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Yo Nashi, New Orleans, LA

Yo Nashi

4.9
4.9
421 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Yō Nashi is a New Orleans omakase restaurant. 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 345-2155
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mack Broquet
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Cross street
    Carondelet between Poydras and Perdido
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Streetcar stop #N254
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Food

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Service

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Innovative

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Romantic

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Service

  • New Orleans

    Best Ambiance

  • New Orleans

    Innovative

  • New Orleans

    Romantic

421 Reviews
  1. joanne

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am very picky when it comes to Japanese food. I was at a conference and stumbled in to this delightful restaurant. There is only counter service build around the sushi chefs. The service and the food was spectacular. The atmosphere was peaceful and classy. I suggest a reservation

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  2. DanielleT

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and interesting omakase experience. Delicious food and wonderful service. Highly recommend.

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  3. FrankC

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great and we look forward to another visit.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such an epic experience! One dish was more delicious than the next! The space is chill and lovely and the staff was super nice and highly attentive. We can’t stop talking about it. Yum!

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  5. Chris

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without a doubt, the best sushi restaurant I have experienced to date, and I have lots of experience with this cuisine. Very creative and every single course was simply exceptional, including the A5. A don’t miss in a city with a long list of great restaurants.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shockingly good and tastefully creative sushi. I've had some of the most renowned sushi in the world - Tokyo, NY, London, LA - and somehow this little spot in New Orleans tops them all. Its not that any one piece of Yo Nashi nigiri wins over, say, a piece of nigiri at Inaba... rather it's the total combination of omakase tastes at Yo Nashi that does the trick. Anyhow. I never write reviews but this was next level.

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  7. FrancisL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! A little quiet in there, not much of a vibe.

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  8. JoeW

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true dining experience. After each course, all we could say to each other was: "wow".

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The space was a little crammed and the sushi counter was very high so you felt very closed off from the chefs and couldn’t see any of the preparation, which I’m not used to at omakase. Also, it may have just been an off night but the spacing between courses was wildly long. After an hour we had only been served two things, the oyster and a soup. I’m also not used to not really interacting with the chefs at all. There was no conversation what so ever other than telling us what we were getting very briefly when it was handed over, which is maybe just their style here but not my preference. Other Omakasa places I’ve eaten at have been much more interactive, the chef talking about the food and being able to see it being prepared and more of a show. The actual food itself was very underwhelming. As I mentioned before the timing between courses was extremely long and then the actual nigiri all came out at once. 5 pieces presented on one tray. I feel like had they been sent out separately it would have felt like you were getting more and a way to feel like there was less time between courses. I also felt like the 5 pieces presented together did not go well with one another. They didn’t feel like they were planned to complement one another and that took away from the experience. Personally I only liked one of the five pieces presented (although I ate them all, it’s not like they were terrible just didn’t think they were very good). My partner had the same opinion, he only liked 1/5. Overall I was not impressed and wouldn’t return. The hostess was very nice, as was everyone we interacted with. Just an oddly disjointed and not very tasty presentation in my personal opinion.

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  10. MikeM

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, incredible food, friendly and accommodating staff. Perfect meal and service!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The focus was flavor. There were ebbs and flows of intensity throughout the courses, but the highlights were the sushi course and the hamachi. We’ll definitely be back to explore as the menu changes.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yo Nashi was excellent! First time there, and couldn’t recommend it enough. Menu, food, and service were wonderful. Thank you!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing. The best fresh fish. I’ve had a New Orleans. Staff is knowledgeable. We will be back!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an absolutely Incredible omakase experience. We did the Sake pairing - each was matched perfectly with the food for the particular course. Wagyu upgrade was definitely worth it. One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. If you’re looking for an incredible omakase experience in New Orleans, this is it.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience where you sit down and the chefs prepare an omakase dining experience. Presentation and taste were on point. If you’re looking for a dining experience, I would highly recommend.

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  16. ChristinaJ

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried Yo-Nashi for the first time to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Every course was incredible, all the staff was very attentive, and the chefs were accommodating to my food allergies. We loved it and will return!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food are always top notch. I think this hits the minimum characters.

