Yo Nashi

4.8
126 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Yō Nashi is a New Orleans omakase restaurant, not just an omakase restaurant in New Orleans. Utilizing local ingredients and flavor with Japanese technique and presentation, Chef Mack creates a dining experience that invokes a sense of transportation while simultaneously being rooted in the city where he presides.

Our daily omakase menu is created around the best seasonal ingredients available. Please provide any allergies or dietary restrictions with your reservation so that we may be able to ensure your best possible experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 126 people are saying
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HannahJ
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious, best sushi of my life hands down. Staff was very knowledgeable and the chef was warm and welcoming. The sake and wine pairing was a must! Cannot wait to visit again.

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Ross
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, this was the best meal I have had in YEARS. My only regret is knowing that I have now tasted the best steak I’m ever going to have ever.

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vipRebecca
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience. Food was incredible, wine and sake pairings also wonderful. We loved our dinner here. Will definitely be back.

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momi
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful omakase experience! The chef and staff were all wonderful and accommodating -- even during a blackout!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great overall experience. Every drink that Kyle made for us was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is by far the best sushi in New Orleans. Nothing even comes close. End of conversation

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vipChuck
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The total experience was outstanding.

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ArezuB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous omakase experience! Every dish was bursting with flavour and great combinations, combinations that you would not think to bring together in a dish which made it that much more exciting. Highly recommend for a dinner treat, especially for a special occasion.

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HeatherB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Courses were well thought out and perfectly balanced. Cocktails were top notch. Overall experience was unique and intimate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every bite i ate was truly outstanding. impossible to choose a favorite course because they were all equally as delicious. cannot wait to return!

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Gingerak
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fun experience with great service. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, best meal we’ve had in Nola in our 4+ years living here

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ScottL
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! Very intimate and wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Muy bueno, pero estaba esperando un menu abierto, y solo tenian la opción del menú de degustación.

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vipLeanie
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a spectacular experience, from beginning to end. I can only say this, if you are a foodie and love exquisite cuisine and love sushi, then this is the place for you. It was about 8 courses with seafood as a theme. My husband doesn’t like raw fish so they cooked his. They will accommodate for any preferences as the food is cooked to order right in front of you. Beware, it is expensive. But worth it in my estimation.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and beyond excellent food! Probably the best sushi I’ve had, on par with the best of Tokyo

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Cebo
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome dining experience. Price-fixed 10 course meal – $89/person, not including drinks. You shouldn't leave hungry. Chef easily accommodated to my food sensitivities (GF). Would love to dine here again soon.

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Kaitybyrd
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fun experience overall-Japanese style with an American twist. The food was really good, and the chef explained each course as he served it. The sushi courses were our favorites, and we had the option to add a few more pieces before moving on to the entree course. The other staff were very attentive and offered great recommendations for pairing drinks with the night's meal. This is a fun date night dinner for lovers of Japanese cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a downright religious experience. Giant flavors contrasting delicate ones course after course, start to finish. The service was top notch without being intrusive. The cocktails were also fantastic. Can’t wait to come back.

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LisaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Best meal I've had since moving to New Orleans

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vipFoodlover
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and experience. Thank you.

JC
vipJonC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special place to bring a date. Select sushi and sashimi. The best of the best.

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BruceM
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we were served was excellent including the cocktails. The chef was able to make the necessary modifications to address the two gluten-free diners in our party without sacrificing any flavor.

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VinhT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food great chef and staff perfect place for date night!

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vipBbmom
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, we couldn’t see much because we were seated at the corner of the bar, so our view was largely the ceiling and the wall of the raised bar. For such a special dinner, that was a let down. The restaurant itself looked lovely, but we couldn’t see anything (literally).

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vipAlex
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is definitely on the more expensive side, but it is an experience! The food was incredible. It is on the quieter side as there are only maybe 20 seats on the whole place, but it is like having dinner and a show!

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Foodwinegal
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a special dining experience this is your place. It is not just sushi (but the sushi is perfect) they incorporate some other dished into the meal. We upgraded to the wagyu beef entree and it was memorable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The chef makes sure you get the perfect meal, so trust him!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night 2 of our Valentine's weekend in New Orleans found us at the Japanese restaurant Yo Nashi on Carondelet. This is an Omakase-style restaurant where guests leave themselves in the hands of a chef and receive a meal which is seasonal, elegant, artistic and uses the finest ingredients available.
Our 10-course meal was locally sourced from the Gulf.
We walked in not knowing what would be served for dinner, and there was no written menu; except the beverage offerings.
I sipped on the Beauty and the Bull--Toki Japan whiskey, Cynar, cherry heering, orange and grapefruit. Mark had the Yoho Suiyoubi Neko beer as we eagerly awaited our first course.
Disclaimer: each plate will not be described by me; each course was prepared and brought to us by the Chef. We didn't retain his description because we were so mesmerised by the presentation and the anticipation of the flavors which would soon be dancing across our palates.
The 2 things we do remember are the Waygu steak and yellow fin tuna nigiri topped with seared foie gras. These pictures do not do justice to what we experienced; we were in culinary heaven!

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vipKTran
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but not worth the price tag. There were fish scales and/or bones in 4 of the 5 apps. They seriously need to learn to clean their fish. The people sitting near us were extremely loud. It's only a sushi bar so not many options for seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and we’ll definitely go back!!!!

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AbneyH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT!! A must! Ambiance, food, service, all over the top! A very special place

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

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CatherineH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! From Atmosphere to Tastiness, Yo Nashi delivers, thank you!

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DarnishiaT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I've ever eaten in my LIFE... the chef M was very nice and attentive...the barrister was very nice and knowledgeable and the desert chef served us the best adult strawberry shortcake I've ever had... they even had A5 wagyu on the menu when I was there with the certificate and all... I plan to go back atleast once a month... I literally dream of that meal 😩 😍 😋

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SML9
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a 10 out of 10! The food was amazing and the chef walks you through each course.

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vipketo
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent omakase, best sushi I've had in New Orleans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yo Nashi is a rare find. I fear this chef and his craft will not find the plaudits so richly deserved in this restaurant town that has such a closely guarded hierarchy. This was a special meal that hit every note with clarity and expertise. A bucket list for those who want the best food experience. I will hit this spot every time I visit NOLA for as long as it lasts. Bravo!!

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JohnB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Mack created a Fantastic experience. Every dish was expertly crafted and tasted phenomenal!

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vipPete
New Orleans
57 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark, Kyle, Amber and Ash all did a great job on the omakase dinner.
Truly an event.
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Yo Nashi is rated 4.8 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.