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Kurama Japanese Seafood


3644 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 489-2669
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Photo of Chris K (Crispy) Chris K (Crispy)
Feb 21, 2023 5

The food was great. We hadn't been since the pandemic so it was nice to see the soup, ginger dressing for salad, and the eves taste as good s always. We went for lunch and you get just as much food as when you go to dinner for less cost. We were going to get the early bird dinner for two, which is now $54.99, but had the lunch portion of steak and shrimp for $17.99 and it still came with the shrimp appetizer like the dinner does, plus soup and salad. They seem to be short on table chef's so it took a while after we had the soup and salad till he got there. Otherwise just as good as always!

Photo of Carlos C Carlos C
Aug 21, 2022 4

First time going to a restaurant like this. It was quite enjoyable! The restaurant was embedded with it's culture, both in design and decor. The hibachi experience was pretty fun. Our chef had a few tricks but slightly lackluster compared to the other chefs at other tables. The rice was just a tiny bit too salty for me, but the vegetables were great. I had steak and scallops, which were amazing! It was an enormous amount of food but they provide boxes to go if needed.

Photo of Chenise Stewart Chenise Stewart
Aug 4, 2022 5

A wonderful experience with a few friends. Food was delicious 😋. Generous portions where there were leftovers. We will be back. Had a great time!

Photo of Alina Cochran Alina Cochran
Aug 2, 2022 3

The place is old and dungy. The cook from El Salvador did a great job, and food was good. I would rate him at 5 and the venue at 1, thus the 3 star rating. Cocktail was okay and the second one I ordered, although it was strong, it was not made with Patron, as it was supposed to be. Most of all, cleanliness was a concern. They cleaned the cooking tables, but not so much the serving tables. While my friends and I enjoyed ourselves, I would not go back.

Photo of Raymond Vagell Raymond Vagell
Jun 19, 2022 5

Their sushi is fresh and delicious. My favorites are the salmon skin roll and yellowtail scallion roll. I also recommend the tempura appetizer which can be made vegetarian. Service is attentive. Great place if you have vegetarian or vegan restrictions.

Photo of K Frazier K Frazier
May 24, 2022 5

I love the sushi bar at Kurama! I go for lunch when I need to treat myself when our busy work season gets me stressed. Freshest sushi, quiet relaxing atmosphere, wonderful customer service.

Photo of Team 7 Channel Team 7 Channel
May 15, 2022 5

Definitely the best Hibachi/Japanese place in Durham for sure. They put on great entertainment every show I go to and they have some good food. If you order hibachi they give you a big amount of food for your money. Almost every time I need to get a to go box. Usually the Terriyaki Chicken Hibachi I get is around $17-20 and it’s well worth it.

Photo of Denice Fisher Denice Fisher
Apr 16, 2022 5

The service, and food was superb !! I would totally recommend this Restuarant!! We had a party of 14 and they got every single order correct. Everyone was pleased. It was my daughters 23rd birthday party and she was very happy.

Photo of sharif rahimtoola sharif rahimtoola
Apr 2, 2022 5

I've been coming here for 30 years. I had my 14th birthday party here. I'll pass a dozen other hibachi restaurants to get to this one. The best food and the best staff. Don't believe me? Pull up on a Friday or Saturday night. Every parking space, every seat, and all the standing room at the bar is occupied. For good reason!

Photo of AS Mac AS Mac
Mar 29, 2022 4

Solid Japanese restaurant. I've been going for years and it has always been consistent. I never go during peak times since there can be long waits. It doesn't have much ambience and is long overdue for a remodel. I prefer Kurama over Kanki.