Drunken Fish - Power & Light District
Drunken Fish - Power & Light District

Drunken Fish - Power & Light District

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.drunkenfish.com/#location/4
  • Phone: 8164747177x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Hours:
    Monday - Friday 11:00am-2:00pm

    Dinner Hours:
    Sunday 4:00-10:00pm
    Monday 4:00-12:00am
    Tuesday 4:00-11:00pm
    Wednesday 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Thursday 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Friday 4:00pm - 1:00am
    Saturday 4:00pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Drunken Fish - Power & Light District
More than just a restaurant, Drunken Fish has quickly become one of Kansas City's favorite places to see and be seen. Thoughtfully designed, Drunken Fish boasts a trendy and sophisticated decor, including a one-of-a-kind rooftop patio with a full bar, fire pits, and gorgeous lounge furniture. Drunken Fish won "Best New Restaurant" in KC Magazine in 2011.

Where it was founded, Drunken Fish was voted Best Sushi in St. Louis. The selection of sensational sushi and Japanese cuisine will satisfy every appetite, while their drink menu boasts a list of unique cocktails. With incredible ambiance and exceptional service, Drunken Fish is the ultimate Kansas City hotspot.

For groups from two to two hundred, Drunken Fish offers an experience you and your guests will not soon forget. In addition to table and booth seating, each location offers private dining areas ideal for after-work outings or an evening on the town.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Drunken Fish - Power & Light District reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (38)hot spot (32)special occasion (31)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (25)romantic (24)vibrant bar scene (23)late-night find (18)great for lunch (15)neighborhood gem (12)scenic view (9)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Bit of a letdown...
    JeremyK
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Wife and I were out of Town and wanted to try something different in KC, and Sushi sounded good. I expected much more. Sushi was very good, if not particularly imaginative, appetizers were "bleh." Bartender couldn't figure out how to make a Gibson, and then the drinks we did get were very watery. Service was uninspired, probably detracted from the experience. I can get equal or better Sushi and service/dining experience in 3 different places in Lincoln, NE alone.... that's a bummer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Sushi and staff
    BrandyWine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The salmon was EXCELLENT!!!! We were impressed with how attentive the management was. We had a great time. It is really loud in there, so probably not an ideal romantic place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi, slow service
    AmandaMcR
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I love the sushi at drunken fish, but I feel like every time we go the service gets slower. It took what felt like forever to get our sushi. Had we not had a groupon, I would not have been happy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not so great
    2dadsof2
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Restaurant was too loud. Food was just okay for the price. Likely won't go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1 of our faves
    paulinaVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    sat in the upstairs lounge for the first time and really liked the privacy of it. The food was very good and they even made a special rendition of the lunch special for me at night. Our waiter Almin was very attentive! We adore this place!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Sushi
    KUTom
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Above average sushi restaurant with consistently good sushi and capable service. Not busy during the week if no activities downtown. Lighting a little low to follow menu. Desserts average at best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazon service and food!!!
    desdes123
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I went for my birthday and was seated right away, very properly serviced, got our food on time, and good price for great food! I will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sumptuous Sushi
    yummyfoodnoiseVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is always excellent. Priced well service has always been top-notch, even a new waitress Saturday evening (Stephanie) was well trained enough to make excellent recommendations. My constant and only fault with the place is the noise level is way too much. It's very hard to have a casual conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi Galore
    Produceprincess
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Absolutely amazing. Service great, food amazing. Sushi is like couture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nights out with friends
    internationallove
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I usually stop by Friday nights with my friends. Always good food, awesome music, outstanding ambiance and excellent service! We absolutely love drunken fish!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night out
    Gatorfootball21
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The waitress was the best part of the night she was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did Not Meet Expectations
    TCD8
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The place is always very busy but I don't know why customers keep coming back. Both times I've gone the food has taken an extremely long time to come out, the last time it took an hour and 10 minutes, it was ridiculous. The cocktails and martinis are overpriced too for not having very much alcohol in them. I am all about hot spots and having a good time but drunken fish disappointed me both times I went.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious
    outnabout
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been to Drunken Fish several times and it never disappoints. Twice I have had guests who had not tried sushi before and they have become fans!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic sushi, subpar service.
    ChrisP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My parents were in town & had never eaten sushi, so my wife & I brought them to our favorite sushi joint in Kansas City. As always, the food was fantastic. They really do a phenomenal job with the food here. The service? Eh... Our 8:45 reservation go us seated at about 9:15. It was a busy Saturday night though & the hostess was doing her best. When we headed upstairs though, that hostess literally walked off before we were even off the stairs & without saying a word. She eventually turned back & angrily ushered us to her from across the room while she rolled her eyes, visibly annoyed. We almost walked out at that point. Literally the worst service experience of my life. 30 minutes later we had water. Yes, 30 minutes. Food was great though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor management and service
    Badservice
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I took a group of ladies here for a friends birthday. Within minutes of being seated a waiter dumped an entire tray of waters onto my back completely soaking my hair, outfit and handbag. The waiter apologized and scurried off and we never saw him again. I ran to the bathroom and when I returned there was another waiter taking our drink order. I requested to speak to a manager about the incident and After receiving apps and drinks (about an hour later) the very rude unapologetic manager shows up and says "well what do you want me to do give you more napkins?" I explained to him that I've had better service at Applebee's and I couldn't believe a MANAGER of all people would represent a company this way. He left without resolution!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service slow
    Rico
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great atmosphere; great food; service was initially a little slow, we sat for about 10 minutes before anyone took our order.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi!
    LoriLVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our favorite rolls are the Spicy Eskimo and the Starburst. The Gyoza are also delicious. Service is usually very good, but we were disappointed in our waitress the last time we were there, which is why service is rated as good. Hopefully she was just having an off day, because we definitely enjoy the food here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Start the Night
    ToddB
