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Chiba Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chiba-nola.com
  • Phone: (504) 826-9119
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian
  • Executive Chef: James Cooke
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can accommodate any group on or offsite. Chiba can bring the entire experience to you, with sushi chefs, servers, fresh fish and more. Please contact us for details.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Call for details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dante St.
  • Public Transit: Street car at Carrollton
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot is adjacent to building, on Oak and Dante
A word from Chiba
Contemporary Japanese cuisine with a New Orleans twist. Served in a stylish and warm setting, with considerate and courteous service to match. We offer a full sushi menu, as well as hot appetizers and entree. Fresh sushi, with fun specialty rolls. We also have full service liquor bar, with 28 cold sakes, a full wine list, imported, domestic and craft beer, and creative specialty cocktails. Come visit us uptown! We are located next door to the world famous Maple Leaf Bar and Jacques-Imos. Get out of the quarter and spend a night on Oak Street...it"s the place to be.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Was not expecting to have such a great meal. Quite a few interesting things off the menu so be sure to ask about those. Extensive sake list that was helped by the staff, enough that this non-sake drinker ordered a bottle for the table. Great variety if fresh fish just opens up the options in dining. There is so much on the menu it will require a second trip"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Had a girl's night out with my best friend & had a terrific time. Great cocktail list & happy hour entree's were perfect for grazing. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This is some of the freshest fish you'll ever get outside of the Venice Marina. Even if you're a sushi neophyte there's plenty of other delicious stuff on this menu to satisfy. Right next door to great NOLA art and music at the Mapleleaf on Oak St."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "the acoustics are awful. Food is good - not great but definitely not bad."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Although the food is nothing to bring home about, the overall experience was fantastic. About 1 of every 2 rolls we ordered were really good while the typical rolls were really just average."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "One of the few Sushi restaurants I would recommend in New Orleans."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Met after work for a meeting. Loved the all night happy hour special as well as the prices. It was crazy busy so food took 30 minutes for a first course, but it was tasty. We enjoyed EVERYTHING except the Yam Tempura Roll. Boring and bland. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "There are some really great items on the menu but they pack people in so close together, it's hard to enjoy your meal or your company."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We love Chiba. It's one of the many great walkable places in our neighborhood. The food is so fresh and the service is great. But the chairs are incredibly uncomfortable. They look great so I understand why they purchased them. They fit the great ambiance of the place, but terribly uncomfortable to sit in. It won't stop us from going though!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "7:45 reservation, and we were done with drinks & apps by around 8:05. Sushi didn't come out until 9:20. Sat there for 1 hour and 15 minutes waiting on food, with not a great deal of contrition on the part of the wait staff. When food finally came, one roll was missing. Unacceptable in a city where you can choose to go to Ninja, Mikimoto or Rock-N-Sake instead. This place needs to staff more sushi chefs to handle the tables they seat. Also, one of the loudest restaurants in the city. Had to shout to talk to people at our table."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was absolutely excellent. I read that the service was a little shaky in the beginning, but it seems they have it under control as the experience was great. Will definitively go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went on what was probably the best date I have ever been on at Chiba. Had an awesome time."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "When I tell my daughters we are going out to dinner they say, Chiba? Started sampling other parts of the sushi menu, the Tataki, tartar and cerviche. All are amazing! I still say great for children but no later than 6:30 / 7 ish. The servers know us and have been extremely helpful with everything."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding!!! Truly a quility sushi place."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We just moved here from San Francisco. Not sure at all what sushi would be like so we gave Chiba a shot. To our surprise it was very very good! Now they forgot the appetizer until entrees arrived, but they comped them so it's okay. Drinks were good. No major complaints."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Our waitress was absent-minded and inattentive. We joked that she was actually working as a waitress at the same time at another restaurant--far away--as it took her so long to do anything. To top things off, there was a problem in splitting up the bill, and it took about an hour just for us to pay."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We made a reservation and still waited 50 minutes for our seats. We them waited another 45 minutes for appetizers. Dinner for 6 people took over 3 hours. The food was good but not great. The 6 people were served in 3 groups of two over a 30 minute period. So the first two people were done eating by the time the last two received their meals. Definitely not worth the wait."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "short rib tempura amazing! specialty sushi was 16$ for a roll of 8.. which was a bit pricey banana foster again really good. the owner was serving us... GREAT SERVICE!