Drunken Fish - Power & Light District

4.2
1227 reviews
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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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Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The only issue we had was the waiter forgetting to put an order in for our appetizer which ended up coming AFTER our main course. No apologies. He told us our appetizer ended up at the wrong table.

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BS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I wish I could actually review. We were given menus and a drink list and never saw a server again. 20 minutes later I mentioned it to the hostess. 5 more minutes, nobody. We left.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good. Does have an interesting smell.

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SL
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Terrible service, Very expensive lack of taste for the food..

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Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy Hour menu was great! Good experience.

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was great and it was quiet enough to still get business accomplished

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch. Great food. Great atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were seated next to a table of 12 that made it hard to converse. Seemed like other available tables for 3 would have been better. Our waitress was pleasant enough but took a very long time to take our order. Food was good, but no better than a small place near me that is less expensive.

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LT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Their website advertised Happy Hour Specials and there was even a sign on the table we were sitting at that said Happy Hour specials, but when we went to order they said that since there was an event in town, they don't do Happy Hour. That needs to be made known on their website and maybe take the signs off the table too. The food was just ok, nothing I couldn't get anywhere else. Menu is Super expensive! Service was good. I might go back during Happy Hour when prices are more reasonable.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Server focused more on the big table coming than us.

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was horrible she told us she could not communicate with the kitchen staff because they. I do appreciate the 2 managers that came to our table and apologize for that waitress.
Thank you

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TM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really tasty, we were seated right away at our reservation time and the service was great.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very loud dining experience. We did not have the sushi but had fried rice and teriyaki chicken. The food was pretty bland and unimpressive. They were short staff and super busy. Would not recommend

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great time!

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JN
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I think that the food quality is very good, but I do not think it is priced at the value. It is overly priced for the quality of sushi provided and cut, mainly in reference to the nigiri and sashimi. The rolls were amazing and the drinks were great as well. The Jasmine Green Tea was some of the BEST that I have every had.

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our first visit to Drunken Fish was anything but memorable- average at best. Most recent visit was top flight. Excellent rolls and unbelievable Lobster Egg Roll. Very good and will definitely return.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the younger siblings for a night out!

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Larry, was absolutely fabulous!! The food was great, but the service was above and beyond!

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. We brought our children with us and everything came out quickly and was wonderful! Our server was great! We never had empty glasses or had to ask for a refill, he was quick to notice if our glasses were half full and quickly brought a new one or refilled our ice tea. It was a wonderful evening with yummy food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host allowed us to be seated for Happy Hour at the bar, even though we were early for our reservations. Happy Hour was so great, that we opted to stay in the bar area. The bartender was wonderful. The food and drinks were perfect!

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Every item. Food. Drinks. Lobster Spring Rolls!

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PS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience. We will definitely be back. Did not enjoy the alcoholic drink we ordered and the person who made the drink lack customer service skills. Our server KP was awesome. Food tasted great. Music was very complimentary for our dining experience.

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t
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the relaxed atmosphere and not to noisey.i recommend this to everyone who loves laid back good eating

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

My friends and I come here often and recently visited to celebrate several birthdays at once. Our service was great and prompt. The food was great and we will definitely be visiting again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was my first time and I was so disappointed. Our server was overwhelmed but so slow and entered the drinks and food incorrectly. I ordered the Teriyaki chicken and couldn’t believe all i got was a slab of chicken with teriyaki sauce and a scoop of rice. Seriously awful.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great place to eat. The noise level was not bad, food was great, our waitress was very accommodating and helpful.

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding and sushi was top-notch. The whole experience was worth the price we paid. Very upbeat with a Asian flare. Nothing quite like it in KC.

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TP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food... Nice ambiance... Waiter started a little slow, but picked it up and comped us a dessert... Only complaint is we had a table for four and they gave us a small table... The other 2 didn't show so it was enough room for me and the misses... But it would definitely not be enough room for 4..... Will definitely be returning

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, quick service, and welcoming atmosphere. I’ll be back.

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JB
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was fresh and good. They didn’t have any glasses for our beer and no serving spoons for a shared dish. Overall nice light dinner before a concert.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Not bad, but not anything special. Arrived early so we could have an appetizer, these are typically offered at reduced rate, however because there was an event at sprint center no reduced price. Bar tender was good.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day

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Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly it was an amazing night and it always is at drunken fish! Also, our waitress was phenomenal!!! So helpful, quick, efficient, and funny! We had an outstanding night! :)

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best server. Thanks for your services Larry

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Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to Drunken Fish. Reservation before a concert (Elton John) and we unfortunately were late for our reservation due to traffic and construction issues. Staff was very workable with us and even though we did not sit down until 6:50 pm the server was able to get us served in plenty of time to make the concert that started promptly at 8pm. Drunken Fish is my favorite spot before a concert!

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We've been there twice now. Won't be back. The first time we are not really impressed, but wanted to give them another chance. So, we went the night of the Elton John concert. Totally regret that choice now. The calamari appetizer was great. All of the other food was just so-so. We had the salad, miso soup, tempura shrimp and chicken teriyaki. Our server was terrible. Seemed okay at the beginning. Quickly took our drink order and delivered that. Took our food order, did not know the answer to several questions about the menu (like can we get two dipping sauces for the calamari or only one). Then we pretty much never saw him again. The manager brought our appetizer. The server finally brought our dinners without ever delivering the salad or soup (and never checking to see if we got them in about a 30 minute wait time). When questioned, he blamed it on the server assistants. We saw the other servers delivering the soup and salad so not sure why he couldn't. When he delivered the soup and salad after delivering our meal, my wife asked for a refill of her iced tea ( she had been out for about 35 minutes at that point). He never brought one. 15 minutes later she flagged down the manager, explained the issue and he had one there immediately. Server never checked to see if food was okay or if we needed anything. Finally came to the table behind us so we asked for our check. By this point he knew we were not happy, but simply laid the bill on the table and left even after I said to hold on while I checked the bill with my credit card in my hand (by this point he had taken so long we were worried about getting to the concert on time). I got up to run to the bathroom and handed it to him as I walked by. He returned it to my wife at the table with out so much as a good night, I'm sorry service was slow, can I get you anything else or anything. He did not ruin our evening, but it was very frustrating and NOT the nice dinner experience we had hoped for.

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the workers are professional.

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Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went during happy hour and had lots of good deals. The dessert was amazing, as well. (Fried Strawberry cheesecake.)

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MJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

45 minutes for an appetizer (spring roll). Even when I ordered it 20 minutes before the sushi, as an appetizer, it came out at the same time as the sushi. Sushi was warm?? and rice was undercooked (stale/hard). I really like the way the space looks and that it's near P&L. I asked to talk to a manager and was never brought one. 2/5 overall.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience! I had been there before a few years ago, and it’s still just as good! Would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone!

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