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fantastic selection of rolls, although a fair majority of them have some form of tempura in them. Our server was fantastic and we can't say enough great things about him. A great people-watching spot, especially if you are on the patio, and an even better place to kick off your night in P&L or the other jazz clubs/live music venues in the area. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great til the end
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a great dinner the food was awesome. After we had finished out waitress took about an hour to bring our check and for us to pay and leave up to that point everything was perfect. But after the food was finished we were forgotten...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay but inconsistent
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We come here quite a bit. I won't lie though: a big reason is because of the location. There are so many inconsistencies to this place. We've actually decided we like the one in Leawood FAR better. I ordered sashimi in both locations, and the Leawood location's cuts were almost twice as big. The rolls are sometimes too sloppy here. Part of eating sushi is the beauty of the plate. It's up and down here yet the Leawood location is always beautiful. We have started to go to Nara more. Several of our friends have had the same experience. If someone else opens a good sushi place in the downtown area, Drunken Fish will be in trouble.
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  • Overpriced food
    1010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Plain taste. Small quantity for price of food. Never coming back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roof top
    briley1983
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Second weekend in a row on the roof top. Awesome- loved the food, music and the view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delish fish!
    paulinaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We sat outside this time which was much quieter and private. Food was outstanding as always. Our server anutaya was wonderful! We tried some different dishes this time and they were really good. The yellow tuna in ponzu and the baked muscles were divine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Review
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Every single Time I go to drunken fish the staff is outstanding, the food is delicious, and the manager checks on our table! Can't get better service! My #1 choice for sushi in KC!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Weird
    davisbassman
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I love the St. Louis Drunken Fish. This one seemed a little un-kept. The menu was over priced and boring. The server was sweet and attentive. The drinks were good and the noodle bowl was awesome. Too little for too much $$$
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible service and preparation
    Kelsey
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Made a reservation 2 weeks in advance to grab before a concert. Showed up and got seated on time order or drinks and food immediately and was told we would get it in time. Took 25 min. For our wine to get to our table and then waited another thirty with no sign of our food, waiter told us it was next up and said he run our cards ahead of time. When he can back with our cards he said he was wrong and the food would be another15 min. Nothing was offered to us for our inconvenience and our order had to be cancelled after waiting an hr.
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  • Great food, but took too long
    JHandMH
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went before a concert and were seated right away due to having reservations, but it took 1.5 hrs just to get the drinks we ordered from our waitress, and even longer for the food. The food was great but the food and beverage wait time was ridiculous for a table of 4, and we were late to our concert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The one
    TKOs
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I feel that the drunken fish is the one place to be for sushi and fine dining in a romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciously delightful
    Produceprincess
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If you haven't been to the Drunkin Fish, you must!! Completely love every location in St. Louis. Visited KC and there is another one. Sooo much to try for everyone. It was my mothers first time trying sushi and she woke up the next morning asking to have more. Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    Traveler234
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We always eat at Drunken Fish when we are in KC. Wonderful food, service is very pleasant and helpful. Good time as usual. Ginger dressing on salads is AWESOME!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun sushi place
    Super27
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Starting with drinks, I had a Mai Tai and my girlfriend had the "Drunken Fish" cocktail. Both were strong, and reasonably priced considering the area. We began with the chicken skewers appetizer, which was tasty but unremarkable. The sushi rolls themselves were good, but not great. I did try one of their "signature" rolls - the Philly Cheesesteak Roll - and was pleasantly surprised. The spicy salmon roll and California roll were average to slightly above average. Dessert was fried banana won-tons with vanilla ice cream. The won-tons had a caramel sauce drizzled on them, but I feel like they were still missing some flavor. Service was friendly, but somewhat slow-paced - be prepared to spend some time savoring your drinks and apps.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lizz
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The need a little work on their martinis… but its a sushi restaurant so I won't hold that against them. Food was delicious! Staff was delightful!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • df
    trudy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We seating immediately and the service and food were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad, but Not Great
    Elmer
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The Drunken Fish has a fun, hip decor, decent food and okay service. You won't mistake it for a high-end restaurant, but it is a pretty good version of Midwest sushi. Service was adequate, but like the food not overly impressive. I had sushi, and the fish was fresh and the presentation nice. The construction was lacking in a few notable instances, such as the Ikura, which appeared (by the limp nori) to have been assembled sometime yesterday. The lobster spring rolls were nice, and I heard good things about both the salmon and the sea bass. The only real clunker on the table was my partner's chicken dish, which had been hammered into rubber. Not a bad spot for a pre-concert meal, but I wouldn't go out of my way to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best Sushi Spots in KC
    kckelly
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Love the ambiance and love the sushi! Drinks are top-notch as well. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in KC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was great. Service was a little off from previous visits, but still can't beat the options for sushi and non sushi lovers. Highly recommend the potstickers and spicy Eskimo roll. Still one of our favorite places to go in KC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    GolferVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Out of wine after selling us first bottle. Service was horrible. Flys everywhere. Never going back.
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  • Wonderful
    KrissyKay
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everything was excellent! The service was great and the Sushi was awesome! Will definitely make this a place to stop every time I come to town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 560 reviews are from the Drunken Fish - Power & Light District reviews archive.
  • Great before a show
    GretchenS
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Three of us went here before a popular show at the nearby Midland. The sushi was really tasty and they have a ton of options. The signature cocktails are varied and interesting! On this night, it was very hot outside and pretty warm inside the restaurant as well. It took awhile before our server got to us but when she did she was friendly and warm, but not overly solicitous. Just right! We ended up having a great meal and were less than a block from our show.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around awesome
    MrsKing1211
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Excellet food, friendly and knowledgable staff, quick service and nice establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.