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Can't put my finger on it, but if I had to say, Chiba wasn't spectacular. Sushi was average, at above average prices. The drinks were on special, but nothing special about them. Service was friendly, but it took forever to get our food. I feel like a menu revitalization is in order. You're essentially paying for atmosphere. The ambiance is top-notch, but doesn't justify the prices. I would eat there again, but wouldn't recommend it above anywhere else."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We waited an hour and fifteen minutes for our food. Had we known the service would be so poor, we would've stayed at our hotel and had ramen noodles for dinner. Sushi was okay, not bad but certainly not worth the insane wait. They were severely understaffed; I have never been in a restaurant where all 30+ tables were filled and not a single one had any food."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Their Wednesday 4-midnight happy hour is great! Very good specials. Cocktails are all delicious. And their special appetizer of the day, sashimi with truffle oil. was phenomenal!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The food was good though the portions are quite small. We liked everything and the server was extremely friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Great experience! I had sushi and my husband had steak. Perfect!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Had a pretty big group of us go and check this place out late on a Friday night. I think between us, we probably sampled a decent chunk of the menu. There were a couple of rolls that people ordered that seemed to be pretty popular across the whole table but I forget which they were. The steamed buns were pretty tasty in all flavors. The rest of the sushi was decent. Nothing really blew me away but it was all edible. There were a few random things that we ordered that only a couple people would try that weren't that great, but were more because of individual tastes than through any fault of the restaurant. The price is about what you would expect for sushi anywhere else, except the special rolls seemed a bit expensive."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "This sushi will cost you but is the best sushi in the city."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "Sashimi entree outstanding. Delicious ceviches. Could not hear ourselves speak. A couple of service hiccups, which were remedied immediately."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "Best fried rice in the city! The sushi is excellent. Every steamed bun is delicious."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "We think it is the best quality fish in the city. Based on our service I think we are considered regulars. When we sit down our wine comes before we can even say please. I bring my family here almost weekly. My girls are young 5,4,and 3 so we arrive early don't stay past 6. When my wife and I came here for date night we had our regular waitress. Upon seeing us she said "Do you want you usual rush or are we taking it slow?" If you want to combine your own sushi flavors they always accommodate. Chiba has a great happy hour menu with special happy hours on Monday (local flavors) , Tuesday (fish tacos and cerviche) and Wednesday all night happy hour."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "Chiba is different from the other sushi joints in New Orleans. The sushi is flavorful without using gobs of spicy mayo. Chiba has great happy hour specials, including late night app hours and all night happy hour on Wednesdays! This place never disappoints!"
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "See all my other reviews. We go at least every other week and more if we could,"
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "This was my second time eating at Chiba. The food was good but the service was poor. However, for the price I would have to say that Oragami or Kyoto are better than Chiba."
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "Chiba has many interesting and unusual dishes, besides typical sushi. Among the best are short ribs tempura and delicious bananas foster spring roll. It's quite noisy, but the food makes it worthwhile."
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "This was my third time there and was very disappointed. Had it been my first time it would be unlikely that i would return . But since my first two experiences were excellent I will try it again. Perhaps if was an "off" night for the kitchen."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "One of my favorites! One of the owners is always there and makes sure everyone is well taken care of."
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "Food was wonderful but for $165 bill for two, I would have expected my waitress to come around more for drinks. She was very nice but busy it seemed. Although food was excellent, probably wont go back because of this and the place needs more private seeting. We sat in a table in the middle of the room. Needs more booth or screen dividers to make for a better experience."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "The freshness and quality was noticeably better than the other five sushi places we've been to in New Orleans, and the prices were barely more than average. This is my new favorite sushi place for sure!"
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Totally enjoyed it. Little pricey for a casual week night, but great weekend spot."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "The title really does say it all. Try the specialty rolls as it's what they do better than anyone else in the city."
    Dined on 7/3/2013
  • "Chiba is great. But it is getting very popular, so take heed. When my brother came to town, I took my whole family there, including my 70 year old parents. I should have called to make sure that no event was taking place (I made the res with Open Table instead, but should have followed up with a phone call). A pharma rep had taken over the bar and invited every Ochsner resident in the city for free drinks. The residents were so loud and boisterous that we could not hear each other talk,. I will say the food was wonderful, and our waiter was particularly outstanding. But I wish we had picked another night. When you don't have much time to spend with loved ones, it is important to be able to hear each other!"
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "After going there with my husband late one night, I decided to take my whole book group to happy hour. The service and food was fabulous. Very good rolls, even at Happy Hour prices. We especially liked the Lady Chiba and Pomtini cocktails."
    Dined on 5/8/2013