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Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: Japanese/Sushi 

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Asuka Sushi & Hibachi
7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555; www.asukaneworleans.com
The Shaggy Dog roll features tempura-fried shrimp, snow crab and avocado inside and is topped with crab stick, masago and eel and spicy sauces. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Chiba
8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola.com
The Chiba sushi platter includes tuna, salmon, yellowtail, striped bass, mackerel, shrimp, tobiko and a tuna or California roll. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Daiwa Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine
5033 Lapalco Blvd., Suite B6, Marrero, (504) 875-4203; www.daiwasushi.com
Spicy City is a deep-fried sushi roll filled with marinated crawfish, snow crab, cream cheese, avocado and jalapeno in seaweed paper topped with eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Hana Japanese Restaurant
8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634
The No Name roll features tuna, salmon, eel, snow crab, tamago and smelt roe in soy paper. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Ikura Hibachi- Sushi-Ramen
310 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 485-5658; www.ikuranola.com
The Ikura roll is stuffed with fried shrimp, crawfish and cream cheese and topped with avocado, snow crab, eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Kanno California Sushi Bar
3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 455-5730; www.kannosushi.com
The Caterpillar roll features snow crab and eel wrapped in avocado. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Little Tokyo
590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; m.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. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar
1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com
Shrimp Mermaids are wontons filled with shrimp and cream cheese. Reservations accepted for karaoke rooms. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
The Deluxe roll features tempura shrimp, rice and cream cheese in seaweed paper topped with snow crab, tuna, salmon, avocado, tempura batter and barbecued eel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. $$

Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steak House
1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.miyakonola.com
The 10-piece lobster Dynamite roll is filled with fried lobster tail, cucumber, avocado, snow crab and asparagus and topped with shredded crab stick, yum-yum sauce and eel sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. $$

Nomiya
4226 Magazine St.; www.nomiyaramen.com
Tonkotsu ramen features chashu pork, pork broth, egg and scallions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Osaka Kohai
4821 Prytania St., (504) 372-4135; www.osakakohai.com
The Sara roll features shrimp, snow crab, avocado and cucumber with crunchy panko crumbs and spicy sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Rock-n-Sake
823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; 2913 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 267-9761; www.rocknsake.com
Pork ramen includes pork broth, ramen noodles, pork belly, enoki and shiitake mushrooms, kale and a soft-poached egg. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

Royal Sushi & Bar
1913 Royal St., (504) 827-1900; www.royalsushinola.com
The Geisha Kiss roll features tuna, salmon, yellowtail, snow crab, asparagus, avocado, cucumber and masago. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. $$

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., Suite A4, Metairie, (504) 779-7253; www.sakecafela.com
The New Orleans roll includes tempura flakes and crawfish topped with spicy tuna, snow crab and wasabi tabiko served with eel-avocado sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Sake Cafe Uptown
2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033
The Cherry Blossom special roll has spicy tuna and crunchy flakes inside and is topped with tuna, tobiko, black sesame seeds, scallions and spicy ponzu and eel sauces. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Taste of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-0688; www.tasteoftokyoriverridge.com
Hibachi grill combinations such as shrimp and New York strip come with salad, soup, vegetables and rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Tsunami Sushi
Pan American Life Center, 601 Poydras St., Suite B, (504) 608-3474; www.servingsushi.com/neworleans
Miso-sake-marinated sea bass is slow-cooked with bok choy, squash, shiitake mushrooms, red onion, ginger and garlic and served with eggplant toast and eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. $$$

Wasabi
900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 267-3263; www.wasabinola.com
Poke salad includes tuna, avocado, cucumber, squid salad, seaweed salad, smelt roe and ponzu sauce. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. $$



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