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Jazz Kitchen

1823 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-5556
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Ranked #148 of 1,201 restaurants in Kansas City
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Californian
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Kansas City, MO
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Wollongong, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I can NOT wait until I can travel back with my family just so I can have them experience the greatness of this restaurant. The food I had was perfect after a long flight from Australia! Will go back!

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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184 reviews 184 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This place is adorable and close to KU, so ate there many times. I am a NOLA girl, so it is not what I expect from the dishes. It is still very good but not authentic NOLA. I do like the live music and the fun atmosphere. Great dishes and staff, great prices!

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Prairie Village, KS
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Jazz has been around for a long time. I remember years ago getting the stuffed catfish every time I ate here for lunch. Absolutely delicious, but heart-attack inducing. Besides eating at the Legends location a year or two ago (which was ok; certainly not as good as this location though), it had been quite some time. We went on a... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Hello TripAdvisor, my name is Blue...and I am a Jazzaholic! Now, I am a big eater. I love everything about food, and have eaten many different kinds and styles of food, but I have a special place in my heart for Southern style food, especially Cajun. I was blessed with a Southern-born mother, who passed that love onto me. So... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love the Chicken A La Mer. I've had it several times. Steak is always good. You have to have the hush puppies. My husband always gets red beans & rice. The chocolate beignets are the greatest dessert they have. We've made this a regular spot for us. Never had a bad meal. Wait time can be long at times. Rick... More

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