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Gambit’s 2016 summer restaurant guide: K 

K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres St., (504) 596-2530;
Blackened Louisiana drum is topped with crabmeat and served with chipotle compound butter, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Blackened twin beef tenderloin medallions are served with debris sauce, potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

KY's Olde Towne Bicycle Shop Restaurant
2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-1911;
Oysters bordelaise features fried oysters over spaghettini with olive oil, herbs and Parmesan. Roast beef is slow-cooked in house, sliced thin and served with house-made gravy on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Kanno California Sushi Bar
3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 455-5730;
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 topped with spicy tuna, crunchy flakes and eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Katie's Restaurant & Bar
3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582;
The Legend sandwich features slow-smoked pulled pork tossed with barbecue shrimp on Gendusa French bread. The St. Louie sandwich includes fried Louisiana oysters topped with provelone and applewood-smoked bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Kayla's Restaurant
3036 St. Claude Ave., (504) 949-3477
The Trinity burger features a patty combining house-ground beef, onion, celery and bell pepper. Four deep-fried chicken wings come with sides such as smothered potatoes in Creole seasonings. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards.  $

2315 St. Claude Ave., (504) 383-4328;
The German doner kebab has free-range dark-meat chicken, garlic aioli and tangy mustard on house-made bread. Thick Belgian-style fries are fried twice and served with a choice of sauces. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Keith Young's Steakhouse
165 Highway 21, Madisonville, (985) 845-9940;
Filet mignon is served with a baked potato, sweet potato or green beans, and optional steak toppings include crabmeat or mushrooms. Grilled mahi mahi is topped with shrimp bechamel or jumbo lump crabmeat and mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Kenner Seafood
3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, (504) 466-4701;
The seafood bread loaf is stuffed with fried shrimp, oysters and catfish. Breaded shrimp are served over angel hair pasta with provolone and Parmesan cheeses and red gravy with salad and garlic bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

5757 Magazine St., (504) 891-1177;
Red snapper tartare is served with horseradish and lemon. Sugar snap pea salad combines ricotta, cucumber and sheep's milk cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$$

Killer Poboys
219 Dauphine St., (504) 462-2731; Erin Rose Bar, 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745;
An aged cheddar yard egg omelet is served with herbed aioli, caramelized bell pepper and onions and ham, bacon or roasted sweet potatoes. The po-boy counter at the back of the Erin Rose bar serves a seared Gulf shrimp po-boy with Sriracha aioli, pickled vegetables and herbs. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only at Conti Street. $

4600 Washington Ave., (504) 304-8557;
Chicken shio ramen features marinated chicken breast, bamboo and wood ear mushrooms in a clear chicken broth. For lunch, pork belly tonkotsu is served with pickles, a soft-boiled egg, spring onions, cauliflower and mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

337 Chartres St., (504) 598-5005;
Crawfish and green tomato galette comes with sausage, sweet corn and red bean relish and a poached egg. Grilled redfish tacos feature corn tortillas topped with pickled red onion slaw, peach and avocado salsa and salsa verde. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Kitchen Table Cafe
7005 St. Claude Ave., Arabi, (504) 301-2285;
Fried oysters are served with bacon and blue cheese vinaigrette over greens. Seared hanger steak is served with sauteed mushrooms and gremolata. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Knuckleheads Sports Bar & Eatery
3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858
The Knuckle sandwich is a burger topped with blue cheese and bacon and served with fries. Nudillocabeza chicken salad features grilled chicken, black beans, tomatoes, cheddar, tortilla strips and pepper jelly dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Korea House
3547 18th St., Metairie, (504) 888-0654
Spicy dubu kimchi features stir-fried pork and poached tofu with kimchi. Dolsot bibimbap combines beef, vegetables and rice in a hot stone bowl. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery
3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010;
The J&N Special is corned beef, pastrami, horseradish, mustard and coleslaw on rye served hot. Lox, cream cheese, tomato, onion and capers are served on a bagel. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards and checks. $$

515 Harrison Ave., (504) 484-0841; 4445 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-2010; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, (504) 737-3933;
Red beans and rice with fried chicken is a Monday and Wednesday special. The roast beef po-boy features house-cooked roast beef dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Krystal cheeseburgers are dressed with American cheese, diced onion, dill pickles and mustard. For a side, chili cheese fries are topped with cheddar. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855;
Pierogis are Polish potato and cheese dumplings served with sour cream and sweet onions. The Pol-boy features Polish sausage, spicy cabbage, fried onions, mustard and pickles on French bread. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

The Kupcake Factory
911 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 570-6420; 3319 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 267-3328;
The Wedding Cake cupcake features a white almond cake topped with vanilla buttercream and white chocolate crumbles. The Chocolate Deluxe cupcake is a dark chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644;
Poke salad is made with tuna, crabstick, cucumbers, avocado, asparagus, squid salad and seaweed salad tossed with spicy vinaigrette. The Sara roll is stuffed with spicy shrimp and avocado and topped with crunchy flakes and chili sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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