The much-awaited new omakase sushi restaurant has officially opened in the Bywater after weeks of highly coveted invite-only dinner services. Nagomi differs from other sushi restaurants in the Big Easy due to their “omakase” status, meaning that they are a Japanese certified dining style where customers “entrust the ingredients of their meal to the sushi chef.”
The 12-seat restaurant is a joint partnership venture between sushi chef – Chef Kaz – plus Eli Ramon, longtime “sushi-partner” of Chef Kaz’s, and local entrepreneur and restauranteur Billy Blatty. Blatty is the owner behind arcade restaurant/bar Barcadia and Italian restaurant Sofia. The three began discussing the plans last Spring after Kaz’s loyal fan base continued to explode at Metairie sushi restaurant Shogun, in addition to his omakase pop-ups around the city.
Nagomi officially opened their doors this past Wednesday, the 12th, launching in partnership with reservation website Resy. They are not currently accepting walk-ins at this time and only accepting those that have booked via Resy. All reservations are booked through mid-March. They are only open Wednesday through Saturday with two seatings a night starting at 6:00pm and 8:30pm.