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  18. ispoi323

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first experience at Yo Nashi was for a Valentine's Day omakase special, and it was absolutely stunning. Each dish was unique and delicious, and the chefs and staff were professional, kind, and knowledgeable. Overall, it was an exquisite experience that definitely warrants many more visits.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Valentines Dinner! Everything was great! My girlfriend loved it too!

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  20. NOLASmitty

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner. Solid staff. Will go again for sure!

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  21. Yasmin

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious food, fantastic staff. The cocktails were very good!

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  22. SteveP

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food; incredible service; Mac was as charming as can be, just a great experience as always!!

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  23. Elic

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The omakase is outstanding. Beautiful in form, fresh ingredients, and prepared by well-trained chefs. Absolutely will be back.

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  24. TiaB

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was so delicious. 10/10 I cannot wait to go back.

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  25. CharleyR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience with beautiful and delicious food, friendly staff and chic atmosphere. Will be returning.

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  26. ZaydR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time to enjoy this awesome Omakase cuisine. The menu was different than the first trip and just as tasty. Cannot recommend Yo Nashi enough to those traveling to NOLA and want a Sushi experience. The flavor profiles will always have me coming back to see what's new.

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  27. SFFrequentTraveler

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dinner. We loved every taste. Would highly recommend.

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  28. JamieF

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic! Great sake selection as well.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unecpected one Menu. Excellent food and great atmo.

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  30. luisc

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent sushi and other plates on the New Year’s Eve fixed menu. Highly recommend.

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  31. LJFoodie

    E. Tennessee

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, just what I was looking for. Omakase style isn't for everyone, and it's not traditional Japanese, which they tell you. But to have New Orleans, or at least local, proteins and produce, prepared in front of you and presented in a Japanese fashion is unique. And very tasty. Go for it!

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  32. Foodie21

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was more than a meal, this was an experience! Chef and his team did an amazing job. I didn't think some small courses we would be full either but I could barely eat that last dish. Everything was beautifully prepared.

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  33. ColinR

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience and the food was delicious.

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  34. DieterH

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yo Nashi provided an excellent Omakase experience with a great meal and personable staff. Every dish that they crafted tasted amazing.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Third trip here and this was not what the last two trips were like. Soup was amazing, oyster was good, (5 sushi samples, not great) the wagyu beef was not a good piece this trip, get it every time. It was our one year wedding anniversary and not one person said congrats or asked if we’re celebrating anything. Very weak service this time. Might be my last time coming even though 2 out of the 3 trips have been wonderful. Just not a place I’m looking forward to going back any time soon.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a birthday dinner. Very nice place, but the seating is all bar style so it was hard to eat with a big group and we were split up.

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  37. JuliaL

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant in NOLA. Get the upgraded wagyu beef!

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  38. Goobz

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I found this restaurant by searching for the best sushi in NOLA. Just to be clear I am not opposed to fusion, but the non-traditional flavors being paired with the raw fish completely overpowered the flavor of the fish. They were obviously proud of the quality of their fish, even telling us that one of the offerings came from the Tokyo fish market, but it might as well have been supermarket quality fish as you couldn’t taste the fish under the flavors that were put on top. One example was the beautiful blue run tuna, that was topped with a pesto so strong you might as well have been eating tilapia. All of the seared offerings tasted like butane, something I find to be a common issue, which I believe comes from holding the torch too close to the fish. We ordered a Nama (unpasteurized) sake, which the server basically told us was disgusting, We loved it and ordered another can, when we were told they didn’t have anymore. I truly believe the intent of the Chef/restaurant was in the right place, it was just executed in an in refined way. I must also confess that we are definitely serious sushi connoisseurs and have eaten at most of the best omakase sushi restaurants in NYC and San Francisco, so our bar is set pretty high. We don’t live near the coast, so whenever we are near the coast we seek out sushi and this experience was a literal F-.

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  39. CarlyH

    West Palm Beach

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband is extremely bougie about his food and he said this was the best food he had EVER had. Y’all nailed it

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  40. KathleenH

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10. This is hands down one of my favorites in New Orleans. If you’re looking for a unique experience, this is the place for you! It’s worth every penny you spend. Will be back!

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FAQs

Yo Nashi is rated 4.9 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Yo Nashi

419 Carondelet St Ste 101, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Carondelet between Poydras and Perdido
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Streetcar stop #N254
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mack Broquet
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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