By Lydia Geisel | June 2, 2017 | Food & Drink
Swap scorching temps for a fine sushi experience this season. These standout Vegas eateries offer sensational bites that are as tasty as they are refreshing.
This popular sushi staple not only knows how to craft a stunning dining experience at the MGM Grand, but they also know their way around our taste buds. Their maki squares—also known as “Morimoto Stained Glass Rolls”—mix tamago, tuna, cucumber, rice, and nori for an Instagrammable and flavorful moment. This unique roll will not only melt in your mouth, but it will also chill your palette. 3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-891-1111
Chef Akira Back’s world famous, Korean-inspired cuisine is all the reason you need to step out of the Nevada heat. Under “cool shared plates,” seafood addicts will find Back’s crispy rice option, a chilling combination of blackened tuna, seaweed, and secret sauce. Pair your split dishes with a bottle of smooth sake for the ultimate sushi experience. 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-632-9100
Set against an idyllic koi pond and shimmering 90-foot waterfall, Chef Devin Hashimoto’s award-winning resto at the Wynn prides itself on their dreamy Japanese gardens and brag-worthy fare. Opt for a table close to the waterfall–the sound of trickling water and picturesque views of the night sky will surely intensify every bite. 3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-770-3320
Romance meets ultimate elegance at this trendy eatery at The Cosmopolitan. Diners looking for a spot for their summer date night, look no further than Zuma, where sophistication is being served at each of their three kitchens. Start the night with their sliced seared tuna sashimi—a potent dish that is nothing short of impressive—or one of their exquisite rolls like the wagyu beef sushi with truffle. 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-698-2199
At this Palazzo-based restaurant, drama takes center stage. The Mondrian-inspired glass façade houses a soaring atrium and playful interior that matches the resto’s blended approach to inspirational cuisine. Once seated, diners will find a colorful menu that mixes the flavors of Japan, Brazil and Perú. At SushiSamba, you go for the energy, but stay for the food. 3327 Las Vegas Blvd., 702-607-0700
Photography courtesy of Morimoto; Kumi; Zuma; Mizumi; SushiSamba