Stand outside of Luvi on the busy Tchoupitoulas Street corner, and it could be hard to believe just how calm the tidy little restaurant is just beyond the cottage’s muted blue door. More cool blues with greens and bright florals surround the intimate space, where chefs prepare dishes from Shanghai and Japan just beyond the L-shaped counter. This is the sort of place where you’ll happily lose count as you order plate after plate, many of which are small but easily shared. Delicate cuts of seared tuna and salmon come from the raw bar, but be sure to dip your chopsticks into orders of the spicy dan dan noodles, which come swimming in housemade bone broth and get their heat from a touch of ghost chili oil.
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