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Sake Cafe Uptown

Garden District
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2830 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I like this space a lot, like the fact that it's not brightly lit and loud like so many other sushi restaurants. I always enjoy my meal here, and it's a good place for visiting with dining companions. While the food is very good, it's not different or mind-blowing. Menu selection is pretty standard, with "specialty rolls" that are typical... More 

Thank NOmadfolk2
Greenville, Wisconsin
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157 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another regular dining stop on our visits to NOLA. Easily walkable from the St. Charles streetcar stop on St. Charles Ave. Past the cemetery and Commanders Palace (where they will not serve you if you are wearing any length of shorts). Their rolls are very reasonably priced and so very good. The Bento box lunches are also good.

Thank TravelinGal920
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sushi was amazing as well as the sake. We ordered take out and while we waited, we noticed all the signed celebrity photos on the walls--fun! I would love to come back and take in the full experience. The sushi rolls made my night!

Thank Keri W
Brooklyn, NY
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here years ago with my husband and we often say it is some of the best Sushi we have ever eaten, so when I had the opportunity to take my daughter, we were both excited yet apprehensive. It is hard to live up to that kind of hype and it had been so long, many things could have... More 

Thank REGirl1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My dad and I love this place. So, when my wife came to New Orleans for the first time, it was a must. She loves sushi and she told me this was the best sushi she has had in America. I love the environment and it's in a great location on Magazine St.

Thank John B
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm like cal to the area and I love this place!!! I love the sushi here i especially love that they can make any of their rolls without rice!! Friendly and nice atmosphere!!

Thank Charles S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Sushi here is delicious! We lucked out when trying to find a sushi restaurant in the Garden District with this one. Only set back is the "crunchy roll" is not a tempura crunchy, rather a normal rice roll with sesame seeds sprinkled on top.

Thank karon b
Nottingham, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We stopped in for lunch on a Friday, and sat outside. We split the Uptown roll, the salmon avocado roll, and a tuna appetizer. Everything was delicious and we were full. I really enjoy the sushi here. The service was ok, our server was forgetful.

Thank RachelXS
New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I ordered shrimp noodles they brought me chicken when I told the waiter he said oh I'm sorry a few min later he came back with a new one or I thought was a new one but NO It was just that they picked out the chicken and added shrimp ! First that just wrong and second it was cold... More 

Thank Karen L
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a late lunch here. The restaurant was quiet and we enjoyed a lovely setting with excellent service. We were bowled over by the pork dumplings! So delicious! We shared a selection of sushi and they were all fantastic. If only we had a Sake Cafe in our home town!

Thank EL1zab4th

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $50
Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2830 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighborhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: 15048940033
Since its opening, Sake Cafe' has swept the New Orleans sushi scene like a tsunami. The menu incorporates traditional Japanese cuisine and New Orleans flavors like Jazz Roll, Uptown Roll and New Orleans Roll. Our Chef creates unique fusion dishes, which are as beautiful as they are delicious. The striking interior creates a "Chic" environment for indulging in exotic offerings from Uni to Aji. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. Private seating up to 50 is available upstairs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

Neighborhood Profile
Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.