You won’t find trendy food at Chabuya, but you will find well crafted, traditional Japanese dishes where many items  are made from scratch in-house. After calling in the early afternoon to make a group reservation, I found out later that they are usually closed Sunday nights but the owner, Danny, was nice enough to stay open to accommodate our group. What followed was an impromptu sake tasting, stellar service, and some excellent dishes.

Plenty of good appetizers can be found on their menu like the creamy and rich Chawan mushi (egg custard with shrimp, chicken, and mushrooms), the well balanced Nasu dengaku (sweet miso glazed eggplant), or the crispy chicken karaage. But my favorite app was the salmon oshi sushi — excellent, well seasoned rice topped with salmon and ikura.

For an entree, I went with the pork ginger don. Slice of pork with a prominent ginger flavor topped a massive amount of rice.

If you still have room for dessert, try the An’mitsu. The description of “agar jelly, fruit, kinako ice cream and brown sugar syrup” may not excite many, but it turned out to be an excellent dish, kind of like a more refined Halo Halo, where the ingredients are more cohesive.

4 Stars

3210 S Decatur Blvd 104
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(725) 696-8413

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