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Shogun Restaurant Review: Opening a restaurant serving sushi and offering hibachi was unique in 1981, when Shogun opened its doors. Designed for high-volume production and located on one of Metairie’s busiest thoroughfares, the place remains popular, even though the food is not dependable. Most sushi is made with cooked seafood, and the sashimi items are numerous. You’ll find fairly standard teriyaki, noodle dishes and choices from the hibachi --- there are six hibachi tables and the hibachi chefs are expert and entertaining. The menu also presents a virtual catalog of traditional Japanese fare, from shabu-shabu (paper-thin beef cooked at the table in bubbling oil) to tempura and sukiyaki dinners. Dessert is limited to deep-fried bananas (unfortunately, not as crispy as one would expect with a tempura preparation) with vanilla ice cream, although green tea or red bean ice cream is available, too. Shogun offers cocktails, beer (including a few Japanese brands) and an unimaginative, rarely updated wine list. Among the few pluses: the space is more than ample, with an extra-long sushi bar and a convenient crying room for families with infants.