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Chiba

4.3
171 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Thursday thru Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner:
Monday thru Thursday 4:00pm -11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(504) 826-9119
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Cooke
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dante St.
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Parking details
Private Lot is adjacent to building, on Oak and Dante
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Public transit
Street car at Carrollton
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Special events & promotions
Call for details
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was not good. We were especially concerned because it did not seem fresh. We went on a weekend night and there were many open tables yet it took a very long time for our order to get to our table. The manager did come out and apologize for the lack of freshness and long time it took the food to get to the table. He comped one of the items. I understand the manager was trying to recover, but we will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The friendliest servers around with good drinks and food. Definitely a regular favourite of mine

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

It was delicious. We had the Hawaiian fish, lemon grass hot and sour soup, a Mardi Gras roll, edamame, crispy salmon, duck spring rolls. Several martinis. Great service.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The Sake Oyster Shooter was amazing!!

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food, duck salad was great, and sushi was fresh. Alcohol a bit overpriced. Service was very good but a tad slow, understandable given its really busy on the day we went

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2017

2nd bday celebration and it hasn’t disappointed.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Good, not great, Sushi near Tulane University. I ate there with my 9 year old son over HOmecoming weekend. Service was friendly and quick and the sushi was solid.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

WOW was our experience @ Chiba fantastic! By far, surpassed our expectations & well worth the trip. For both locals & tourists alike, it's the perfect diversion from the traditional Cajun/Creole overload we were on during our three day stay in the French Quarter. We were greeted by the most hospitable host who allowed us to scan the room for the perfect spot. We choose a booth just off the bar & again, were greeted with the warmest, friendliest & most adorable bartender who also served as our waitress. Being a party of 4 vegan females...we can be a tough camp at times. She patiently explained our options not only on the menu, but also around town. This spacious, Asian inspired eclectic warehouse setting was the perfect mix of both sophisticated & totally hip. Clean, inspiring & lotsa local art. The food was presented beautifully & was absolutely delicious. All eight of our thumbs are up high & HIGHLY recommend this New Orleans CAN'T MISS!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2017

Food was good, the special bread pudding dessert thing was amazing. And Robbie our server was great

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1.0Dined on June 30, 2017

We didn't think it was possible to get a bad meal in NOLA. Sadly, we were incredibly mistaken. We love sushi and have had it in many cities all over the world. This food is absolutely terrible. Very poor quality, nasty fish. We are back home drinking tea and trying to settle our stomachs. So very bad.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a great date night at Chiba. The sushi was fresh and flavorful. Our waiter Rob was delightful. Overall great evening. Would recommend for anyone who is looking for quality sushi in the Nola

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Selected by family for a graduation celebration and the restaurant was able to meet expectations for a very wide range of ages (2-70) and palates (including vegetarians). Wait staff very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Everything we had, appetizers, nigiri, sushi, dessert, and sake were excellent. Our server, "Don" Rob was amazing. Attentive, friendly, professional, amazing. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for good sushi in New Orleans!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2017

If a party of two, the window tables are very nice.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2017

It was very quiet. Service was prompt and the menu had a ton of variety. Sushi was very good

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Great sushi. A notch above most. Fresh and flavorful.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Whitney is the best! We eat there a few times a month and treats us great. She remembers our drinks, the dishes we liked from the previous visits, and always makes great recommendations. I strongly suggest you try this spot. The Mexican Grand Prix is my favorite! Truly a unique and creative dish!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2017

I find that there's a dearth of good sushi in NOLA, but I'm glad to have found Chiba. The service was very good and the sushi was all fresh and well made. The seaweed salad was particularly large in its portion, which is unusual. The décor is very modern and overall the place has a very nice vibe.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Christmas Evening

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2016

we came on christmas day. The hostess informed us that even though we had a 9 pm reservation, that they overbooked and it was a 45 minute wait. I asked multiple times for a free table, and eventually we were seated. We ordered a soup and it came cold, and had to be sent back. We ordered 3 rolls, to keep it simple -- no specialty rolls. it took over 1.15 minutes for the sushi to come. To be fair, it was christmas day and packed. But they overbooked and the food was average

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

Fantastic service and food. Love the late-night hours, and all the happy hour options, since I work in the service industry and live nearby. This place is my favorite for sushi!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

