Open late Wed.-Sat.
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Chiba Restaurant Review: In the Carrollton area Uptown, Chiba offers what owner Keith Dusko calls traditional Japanese cooking with a New Orleans twist. That plays out in dishes such as short ribs tempura with crawfish gyoza, and a "Crescent City” roll with fried oysters, lettuce, tomato and pickles. The more classic offerings are better, such as pork belly steamed buns, noodle soups, salmon teriyaki and a wide variety of rolls, including specialty rolls. For example, "Let the Good Times Roll" features crispy shrimp, crab, cucumber and tuna. Chiba doesn't offer desserts and the wine selections are few (although there are three Champagnes by the glass --- unusual for a Japanese restaurant), so consider the respectable saké options. The place excels with its specialty cocktails, especially the coconut mojito and the "Saketini." Happy hour is from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. daily ($3 rolls and reduced price drinks), and a "Reverse" happy hour takes place during the last hour that the restaurant is open.