2112 Belle Chasse Hwy # 10, Gretna, LA, USA
Cafe Zen Gretna Reviews
Fresh Sushi & great service in the Westbank - Cafe Zen Dec 27, 2008
New Orleans is well known because of its great cuisine. But the Westbank doesn't necessarily have the best food too, although this small cafe is an exception!
I go quite frequently to New Orleans and was taken here by my boss, who really loves this place. You have the feeling your at a place that's a whole in the wall since it's small and located in a shopping center - but it's so good!
Usually the Japanese food is expensive, but here the portions are big, which is fair. If you like big rolls, this is your place. We tried the Sashimi roll - fresh sashimi and Japanese herbs wrapped in a thinly sliced cucumber or soybean paper -, Fried Salmon Roll - snow crab & cream cheese stuffed salmon rolled with nori seaweed & deep fried with tempura flour & a new one! The Yadi roll!
They also have Specialties, we had the Pepper Tuna - just delicious.
But if you don't know what to order, feel free to ask the sushi chefs, who will ask you about your tastes & make recommendations. They always seem to hook everyone up with the best for them meal. We ended having a roll named after me :)
The staff is super friendly and the owner likes to be there and talk to the customers.
They also offer sake and Japanese beer, besides the regular drinks.
The only contra might be that the place it's not so fancy, but who cares if the food is so good!!! Plus its atmosphere is somehow so cozy.
Part of the A quick business trip + NYE in the States, yeah baby!!! travel blog
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