Durham >Food & Dining > Kurama Japanese Seafood
3644 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC | Directions 2770735.971959 -78.951195
Mon. - Sun. 4am - 11pm
Good sushi, authentic food from the kitchen – They have very good sushi and nice Japanese dishes. They recently raised their prices though, and now they are comparable to Kanki's.
I recommend sitting at the sushi bar and just ordering from the sushi bar and the kitchen. Their teppanyaki food is very salty.
I'm not sure if I'll go back because of the raised prices, but it's still a solid Japanese restaurant.
Used to be Great- Don't know what happened – If it were not for Rodney, I doubt this place would be open. The bar 4 stars- best bartenders around but, cheap liquor.
The food 2 stars, I can get the food at one of those drive through places that would compare easily.
This sucks, because it used to be one of my favorite places!
Gross, very dirty – Look at the greasy grill and food on the floor...do I need to say more? The food was okay but far from good. Not coming back.
greasy grill is gross – My boyfriend and I went here on a Tuesday night. Seating was prompt which was nice. The main reason we went here was because I love sushi, but my boyfriend does not. Well, turns out they wouldn't let me order any sushi from the Hibachi area because of a big group of people that had come for sushi. I was pretty disappointed about that especially because I was only ordering three pieces of sushi. The food was good, however while it was being cooked I noticed a big gap between the grill and the table and that gap was disgusting. It looked like it was filled with enough grease to remake the movie "Grease". I was pretty grossed out. Service was OK. The other couple at the table asked for chopsticks and never got them. Water was a little slow in coming. I probably won't go back.
ok for a group but food so-so – Kurama was the only Japanese restaurant in the area I could find that would let me make a reservation on a Saturday night for a large group. The wait staff was efficient and generally friendly, though we had a little trouble communicating about how we wanted to split up the check. The service was quick and there was A LOT of food, all of which was prepared right in front of us at these gigantic grills right on the table. It was fun to watch, though some of us got very hot sitting right next to the grill all through the meal. I had the grilled shrimp. It was salty, as was the miso soup - I've actually never had such salty miso soup in my life - and the salad dressing. Kurama was good for a big group, but I'm not sure I'd go back again for the food.
Sushi-amazing – Best sushi in the triangle. Lovely staff. Drinks & checks are hard to come by, sometimes. No biggie -- you're supposed to be relaxing at a sushi bar. Tip for the insider: they have "fresh" wasabi. Not the paste, the grated plant. I think they buy it frozen (as all shipped wasabi must be, even the paste), but it is AMAZING. You have to ask the sushi chef for the "fresh" wasabi, or the "other" wasabi. It will change your life.
!!BEST JAPANESE IN TRIANGLE AREA!! – Kurama is AWESOME! My boyfriend & I go at least once a week and we don't even need to order--the sushi chefs know what we like and they give us new things to try all the time. They are GREAT! Everything is so fresh and yummy. The hibachi is great too and for great price, but we always fill up on sushi and never have room for all the hibachi you get. The entire staff is great and very friendly. They are open for lunch now too!
The sushi bar is our favorite – We like Kurama's hibachi experience, but we really go there more often for the sushi. The food is always the freshest. However, the sushi chefs are what makes the bar so special. They are always friendly and fast. We are regulars there, and they make it a point to say hello and ask how we are. We highly recommend the sushi bar to anyone.
Ummm Good! – I eat at Kurama at least once a week. The food there is always mouth watering and fresh to the taste. I recommend eating at Kurama for any occassion: Birthday, Mother's Day, or Sunday dinner.
Great Authentic Japanese Food! – Kurama is an excellent authentic Japanese restaurant. I had the filet and shrimp and it was very good (but they did use a lot of butter!). Since I am 12 I can relate to the fact that the restaurant has a very good atmosphere and kids should like it. Just lighten up on the butter and I would have absolutely loved Kurama.
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