Sushi is perhaps one of the most important Asian imports to the Western world. This delicious food has cultural and socio-economic impacts across the globe. But the impact that matters above all? The one it leaves on your palate! People all over the nation enjoy the stuff, and Las Vegas has a plethora of sushi restaurants to choose from. Here are 11 places where you can find some of the best sushi in Las Vegas.
Sen of Japan
This hidden gem headed by the renowned Chef Nakano Hiromi features unique dishes in an inviting atmosphere. While not located on the Las Vegas Strip like some of its more popular counterparts, Sen of Japan still seats many people that are happy to make a little longer of a drive. If you’re still not enticed, take note that the establishment offers a Happy Hour menu from 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Monday – Saturday. While you’re there, check out their 6-7 course omakase specials!
Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa has traveled the world, from Lima to Los Angeles. During his travels, he often had to improvise with some of the ingredients he took for granted in his home country of Japan. Thus, the food at Nobu is known for its distinct and expertly executed blend of ingredients from other cultures. Yellowtail with jalapeño and squid “pasta” are just a few examples of the exotic options you can choose from. Find Nobu at the Nobu Hotel in Caesars Palace or at the Hard Rock Casino.
If you want traditionally prepared nigiri/sashimi with fresh fish from the Tokyo bay area, Kabuto-Edomae is the place for you. The employees’ zeal for sushi is a mark of excellence in and of itself. So much so is their ardent love for traditional sushi that they don’t even serve maki (rolls) or hako (boxed) sushi. No, the people at Kabuto-Edomae insist on preparing sushi as it was done 200 years ago in the Edo period: fresh and ready to be eaten as soon as it touches the plate, unrolled and unboxed.
Executive Chef Akira Back takes pride in his Korean heritage – and it shows. His dishes are inspired by Korean culture and cuisines, and he even has his own brand of sake. The modern, chic architecture is sure to reel you in, and sure to make you stay is the exquisite fish, wine, sake, and desserts. Having the privilege of serving many celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Pink, Yellowtail offers a truly remarkable dining experience.
The multifaceted Mizumi experience can be difficult to approach, for some. While the restaurant offers traditional sushi and sashimi, you can also reserve a teppanyaki table for a different style of cuisine. Furthermore, the restaurant allows reservations for more private spaces the al fresco (open air) way. The entire restaurant overflows with lush Japanese flora, and there is even a koi pond and impressive 90-foot waterfall. At Mizumi, both the food and the decor will take you away to the heart of Japan.
An electrifying and exciting night out awaits you at Kumi Japanese Restaurant and Bar. The 10,000 square-foot restaurant at the Mandalay Bay offers seating for up to 300 people, and you can be sure that the seats are often full. While Kumi is known for its somewhat radical but delicious menu items (such as the Pop Rockin roll with genuine pop rocks), you’ll definitely want to try some of their spirits crafted by expert mixologists. Check out their wild grape plum sake or any of their other original and scrumptious beverages. While you’re at it, consider the crispy rice to share with others, and try out their excellent mochi for dessert.
Sushi Roku blends the finest Japanese, European, and Latin American ingredients to create superb and special meals. With locations in multiple states, Sushi Roku is a hotspot for modern sushi and sashimi. The cosmopolitan destination features non-traditional elements such as jalapeños and olive oil to add some unexpected but delightful texture and flavor to your food. Please your palate with everything from salmon carpaccio to freshwater eel, along with some of the best sushi in Las Vegas.
The Japanese elegance of Morimoto is sure to strike anyone that happens to find it. Beautiful photographs by Yasumichi Morita provide an authentic and captivating atmosphere, and all before even being seated. The true experience begins with the menu. You’ll find exotic and exquisite items designed by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto himself. And with the Iron Chef design comes the Iron Chef quality. Morimoto offers quality sushi, sashimi, many other carefully crafted dishes.
Perhaps the restaurant with the most variety is Sushi Takashi. You’ll find everything from cold dishes to grilled ones, raw to fried, sauteéd to signature, and many more options. Chef Takashi grew up in Hokkaido, Japan, near the ocean. Since his father was a fisherman, Takashi learned quickly a passion for traditional Japanese seafood preparation. He brings his passions to the kitchen, and also to the decor (the walls are lined with wine barrels). Perhaps the highlight of Sushi Takashi is their dollar night specials. Partake in an excellent dining experience for a fraction of the price.
If you want restaurant decor as colorful and as stunning as the food, Sushisamba is the place for you. The restaurant features gorgeous, enormous “ribbon” artwork that swirls throughout the entire restaurant, all the way up through the 16-foot ceiling. There’s not a dull moment to be had, especially with the hustle and bustle during Sambabrunch and Sambahour. Inspired by Japan, Brazil, and Peru, Sushisamba offers an integrative, different way to dine with some of the best sushi in Las Vegas.
While perhaps not as fanciful as some of the other restaurants, Sakana Sushi is known for its all-you-can-eat menu at a reasonable price. Help yourself to nearly everything on the menu, and schedule your reservation ahead of time – the place gets packed quickly. Once seated, though, a multitude of options awaits your perusal, and you can have pretty much anything you like for one set price. From oysters to octopus, sushi to tempura, you’ll leave Sakana will a sated stomach and an ecstatic smile.
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