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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide:
Japanese and Sushi Restaurants in New Orleans 

Asuka Sushi and Hibachi
7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555;
The sushi lunch special includes six pieces of sushi, a California roll and miso soup or clear soup and salad. The Five 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. $

8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119;
The strawberry satsuma roll features yellowtail, mango and jalapeno rolled with crunchy flakes and topped with scallops, strawberries, satsuma ponzu sauce and wasabi tobiko. Mussels are sauteed with white miso, sake, garlic, green onions and red chilies. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

Hana Japanese Restaurant
8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634
Hana offers sushi, sashimi and an array of Japanese dishes. Gyoza are crescent-shaped pot-stickers stuffed with pork, vegetables and ginger. Shumai are round dumplings filled with shrimp and vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

920 Poydras St., (504) 561-8914
Tuna tataki is seared tuna sliced thin and drizzled with house sauce. The hot rock appetizer is thinly sliced beef cooked at the table in hot broth. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux
7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440;
The crab rangoon roll features crab, masago, scallions and cream cheese rolled together, fried and served with Thai chili dipping sauce. The Big Easy roll is filled with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, snow crab, avocado and asparagus and topped with wasabi roe. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Kanno California Sushi Bar
3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5730
Sashimi options include albacore tuna. Steamed fish comes with blue crab sauce and spicy miso soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644;
Nabeyaki udon features thick Japanese noodles in broth with chicken, vegetables, mushrooms, egg and fish cake. 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;
Burning Man roll has spicy tuna, crunchy flakes and sesame inside and pepper tuna, avocado, green onion, ponzu sauce, eel sauce and chili sauce on top. Volcano roll has fresh salmon, smelt roe and avocado inside and spicy tuna, snow crab, crunchy flakes, chef's sauce and chili sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
310 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 485-5658; 2300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-6788;
Love Boat Tokyo for two includes beef and chicken teriyaki, tempura shrimp, sashimi, sushi rolls, fruit and vegetables. Chocolate City roll combines spicy tuna, seared tuna, snow crab and avocado in soybean wrap topped with barbecued eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar
1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088;
Egg noodles are simmered in pork bone broth and served with chopped green onions, bean sprouts, boiled egg, pork and a fish cake. Pork and onions features thin sliced pork cooked in ginger sauce and served over rice with miso soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881;
Jalapeno poppers features peppers stuffed with spicy salmon, snow crab and cream cheese and topped with three chili sauce. Poke salad combines chopped tuna, cucumber, seaweed and spicy sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily, lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse
1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997;
The Rock and Roll is stuffed with shrimp tempura, snow crab and cucumber and topped with spicy mayonnaise and eel sauce. The Black and Gold roll is a blend of spicy tuna, spicy crawfish and cucumber topped with whitefish, eel sauce, spicy mayonnaise and black tobiko. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Origami Sushi
5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532;
The soft-shell crab special 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, green onions and capers. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253;
Pork belly lettuce wraps combine tart apples, carrots and butter lettuce with a side of cilantro-hoisin glaze. Truffle and spicy sesame deviled eggs are topped with tuna tartare and black tobiko. 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., Metairie, (504) 779-7253;
The Breezy roll is a snow crab, crawfish, avocado and cream cheese roll, fried and topped with tuna, salmon, smelt roe and scallions. The A&M roll bundles tuna, salmon, crabstick, lettuce and cucumber in rice paper topped with chili ponzu sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sake Cafe Uptown
2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033;
Kuruma shrimp features jumbo shrimp stuffed with snow crab and served with peanut-wasabi sauce. The po-boy roll combines shrimp tempura, soft-shell crab, crawfish and lettuce in sesame soy paper. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

239 Decatur St., (504) 525-9595;
The Ocean Pyramid features layers of avocado, tuna, salmon, yellowtail and fish roe molded into a pyramid. The Decatur roll is filled with crawfish, crunchy flakes and cilantro and topped with seared white tuna and garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7477;
Teishoku, or Japanese "businessman's lunch" special, includes an appetizer, choice of entree (mackerel, salmon, chicken, beef, tempura and sushi), sashimi, egg custard, miso soup, pickles and steamed rice. The sushi and tempura dinner includes an assortment of nigiri, tempura shrimp, soup, salad, fruit and rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sushi Brothers
1612 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-4449;
The Black and Gold roll features coconut shrimp and cream cheese with mango and avocado on top. The LSU roll has shrimp tempura and cream cheese on the inside and snow crab, tuna, avocado and eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Taste Of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-0688;
Nabeyaki udon is a noodle soup consisting of thick udon noodles, assorted seafood, shrimp tempura, vegetables and egg. The Burning Man roll combines spicy tuna, avocado, green onions, sesame seeds and ponzu. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Tennou Sushi Bar
1818 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 11, Harvey, (504) 366-3898;
The Cattle roll is filled with crabstick, cream cheese and avocado, topped with seared rib-eye, green onion and hoisin sauce. Sesame seed chicken features thinly sliced chicken marinated in sesame sauce and deep fried. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tokyo Bistro
5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4288
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 and dinner Mon.-Sat., dinner Sun. Credit cards. $$

900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 267-3263;
The Marigny roll features chopped spicy tuna, ginger, snow crab and crunchy flakes wrapped in rice paper. The firecracker roll combines tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, snow crab, jalapenos, cucumber and smelt roe and is served with spicy mayonnaise. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Yuki Izakaya
525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122
This Japanese tavern offers a mix of small plates including hot items and raw tuna preparations. Karaage is chicken marinated in ginger sauce and fried. Grilled beef tongue is lightly seasoned with salt and pepper. No reservations. Dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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