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2012 Spring Restaurant Guide - K

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K-PAUL'S LOUISIANA KITCHEN
416 Chartres St., 596-2530; www.kpauls.com
At chef Paul Prudhomme's K-Paul's, beef tenderloin medallions blackened in a cast iron skillet are topped with debris and served with vegetables and potatoes. For dessert, the sweet potato pecan pie with Chantilly cream is a popular choice. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

K.Y.'S OLD TOWNE BICYCLE SHOP
2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-1911; www.kysoldetowne.com
Fried and grilled seafood platters combine shrimp, catfish, oysters, hush puppies and two sides. Roast beef is slow cooked in-house for K.Y.'s po-boy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KANNO CALIFORNIA SUSHI BAR
3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 455-5730
Sauteed calamari is served with portobello mushrooms. Get a special sushi roll filled with salmon, mango and cucumber. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KATIE'S RESTAURANT & BAR
3791 Iberville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com
Katie's "barge" is a French bread loaf loaded with oysters, shrimp and catfish and is big enough to share. The fresh ground chuck hamburger steak comes with peppers, onions, brown gravy and a side dish. Daily fresh fish specials also are available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

KEITH YOUNG'S STEAKHOUSE
165 Hwy. 21, Madisonville, (985) 845-9940; www.keithyoungs.net
Pan-broiled redfish is topped with crabmeat in citrus beurre blanc and fresh basil. The hand-cut 14-ounce filet mignon is served with a baked potato and salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

KENNER SEAFOOD
3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, 466-4701; www.kennerseafood.net
Kenner Seafood offers a large selection of shellfish and fish including grouper, redfish, tilapia and catfish. Crawfish Marie is topped with crabmeat and cream sauce. Barbecue shrimp are served over grits. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

KIM SON
349 Whitney Ave., Gretna, 366-2489; www.kimsonnola.com
Imperial Seven is a tasting menu with seven different beef preparations and enough for two. Steamed Gulf fish comes with black bean sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

KJEAN SEAFOOD
236 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7503
This seafood market offers raw seafood, boiled seafood and a menu of sandwiches and platters. Fried soft-shell crabs come on a plate or in a po-boy. Landlubbers can get red beans topped with ribs. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

KOREA HOUSE
3547 18th St., Metairie, 888-0654
Korea House serves a wide array of Korean dishes, and diners can grill their own barbecue items at their table. The bulgogi is beef marinated with six kinds of vegetables. The dolsot bibimbap is a stew of beef, vegetables and rice served in a hot stone pot. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY
3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com
Matzo ball soup is a clear seasoned broth with light and fluffy matzo balls. The kosher fried shrimp po-boy features imitation shrimp served with cocktail sauce, lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

KOZ'S
515 Harrison Ave., 484-0841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 737-3933
Koz's offer a standard po-boy selection including french fry po-boys. The roast beef po-boy features home-cooked roast beef on Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Wilson Street: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Harrison Avenue: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

KUPCAKE FACTORY
800 Metairie Road, Suite Q, Metairie, 267-4990; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., 267-3328; www.thekupcakefactory.com
The wedding cake cupcake is almond cake with vanilla buttercream and white chocolate sprinkles. The Turtle Soup cupcake is chocolate cake with mixed caramel peanut "debris" topped with chocolate, carmel and peanuts. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

KYOTO
4920 Prytania St., 891-3644; www.kyotonola.com
Poke salad is a mix of tuna, avocado, cucumber and spicy vinaigrette dressing. The Sara roll is packed with spicy shrimp and avocado and covered with a crunchy chili mixture outside. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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