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Shogun Restaurant Review: Shogun has been serving Japanese fare in Metairie for more than 35 years, and still enjoys a large number of regular customers. Designed for high-volume production and located on one of city’s busiest thoroughfares, the place remains popular, even though the food is not always dependable. The interior is nondescript, although the bright blue linen napkins wake up an otherwise plain space. 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 ranges 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.