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mikie421
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
Called months ago. We had all 12 seats.


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Fun Bunch
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
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How did you go about getting a reservation?


It is extremely difficult. You can call a few months in advance. You can try resy but they are pretty much always booked. You can get on the wait list and see if there are cancellations.

They have a steady stream of regulars and “insiders” that always get first dibs and go there constantly.


rmc
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
I got a 6 y/o that loves what I guess I would call Americanized sushi - stuff you get at Ichibans in BR. He was watching a show where they explained what Omakase was and is begging for me to find a place. This looks like the only option in Louisiana.

Is this place appropriate for children?


Wasp
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
Check out Umami in Baton Rouge. Search for it on TD also. Some posters rave about it and have shared pictures of what they got.


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Fun Bunch
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
So first of all, most regular sushi restaurants will do Omakase at the sushi bar. It is very common.

Shogun does it (which is where the chef from Nagomi came from), I'm sure Daiwa and other places do it.

In terms of Omakase only restaurants, there is one other one in NOLA:

Yo Nashi.

It is much easier to get into than Nagomi. I would say Nagomi is definitely more for adults. It is very small and an intimate experience, but they have probably had kids come through there. I have not been to Yo Nashi.

I would go to Shogun or Daiwa or Tsunami and see if they will do Omakase for you and the kid and see how he does before shelling out the money for Nagomi or Yo Nashi.

I have done Omakase at Shogun many times. It is very good.
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Gaston
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
A 6 yr old? I doubt it’s anywhere near Americanized sushi.

Just take him to Shogun in Metairie and sit at the sushi bar...order all sorts of stuff not considered Americanized sushi...they also have omakase, but that’s more of a risk.
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Fun Bunch
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
Nagomi is very much NOT americanized. The chef is from Japan and while he does things to suit american palates a bit, it isn't crunchy rolls that's for sure.


rmc
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
sounds like I may stick to BR and do omakase to see what they roll out and how he likes it. The wife suggested we just go to our usual spot at ichibans and order and bunch of stuff and get the waiter to play along that its omakase.

thanks for the info to all who gave!


Gaston
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
Shogun is a great spot, and on your side of BR. They legit do omakase. The reason why I suggested it is because they always have a fresh fish board that are often prepared with a sauce or just not very ordinary around here. I’m sure the cooler the names, the more he’ll like it.


Fun Bunch
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
Most sushi restaurants will do Omakase at the sushi bar. Just ask.


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gmrkr5
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
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Yo Nashi.


Can vouch.. great experience.


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
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Nagomi is very much NOT americanized. The chef is from Japan and while he does things to suit american palates a bit, it isn't crunchy rolls that's for sure.




RIP Horinoya.


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LouisianaLady
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
I am mostly in awe that you’re willing to spend $150 on a 6 year old Omakase is over $100 per person anywhere I’ve seen it.


baldona
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
I'm curious what the seating times are ? 6 and 8? 5:30 and 7:30?

Also I'm curious what their staffing would be? I'd guess 2 prep chef's during the day, Chef Kaz serving the food along with a waitress and prep chef at night? Probably a dishwasher also?

I was just curious what their revenue and expenses would be. This is a very interesting concept that seems repeatable with a fairly simple structure. If a chef could manage it 5 days a week there's a lot of menu's that could do this. He's doing $1600 in food revenue a day, so probably close to $2500 with booze.


baldona
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
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I am mostly in awe that you’re willing to spend $150 on a 6 year old Omakase is over $100 per person anywhere I’ve seen it.


The menu was $65 right? As the basic menu? I'd think they'd do that or maybe a tad less for a kid? No idea.

Don't disagree though, there's no reason to take a kid to a place like that and I have 3 kids under 8. Sitting at a basic sushi bar even for a special occasion and they'd have no idea what the difference would be. But hell, yolo.

Personally if they are sold out, I'm not sure why you'd take reservations for anyone under 21. Just to make more money on booze.


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rmc
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
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I am mostly in awe that you’re willing to spend $150 on a 6 year old Omakase is over $100 per person anywhere I’ve seen it.


What can I say? He can talk me into anything. I also wanted to see what it was all about myself.


Fun Bunch
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
Like I said, I would start with a place like Shogun in Metairie or Daiwa...or call your local Sushi place and ask if they do Omakase at the sushi bar.

Start there. If he really likes it, then go for the Nagomi or Yo Nashi experience.


Fun Bunch
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
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I'm curious what the seating times are ? 6 and 8? 5:30 and 7:30?

Also I'm curious what their staffing would be? I'd guess 2 prep chef's during the day, Chef Kaz serving the food along with a waitress and prep chef at night? Probably a dishwasher also?

I was just curious what their revenue and expenses would be. This is a very interesting concept that seems repeatable with a fairly simple structure. If a chef could manage it 5 days a week there's a lot of menu's that could do this. He's doing $1600 in food revenue a day, so probably close to $2500 with booze


When it first opened, which is the last time I went, it was literally just Kaz and Eli. They did everything. All of the prep, and I assume all of the cleanup. Its their place, their baby, and they did it all.

Whether they have hired anyone else I do not know.

I have had Kaz's sushi many times at his popups and at Shogun, but only Nagomi once.


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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
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Daiwa


I'd like to do Nagomi for a special occasion dinner but if you are looking to expand the horizons then Daiwa can do that for you and your kid. Their menu offerings are really incredible and I'm sure you could sit at the sushi bar and the chef would take care of you with choice selections.
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baldona
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re: Nagomi, an omakase only sushi place in Bywater, has finally opened
Are they only open 5 days a week then? Tues through Sat or something? Like I said, interesting concept, would be a good way to find a great work life balance with minimum staffing.


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