Welcome to ChefTalk! NOLA is my favorite place in the world. I try to go down there once a year to stuff my face and listen to music. Hattori has good reputation in general. I've never used one, so I can't comment.
If you tell us more about what you're shopping for, you'll get more recommendations. There are a lot of knives in the same price range now; your shopping options are much broader than a few years ago.