Royal Sushi & Bar (1913 Royal St., 504-827-1900; www.), a sushi and ramen spot, opened Oct. 15 in Faubourg Marigny.
The menu includes a selection of specialty rolls, appetizers such as salmon poke, gyoza and tuna tataki, and various Japanese-style salads. A section of ramen bowls features a choice of chicken, beef, shrimp, barbecued pork or vegetables, several broth-styles (tonkotsu, kombu or shoyu spinach) and a lengthy list of add-ons, including mustard greens, marinated boiled egg, kimchi, crab stick and seaweed, among others.
Hours or operation are still being finalized. Currently, the restaurant is open from noon to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Royal Sushi follows a couple of short-lived restaurants at the space. The previous restaurant, Anna's, barely lasted a week, and before that, the space housed ICHI Japanese Ramen House, which owner Yusuke Kawahara closed in December 2015 after five months of business. Before that, it was home to SukhoThai (2200 Royal St., 504-948-9309; www.sukho-thainola.com), which moved to a larger Marigny location in 2015.