View Photos From Our Events
$70  + Tax/Tip
Wed, 4/24
5:15 PM & 7:45 PM
Central Business District


5-Course Elevated Regional Indian Tasting Event

Opened this past July, this Indian eatery in CBD jumped right onto Resy’s “Hit List” and Eater’s List of “Hottest New Restaurants in New Orleans.” What’s more, it won the 2023 Eater Award for “Pop-Up Turned Restaurant of the Year.” LUFU stands for “Let Us Feed You,” the name given to Chef Sarthak Samantray’s pop-up specializing in street food from all over the Indian sub-continent. Chef Samantray, who graduated from the culinary program at Manipal University, met partner Aman Kora while working in the French Quarter. At LUFU, he is turning out a host of palate-pleasing dishes, from butter chicken wings to shrimp naanwich to brilliant versions of chaats, biryanis, pani poori and much more. (Leave room too for special desserts like chaimisu, a chai version of tiramisu, and qubani ka meetha, which is caramelized apricots with vanilla ice cream and pistachios.) Eater has praised LUFU's “gorgeous, arty atmosphere” along with the food, so, naturally, we are primed to visit, to sample Chef Samantray’s culinary artistry, and to hear more about why Indian cuisine is so very exceptional.

About the Host:

Sarthak Samantray


Hailing from Odisha, Chef Sarthak Samantray met LUFU partner Aman Kota in NOLA while working in the French Quarter. He is a graduate of the culinary program at Manipal University.

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated.

  1. Chicken Gushtaba

    yogurt, stone flower

  2. Sabudana Vada

    tapioca, fennel, mint

  3. Malabar Shrimp

    coconut milk, curry leaf, melon seed

  4. Saoji Lamb

    poppy seed, bay leaf

  5. Chhena Jhili

    saffron, cardamom


301 St Charles Ave

New Orleans, LA 70130

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
Will this event be handicap acccessible?
According to the restaurant, this event is handicap accessible. If applicable however, please email [email protected] with your needs to ensure proper accommodations.
What parking information has the restaurant provided for this event?
According to the restaurant, parking is available through a nearby garage. They do not validate parking or offer valet, though the garage itself may provide services. Please email [email protected] for more information if desired.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $90 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will not be able to accommodate those with dairy or garlic restrictions. If you have other restrictions, please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.

View All Event FAQs