The Triumphant Return of Mikimoto
(This post's title sounds like the name of a 1960's Japanese Godzilla movie with model buildings and a guy in a bad monster suit . . . )
Located on the 3300 block of South Carrollton Avenue in an area formerly inundated with three to four feet of floodwater post-KTMB, the Japanese restaurant Mikimoto reopened on Tuesday. The Fair Family made it there this evening for dinner. I noticed early on (early/mid- October) Mikimoto was one of the first businesses that far up South Carrollton being cleared out and gutted. Walking into the place tonight was one of the most encouraging things I've seen post-KTMB as the newly installed and completely renovated interior looks 100 times better than it did pre-KTMB. The ownership turned the tragedy of this disaster into an opportunity to improve their business. To be honest, seeing this really psyched me up and renews my hope for the future of New Orleans. Hey, at this point we've to to take what we can get . . .
Kudos to the owners of Mikimoto for remaining committed to New Orleans and rebuilding their business instead of giving up and going elsewhere. Please go have some sushi and sake at Mikimoto and support these guys as they deserve the patronage. A recommendation: the Titanic Deluxe dinner (soup, salad, teriyaki chicken, tempura, cantaloupe, rice, sushi, and sashimi) serves two adults and a child quite well.