Discover the 4 Best Sushi Bars in Las Vegas
Whether you’re a Las Vegas local, you’re visiting for the first time, or you’ve have lost count on how many times you’ve been to the Entertainment Capital of the World, there’s more to Las Vegas than majestic, grand casinos and talented, stunning entertainers. Las Vegas is home to some of the most exquisite and unusual dining experiences in the world. If you’re a lover of all things sushi, then you’ve found the right locale for enjoying this popular, mouthwatering Asian food.
While you can find a wide range of sushi bars and restaurants in Las Vegas, we’ve hand-picked four of the top sushi bars in the area. All of them are known for their stunning atmosphere and delicious fare. Your palate will be satisfied and your sushi cravings fulfilled with any of the sushi restaurants listed below.
Known for its fresh, authentic sushi, Kabuto prepares this traditional Japanese dish using fresh catch from the Tokyo Bay area. With its raw or marinated fish and seafood combined with vinegar rice, known as nigiri sushi, Kabuto has become a popular meal choice for Las Vegas locals. The sushi chefs at Kabuto also view their sushi preparation as a formal ritual, resulting in an experience between chef and guest that’s unlike any other.
Kabuto focuses on Edomae sushi, which is created only with seafood caught near Tokyo Bay. The head sushi chef at Kabuto carefully selects only the best fish and seafood based on its quality and seasonal availability. Due to the nature of how the chef chooses the daily ocean-caught fare, Kabuto’s sushi menu is different each and every day.
If you’re anxiously awaiting a meal at Kabuto, it’s best to make a reservation ahead of time. Each dining experience lasts about two hours and consists of a seven-course meal featuring an appetizer, sashimi (thinly sliced fish), grilled seafood, nigiri, handroll (traditional rolled sushi), soup, and dessert. If you’d like to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with your meal, Kabuto also features 18 varieties of sake, along with a selection of fine wine, cold beer, and chilled soft drinks.
SOHO Japanese Restaurant
A Japanese Asian fusion restaurant, SOHO Japanese Restaurant is owned and operated by chef John Chien Lee. Chef John has been cooking professionally since the age of 16, when he first worked at his uncle’s restaurant. He’s always had a dream of opening his own restaurant and in 2013 was finally able to make this dream a reality.
Many of the dishes at SOHO are served family-style, which is reminiscent of the typical Asian lifestyle. When you visit SOHO, you’ll find a wide selection of sushi. Traditional rolls include the Philadelphia roll with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and avocado, as well as the spicy crab roll, which features spicy crab, cucumber, tempura flakes, and eel sauce.
If you’re more daring in their approach to sushi, you simply must try the Rock n Roll, which includes freshwater eel, snow crab, creamy spicy tuna, cream cheese, and cucumber. You may also want to order the rainbow roll, which contains assorted fish and tobiko (flying fish roe) on top of a California roll.
Sen of Japan
Sen of Japan is a casual dining Japanese restaurant and sushi bar owned by chef Nakano Hiromi, the former head chef at NOBU at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Sen means “fresh” in Japanese and exemplifies the quality of each dish prepared at this local favorite spot. With well-flavored creations and a medley of the finest Japanese ingredients, Sen of Japan will not disappoint any who frequent its dining room.
The menu has an amazing variety of a la carte sushi, nigiri sushi, sashimi, Maki rolls, and sushi specials. It features over 20 varieties of nigiri sushi and sashimi, such as albacore, foie gras, Japanese snapper, octopus, and smelt egg. The hand-rolled maki rolls selection also features over 20 types of sushi, such as traditional California, cucumber, and shrimp tempura, or something a bit more adventurous, such as spider rolls and tiger rolls.
For a sushi experience like no other, you have to try one of the special maki rolls. The Spicy Tuna and Tuna Roll is filled with minced tuna, spicy mayo, and green onions, and topped with tuna, green onions, and a spicy garlic ponzu sauce. The freshwater eel and seared scallops maki rolls feature seared scallops mixed with masago mayo and eel sauce wrapped around freshwater eel and cucumber.
Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge
Characterized by innovative dishes using both traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine, Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant and Lounge is an eclectic and unique modern dining experience. Seasonal fish ingredients are flown in daily and hand-chosen by Michelin Star award-winning chef Akira Back. Born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in Aspen, Colorado, Akira creates a multi-sensory dining experience with his authentic and modern Japanese food, which is highly influenced by his global travels.
With a menu that’s full of specialized dishes, such as braised wagyu beef short ribs and black Angus prime rib, Yellowtail also features amazing sushi, sashimi, and specialty rolls. It has traditional Japanese rolls, such as vegetable and soft shell crab. The specialty rolls menu features the Angry Salmon, filled with avocado, cucumber, and serrano peppers, and the Crispy Kalbi, made with Korean short ribs and coleslaw. One of the more unusual creations is the Popping Spicy Crab, which includes cucumber, asparagus, and, yes, Pop Rocks candy.
If you’re looking to try a sampling of the sushi and sashimi menu, then be sure to order from the a la carte choices. This menu includes proteins such as bluefin tuna belly, King salmon, Alaskan King crab, sweet shrimp, urchin, squid, and more.
You now have a list of the top four sushi bars and restaurants that the team at Las Vegas Jewelry and Coin Buyers absolutely loves. From the elegant restaurant atmosphere and unique presentations to the amazingly delicious food, you’ll be glad you visited one of the sushi bars mentioned above. If you’ve frequented other sushi bars, do you have any favorites? We’d love to hear about them! Simply let us know and we’ll be more than happy to add them to our list.
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