Sake Rok

Set your expectations appropriately before dining at this modern Japanese restaurant at the Park next to New York New York. This is the quintessential Las Vegas experience with a show, performed by the servers, that breaks out periodically throughout the night with an engaging MC, great dancers, and plenty of loud music. This isn’t the… Continue reading Sake Rok

Le Pho Vietnamese Kitchen

A downtown hit since the day they opened, I finally had the chance to visit a while back. Located on the ground floor of the Juhl condos the interior is dark and intimate, despite it’s fairly large size. This is more refined and upscale Vietnamese food than what you’ll typically find on Spring Mountain Road.… Continue reading Le Pho Vietnamese Kitchen


Late last summer I was invited to sample a selection of new dishes from Served as they were thinking about expanding their hours to serve dinner. They are currently only open for breakfast and lunch. However, the seven course meal showcased the chef’s talent and creativity wasn’t limited to breakfast food. Two scallop dishes began our… Continue reading Served

Soho Sushi Bowlrrito

Located just down the street from its sister restaurant, Soho Japanese Restaurant, this sushi burrito spot is one of many in the area. You can build your own bowl or choose one of their signature bowls. I opted for the Waikiki ($8.50) made with ahi tuna, red onion, green onion, furikake, seaweed and sesame soy.… Continue reading Soho Sushi Bowlrrito

Makai Pacific Island Grill

Opened early in the year by brothers from Oahu, this Hawaiian fast food restaurant follows the popular Subway/Chipotle assembly line format. With different meal sizes and formats there’s something for any sized appetite. The “Ono’er” has been my go-to size with two choices of meat and two sides. The teriyaki chicken and chicken katsu are… Continue reading Makai Pacific Island Grill

Inyo Asian Variety Restaurant

***Update: business closed*** The buzz may have died down from their opening, but the food at Inyo is still better than most on Spring Mountain road. My unquestioned favorite items are the chicken wings. Flash fried, no breading, with hints of sweetness covering meaty wings, the Japanese tebasaki wings ($4.95 for 4) are superb. Kushi… Continue reading Inyo Asian Variety Restaurant

Rainbow Asian Cuisine

Attached to the Best Western in Johnson City, we dined here after arriving around 10pm. Tired from a long drive from northern Virginia to Tennessee, this was our first stop in a cross country trip with our final destination being Las Vegas. There’s a dining area complete with typical Asian motifs; a pool table; bar;… Continue reading Rainbow Asian Cuisine

808 Tapas East-West Infusion

***Update: business closed*** With my Groupon about to expire, it was time to try this Hawaiian style small plates and sushi restaurant located in the revitalized strip mall at the corner of Sahara and Fort Apache roads. The best items were the ones with bold flavors with ingredients that masked the quality of the fish.… Continue reading 808 Tapas East-West Infusion

Soho Japanese Restaurant

If you’re a fan of modern Japanese — the kind that Nobu made popular and places like Social House re-interpreted — you’ll love the food at Soho. The chef owner is the former executive chef at Social House and has brought his fusion-style of cooking to the ‘burbs. That means Strip-quality food at off-Strip prices. The… Continue reading Soho Japanese Restaurant

KoMex Fusion

One of Las Vegas’s most recent mom and pop success stories, Komex, has authored yet another chapter in their amazing journey. Their origin story is known by many…Lynda and Sonny owned a small Mexican market where Sonny used to cook lunch for themselves. Those Korean and Mexican fusion meals became hits with a couple customers… Continue reading KoMex Fusion

Yonaka Modern Japanese

What a novel idea (at least compared to the Strip)… a restaurant whose concept focuses on innovative and artistic food as opposed to the dining atmosphere. Dishes here are equal parts substance and style with ingredients that work together. Some combinations might seem odd, but most work brilliantly. And, they’re not just a million random… Continue reading Yonaka Modern Japanese

Poppy Den By Angelo Sosa

Is Angelo Sosa the next Wolfgang Puck? Ol’ Wolfy started a Vegas revolution when he opened Spago back in ’92 and other celebrity chefs followed. Sosa is one of the first TV celeb chefs to open a spot in the Vegas ‘burbs and hopefully more will follow (it’s great to hear Bradley Ogden has plans… Continue reading Poppy Den By Angelo Sosa


Las Vegas is finally catching on to the pop-up restaurant craze. There’s been one by Jet Tila at Marche Bacchus, some at the Naked City Pizza Shop and other random ones around town. But none caught my attention like Hawk’r, a one night event (on Sunday 12/18/11) at Bread and Butter bakery from Chef Sheridan… Continue reading Hawk’r

Little Buddha Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Little Buddha is kind of like an upscale, more expensive PF Changs. If the thought of that scares you, this probably isn’t the restaurant for you. Don’t come here looking for authentic dishes. This place is an asian fusion spot that has many familiar items on its menu. So, if you’re craving popular sushi items… Continue reading Little Buddha Restaurant & Sushi Bar


The best thing about eating at Zentan was meeting the couple seated next to us. They insisted on us trying their order of the 19 ingredient slaw after seeing how big the order was. That dish turned out to be the best dish of the night with its multiple textures and flavors. They also recommended… Continue reading Zentan