A tried, true, and trusty Japanese restaurant here in Las Vegas. My go to place when I want some rolls. The fish has always been fresh, price has always been good, service has always been accommodating. Nice laid back atmosphere, great service and recommendations, great location (for me) since it lies more west and away from the strip. This place is a hidden gem that can go unnoticed. However, once you find it, it's probably the best Japanese restaurant in the area. You'll see me here during happy hour! Find it at 3945 S Durango Dr, Ste A6, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Finally got my backyard done. Still working on a few things but at least the main parts are in. Still need some plants and lights. Will update when it's all completed and the plants start to bloom!
Another Korean BBQ in town, this time with a bit of a twist. The grill itself is custom made, incorporating a side dish of egg and kimchee, and some corn. Not too bad of an idea, however if you don't eat the egg quickly, it will continue to overcook. Also, the egg is mixed with kimchee, making it too salty and sour for me. I would much rather have the original steamed fluffy egg that other Korean restaurants usually serve. The banchan was also just okay, nothing too special and actually limited in variety. Although, what they did serve was fairly good, especially the kimchee. As far as the meat goes, they were definitely high quality and tasty, hence no AYCE. No complaints there except that pricing was a little high. Service was good as they cook the meats for you, also no complaints there. Dessert were smores which I hoped would be a bit different since there are other restaurants that do this already. All in all, I'd give this an average rating, especially since there are so many better Korean bbqs out there. However, if you are tired of the same kind of Korean BBQ littered on Spring Mountain Road, give this a go. Find this restaurant here 4240 Spring Mountain Rd. Las Vegas NV 89102
Very new Korean restaurant serving homemade korean dishes. I really want this place to succeed. The ladies working were all very nice, and really wanted us to enjoy our meals. They brought the food quickly, and tended to our every need. Maybe because it's still so new, but they seem very genuine and mom-like. The food itself was also very delicious. Banchan was good, in fact better than some other places. Many of them were the right sourness and were always refilled when needed. The meat dumplings were great! They are homemade and you can tell they did not skimp on the meat. I was hungry, but feeling for a light noodle soup and found the best choice. Their chicken noodle soup had a very light but thick broth. Everything in the bowl was lightly flavored but paring it in a thick broth made it a very unique, hearty, and filling noodle soup. The spicy beef soup was pretty normal tasting like other restaurants, so nothing too unique about this one. I liked the quantity of all the dishes and the pricing. The only criticism is the decor. I think they are still deciding what to do, but so far it looks more like a cafeteria than a restaurant. If they can match their decor with their tasty dishes and service, this place is a winner. 5600 Spring Mountain Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89146
Las Vegas Blvd. dining is always good and bad. Good in that you know you're going to get very delicious, tasty food, with a great atmosphere. Bad in that you know you have to pay top dollar to get it. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab is a good example. Located at the forum shops lower floor, it's got everything it needs to succeed. Good location, fresh seafood, and Las Vegas style ambiance. But you will easily spend over a hundred if not more. I decided to stick with seafood and save the steak for next time. They start you out with bread and butter per the usual, then brought out the crab cakes, miso glazed sea bass, and 5 large stone crab pinchers. The wait time for the food was very short which is a definite plus. The crab cakes were packed full of chewy crab meat and very filling. Dipping in the house sauce, tasting like a mix of mayo and wasabi, was already very filling. Next was the sea bass which was also very soft and fresh but with a hint of miso flavor. That was paired with only 2 shitake mushrooms and 3 baby bok choys, but found it to be the perfect amount. And finally the stone crab. They crack it for you, you just have to peel the shell away. Very fresh and chewy as well with large pieces of meat that are easily separated from the shell. No real complaints about the food except this ended up around $150. Nice quiet booth with dim lighting and very friendly staff and waiters makes this a very nice place to eat for special occasions. Make a reservation here! The Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A new Japanese restaurant specializing in Udon originating from LA. Not many here in Vegas that can make different styles of udon aside from the usual tempura and nabeyaki. They match there very unique flavors with hand pulled udon to create a mouth watering feast. The dragon udon tastes very different than it looks. It looks to be creamy but in fact has a fiery ramen like flavor. Very hearty and full meal, and one bowl should be able to satisfy any hunger. The broth can be very addicting! The creamy uni udon, although not my favorite, is very tasty. However, there is a LOT and can be very heavy. If you love uni, get a bowl. If not, probably share this with someone. Braised pork was very soft and tasty as well. Mushroom salad was just some warm mushrooms with some salad. I really like the flavors of this restaurant and will definitely come back to try more dishes. You will get extremely full after eating here from all the creamy sauces. Prices are decent, parking is horrendous. In the heart of Chinatown where all the restaurants are. Check it out at 3889 Spring Mountain Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89102
New ramen joint in town and does not disappoint. It has all your standard Tonkotsu, Miso, Shoyu broth, and different rice bowls, so nothing new or fancy. However, it does kick it up a notch by allowing different spiciness to the ramen broth. I like spicy foods in general and I found "hot" to be just perfect. Soup was not too salty, but thick and flavorful. The broth includes an egg, some very soft chashu, ground pork, and some veggies. The ground park was a nice touch as other places do not offer this for free. The noodles itself are handmade but for some reason did not impress me. I expected it to be more chewy but found it to be more spaghetti like. I'd say it's on par with a lot of other ramen joints around town, which isn't bad, but wouldn't choose this one in particular over another. Typical decor inside, aside from a window displaying the noodle man make the noodles. Decent grade overall. Find it here! 7040 S Durango Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89113
This place has a few things going for it. Not too pricey for AYCE ($20), decent banchan and meats, cleanliness inside, waitresses are nice. But it's got some things to work on. Service was a bit slow, the waitress kept forgetting our order, very difficult parking outside, and limited sauces. The sauces I received was also very little and I had to ask for more twice. If you are around this area and happen to find parking and craving brisket, then it's not too bad. The brisket on this grill does make it nice a crispy, which is my preference. Because of this, I still would come back. However, the service brings the score down a bit. Located here 4355 W Spring Mountain Rd # 201, Las Vegas, NV 89102.
Beef noodle soup is one of my favorite meals. It has its origin from Taiwan, and my mother used to make this all the time when I was growing up. This restaurant brings back those old nostalgic memories of my childhood. Noodle Pot makes the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup hands down. Located in Chinatown, the inside is a bit small and noisy, and not much more than just a simple room with tables and chairs and a tv. However, the beef noodles are the best I've had. The noodles are very chewy, the beef is super tender, the broth has an amazing aroma, and top it off with a handful of veggies, this is one of my favorite restaurants here in Las Vegas. The price is about $9 for a large bowl that is sure to fill you up. Lunch time can get busy but it is definitely worth the wait. Because this is the best beef noodle soup I've had, I give it an A+. Located at 4215 Spring Mountain Rd. Ste B112