Japanese Restaurants in Independence


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  • Blue Yuu
    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.
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    9700 E 63rd St
    Raytown, MO US
  • Sama Zama
    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.
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    425 Westport Road
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Stix Restaurant
    For a tasty mix of Asian flavors and a laid-back vibe, Kansas City's Stix Restaurant is the place to go. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Stix Restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Little ones are free to make a mess at Stix Restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine. Large groups will appreciate Stix Restaurant for its ability to seat them quickly. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Bring the Stix Restaurant's great food to your place. A nearby parking lot is readily available for Stix Restaurant's diners. Meals at Stix Restaurant are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30. The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, but diners have the option of grabbing breakfast or lunch here, too.
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    1847 Village West Pkwy
    Kansas City, KS US
  • Kokoro Maki House
    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.
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    340 W 75th St
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Kato Japanese
    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.
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    6340 NW Barry Rd
    Kansas City, MO US
  • Friends Sushi and Bento Place
    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.
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    1808 W 39th St
    Kansas City, MO US

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