,
MO
US
Kato Japanese is the premier sushi and Japanese cuisine restaurant in Kansas City. Serving hibachi meals and sushi entrees, the variety of menu options is almost endless. Quality and fresh ingredients are key at Kato. Try the Shrimp Tempura or the Vegetable Bento Box for a filling, yet healthy meal. Enjoy deals on drinks, sushi and appetizers during happy hour Monday through Thursday. A full bar is available with sake, beer and wine for the enjoyment of guests. Gluten free and vegetarian meal options are available. Reservations for in-house dining are accepted, and delivery and takeout are possible with just one call. Guests can also cater their next party with Katy’s delectable sushi and other dishes. Kato Japanese is open every day for lunch and dinner, so stop by today.
6340 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City,
MO
US
Make new friends and enjoy fresh Japanese meals at Friends Sushi and Bento Place. They have been serving exquisite Japanese cuisine in Kansas City since 2005. Chefs present beautifully constructed bento box meals for patrons, in a variety of styles. Guests can even create their own bento lunch with a choice of salad, side, sushi, soup and roll. Frequent diners should visit the restaurant’s website to learn about a program called the VIP Club, where members get special promotions, can make reservations and receive regular discounts on both dine-in and takeout orders. Friends Sushi and Bento Place is Kansas City’s reliable destination for affordable Japanese cooking creations in an intimate atmosphere.
1808 W 39th St
Kansas City,
MO
US
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