Your favorite sushi bar in Las Vegas?

Old Jun 26th, 2006, 09:50 PM
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Your favorite sushi bar in Las Vegas?

On or off the strip. We'll have a car. Thanks!
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Old Jun 26th, 2006, 09:55 PM
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Nobu! Fabulous...knock your socks off. It's at the Hard Rock, you'll love it.
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Old Jun 26th, 2006, 11:53 PM
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This is not a sushi bar per se, but if you've been shopping all day and are famished, you might want to combine quantity with quality ... Makino, located at the outlets near downtown, gives you all that at a good price. It's not Nobu, but it's darn good.
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Old Jun 27th, 2006, 12:47 AM
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RA at the Fashion show mall is very good. I really like it for lunch.
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Old Jun 27th, 2006, 05:51 AM
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Any experience with Shintaro at the Bellagio?
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Old Jun 27th, 2006, 06:11 PM
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The best is Okada, at Wynn Las Vegas. Very fresh, beatifully presented, with great atmosphere. Almost as good is Hyakumi (Caesars Palace), but it's located right near the casino and is pretty noisy. Another (small) step down is Sushi Roku (also at Caesars); the sushi isn't as good as at Hyakumi, but its atmosphere is nicer.

I tried Shintaro about a year ago, and was disappointed. The sushi was good, but not as good as the best in Las Vegas. Also, the sushi chefs were a pretty quiet lot - not good at a sushi bar.

I wasn't as happy with Nobu as was TravelTess. The quality of the sushi varied. Sea urchin was just plain bad, and tuna was nondescript. Their mostly non-sushi omakase (tasting menu) was better, and I've heard that other non-sushi items are good.
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Old Jun 27th, 2006, 06:28 PM
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We stay at the Wynn alot and first thing after we check-in, is to go to straigt to Okada..
Excellent Sushi and Sashimi..prices are reasonable too..except the house Chard was $14 a glass and after 3 very small glasses and $42 later, I will stick to the large Kirin beers instead!
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I second Nobu. That was my first one, the original is in NY which I went to recently. Fantastic sushi.
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Old Jun 27th, 2006, 11:38 PM
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Shintaro is excellent though the chefs are not sociable. Try the aji sashimi.

The sushi bar at the Hilton is very good.

I think Hyakumi at Caesar's might be best, though I have not tried them all.
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 03:37 AM
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We really like Shintaro but it is very over priced but I guess that the Bellagio for you. We have tried Nobo and thought it was great! I prefer it over Shintaro.
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lgott & Tahiti - we haven't been to Wynn, yet. We wanted to get there during our last trip but ran out of time. Thanks for the tip.

Maria - Nobu Las Vegas was also our first. Since then, we've dined at the L.A. (Matsuhisa), Malibu, London and NYC locations. Loved them all....
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Old Jun 28th, 2006, 11:25 PM
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Tao at Venetian is ``Asian bistro'' but had some get offerings.
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 07:45 AM
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-- or in the clear light of day make that `great'' offerings including a tuna roll that was somehow fried on the outside but still raw for the fish.
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 08:40 AM
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Shibuya @ MGM.

@ Nobu, I think it's more worthwhile to get the omakase rather than just sushi.
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 09:28 AM
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Omakase is probably the way to go with most Japanese restaurants but only if you have a "try most anything" attitude.
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Unfortunately, in most U.S. Japanese restaurants, omakase has come to mean "tasting menu". It's a good way to get a sampling of what the restaurant has to offer, and can be very good, but rarely does it offer anything special with respect to sushi. Even if it consists just of sushi, it's probably the typical sushi/sashimi combo meal available from most places.

You can request omakase of the sushi chef, but that really works best only once the chef knows you and your tastes - typically near the end of your meal, or at places where the chef knows you.

There are exceptions. For example, Tojo's restaurant in Vancouver offers omakase to anyone off the street. The chef will discuss your likes and dislikes. If you give him free rein, you'll get some very innovative food. However, this is definitely the exception, not the rule.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2006, 12:41 PM
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Thanks for your input. Will save it for another time. Had to cancel my trip, as my girlfriend has flaked on me!
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Go without her! Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
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RA sushi at Fashion Show mall next to Treasure Island or SUSHI FEVER on west Sahara and Duragno
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