There’s sushi and there’s sushi. In a pinch, who hasn’t fed the craving for the flavors of creamy raw fish, wasabi, and pickled ginger with a grab-and-go from the grocery store? Serviceable, yes, but true sushi masters take the specialty to a much different level. Fed by local Gulf seafood, creative New Orleans chefs incorporate local flavors — crawfish roll, anyone? — as well as imported specialties like unagi for a wide variety of flavor pairings. For a real treat, try an omakase restaurant where chef-driven menus leave the ordering to the experts.
The spots on this map, arranged geographically as always, specialize in sushi specifically. Note that Yakuza House, inarguably one of the buzziest sushi destinations to debut in New Orleans in recent years, is temporarily closed while it relocates to a larger space in Metairie.
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