The overall cleanliness of the restaurant was impressive.
Our waitress, Hannah, had knowledge of the daily specials. She got our food out in a timely manner too! We were celebrating a birthday and they gave us free dessert!
I can't wait to go again!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2016

A couple rolls are named after formula 1 drivers and tracks. Interesting twist to see such a thing incorporated into the menu. The only downside is the servers don't always know what items have been 86'd for the night. Overall 4 out of 5 stars. Check um out.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2016

Great Sushi!! Great place to eat!! Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2016

Great service, high quality Sushi at a reasonable price. Took my Sister here for her birthday we had a great time. Service was spot on and the food was incredible! We can't wait to get back.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2016

Excellent sushi.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2016

Everything we ordered was delicious. The wait staff was nice and knowledgeable about the menu. The portions were nice sizes and the prices were good. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Sushi with a twist! Not your same old sushi rolls and the sashimi is artfully presented. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

This was my third time back enjoyed the crispy salmon every time .

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2016

They have the freshest fish, it is amazing. The sashimi is the best I have had.

Chiba is pricey but you get what you pay for.

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2016

over expensive and very little food for the price. was more hungry when i left than when i arrived!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2016

My wife and I find at Chiba for the first time. We recently moved to NOLA from the Inner Loop area of Houston, where there are many good Japanese restaurants.

We thought the food at Chiba was excellent. The service was attentive and friendly. We do plan to come back. However, in the interest of improvement, I did find the wine list to be overpriced and not particularly of interest to me. And, the nose level was much too high - they should consider investing in sound dampening accoutrements.

Tim

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2016

After a couple of days of good but predictable NOLA food, we said Enough....let's have sushi. We very very happy with everything, from drinks to final bill. The spicy scallop hand rolls were wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2016

Chiba is by far one of the best sushi restaurants in New Orleans. Others cannot hold a candle to their fresh, delectable rolls and sashimi. Try the refreshing Tuna ceviche for a tangy appetizer and the satsuma-strawberry roll for an entree. If you're lucky enough to catch their happy hour, it will become one of your favorite places to be at 4 o'clock. Perfect for a date spot or just a night out with friends. To top it all off, Chiba is located on booming Oak Street where you can get everything from coffee, craft beer, high-end cocktails, live music, and so much more. Never had a bad experience, and the service is always friendly yet professional. Although it may be pricey for some, it is definitely worth every penny. I highly highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2016

There are only two sushi restaurants in NOLA that I like: Chiba and Rock-N-Sake. I think they are equally good but I'm often not up for parking in the Warehouse District. So I was thrilled a few years ago when Chiba opened. Oak Street is just a great area and easy to get to from most parts of the city, so that's a big plus for me (and for meeting friends out when we're all coming from different locations). I keep going back because the fish is absolutely fresh, their rolls are creative (in a good way), and they have an excellent sake menu. I'm so spoiled by the quality of the sushi at Chiba that I just won't go anywhere else (other than an occasional trip to RnS). The service is always friendly and the bar scene is fun. The only negative for me is that I find the music to loud (so they probably know who is writing this since I sometimes ask them to turn it down). I would much prefer they play more relaxed music--would fit the atmosphere of the restaurant better anyway--at a lower volume. I would probably linger even longer and have even more sake. :-)

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2016

Chiba always has high-quality fish and creative sushi dishes. It's a little pricy, but mostly worth it. Their happy hour is unbeatable and their sake list is extensive. Not a place I can afford every week, but definitely a fun spot for a fancy sushi night out! (As an aside, they have one of the best waitstaffs in the city!)

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2016

The specialty rolls are twice the price of a normal roll but the same size as normal rolls with some stingy additives placed on top. Nothing we ordered tasted remarkable. It was an overall disappointing and bland experience.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2016

They were short a sushi chef the night I went and they took forever to get my meal. Poor planning and cramped seating.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2016

My wife and I went here for a fun Valentine's date. The place is very neat and has a great selection of food. We ordered the steamed buns and a variety of rolls. The buns were such a neat item and would definitely come back for them! The rolls were good as well, but nothing really wow'ed us. The service was pretty slow, but they were very apologetic saying that they were short staffed as well as extremely busy.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2016

Tried something new for my birthday. Great atmosphere, younger crowd that obviously didn't have to factor in the cost of a babysitter for their evening. Waitress was great in covering recommended sashimi and drinks. We will be back for our next date night.

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