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Sekisui Samarai

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French Quarter
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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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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The salad dressing is AMAZING and I would come here just for that. But our tempura was just okay - seems to be Americanized and not really authentic Japanese. The atmosphere leaves much to be desired. TV, rock music, didn't feel like a Japanese restaurant.

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Thank Cookie74078
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were literally the only customers the entire time we were in the restaurant. The sushi was decent - nothing to write home about or complain about, except that my wife's roll, which did say it was spicy on the menu, was so hot she couldn't even put the second bite in her mouth. When we told the waitress that... More 

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Thank Marty D
Tamarac, Florida
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Tired of fried food, gumbos, jambalayas... we found refuge at this small japanese restaurant. Excellent, swift service (Tiffany being our server): excellent two seared tuna salads (some grenery, finally!!!). We love the French Quarter... and so we plan to most certainly return to this nice restaurant on Decatur (very close to Canal).

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Thank gi0rgi038
New Orleans, Louisiana
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 3 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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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 4 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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591 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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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, Serves Alcohol, 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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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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