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441 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-3356
+1 828-652-7933
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Asheville, North Carolina
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136 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We eat here at least onced a week the food is so good and the service is quick your wait time is about 5 minutes your food is cooked fresh there while you wait .The resturant is clean the only fault I saw is when the wind blows they lock the doors leaving only one to get out last week... More 

Thank Shirley P
Harkers Island, North Carolina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, large portions, great prices. Atmosphere, fast food. Well worth a visit to. Address not right, but near the one listed!

Thank Christy R
Nebo, North Carolina
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

First visit to Nara Express. True to their word the food was great, and fast service. The dining room is very clean, the menu options are good and the staff is very polite.

Thank Brenda A
Marion, North Carolina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Great Japanese, actually really good tasting, probably the best carrots I've ever tasted. Sauce and all is as good as to be expected. Staff is also very friendly, even come to your table to see how everything is and refill drinks which I was not expecting. One thing I really thought when I ate there was that the chicken actually... More 

Thank Tom K
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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Went here for a quick lunch and enjoyed it! The food was good and they give you a lot.will go back as Marion doesn't have much verity in restaurant to choose from. So for Japanese go to Nara express!

Thank deeMatthews_nc
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for real Japanese food, this will probably disappoint you. It's basically a stir fry grill with steak, chicken, shrimp and/or scallops, served with rice and veggies. The restaurant is old but relatively clean. Food was cooked fast, and was a good portion size, but not the most satisfying. Not my taste personally, but it's probably the closest... More 

Thank TexasRonA
Clarkesville, Georgia
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138 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I called in a to go order, and have never eaten inside. We got the Hibachi Chicken, Shrimp and Steak and Chicken Wings. Picked it up in 20 minutes at the drive thru window. They send along something called Shrimp Sauce. Everything was delicious, the wings were a nice size and the Shrimp Sauce tasted great on everything. Plenty of... More 

1 Thank Pasqually
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Can't wait for the new Japanese restaurant to open. If you live in Marion then you know the inside joke that this is really a Mexican food place. The portions get smaller by the year and the quality has gone so far down it is not even funny. People in Marion do not enjoy good food. That is why places... More 

Thank Jamison L
Marion, North Carolina
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

They always serve good food that is cooked when the order is placed and they are quick! The prices are so in line for families on a budget.

Thank Robbin B
North Carolina
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203 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I have eaten here many times, and never been disappointed. Most recently I got takeout here for my sister and myself. Our favorite is the Hibachi Steak tips, which comes with rice, mushrooms, and sweet carrots for about $7. Service is fast and friendly, and the food is good and very affordable. I've also gotten the Hibachi Chicken, which is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Fast food, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 441 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-3356
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 828-652-7933

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?