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Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: Japanese/ Sushi 

Asuka Sushi & Hibachi
7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555
The Sumo roll is a spicy Dynamite roll (chopped salmon, tuna, yellowtail) topped with fresh salmon, tuna and garlic chili oil. The Aloha roll features salmon, snow crab and avocado with mango sauce on the side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Chiba
8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola.com
Oak Street bouillabaisse combines crawfish, mussels, shrimp, whitefish, salmon, mushrooms and bok choy in red miso shellfish broth. Ichimi pepper-crusted Gulf snapper is served with vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Tue., late-night 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 in soy paper topped with barbecued eel sauce, sesame seeds and green onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Hana Japanese Restaurant
8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634
The Who Dat roll combines spicy tuna, tempura shrimp and snow crab and is topped with tuna, salmon and avocado. The No Name roll bundles tuna, salmon, eel, tamago, snow crab and smelt roe in soy paper topped with smelt roe, crunchy flakes, eel sauce and Hana sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Horinoya Restaurant
920 Poydras St., (504) 561-8914; www.horinoyarestaurant.com
The wagyu beef appetizer is a small portion of beef cooked tableside on a hot stone and served with ponzu sauce. Tuna tataki is seared rare tuna in house sauce. 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, crunchy flakes and eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644; www.kyotonola.com
The Sara roll combines spicy shrimp and avocado and is topped with crunchy flakes and chili sauce. The Funky Margarita roll features spicy tuna or crawfish on the inside and tuna, fresh salmon and spicy avocado-jalapeno sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo
590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; www.littletokyosushi.com
The Burning Man roll has spicy tuna, crunchy flakes and sesame oil on the inside and is topped with pepper tuna, avocado, green onion, ponzu sauce, eel sauce and chili sauce. The Fat J Roll features tempura shrimp, snow crab, avocado, asparagus and smelt roe wrapped in soy paper with tuna, boiled shrimp, crunchy flakes, eel sauce and chef's sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo Restaurant
310 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 485-5658; 2300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-6788; www.little- tokyonola.com
Cucumber seafood salad includes tuna, salmon, yellowtail, octopus, crabstick and ponzu sauce. The cucumber sashimi roll features snow crab, tuna, salmon and whitefish rolled in cucumber and served with spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar
1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com
Tonkotsu ramen features pork bone broth, ramen noodles, chashu pork, green onions, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, fish cake and half a boiled egg. Pan-seared squid is drizzled with sweet and tangy sauce. Reservations accepted for karaoke rooms only. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
The Bayou roll combines seaweed salad and cucumber in seaweed paper topped with tuna tataki, red snapper and chili ponzu sauce. Baked yellowtail neck is served with soy tempura sauce and lemon wedges. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steak House
1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com
The Spicy Girl roll features deep-fried whitefish, snow crab and cucumber topped with pepper tuna, green onions and ponzu sauce. The Shaggy Dog roll combines fried shrimp tempura, avocado and snow crab and is topped with crabstick, eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Rock-N-Sake
823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com
Get in My Belly is salmon toro with sumiso sauce, yuzu-macerated strawberries and crispy basil. Sushi deviled eggs are truffle and spicy sesame deviled eggs topped with tuna tartare and black tobiko. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Taste Of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-0688; www.tasteoftokyoriverridge.com
Grilled red snapper is served in a flour tortilla with red onions, jalapenos, lettuce and garlic sauce. Peppered tuna sashimi is served with avocado and ponzu sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Umi 3 Sushi & Hibachi
2240 Magazine St., (504) 609-2282; www.umi3sushi.com
Roasted Chilean sea bass is served with grilled asparagus, sesame soba noodles and miso sauce. Mixed sushi "pizza" features assorted fish, seaweed, mango, avocado and guacamole on a scallion pancake. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Wasabi
900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 267-3263; www.wasabinola.com
Baked salmon and crabmeat are topped with eel sauce. The Saints roll has tempura shrimp, cream cheese and crunchy jalapeno on the inside with fresh salmon, barbecued eel, smelt roe and eel sauce on top. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Yuki Izakaya
525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122
Karaage is chicken marinated in ginger and sake and deep-fried in panko batter. Japanese curry is made with pork and vegetables and served over rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily, late-night Sat-Sun. Credit cards. $




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