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New Orleans Winter Restaurant Guide 2015: Japanese/ Sushi 

Asuka Sushi & Hibachi
7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555; www.asukaneworleans.com
The sushi lunch special includes six pieces of sushi, a California roll, soup and salad. The 5 Cooked Roll dinner includes the Rock 'N' Roll, Tiger Eye roll, California roll, crawfish roll, snow crab roll, salad and soup. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Daiwa Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine
5033 Lapalco Blvd., Suite B6, Marrero, (504) 875-4203; www.daiwasushi.com
Kimchi and seafood yaki udon is seafood pan-fried with thick udon noodles and served with spicy kimchi sauce. The Cowboy roll features crawfish and seared marinated beef topped with eel sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Hana Japanese Restaurant
8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634
The lobster roll combines breaded lobster tail, fresh salmon, tuna, smelt roe and spring greens in soy paper. The No Name roll bundles tuna, salmon, eel, tamago, snow crab and smelt roe in soy paper topped with more smelt roe, crunchy flakes, eel sauce and Hana sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Horinoya Restaurant
920 Poydras St., (504) 561-8914; www.horinoya.weebly.com
For an appetizer, 3.5 ounces of wagyu beef are cooked tableside on a hot stone and served with ponzu sauce. Sliced seared tuna is served with a sauce of ginger, garlic, olive oil and spices. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Kanno California Sushi Bar
3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 455-5730; www.kannosushi.com
The Elvis roll combines salmon, avocado and snow crab and has blue crab on top. The Godzilla roll features shrimp tempura, cream cheese and snow crab and is topped with spicy tuna and crunchy flakes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644; www.kyotonola.com
Poke salad features tuna, crabstick, cucumber, avocado, asparagus and spicy sauce. The Sara roll combines spicy shrimp and avocado topped with crunchy flakes and chili sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo
590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; www.littletokyosushi.com
The Deathly Hallows roll tops spicy tuna and tempura eel with salmon, avocado, crunchy flakes, smelt roe, eel sauce and chili sauce. The Burning Man roll has spicy tuna, crunchy flakes and sesame oil inside, with pepper tuna, avocado, scallions, ponzu sauce, eel sauce and chili sauce on top. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo
7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www.facebook.com/littletokyomaplest
Menu highlights include chicken katsu or teriyaki, shrimp and vegetable tempura, California rolls, tofu steak and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo Restaurant
310 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 485-5658; 2300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-6788; www.littletokyonola.com
These restaurants offer a range of sushi and cooked items, and diners can sit at the hibachi grill. Ramen noodle soup consists of seasoned chicken broth and Japanese egg noodles. Vegetable sides include sauteed kale and Brussels sprouts, which are served steamed or tempura style. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar
1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com
Small plate offerings include edamame, tempura pickles, curry fries and pan-fried gyoza. There also are ramen and udon noodle soups, yakitori grilled meats and seafood, sushi rolls and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
Seared flounder is cooked with butter, garlic, black pepper and soy sauce and served with broccoli and asparagus. Pepper tuna salad combines tuna and seaweed in a special sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Miyako Sushi Bar & Hibachi
1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com
Tuna poke is made with diced marinated yellowfin tuna, avocado, scallions, smelt roe and balsamic vinaigrette. The Black and Gold roll combines soft-shell crab, cucumber, avocado and snow crab salad and is topped with barbecue eel, black and gold tobiko and eel sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Ohana Modern Fusion and Sushi Bar
3559 18th St., Metairie, (504) 888-4568; www.ohananola.com
Chicken and shrimp are stir-fried with vegetables and mango in spicy red sauce. The Thunder roll combines lobster salad, tempura shrimp, avocado and caviar in soybean paper topped with eel sauce and chef's sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Origami Sushi
5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532; www.sushinola.com
The soft-shell crab appetizer is a whole soft-shell crab served on top of fried sushi rice with curry sauce and red onion. White fish carpaccio is served on a bed of red onions and cucumber with sea salt, red pepper, olive oil, basil, scallions and capers. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Rock-N-Sake
823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com
Kale and salmon sashimi features sliced fresh salmon with crispy dashi fried kale, orange segments, candied walnuts, truffle ponzu and garlic aioli. Pork belly lettuce wraps include grilled pork belly, Granny Smith apples, carrots, butter lettuce and cilantro hoisin sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Sake Cafe
817 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite B, Kenner, (504) 468-8829; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite A, Harahan (504) 733-8879; 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite A4, Metairie, (504) 779-7253; www.sakecafela.com
The A&M roll features tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab stick, lettuce and cucumber in rice paper and is served with ponzu dipping sauce. The Utah roll combines shrimp tempura, snow crab and cream cheese and is topped with tuna, avocado and eel sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sake Cafe Uptown
2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033; www.sakecafeuptown.us
The Tropical roll features snow crab, masago, salmon and mango and is topped with fruit chili sauce. Never Bored tuna includes thinly sliced tuna sashimi, cucumber and chili sauce topped with masago and scallions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Samurai
239 Decatur St., (504) 525-9595; www.samuraineworleans.com
The restaurant serves tempura, grilled items, sashimi and sushi and offers locally inspired rolls. The New Orleans roll features crawfish topped with seasoned soft-shell crab. Baked mussels are served with roe and creamy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Shogun
2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com
Teishoku, or the "businessman's lunch" special, includes an appetizer, choice of entree (mackerel, salmon, chicken, beef, tempura or sushi), sashimi, egg custard, miso soup, pickles and steamed rice. The Utah roll is filled with shrimp tempura, snow crab, cream cheese, tuna and avocado and is topped with eel sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sushi Brothers
1612 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-4449; www.sushibrothers.net The FEMA roll bundles salmon, snow crab, asparagus and avocado in soybean paper topped with spicy tuna, smelt roe and spicy mayonnaise. The Black and Gold roll features coconut shrimp and cream cheese with mango and avocado on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Taste Of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-0688; www.tasteoftokyoriverridge.com
The menu includes sushi, tempura, teriyaki, rice and noodle dishes, salads and more. Tokyo tuna crunch features a fried sushi rice patty topped with spicy tuna and tangy sauce. The Tropic Thunder roll combines coconut shrimp, snow crab, avocado, salmon, mango and crab stick and is topped with orange tobiko and strawberry-cranberry sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Tennou Sushi Bar
1818 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 11, Harvey, (504) 366-3898; www.tennousushi.com
The Who Dat roll consists of spicy tuna, avocado, jalapeno, snow crab and soft-shell crawfish, topped with Tennou's secret sauce. The Tsunami roll is a shrimp tempura roll topped with baked crawfish, snow crab and white tuna. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tokyo Bistro
5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4288 www.tokyobistrometairie.com
The haru maki appetizer is snow crab wrapped in rice paper, deep-fried and served with house sauce. The Mardi Gras roll bundles snow crab, crawfish, cream cheese, avocado and shrimp in seaweed paper topped with spicy tuna and special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Wasabi
900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 267-3263; www.wasabinola.com
The Yellow Dragon roll has snow crab, avocado and cucumber inside and is topped with salmon, lemon and scallions. The Firecracker roll features tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, snow crab, jalapenos, cucumber and smelt roe with spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Yuki Izakaya
525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122
This Japanese-style tavern serves traditional Japanese dishes, including an array of small plates suitable for sharing. Karaage is chicken marinated in ginger sauce and fried. Spicy onigiri are traditional seaweed-wrapped rice balls filled with spicy roe. No reservations. Dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $





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