Restaurants

Japanese in Uptown & Riverbend

Nomiya

Irasshaimase! That's what they yell whenever you enter a business in Japan, and it's what the servers say here as well. New Orleans has been in dire need of a good ramen place, and Nomiya has come to the rescue. Adm…
Japanese in Durham

Dashi

The downstairs half of this cool, friendly, split-level Japanese joint serves sizable bowls of ramen noodles in various broths, with added ingredients like pulled pork or catfish. Upstairs, and open in the evenings …
Ramen in Downtown

Otaku Ramen

Angle for a seat overlooking the open kitchen at this spare but stylish ramen joint in the Gulch. Behind the counter, efficient cooks stuff duck confit into pillowy buns, sizzle tender morsels in hot skillets and lo…
Sushi in Downtown

Virago

Sexy. Sultry. Intimate. What we're trying to say is that this sushi lounge has darn good lighting. So we'll forgive the name Virago, which means ill-tempered woman. The inventive cocktails are top notch too. And the…
Sushi in CBD & Warehouse District

Rock-n-Sake

Rock-n-Sake can be off-putting, especially on weekend nights: it’s perhaps a little too hip. The sushi chefs can look sullen and the music can be too rockin’. In other words, it’s a scene. But this shouldn’t detract…
Japanese in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Sake Café Uptown

Believe it or not, fish in this town doesn’t have to come fried, swimming in a thick sauce or stuffed with bacon, crawfish or crabmeat. Sake Uptown (the original is in Metairie) serves decent sushi that’s popular wi…