Deleting topic isn’t always working in 0.8.1.1
Deletion should be working in the next release, 0.8.2
kafka-topics.sh --delete --zookeeper localhost:2181 --topic your_topic_name Topic your_topic_name is marked for deletion. Note: This will have no impact if delete.topic.enable is not set to true.
You may also pass in a bootstrap server instead of zookeeper:
kafka-topics.sh --bootstrap-server kafka:9092 --delete --topic your_topic_name
Is it possible to delete a topic?