From a new luxury hotel to an upcoming medical school and more, there are lots of new developments coming to this part of Little Rock. With all these changes, it’s not surprising that businesses like Kemuri have decided to expand west – after all, among other things, the Chenal area of West Little Rock is home to some excellent industrial real estate options. 


Kemuri ribs


From the amazing sushi to the delicious robata ponzu BBQ ribs, you’ll find something for every taste bud. Poke rice bowls with marinated assorted blends of chef’s selected fresh fish, crispy shallots, cilantro leaves, crispy shredded leeks, seasoned rice and Nori Goma, referred to as Bonsai Poke.You will fall in love with the dragon eggs, which consist of a very large avocado cut down the middle and stuffed with the most amazing tempura shrimp, blue crab, masago and spicy sauces. 


Kemuri dragon egg


Kemuri West is located at 17200 Chenal Parkway, Suite 100, in the same shopping center as Chi’s Chinese Cuisine. Kemuri’s general manager, Dave Bisceglia, said the 5,000 square-foot space was totally remodeled for its amazing customers to feel comfortable and enjoy the delightful cuisine. 


“This is the second location of the Japanese restaurant that has made the residents of Hillcrest very happy, and now it’s time we open our West Little Rock location. The best staff has been hired to provide the fine dining experience that some of the nearby chains are lacking,” said Kevin, who is a member of the waitstaff. “Kemuri had a successful soft opening and will be dine-in only at this time. However, to-go orders can be placed at Kemuri’s Hillcrest location.” 


Kemuri sushi


Kemuri West will be open for lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, with dinner served Monday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 4:30p.m. to 9:30 p.m. While Kemuri West is not currently open for brunch, it is perfecting its brunch menu.  


Photos Courtesy of Ryan Parker


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