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                           August 18, 2021

       Paul Hastings
       Chief Executive Officer
       Nkarta, Inc.
       6000 Shoreline Court, Suite 102
       South San Francisco, California 94080

                                                        Re: Nkarta, Inc.
Statement on Form S-3
                                                            Filed August 12,
                                                            File No. 333-258766

       Dear Mr. Hastings:

              This is to advise you that we have not reviewed and will not
review your registration

               Please refer to Rules 460 and 461 regarding requests for
acceleration. We remind you
       that the company and its management are responsible for the accuracy and
adequacy of their
       disclosures, notwithstanding any review, comments, action or absence of
action by the staff.

                                                        Please contact Irene
Paik at 202-551-6553 with any questions.


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