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Jazz Kitchen

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1823 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111-4401
+1 816-531-5556
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Leawood, Kansas
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383 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It has been a very long time since we've been here. We were meeting friends for dinner & I suggested this place. Weall were very pleased with the food & service. A nice plus is the live music. I had the Chicken A La Mer. It was very good. Good portion, very tasty. My wife had the shrimp salad &... More 

Thank ALAN W
North Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The "Jazz" kitchen restaurant is a great place for Cajun food, in my opinion. It's as authentic as some popular Cajun food places in KC. The one close to KUMC hospital is a rather small place but during the Lunch time I've not seen anyone waiting for a place to sit. Great atmosphere, great "Cajun" decorations on the walls and... More 

Thank waynedeines
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went for a quiet dinner date here recently. I wish I had come sooner. I really enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Plus some live jazz pleased me to no end. Will go again with another beautiful lady.

Thank X-NJ
Saint Louis, Missouri
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

When I travel to Kansas City, I like to set 1 meal aside to come here. I've been eating here for close to 25 years without ever having a bad meal. Point to anything on the menu, and you can't go wrong. Save room for dessert, the beignets are worth a trip themselves.

Thank TJ J
Culcheth, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

What a place! Watch the portions as they're not what I am used to in the UK. Food excellent, only reason not to give it five out of five is 2 mistakes on our bill so (obviously), check your bill before paying.

Thank Giles L
Mequon, WI
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421 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Looked this up as next to where I was staying was virtually all fast food and homey don't eat that. This is a little dive joint that will remind you of places in New Orleans (which is what they are trying to accomplish). Our server was very good/nice/knowledgeable. I had an oyster po boy that was ok (certainly not New... More 

Thank BosoxKen
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here before an afternoon Royals game. It has a fun atmosphere, good prices, and large menu. Everyone liked what they ordered.

Thank Shelly C
Lenexa, Kansas
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place to gather with friends. The food and bar are great. Lively atmosphere that is energetic with good service.

Thank Kerry D
Kansas City, Missouri
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I am a huge fan of Louisiana and it's amazing food, music and culture...maybe that's why I have always been consistently disappointed with this place. I had not been in 10 years or more-because it was just not good. A buddy talked me into going and thought I would give it another chance. I like the dive bar atmosphere, live... More 

Thank Jeff C
Overland Park, Kansas
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The best Cajun In New Orleans or any Louisiana restaurant is Jambalaya and Gumbo. Unfortunately this place only had a very, very poor Jambalaya side dish and I didn't see Gumbo anywhere on the menu. The main meals were good but not real Cajun cooking. I would not go back to this restaurant for Cajun food.

Thank Petzold

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1823 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111-4401
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-531-5556

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