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Ninja Restaurant

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Uptown / Carrollton
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8433 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2045
+1 504-866-1119
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Villa Rica, Georgia
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love sushi/sashimi and we were excited about this place to visit while in NOLA. Sashimi pieces were thin that I was disappointed. But we liked their Mardi Gra roll. My daughter said her Chicken teriyaki kid's meal was just ok as well. Tempura udon didn't taste authentic as Japanese mentsuyu. Over all, I would give 65 out of 100.

Thank Fantasticfam
Lenox, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very pleasant and authentic Japanese restaurant. The food was fresh and delicious. Nice hospitality.

Thank constance f
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

You have probably walked past it a 100 times on oak without noticing it but you should! Slightly tucked away in a building this restaurant prides its self for good customer service and amazingly fresh sushi. They live up to both while also having some more exotic fish you won't find other places. I know there are so many great... More 

Thank Keith P
Naples, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went on a recommendation of a friend. The sushi was good. We really enjoyed the speciality rolls. The service was odd though, the server was very offensive and made very rude comments about children that I work with. It made the whole experience VERY uncomfortable.

Thank Kathryn E
Urbana, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My husband and I were in New Orleans for a conference at the beginning of June and were having a difficult time finding gluten free food. We stumbled upon the Ninja Sushi website which indicated they had gluten free offerings and, since we cannot easily get gluten free sushi in our home state, decided to venture away from the French... More 

1 Thank JhFithian
Tampa, Florida
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

In 1995, a friend of mine introduced me to sushi (I was reluctant...) at Ninja Sushi. It was phenomenal - fresh, creative - and THAT Ninja Sushi set the Gold Standard henceforth. Every time I visit NOLA, I make it a point to visit Ninja! The last time I went (2011), it was as good as ever - including amazing... More 

2 Thank RyanColSolare
New Orleans
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341 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We were fans and loyal customers from the time our 1st daughter was around 3 (they were on Jeanette then) til the sale (daughter 28 years). Abruptly, boom! They were gone, all our servers were gone, along with a lot more. The baked green mussels, a sinful favorite, is not tiny and uninteresting. The rolls are rather dull. The service... More 

1 Thank Rigel54
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

My husband & I have been going to Ninja since we first moved to the New Orleans area. It was hands down our favorite sushi spot, and it was on the top of our list when we wanted to go out for dinner. The service was great, and the sushi was incredible....until now. We hadn't been to Ninja for a... More 

1 Thank Susannah C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

We've been going to Ninja for 5+ years, and have always appreciated the freshness of the ingredients, and the 'kitschy' decor. We were a little worried with the change in ownership, but we LOVE IT!! They have weekly special rolls now, and they are EXCELLENT! They're raising the bar to compete with other local 'fancier' sushi restaurants. Very reasonably priced!... More 

Thank lauren374
Harvey, Louisiana
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

This was our favorite sushi place. Found out on our last trip that Momo sold the restaurant. The food was still good but the service needs a lot of work.I don't think they kept any of the old wait staff. Waited 30 min. for drinks and had a 3 hour meal. New owner was apologetic and comped a lot of... More 

1 Thank Cool4510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8433 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2045
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Uptown / Carrollton
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown / Carrollton
  • Phone Number: +1 504-866-1119
Ninja Sushi is a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar located in Uptown New Orleans on beautiful Oak Street by the Mississippi River. Our award-winning restaurant as been serving New Orleans some of the freshest sushi since 1993. Ninja Sushi is a family-friendly restaurant traditional Japanese food, some non-traditional po boy sandwiches from NOLA, amazing sushi and sashimi, a large selection of lunch and dinner items, a wide variety of vegetarian menu options, and we offer special kid's meals. We look forward to serving you our delicious fare from our local Japanese restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Uptown / Carrollton
Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.
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