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Business Description
In operation for over 20 years, Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen is a chain of authentic French quarter cafes serving Cajun cuisine. Based in Kansas City, Mo., it operates across six outlets in the United States. The restaurant's menu includes lunch special, Cajun fried shrimps, Cajun fried chicken strips, fried oysters, fried catfish, coonass chicken, pasta, sandwiches, appetizers, soups, salads and beverages. Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen also offers catering services for 2 to 2000 guests for various special occasions, such as anniversaries, birthdays and dress rehearsals.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (816) 561-7977

Phone: (816) 561-6210

Primary Phone: (816) 561-7977

Phone: (816) 471-4727

Primary Phone: (816) 561-6210

Fax: (816) 471-4727

Brands
Alum-A-Pole, In-Sink-Erator
Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, master card, visa, cash
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Midtown, Volker
AKA

Jazz A Lousania Kitchen

Jazz Kitchen

Categories
Creole & Cajun Restaurants, Caterers, Seafood Restaurants, American Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Southern, Caterers, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Wi-Fi: Free

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Reviews (134)

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03/27/2011

Overall
great food

the guys donated there time and food for the cub scouts pack 286

the food was great i will have to visit the there place soon thanks

03/25/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
I guess one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch

I gave a one-star review review based on my service today and not the overall service i have received. I have been to this location many times and have never had bad service or even bad food...until today. Myself and four other friends went there for a co-worker's birthday dinner. We got there at 5pm and were seated immediately with no problems. Drink orders were taken and everything was fine. The last person in our group arrived about 10 minutes later. Her drink order was taken and when it was dropped off, the waitress said she would be right back to take our orders. So 5 minutes pass. Then 10 minutes and then 15. Meanwhile, our waitress is helping other tables and even taking orders for people that came in after us. Needless to say, by this time I was P!$$@%. We were finally able to flag her down and give our orders. One of us ordered the crab cake appetizer and actually asked to have it BEFORE the entrees arrive. So while waiting for the food to come, we snack on the complimentary bread and butter (which, i must admit, is awesome!). After awhile we start to notice tables that ordered AFTER us are getting their food. I guess i should have mentioned that when we ordered our food we also ordered more bread and butter. About 15 minutes later i flagged down the waitress again and asked yet again for the bread and butter. Then 5 minutes later the appetizer arrives. And what do you know, two minutes later our entrees arrive! And THEN the extra bread and butter! I got the Beer Battered Onion Rings and i must say, they were discusting. You could clearly see seasoning in the batter but there was absolutely no flavor to them at all. I would like to say I'll be back but who knows. I really do think that did it for me. I love the Chicken Fettucine Alfredo so if i do give my money to this company, I think I'll go to the Legends location. It doesn't have the same feel as the original but the food is still good.

10/19/2008

Overall
Pretty good

My wife & I took a co-worker of mine to Jazz Louisanna Kitchen for her last night of working with me. We began by ordering Osters and Aligater stripps. All were prepared beatifully. Then we enter into our entre which was very affordable and delisous. Followed by some adult beverages and a live band. The atmosphere was comfortable & casual. We stayed for hours enjoying the food, drinks, music, and the company of each other. I recommend this location for any evening out.

05/26/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Excellent Place

Went on a Friday night was seated immediately. Live band was gritty and sounded like it was straight out of New Orleans. I had the coonass chicken. I ordered the half order (half assed) which was a very large portion. The food was amazing. Other people at my table had the crab cakes and the po boy which they all enjoyed. Would suggest it to everyone!

03/16/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
a fun 'joint'

We love to go to 'joints' stay away from chains when traveling.
what a treat this was! lots of New Orleans junk on the walls, a very casual atmosphere. Band was a little loud, but we did not go there to discuss world issues, just soak it in!

Gumbo was a good starter, we were there on a Tuesday, the Chicken ala mer was a 1/2 price special.
chicken with a seafood 'gravy' on top. had a choice of preparation, fried, grilled or blackened. I had the blackened, a great choice to make it spicey!
My husband had some seafood pasta, really liked it but thought it had too much sauce [but that's a common issue he has]

relax and enjoy!

03/10/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Take it from a native. This place is horrible

Take it from a fellow born and raised Cajun near the Atchafalaya river basin, this place is a huge letdown. There is one single item you measure ""Louisiana Style"" resturants by, and that's the Gumbo. Gumbo is supposed to have a neutral to mid-dark roux. apparantly the chef at Jazz likes burnt roux, which in essence, ruins the entire dish. Not to mention, it appeared as if the rice in my dish was added long before it was to be served to me. Thus, I was served more of a Gumbalaya dish rather than an authentic Gumbo. This idish is highly insulting for anyone who knows true gumbo, whether creole or filet.

I was also forced to return for a company arrangement and ordered the Po Boy. Everyone knows your typical Po Boy should be smalled with so much shrimp, you can make antoher sandwich with the leftovers. Not so with Jazz's Po Boy. It's more of a ""shrimp sandwich"" than anything else. Highly frustrating affair.

Hoenstly, the only louisiana kitchen that was worth the visit in the KC area was La Croix Creole Bistro out in westport however (Rumor has it) the owner was shipped out to Iraq for the war and they had to close up shop.

For decent Louisiana food, you might be better served at Boudreaux out near Overland Park. Otherwise, stay away from the disgrace and insult that is Jazz.

02/25/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
small food amounts

I went there and it was a huge let down. The music is way too loud and the food is not that good. I got a po boy and it was just not very good plus portion was small.

12/02/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Keep Going!

I took a chance by bringing three of my (non-risk-taking) co-workers from a job we had in Kansas City because of the reviews here. It's only a short drive out of downtown, but you go through a very sketchy neighborhood to get there... DON'T TURN AROUND! It really is as good as they say. It appears to be a hole in the wall, but once you enter in from around back it's a very comfortable environment that makes you feel as if you stepped into another city. I gave it 5 stars not because New Orleans style cooking is my favorite, but because it was very well made in a great authentic style. The sausage dishes were tasty, as was the jambalaya. I personally had the cajun pasta which was very flavorful and pretty spicy. All the dishes are drowning in the sauces (in a good way). They had a good selection of dishes and beers, I'd recommend them to anyone! I would not recommend the gator bites, however, too chewy.

I was also not there during jazz-night, but it appears as though it would be fitting and fun. I didn't see it as any place inappropriate for kids the night I went (sunday)

12/02/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Great food, great music, great staff! Stuffed shirts should eat next door where they have valet park

Don't know why you'd say it wasn't good for kids. Yes, they serve liquor, sometimes the song lyrics are somewhat 'mature,' but they don't mind a little noise or mess, they have 'finger foods' the kids can enjoy and you should be feeding the kids and getting them home to get ready for bed before happy hour is over anyway.
That said, no, it ain't Micky D's. Thank God!

11/30/2005

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
What a place!

It may look like a 'dive', but it is amazing! That is the charm of this place! I wouldn't have it any other way!
Blackened Filet Mignon is to die for! CATFISH NUGGETS! OHHHHH! Bermuda Triangle is THE best drink! Blueberry Begnia's(sorry!)are so good!
Live entertainment at only 50c per item added in lieu of cover charge is A STEAL! Lonesome Hank is a great band! We bought their CD!
VERRRY reasonable & we feel so comfortable there! Some places-my husband & I feel out of place & here, we feel right at home! Great crowd & the bartenders are THE BEST!
By the way, they don't accept reservations.

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