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Sekisui Samarai

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239 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1015
+1 504-525-9595
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Used to go here years ago when it was (originally) located a little further down Decatur Street and much smaller. What got me then (and still) was the BBQ eel sashimi. One thing about this place, having patronized it many times over the years is that it is consistent. This particular evening (Baby's birthday) found us showing up around 7pm.... More 

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Thank ScottRandolph
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My boys and I loved the food here. The sushi and tempura shrimp and veggies were awesome! Nice and fresh with awesome flavor!!! Would highly recommend this restaurant 😋

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Thank MelissaluvsChad
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Non pretentious atmosphere with really good sushi and a pretty decent saki selection. Every time I'm in NOLA my first dinner is here. More than reasonable prices. Server is always polite and sitting at the sushi bar means my hubby has someone to talk basketball with!

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Thank Karyn G
San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is a nice, small restaurant on Decatur Street that has really fresh sashimi and sushi. If you need a break from all of the Creole food in New Orleans, but still want fish, this is the place.

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Thank FussyTraveler24x7
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Ate here on a Wednesday night of a business trip. Service was friendly, but SLOW. There was only one other table with guests and the employees were more interested in their cell phones and chatting. We regularly had to motion to them for service, drink refills, and the check. The sushi rolls were smaller than what I am used to... More 

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Thank Chrissy P
San Antonio
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

We were leaving an old bookstore when all of a sudden a cold front blew in & blew us across the street into the doors of the best little Japanese restaurant on Decatur Street in New Orleans, Sekisui Samurai. Don't get me wrong, we ate some great traditional New Orleans cuisine while we were there but thought , why not... More 

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Thank Elvis1983
Mexico City, Mexico
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563 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

I'm amazed that having such fresh seafood and such love for it expressed in their varied local cuisine, there isn't a single decent Japanese Restaurant in the city!!!! We ate here because we wanted to break with the local flavors and ended up here. The food is medio fez, the place is horrible, lacking any personality. The only nice thing... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

The outside of the restaurant is deceiving because it was very good sushi well made, and very flavorful. The vegetarian options were good also.

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Thank MissMollyMac
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Was pretty early in the day, so I'm not concerned that they weren't very busy. Smaller, more intimate atmosphere. Great rolls Mi-mi roll is the bomb

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Thank Randall W
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We have eaten at a few of the Sekisui Restaurants in different places. So far, each one was as good as we expected. The New Orleans location was very good. Quick service and good atmosphere. I felt the value was very good. I will return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1015
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-525-9595

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