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Nara Express

441 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-3356
+1 828-652-7933
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“hibachi steak” (2 reviews)
“shrimp sauce” (2 reviews)
“quick lunch” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Fast food, Asian
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LOCATION
441 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-3356
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1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed December 21, 2017

I love this place. It kept me going when I was pregnant. The people who work here are very friendly and ask about my kids when I go in. It's really fast food but a sit down atmosphere. They give you a number and bring...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed May 6, 2017

I ordered the hibachi grilled chicken and my husband ordered the hibachi steak. Each one was really good. He loves their shrimp sauce! They make it fast and right in front of you. They also have all you can drink. For a quick lunch from...More

Thank Annette H
Reviewed November 16, 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...More

Thank Shirley P
Reviewed August 17, 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
Reviewed March 12, 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
Reviewed October 1, 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...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed August 18, 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
Reviewed August 11, 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...More

Thank TexasRonA
Reviewed July 26, 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...More

1  Thank Pasqually
Reviewed June 12, 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...More

Thank Jamison L
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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
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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