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Sake Cafe Uptown

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Garden District
Seafood, Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary
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2830 Magazine Street, 2830 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
+1 504-894-0033
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, excellent service and great food at a really affordable price!!! Couldn't ask for anything more! 😊

Thank Dave G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant restaurant with nice atmosphere. The sushi was great, and the service friendly. The sake selection is extensive, the beer and wine selections ok.

Thank Andreas J
Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the food and company but the Kenny G (jazz) music has got to go. Could not wait to leave. Definite carry out in the future.

Thank Jason K
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The sushi here is very fresh and comes with zones of variety. The prices are a little high but for the freshness of the fish, it makes it tolerable. The service isn't terrible but you definitely feel rushed.

Thank Jamie d
New Orleans
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It had been a while since I'd had lunch at Sake Café on Magazine. When we pulled into the parking lot, I was struck by how few cars were in the lot. When I went inside I immediately noticed a change in the front of the house staff. No one was Asian, and there was a lack of energy. Smooth... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I like this space a lot, like the fact that it's not brightly lit and loud like so many other sushi restaurants. I always enjoy my meal here, and it's a good place for visiting with dining companions. While the food is very good, it's not different or mind-blowing. Menu selection is pretty standard, with "specialty rolls" that are typical... More 

Thank NOmadfolk2
Greenville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Another regular dining stop on our visits to NOLA. Easily walkable from the St. Charles streetcar stop on St. Charles Ave. Past the cemetery and Commanders Palace (where they will not serve you if you are wearing any length of shorts). Their rolls are very reasonably priced and so very good. The Bento box lunches are also good.

Thank TravelinGal920
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The sushi was amazing as well as the sake. We ordered take out and while we waited, we noticed all the signed celebrity photos on the walls--fun! I would love to come back and take in the full experience. The sushi rolls made my night!

Thank Keri W
Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I ate here years ago with my husband and we often say it is some of the best Sushi we have ever eaten, so when I had the opportunity to take my daughter, we were both excited yet apprehensive. It is hard to live up to that kind of hype and it had been so long, many things could have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

My dad and I love this place. So, when my wife came to New Orleans for the first time, it was a must. She loves sushi and she told me this was the best sushi she has had in America. I love the environment and it's in a great location on Magazine St.

Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Seafood, Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2830 Magazine Street, 2830 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-894-0033
Since its opening, Sake Cafe' has swept the New Orleans sushi scene like a tsunami. The menu incorporates traditional Japanese cuisine and New Orleans flavors like Jazz Roll, Uptown Roll and New Orleans Roll. Our Chef creates unique fusion dishes, which are as beautiful as they are delicious. The striking interior creates a "Chic" environment for indulging in exotic offerings from Uni to Aji. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. Private seating up to 50 is available upstairs.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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