Wasabi Sushi Restaurant & Bar’s cooks skillfully roll fresh sushi, grill up hearty teriyaki steaks, and cook elaborate Japanese noodle dishes. The kitchen adorns plates with delicate pyramids of battered tempura shrimp, artfully arranged slices of tender beef tempura, and colorful avocado rolls engraved with curator’s notes. Familiar dishes, such as yaki soba and california rolls, share table space alongside more traditional Japanese treats of sea urchin, albacore, or oshinko-garnished eel.
Harnessing seasonal, fresh ingredients, Miyako's skilled hibachi chefs delight patrons with the ancient art of tableside preparation. Watch the flash of knives as your chef performs fancy handwork such as tossing a grain of rice in the air and splitting it with a razor-sharp noodle. Miyako offers an extensive hibachi-style menu, with dishes designed to delight all five senses. Starters include the beef negimaki, which combines thin beef slices with scallions in a teriyaki sauce ($5.95), and the kani salad, featuring shredded crabmeat, cucumber, and smelt roe ($5.95). A full-course dinner is available in specials such as the sumo: a parade of starters including an appetizer, soup, salad, noodles, and rice followed by a sizzling 14 oz. filet steak and then topped off with silky ice cream ($33.95).
Looking for an intriguing and vibrant environment to enjoy traditional Asian and Japanese cuisine? Look no further than the Sake Café of Elmwood in the New Orleans area. Take pleasure in traditional favorites like Pad Thai with shrimp or chicken and Calamari with soy dipping sauce. Take an adventure when trying a special roll such as the Spice Girl Roll or the Maple Roll. Brave patrons try the Heart Attack 911 Roll with spicy tuna, snow crab, and a cream cheese and jalapeno roll topped with masago, scallion, ponzu and eel sauce. Have it all with a Bento Box Dinner, featuring your choice of soup, a garden salad, California Roll, Gyoza appetizer, fresh fruit and your choice of six main dishes. As a family restaurant, the Sake Café of Elmwood offers a Bento Box for kids, with three options for the little ones to choose from. Try it today at the Sake Café at Elmwood.
New Orleans' Freret Street, which runs downtown to uptown has seen a commercial and artistic revival in recent years. In the heart of this renaissance is Origami which is located in what was a colorful local bar, transforming the space into a bright, contemporary dining space. Using fresh and seasonal ingredients as their palette, veteran sushi chefs Mitsuko Tanner and Thuan Vu create delicious Japanese cuisine including a repertoire of more than 40 special rolls that offer a spectrum of flavors: the Big Easy Roll that includes tuna, salmon, white fish, snowcrab, asparagus, crunchy soy wrap paper, and eel sauce and the Funky Margarita, a crawfish roll layered with tuna, salmon and guacamole. Try the fried cheesecake for a decadent finale to your meal. Libations include domestic and imported beers as well as traditional saké. A vegetarian menu is available.
Hana Japanese Restaurant serves a good variety of Japanese foods such as sushi rolls, sashimi and tempura. They’re open daily from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. The restaurant has been described as low-key and casual, but don't think that means their sushi is low quality! Hana serves freshly made Japanese dishes, such as noodle salads, vegetable rolls, shrimp tempura, and all the favorite sushi rolls. Their menu includes a wide range of great choices for every appetite, including Ohitashi, Beef Tataki, Miso Shiru, Sashimi Seafood & Vegetables Sunomono, Vegetables Sunomono, Tukemono Moriawase, Kakesoba, and many others. They offer a number of lunch specials daily and the prices are very reasonable. The menu includes a few soups and salads, along with several udon noodle dishes.