Sunday, August 16, 2015 
Lakefront Arena
VIP: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - $75 in advance, $100 at door
General Admission: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - $15 in advance, $25 at door
Sushi and Japanese-inspired dishes from some of the area’s top restaurants will be available for sale. Sapporo beer, Clos du Bois wine, sake and cocktails will also be available to purchase.




General Admittance: The following are included with your general admission ticket purchase.

  • Complimentary parking
  • Music by Flow Tribe 2-5pm
  • Access to Cat’s Meow Karaoke Club
  • Complimentary photo booth
  • Access to Cat’s Meow Karaoke Club
  • Aikido demonstration and Japanese-inspired entertainment
  • Complimentary shoulder massages
  • Sushi, Japanese inspired dishes and desserts from 20 vendors
    (available for purchase)
  • Sapporo Beer, Clos du Bois wine, Ty Ku Sake, signature cocktail and full bar (available for purchase)


VIP Tickets (Sold Out): In addition to all items for general admission ticket holders,  VIP guest will enjoy the following items in the VIP area

  • Early admittance from 1-2pm
  • One individual tray of sushi rolls from Rock n Sake (one tray per ticket)
  • Japanese inspired dishes (noodles, salads, rolls) until gone
  • Dessert “sushi” display by The Sweet Life Bakery until gone
  • Unlimited wine, beer, sake from 1-2pm
  • Unlimited signature cocktail in VIP area only from 1-5pm
  • Hand-crafted glass necklace created by Studio Inferno
  • Open seating in the VIP Japanese Garden area
  • Complimentary VIP parking
  • Japanese entertainment 


The Freshest New Festival in New Orleans 


The New Orleans Sushi Fest & Competition will feature sushi creations and Japanese inspired dishes created by individuals and restaurants from around the New Orleans Metro area. Each participating chef will compete in various categories, and one will be crowned the 2015 Grand Champion by a panel of esteemed judges. 

This second annual event, which celebrates Japanese culture and food, anticipates over 2,800 attendees for an afternoon with our area's best sushi, Japanese beer, sake, Japanese crafts and live entertainment by Flow Tribe.

Channel your inner pop-star in the Cat's Meow Karaoke Club or shop the Marketplace – which will feature traditional Japanese crafts, sushi-themed goods, customized T-shirts and more.

During the festival, raffle tickets will be sold to enter to win two airline tickets to Japan. 


A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Japan Club of New Orleans & The Japan Society of New Orleans.

Get geared up for Sushi Fest with our new Sake Hop event presented by New Orleans Hotel Collection. Wednesday, July 29. Click here for details and to register!


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Tickets available at, Lakefront Arena Box Office, select Walmart locations, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.




Featured Restaurants: 

12 Seasons/Mr. Mudbug Catering

Ajun Cajun NINJA

Belle Cakes


Conola Grill & Sushi


Crossroads at the House of Blues New Orleans

FroYo Cafe and Sweets

‚ÄčKatie's Restaurant

Lakeview Pearl

Miss Linda The Ya-Ka-Mein Lady

Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steak House

Mizado Cocina

Seither's Seafood






Sushi Fest Marketplace:

CAD Printing – Signature Sushi Fest t-shirts

GoGo Booth – Complimentary Fun Photos

Haute Dames – fascinators, hats, accessories

Heirloom Live Event Painting

Inslomo Photo Booth – Complimentary photos courtesy of Xplore Federal Credit Union

Kawaii NOLA – Bento boxes, kimonos, jewelry, costumes, accessories, candy and more

NOLA Kimonos

The New Orleanian On Site Spa Services – Chair Massages

Younique Make Up



New Orleans Sushi Fest






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