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1823 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-5556
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
After months in New Orleans

I travel weekly. I spent several months after Katrina in New Orleans. Jazz is as close to bourbon street as you will get in the midwest. Great place to eat. We drive the 60 miles often to eat there. Wife and Kids enjoy the shopping area also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
BillIBT
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Topeka, Kansas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Topeka, Kansas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I travel weekly. I spent several months after Katrina in New Orleans. Jazz is as close to bourbon street as you will get in the midwest. Great place to eat. We drive the 60 miles often to eat there. Wife and Kids enjoy the shopping area also.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I was told this was a great place for good food, but I was a little disappointed. I think this place is more for the locals. The food and service was just basic. My drink was strong which I guess was a plus. I will probably not chose to return to this restaurant unless I am persuaded by a group,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We have been going for years to this restaurant but never will go again! We mad an reservation for 14 for my husbands birthday at 6:30 on Friday, November 7. We had planned on having a great time with family. The band that was playing was so LOUD that we could not even talk to the person next to you!... More 

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Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Stopped in Thursday Oct. 2, after setting up for the American Royal BBQ competition. The three of us were soaking wet as it rained all day. Tried to find the lunch menu. It is mixed in with the entire menu, which is large. I was craving fried catfish. It hit the spot! My friends got blackened tilapia and catfish. Beans... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Went on a Saturday before the rush. We ordered the crab cakes & I also got the beignets with chicory coffee. Crab cakes were a pleasant surprise and the beignets are worth getting.

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Kansas City, MO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Looked forward to visit based on comments from friends. Five of us were there on a Sunday evening--arrived about 6:00 p.m. Service was so-so, food mediocre at best. Not really bad enough to complain about, but certainly have no interest in returning.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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195 reviews 195 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have to admit that KC is a BBQ place, not a Cajun place. That said, this is pretty good food for Cajun in Kansas City. I took my son's girlfriend for a girls' day out, and she chose Jazz. We ordered the onion rings for an appetizer, which were a bit greasy, but nicely battered - the side sauce... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I keep going back to Jazz for my Cajun fix. The menu hasn't changed for years, but what is there is nothing short of fantastic. If you can't find something on the seemingly endless menu to please your palette, you need another drink.. I always stop there when I'm in town to get the Blackened Catfish, Chicken a La Mer,... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had I never been to New Orleans, Jazz probably would have been amazing. However, I've been to New Orleans on numerous occasions and Jazz just doesnt measure up. The food is good, don't get me wrong, but there is a spiciness to Cajun food that Jazz lacks. We had the stuffed catfish and the chicken a la mer... both were... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Jazz has everything you want from a cajun Louisiana kitchen. They even have alligator. My favorite dish is the Chicken a la Mer. The lobster cream sauce is out of this world. When there is live music it can be very loud so if you don't like really loud live music near your table, I would avoid the evenings when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1823 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: (816) 531-5556

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?