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Yo Nashi

4.7
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60 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 60 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of the line in all aspects! Was a little harder having a party of 6 being as you are at a chef’s table but food was out standing. Chef takes time to explain everything as well. Practiced social distancing which was nice. Will return

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vipSprouts9
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique dining experience like no other for foodies with adventurous and refined palates.

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khanh
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious omakase in New Orleans using Japanese ingredients with a local and southern twist that truly represents the wonderfully blended New Orleans culutre!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is beyond excellent! And plenty of time between courses-never felt rushed and never too long in between. 10/10 recommend. I can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food for the price was not equal! The nigiri was amazing but the was only 2/10 courses. Two soups that was mediocre, quail that was ok, and broiled oysters were fine. Nothing outstanding except the fish. Since they are considered a Japanese restaurant I would recommend sticking with the seafood. We did the sake pairings that were ok but again, not worth the extra fee...

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KeithE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing blend of NOLA food with a Japanese influence.

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vipsteve
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and inventive. If you were expecting much Japanese food per se you would be disappointed but imagine Restaurant August crossed with a Japanese flair. Very peaceful meal with prices after drinks and tax definitely on the high side.

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Jeff
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best diners I've ever had. Every course was somehow better than the last and the cocktails were fantastic. A wonderful experience!

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CobyC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was extraordinary. The food was so good, the staff was so accommodating, and the atmosphere was so fun. These guys went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We enjoyed Tuna, Salmon, Duck, Red Snapper, and I think Red Fish. I really cannot remember, there were so many things being brought to us every few minutes. The Chef, hand prepared every item, brought them to us and gave us all the details about each. We had SO Much fun here. We highly recommend these guys!

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Anna
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

So overpriced and not worth it. You do not get your money’s worth for what you’re getting. Portions are super small. It’s literally a joke. The only thing I will say though is that the staff is polite and the pumpkin soup was delicious. Other than that, I’d say that you’re better off going to any other fancy restaurant in the city and getting so much more bang for your buck. I understand the concept of okasake, but I still think there should be more price-friendly options and variety for the meals being served. My first and last time there.

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a Perfect Date place and I would highly recommend to book the whole place for an intimate party! The chef was knowledgeable, accommodative and friendly and the service was great due to the intimate setting. Food flavors were spot on and the variety and preparation was spot on - we will be going back and have been telling all our friends. 6 stars if I could give it.

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vipnolareviewer
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was divine.
Period, end of sentence.

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vipNicedream
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Amazing!!! Very complex flavors that honor each ingredient and component. Will definitely be going back soon!

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AlainaO
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and yet again everything was marvelous! Hands down- one of the best foodie fine dining experiences in New Orleans. Besides the sashimi with foie gras on it, the acorn squash soup was not your socks off good

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service! Hubby left still hungry though due to smallish portions. Definitely recommend for a special night out, but it’s a splurge at the price point.

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StacyY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant. Everything was spot on. My husband and I dined here for our anniversary, and it was indeed a very special and memorable meal. The food was delicious. The amount of care and creativity that goes into the food really shows in the way each course is explained. The service was warm and friendly. Thanks Yo Nashi for a lovely evening.

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FUZZYFOODS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service and food. Sad that it opened during the pandemic as this place should be flooded with business. Don't sleep on it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Quality ingredients, fantastic service, SMALL portions for the cost (we ended up getting takeout afterwards). We were thinking that we’d be allowed to order more before dessert was served, which we weren’t, which was odd for omakase. If I do go back, I’ll order double the nigiri course.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my first experience with Omakase and we went for my birthday. The appetizers were especially delicious and my favorite part of the whole experience. The nigiri tasted fresh and tasty. And the entree and dessert was a great end. Highly recommend. Service was phenomenal.

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vipLizzyB
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was the top five I have ever had!

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vipCarolineF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most refined meal we have had in New Orleans in a very long time. Wonderful staff, amazing combination of flavors and a jewel box of a space. Well worth it!!

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JoshuaM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Just incredible from the first steps in to the end of service. Perfectly executed in every way. Everyone needs to get here before it’s impossible to book. Great addition to New Orleans culinary scene .

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vipRobertD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience! Every course was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal!!
Best in Nola!! Thank you ❤️

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vipPradamama13
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant!!! Absolute perfection! Cannot wait to return -so special!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
30 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious!! I am a vegetarian and chef made a very delicious vegetarian meal 🙏🏼
My boyfriend loved it so much that we are
Going back on Friday again!

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vipmetrymom
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and service is exceptional. Just not a lot of food which was fine with me. However, my college sons made something to eat when they got back home.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food is incredible, but not filling. If you go on an empty stomach you'll be craving more.

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AlainaO
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. The bartender was very knowledgeable about the Japanese whiskeys and liqueurs that were offered and showcased on bar. I really enjoyed the chef's offerings. Everything was delicious and I enjoyed it so much that I made reservations again for another night right after leaving.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very thoughtful and well curated omakase dinner! The drinks were wonderful as well.

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vipWALTERJ
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so perfectly done!! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipmjwnola
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most enjoyable meals we have had in a long time. The food presentation and service were both meticulous and relaxing. Brilliant flavor compositions and outstanding wine/sake pairings. A true gem!

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CarolineM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! I never write reviews but this place was that good. I also never take pictures of food and this is the first time I regret that as I cannot do this food justice. Every dish is a feast for the senses from the beautiful presentation, interesting composition and delicious and fresh tastes. We were all pescatarians and the chef accommodated our request. It's also a ton of food and we could have easily done with 1 less course. Service was excellent and attentive. They're doing an amazing job with distancing as there are a few empty seats between parties. The design and decor and even the dishes are modern and lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant in New Orleans!
You sit at a sushi bar. There are 2 empty seats between parties. Service is outstanding. Food is impeccable. Amazing sushi!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Service, food, ambiance. Do not pass this place up if you’re a foodie. If you’re a control freak, or picky eater, don’t go. Just go with the flow and trust chef Mack. A group came in behind us and when he asked about food allergies or preferences they said someone in their party didn’t like any raw food...um why did you come to an Omakase restaurant! Duh! But chef hooked them up...unbelievable! Amazing all around.

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AmK1
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the most delicious tasting menus. Great mix of Japanese and New Orleans flavors.

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vipNolafoodie79
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food and cocktails. Just wonder how often the menu changes. Not for just a casual quick dinner. More of an experience.

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vipChelseaB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The food is pretty good. However, knowing you are going to an ohmakase, I would expect more raw fish. For the price, there are others in the city that you get your money worth. I suggest when they give you the sushi, they give you two pieces instead on one. When you only have one, you barely get the flavor and then it’s over. I also would suggest less cooked items as we went for the experience of the flavors of raw fish etc. don’t get me wrong, it’s very good but different than what was expected when comparing to other similar places.

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Yo Nashi is rated 4.7 stars by 60 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.