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Gambit's 2017 spring restaurant guide: K 

click to enlarge Joel Brown (center) and staff serve matzo ball soup and Kosher items at Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Joel Brown (center) and staff serve matzo ball soup and Kosher items at Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery.

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 in a po-boy with house-made gravy on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 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. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Katie's Restaurant & Bar
3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582;
The Delta Queen features angel hair pasta tossed in spicy garlic butter cream topped with fried Louisiana shrimp, oysters and crawfish tails. The Funky Fontana includes fried Louisiana oysters, slow-smoked cochon de lait and applewood-smoked bacon smothered in creamy Provel cheese, shrimp and spinach sauce. 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 of house-ground beef, onion, celery and bell pepper. Blackened catfish is served with jambalaya, Creole potatoes and bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

2315 St. Claude Ave., (504) 383-4328;
A German doner kebab includes free-range dark-meat chicken, pickled cucumbers, cabbage, red onions, garlic aioli and tangy mustard on house-made bread. A falafel sandwich is dressed with hummus, Spanish garlic, pickled cucumber, arugula, kale, spinach, beets and red onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Keith Young's Steakhouse
165 Highway 21, Madisonville, (985) 845-9940;
The petit filet is an 8-ounce center-cut tenderloin served with green beans and a baked potato, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes. Broiled redfish is topped with lump crabmeat, beurre blanc and basil. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Kelley's Village Inn
9201 Jefferson Highway, (504) 737-4610;
Grilled grouper is topped with Creole crawfish sauce. The menu also includes crawfish bisque. Steak night is Thursday. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Kenner Seafood
3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, (504) 466-4701;
The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, catfish and french fries. Breaded shrimp are served over angel hair pasta with mozzarella and red gravy. Boiled crawfish are available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

5757 Magazine St., (504) 891-1177;
Grilled Gulf drum comes with field peas, grilled leeks and carrot brown butter sauce. The dry-aged beef cheeseburger is topped with Cabot cheddar and smoked onion aioli and served with smoked beef fat fried potatoes. 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;
The glazed pork belly po-boy features lime slaw, Old New Orleans Rum and ginger cane syrup and garlic aioli. The seared Gulf shrimp po-boy is dressed with marinated radish, cucumber, carrot, herbs and special sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only at Conti Street. location. $

4600 Washington Ave., (504) 304-8557;
Chicken Paitan features marinated chicken, wakame seaweed, bamboo, a soft-boiled egg, ramen noodles and wood ear mushrooms in chicken broth. For lunch, pork belly tonkotsu ramen combines sauteed vegetables and house-made noodles in broth. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

337 Chartres St., (504) 598-5005;
Marinated blue crab claws are served with local citrus, shallots, cilantro and satsuma brown butter vinaigrette. Seared Gulf fish is served with cherry tomatoes, artichokes, grilled broccoli and pecan-arugula pesto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Kitchen Table Cafe
7005 St. Claude Ave., Arabi, (504) 301-2285;
Donna's kale and beet salad features garden kale tossed with carrots, blue cheese, roasted beets, toasted pumpkin seeds and citrus vinaigrette. Seared hanger steak is served with sauteed mushrooms. 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
Dolsot bibimbap combines beef, vegetables and rice in a hot stone bowl. Spicy dubu kimchi features stir-fried pork and poached tofu with kimchi. Diners can cook their own Korean-style barbecue beef or pork on tabletop grills. 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 features corned beef, pastrami, horseradish, mustard and coleslaw on rye and is served hot. Turkey and liver are served on rye with onions. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards and checks. $$

515 Harrison Ave., (504) 484-0841; 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 John Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Hours vary by location. 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 grilled Russki Reuben includes corned beef, spicy cabbage, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on rye 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 cinnamon pecan cupcake features caramel pecan filling and cream cheese frosting. The Samoa cupcake is made with yellow caramel cake, toasted coconut, chocolate and caramel. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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