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5 Must-Visit Las Vegas Japanese Restaurants

Despite its location in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas boasts some of the best restaurants in the world, with cuisines from all over the world. Japanese fare is no exception.  If you’re looking for stunning decor, unbelievable food, and great fun, check out these 5 Las Vegas Japanese restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Yellowtail – The Bellagio

Yellowtail, under the direction of acclaimed Chef Akira Back, has it all. From the lounge-bar atmosphere to unforgettable dishes.  The menu ranges from traditional Japanese fare to more contemporary dishes. These include items such as kobe beef short ribs and tataki salad with yellow tail.  Additionally, their most famous dishes are the big eye tuna pizza and the maine lobster carpaccio.  They also have a huge selection of specialty sakes, and a great view of the Bellagio fountains.

Kumi – Mandalay Bay

Also under Chef Akira Back, Kumi is a restaurant with Korean-American influences. From softshell crab sliders with coleslaw and kimchi, to a mega sushi bar in the heart of the restaurant, Kumi is the pinnacle of modern Japanese cuisine. The atmosphere is stunning as well. It features gigantic paintings of cherry blossoms and beautiful blue tiles around the sushi bar. Kumi also features a late night menu.

Otoro – The Mirage

Otoro features mouth watering dishes such as seared duck breast, pan seared chilean seabass, and a signature cast iron 14 oz wagyu ribeye steak. They also have unforgettable sushi rolls, and a wide variety of sharing items. Moreover, if you’re a bit hesitant about dropping over $100 on a meal, Otoro gives you all the quality and ambiance of the higher priced restaurants, without killing your pocket book.

Tetsu – The Aria

With an ever-changing menu dictated by Michelin Award-winning Chef Masa Takayama, Tetsu is fine dining at its absolute best. No matter what night you go, there will always be something new and amazing.  They have options from langoustine with salsa roja and gunpowder to kurobuta pork with pickled red onion.  Furthermore, the beautiful atmosphere of Tetsu will make any night unforgettable.

Koi – Planet Hollywood

Unlike many other restaurants on The Strip, Koi offers brunch, lunch, dinner, and more. With its Japanese-California fusion, Koi boasts dishes such as kobe beef filet mignon, lobster tacos, and spicy rock shrimp tempura handrolls. Koi is a great place to relax after a hectic week, with a soothing ambiance and great, Hollywood-inspired decor.

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