Drunken Fish - Power & Light District

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Sushi
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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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Location and food were great. We had a reservation and got seated promptly. It was advertised online as happy hour when we made the reservations, which was part of the reason we picked the restaurant as I had never been before. Then when we got there and got seated we were informed they don’t have HH on nights where the Sprint Center has an event. Sprint Center always has events so my thoughts are that if you go.. you’ll have to call ahead if you want HH to see if they are having it which is a bit of a pain. Otherwise, if you don’t care about that.. food and service was good!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food is always great everytime I go! We had terrible service, though. She was a very sweet girl but SUPER inattentive.

D
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Just not as good as it once was, very dirty and sticky floors, sticky table tops, noisy - made reservations but still got lousy seating, waitress was very busy - sweet and nice - and we still tipped over 20%, but ultimately not as happy as we’ve been before... I expect delays and mistakes sometimes when it’s busy, but Drunken Fish was not as busy as I’ve seen it, but wait staff seemed overwhelmed. The food was ok - not given the prices. There are much better sushi places in KC - probably won’t be back anytime soon.

BK
Kansas City
187 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice meal after the Irish Fest. Outside seating great evening to be out.

L
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was awesome. calamari appetizer was spot on. Green tea drink was average. Whiskey sour was very good. House salad was good. Greens in the lettuce could have been made smaller, more chopstick friendly. Sushi was good. Would eat here again.

A
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a very good night out at Drunken Fish. The service was good, the sushi was delicious. The cocktail (raspberry lemonade) was just okay. The acoustics make it very loud inside the restaurant, and it was also a busy Saturday night, so it made conversation a challenge. Overall it was pretty decent experience.

BG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Was not good for what it cost. The sushi was really plain. Service was good. Cool location. The food was bunk .

NV
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This was my third time at Drunken Fish. It was a rather disappointing visit. The food was great, as it has been consistently. At not even 1/4 capacity, service was slow for us. Our server had a few tables with young ladies & adult beverages. We were a family of 3 with water. We had to beg for his attention, several times, sometimes over the same thing that he would keep forgetting. I get it, but pretty unprofessional. Also, I couldn’t help but notice how noisy it was for as empty as it was. I was glad there weren’t more customers in there.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We had to wait 25 minutes just to get water and menus. The food was over priced and mediocre at best. Kona Grill on the plaza is a MUCH better option.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing, service was good! I had the drunkin fish roll and the spicy spider roll I believe. It was wonderful, would definitely recommend.

CZ
Toledo
22 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was great! Server fantastic. Love the 1/2 off menu! Great value.

AO
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Sushi, sashimi, and soup were all tasty. The service was not so great. Our waiter took 10 minutes to bring water to our table and forgot our cocktails. He was forgetful towards other tables around us as well. It also took 20 minutes to get our bill paid so we could leave. We had to ask another waiter to find our waiter so we could get our bill.

JN
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The sushi was good but we have had better at other restaurants. Service was slow in the beginning for the drink order. Server was nice and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and drinks! Our server was awesome! He was so friendly and informative.

F
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Pre concert

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OT
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to dine before a concert!

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, drinks and service was fabulous! We live Drunken Fish for their consistent high quality.

In this occasion, the Menus were completely worn out and felt dirty. The chair I was seated in was covered with something sticky, although, gratefully, the server was quick to remedy the situation.

N
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The hostess was very rude she purposely made us wait 30 minutes for rooftop seating just to get up there and the rooftop was empty with no ambiance. The experience ruined our Saturday night.

m
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sofie was a great server! Food as excellent. Veges were awesome and so was sushi.

WN
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We had 5:30 reservations so it was early. The floors were dirty and sticky. Our table not steady. The women’s bathroom only had one working toilet and was dirty. The food was great but cleanliness was terrible

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food over priced and did not taste very good. We had sushi and it didn’t taste fresh, which for the price I expected it to be decent.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best sushi we have had in KC.

t
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The food was okay. Our server Larry wasn't very attentive. He took our drink, app and food order. There was a beer item on the menu but we were told the beer company was out of business. That item should have been taken off the menu. We got our meal and asked where our apps were. The girl that brought our meal apologized. We finally got our apps in the middle of the meal. The meal was okay. Larry would pass by the table but didn't check on us. We will not go back.

