An Asian Food Fix Awaits You At These Local Spots

By The Editors | January 14, 2020 | Food & Drink

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An exclusive selection of sushi and sashimi from Zuma Las Vegas.

Kabuto

This contemporary, intimate edomae (Tokyo-style) sushi restaurant in the bustling Seoul Plaza is a mecca for sushi connoisseurs. Seafood selections at either of the night’s two seatings depend solely upon what’s available from the biweekly Japanese shipments with single pieces of nigiri prepared by your chef to be eaten immediately. The ornate presentation is a revelation for anyone remotely interested in the art of sushi. 5040 W. Spring Mountain Road, 702.676.1044, kabutolv.‌com $$$

Momofuku Las Vegas

While David Chang’s Momofuku empire has more than 15 restaurants and a culinary lab, this is his first project on the West Coast. Look for all the Chang classics—his ramen, those pork buns. Tip: You’ll find the Vegas-exclusive chile-glazed fried chicken sandwich topped with cucumbers on a potato roll only on the late-night menu at Peach Bar, between 11PM and 2AM—worth staying up late for. Cosmopolitan, 702.698.2663, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com $$$

Other Mama

Chef-owner Dan Krohmer, who has worked with Masaharu Morimoto and toured as a chef for rock stars (T-Swift! Jay-Z!), combines a casual aesthetic with pristine, spot-on oysters and sashimi served with innovative cocktails. Hidden in a westside strip mall, by word-of-mouth it’s become a favorite of gourmands and off-the-clock chefs. 3655 S. Durango Blvd., 702.463.8382, othermamalv.com $$

Raku

Specializing in robata and oden cooking, this James Beard Award-nominated Japanese grill is well known to gourmands as one of the best Japanese restaurants in the country. It stays open late to accommodate chef fans like Guy Savoy, who eats here after service. Tip: Dine at Raku and then make your way across the parking lot to Raku Sweets for an ornate dessert experience. 5030 W. Spring Mountain Road, 702.367.3511, raku-grill‌.‌com $$

Tatsujin X

Tastujin—the Japanese word for Master—is a restaurant unlike any other in the Valley. It is an ornate teppanyaki restaurant, a style some may be familiar with from Benihana. But there are no acrobatic shrimp or flaming onion volcanos here; instead, it is a showcase of Japanese craftsmanship and ingredients, including melt-in-your-mouth wagyu. 4439 W. Flamingo Road, 702.771.8955 $$$

Zuma Las Vegas

World-famous, award-winning contemporary Japanese cuisine is only one of the many reasons to make a reservation at Zuma’s only location this side of the country. The dishes are made for sharing from its three kitchens—ask for what’s on the secret menu and go from there. Feeling indecisive? The robata omakase with wine and whiskey pairings is the best way to experience the season’s freshest everything. Cosmopolitan, 702.698.2199, zumarestaurant.com $$$$



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