Hachi

On the left is toro tartare w/ gold leaf— Originally posted on Yelp on 7/15/09 —

The interior of the restaurant is cool and modern but not as over-the-top as many of their competitors on the strip. The hostesses seemed a little aloof and not very inviting, but after being seated the staff we met were very friendly and made our dining experience a pleasure. My wife and I ate here early on a Friday night with our 18-month old son (yeah, we’re that obnoxious couple that brings our toddler into a fine-dining restaurant with us). A lot of places will make you feel like you’re not welcome if you bring a kid with you but our waiter didn’t. He was nice, knowledgeable, and provided good service all night. Both he and the sommelier made some good recommendations for food and sake.

Some of the items we tried were the “sumpin’ sumpin'” roll, cougar roll, marijane roll, and the yellowtail sashimi. All were amazing! Everything tasted fresh and melted in our mouths. The only disappointment of the night was the pan fried chilean seabass cake, which was lacking in flavor and had the texture of a grocery store crabcake. In my opinion the food here is better than most of the japanese restaurants I’ve been to, with the exception of Nobu (the executive chef at Hachi trained under Nobu by the way). And better yet the price of our dinner was about a third of what we paid at places like Nobu and Yellowtail. This is a modern japanese restaurant so they do have a lot of Americanized food (rolls, etc.), so if that’s a turn-off for you you may not be as impressed as I. Hachi made a great impression on me and I’ll definitely be back several times.

5 Stars

11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 797-7576

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