May 28, 2024 - Food and Drink

Seither's sushi poboy is a fun take on a New Orleans classic

Photo shows a poboy piled with crab salad and sauces on a reddish plate.

The sushi poboy has snow crab salad, seared ahi tuna and sliced avocado. Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios

Seither's Seafood in Harahan has a poboy menu loaded with five award winners from the Oak Street Poboy Fest.

Why it matters: Chef and owner Jason Seither knows what he's doing.

What I ordered: The award-winning sushi poboy ($17) and the home fries ($6).

  • The poboy was overstuffed with snow crab salad, seared ahi tuna, avocado and sauces.
  • The server gave me silverware, but told me I can also dig right in with my hands. "Choose your own adventure," she said.
  • I worked my way through some of the toppings with a fork before I was able to close it to eat like a poboy. It was unconventional, but it worked with the fresh seafood and the spicy, sweet sauces soaking into the bread.
Photo shows outdoor tables at Seither's in Harahan.
Seither's has casual outdoor dining options. Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios

Fun fact: Seither's celebrated its 20th year in March.

The vibes: The restaurant has picnic tables and covered seating in the parking lot. There's a small indoor space too.

  • It's a chill place to go for a meal with friends and family.
  • I went just before sunset and enjoyed my poboy while listening to a bluesy-folk band on the restaurant's outdoor stage. People around me ate platters of boiled crawfish.
Photo shows the overstuffed sushi poboy.
Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios
Photo shows the outdoor stage at Seither's.
Tiago Guy plays at the outdoor stage at Seither's in Harahan. Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios

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