DW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Close enough to the real thing. Good time, just all it’ll noisy

K
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. BUT they were out of two appetizers we wanted. That was sad.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Completely disappointed. Advertised happy hour. Made reservation for appropriate time. Arrived and seated only to find out that only select tables are eligible for happy hour. We even had an advertisement on our table for happy hour. Just a scam to get people in early I guess.

Food was mediocre at best. 90% of the rolls have Kano Kama (imitation crab) as a filler. So many better sushi places to eat in KC.

Definitely not a high end place at all.

Servers were polite despite our apparent agitation.

KM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

DO NOT EAT HERE. Asked to sit on patio for happy hour and then told our party was too big (5) so we got moved inside and sat in a place that did not do happy hour and got moved again to a table that we were told is in the happier hour section only to be told my another waiter and manager that we were in the happy hour section. Very frustrating and ridiculous. Left before we even got food. Last time I went here we had a reservation and still had to wait 45 minutes! Food was not good and service was horrible.

AT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was good, but the dishes were filthy. We had to change out a couple of our plates because previous food was crusted over on it. If it wasn't for my mil's bday, we would've really complained other than asking for new dishes (which those also weren't completely clean).

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Rooftop dining at dusk

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was absolutely terrible. From the host stand to the table, we were neglected the entire stay.

DS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

It used to be a really cool place to go. The waiter was great. The tables and menus were sticky and nothing seemed crisp. I don’t really know if the food was lackluster or if it seemed that way because of the interior.

MC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

From the moment we step foot in the restaurant, the hostess was extremely unfriendly and dismissive. We had to wait almost 15 minutes for a table which I had made reservations for earlier that day. We waited patiently by the bar which had empty tall tables but we figured we would be seated in the main dining room. I soon lost my patience and went back to her at the hostess area. She then asked me again if we wanted to sit inside or out which means she either forgot about us or did not remember asking us. Which in any case did not reflect well! Then she finally brought us to a table which turned out to be one of the empty tall tables we saw when we came in at the bar and not at the main dining area which had lots of empty tables as well. Baffled we asked to see the manager which turned out to be the rude hostess! When we expressed how we felt about the way we were treated and ended up in the bar side of the restaurant- she harshly challenged us and said if we wanted to sit at a smaller table. What??? Then as she walked away she made faces and mumbled words with mockery in sight. THAT WAS ALL WE COULD TAKE AND WALKED OUT! DO YOU BLAME US???

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for happy hour and then came back later for dinner and everything we tried was really good. Our waitress was sweet and friendly. It’s a little noisy but not bad. We loved and will be going back!

N
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was assume! But our server took 20 minutes to grab us our drinks at the beginnig of the night, and basically ignored us until another (amazingly friendly) server apologized to us and said they would take our table. Then we rarely saw him after that. Had to wait a good 10 minutes after we were done to get the check.

Food was good, one waiter was bad, hoping it was just an off night!

TS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved our server, Jaylen (spelling,sorry)! He was super nice and funny, helped me a lot with the menu and whatever questions I had, and he was very prompt. The sushi was delicious! We had the Spiderman Man rolls and the Spicy Butterfly rolls. Yummy!

RH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food with good service. Noise level too high. Had difficulty hearing the conversation in my party. Had to talk extremely loud across the table.

TR
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and ambiance. Will return.
Nice bar selection including plum wine and Japanese beer.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was too expensive for not much food at all I left unsatisfied. The upstairs patio was gorgeous and the waiter was really nice.

KF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not only was the food amazing (everyone loved what they ordered), but the service was what made our experience truly exceptional. Our waitress Kim was great at giving us recommendations and she was the reason we had so much fun.

t
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Management made our first experience great! Staff was polite and helpful with the menu.

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