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Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: Japanese/Sushi 

Asuka Sushi & Hibachi
7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555; www.asukaneworleans.com
The avocado popper is tempura-fried avocado served with spicy tuna, cream cheese, snow crab and eel sauce. The El Diablo roll features spicy salmon, tuna, yellow tail, cucumber, escolar, jalapeno chili sauce and ponzu sauce. 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.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Daiwa Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine
5033 Lapalco Blvd., Suite B6, Marrero, (504) 875-4203; www.daiwasushi.com
Baked sea scallops are served in garlic butter sauce. Spicy City is a deep-fried sushi roll featuring marinated crawfish, snow crab, cream cheese, avocado and jalapeno in seaweed paper and is topped with eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. 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 mango salmon roll includes roe, shrimp tempura, snow crab and fruit. The No Name roll features tuna, salmon, eel, tamago, snow crab and smelt roe in soy paper topped crunchy flakes, eel sauce and Hana sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. 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 topped with spicy tuna, crunchy flakes and eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Little Tokyo
590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; www.littletokyosushi.com
The Burning Man roll includes spicy tuna, crunchy flakes and sesame oil on the inside and is topped with pepper tuna, avocado, green onion, ponzu, eel and chili sauces. The Erica bowl features rice, tuna, avocado, crunchy flakes and eel sauce. No Reservations. 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.littletokyonola.com
Cucumber seafood salad includes tuna, salmon, yellowtail, octopus, a crab stick and ponzu sauce. The Buddha roll features barbecued eel, cream cheese, a crab stick, salmon, smelt roe and avocado wrapped in cucumber and seaweed. 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, chashu pork, ramen noodles, boiled egg, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, fish cake and green onions. Pan-seared squid is drizzled with sweet and tangy sauce. Reservations accepted for karaoke rooms. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
Poke salad combines seaweed salad, tuna, squid, avocado and cucumber in spicy house sauce. The Deluxe roll is tempura shrimp, rice and cream cheese in seaweed paper topped with snow crab, tuna, salmon, avocado, tempura batter and pink barbecued eel sauce. 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 Louisiana roll combines fried spicy crawfish, cucumber, avocado and jalapeno topped with snow crab, boiled shrimp, spicy mayonnaise and Cajun seasoning. Udon soup features thick wheat noodles, vegetables and chicken or seafood. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Rock-N-Sake
823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com
Spicy gyoza soup combines beef-stuffed gyoza dumplings, vegetables and crab stick in spicy broth. Kale-N-Salmon sashimi includes salmon sashimi, dashi-fried kale, orange segments, candied walnuts, truffle-ponzu sauce and garlic oil. Reservations accepted for large parties. 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 Parkway, Suite A, Harahan, (504) 733-8879; 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 779-7253; www.sakecafela.com
The Maple roll features tempura-fried crab stick, salmon, spicy mayonnaise and eel sauce with snow crab on the side. The A&M roll includes tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab stick, lettuce and cucumbers in rice paper and served with spicy chili-ponzu sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sake Cafe Uptown
2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033; www.sakecafeonmagazine.com
Thinly sliced ahi tuna and Fuji apple are served with goat cheese balls and ponzu-olive oil sauce. The New Orleans roll is stuffed with crawfish and avocado, topped with snow crab and spicy tuna and served with wasabi tobiko and eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Taste Of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-0688; www.tasteoftokyoriverridge.com
The Upside-down roll features salmon and snow crab inside and seared pepper tuna and garlic-jalapeno sauce on top. Japanese curry shrimp is made with carrots and potatoes and served over rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Wasabi
900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 267-3263; www.wasabinola.com
Wasabi honey shrimp are served in creamy, sweet honey sauce. The sashimi dinner includes tuna, salmon, whitefish, yellowtail, octopus, mackerel and crab stick. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$



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Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban
Chinese | Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole
Deli | Diner | Fondue | French | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican
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Seafood | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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