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Kurama Japanese Seafood

3644 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2661
+1 919-489-2669
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
4 Apr 2017
“Ghetto Japanese steakhouse”
22 Mar 2017
“Quick Dinner”
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian, Seafood, Sushi
$$ - $$$
3644 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2661
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Big on quantity and low on quality. The food and the preparation presentation was subpar compared to many other Japanese steakhouses but there was more than enough food to feed a small village. Fried rice was plentiful but a sloppy mixture of soy sauce and...More

Thank Wendy Kay D
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I was planning on Mexican until I saw the Kurama sign. I immediately thought Sushi. My experience was wonderful! The fish in the display case looked fresh and appealing. I ordered Miso Soup, Fried Dumplings and several pieces of Sushi. One word describes the food;...More

Thank retired2008
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Let me first say I have been eating at this restaurant for several years (17 plus). However on 3/12 I had the most worst experience I ever had. We had a party of 40 people I called on Tuesday prior to find out if they...More

Thank IAintThru
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the Japanese Steak Houses near us aren't open for lunch so the express places are our only option. The express places are good but just not as good as having it prepared in front of you. We were in town visiting family so I...More

Thank Ro256
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Great food quality - good sushi selection - dinner for two is wonderful value - enough food for four - chefs are very entertaining

Thank Fordpony66
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Based on two previous enthusiastic reviews, I showed up here for the sushi. Like many have said, it's a bit dated with worn door handles as you enter. But never mind that, the sushi is very very good, based on the two rolls I enjoyed....More

Thank R C
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have never had left overs during a Hibachi restaurant visit but here with the couples early bird consisting of steak, chicken and shrimp for $33.95 I took home as much as I ate. Food is good, show is not the best I have seen....More

Thank Carmen H
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been dining here since the 1980's, and the SUSHI is absolutely the best...not just in Durham, but ANYWHERE I have ever been (including San Francisco). I'm not talking about sushi rolls...I mean REAL SUSHI & sashimi, The sushi chef Tomo is a master...More

Thank karenloveslife
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We went with a large group; many of us were first timers here. I couldn't help but compare it to Kanki which is just a few miles down the street. Unfortunately, the comparison was not in Kurama's favor. Seating was more uncomfortable and awkward if...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is not a bad place but it is not an especially good place either. It has the usual Hibachi cooked-at-your-table grilled chicken/shrimp/steak menu and the food is OK - plenty of it too. But this restaurant is looking a bit dated (no real dining...More

Thank chemjim1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3644 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2661
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-489-2669
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