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Here are Kansas City's top 4 Japanese spots

Here are Kansas City's top 4 Japanese spots
Columbus Park Ramen Shop. | Photo: Imon S./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 10, 2020.

Craving Japanese food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Japanese spots around Kansas City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

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1. Masabi

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First on the list is Masabi, located at 9763 N. Cedar Ave. in Shoal Creek. The sushi bar and Japanese spot is the highest-rated Japanese restaurant in Kansas City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 62 reviews on Yelp.

2. Columbus Park Ramen Shop

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Next up is Columbus Park's Columbus Park Ramen Shop, situated at 549 Gillis St. With four stars out of 200 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score ramen has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Bob Wasabi Kitchen

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Volker's Bob Wasabi Kitchen, located at 1726 W. 39th St., is another top choice. Yelpers give the sushi bar and Japanese spot 4.5 stars out of 385 reviews.

4. Boru Ramen Bar

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Boru Ramen Bar, a Japanese, Korean and Chinese spot in Ward Parkway, is another go-to, with four stars out of 364 Yelp reviews. Head over to 500 W. 75th St. to see for yourself.


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