Restaurant Review - Nora's Cuisine
Could be my favorite Italian restaurant here in Las Vegas now. Nora's Cuisine has a variety of appetizers, pastas, seafood, pizzas that should satisfy anyone that is looking for good Italian food. I highly recommend the Crazy Alfredo pictured in the middle. The taste is very unique with a blend of mushrooms, sausage, chicken, shrimp, bell peppers, sun dried tomatoes, and jalapenos! Portions are also very large as one plate can probably feed two people. Great atmosphere inside being on the fancier side but still very comfortable. However, not a romantic restaurant as it gets pretty loud inside and the food tends to run slightly on the oily side. I would definitely go back to get my pasta fix.
Restaurant Review - Izakaya Go
Las Vegas does not lack in Japanese bar foods, or "Izakaya". A stroll down Chinatown and you'll see plenty. I've been to a few so far, Ichiza, Kyara, and now the newest one in town is Izakaya Go. This place has fresh fish, crispy fried finger foods, and a variety of small dishes that go great with a pitcher of beer. Opened really late, the prices are cheap and gets even more affordable during happy hour. I would rate this place among the other good Izakayas in Las Vegas, if not a little better. Located close to Las Vegas Blvd. as well for a perfect place after a night out on the strip. You can find this restaurant at 3775 Spring Mountain Rd.
Is it shaved ice? Wait, no. Is it ice cream? Nah, it's a mixture of both called snow cream. And it pretty much tastes exactly like that. A little icy and a little creamy. Do I like it? I guess it was okay, not the best thing in the world but definitely kudos for trying something new. Nothing too special about the toppings but at least there are a lot to choose from like oreos, captain crunch, chocolate chips, etc. Would I come back? Yes I would, if I was in the neighborhood and I wanted some cold dessert. A small cup goes for $5 even and gives you a good amount of snow cream for one or two people. Find this dessert shop at 3735 Spring Mountain Rd. Ste 206.
Great food, great service, and great decor. Nittaya's Secret Kitchen is a very intimate and cozy restaurant serving a twist on Thai food. For an example, I tried the grilled skirt steak with Avocado curry. Surprisingly, the soft avocado worked really well with the medium rare juicy steak. They also have a tempura fried spinach salad that also is a local favorite. The staff are extremely nice and the waitress I had was very knowledgeable in the food and gave good recommendations. If you are tired of the same old Thai food, try out Nittaya's Secret Kitchen located at 2110 N Rampart Blvd #110 in Las Vegas.
Restaurant Review - Kabuto
Kabuto is a true Japanese restaurant, serving fresh sashimi imported from Japan the morning of. The restaurant itself is small, intimate, and seating is limited. Reserving is a must, as walk-ins usually will have to wait for a long time before seated. This place is extremely expensive and they serve "omakase" meaning the dishes are already selected by the chef. The sashimi is absolutely the freshest fish I have ever tasted aside from actually dining in Japan. Every dish I tried carried no "fishy" aroma or taste, and each had a unique soft and buttery texture. The service was superb, and all the staff were very friendly. I would recommend this place for anyone that loves Japanese food and has a special occasion to celebrate. Kabuto is located at 5040 W Spring Mountain Rd. in Las Vegas.
Yojie is a Japanese fondue, or shabu shabu restaurant that serves different cuts of meat and vegetables where you cook yourself in a clear or flavored broth. They provide different cuts of beef from rib eye and angus, to the more expensive and fatty kobe and wagyu. The latter can be pretty pricey for most people, ranging in the $100 range for the wagyu. To eat, you dip the meat or vegetables in a bowl of simmering broth for a few seconds, then dip again into a sauce of your choice. The beef is very flavorful, and I believe the wagyu cut is also imported from Japan. I would have given this place a higher grade but prices are just a bit too high for the amount served. Overall, a very modern, new, and satisfying restaurant here in Las Vegas. Swing by to Yojie at Village Square, 9400 W Sahara Ave.
First time trying Italian pizza at Settebello. It was recommended by a friend, a lot of good reviews on yelp, and people say the best pizza in Las Vegas! If you haven't tried it, Italian pizza is very thin and juicy. It's so thin that the middle parts usually get pretty soggy making it slightly difficult to hold in the hand. I had to use a fork to eat most of it. There are a lot of different toppings on the pizza so there are a lot of choices, each tasting quite different than the other. Being a first timer with Italian pizza, I wasn't sure exactly what it should taste like. However, I would say this place satisfied my hunger. I still prefer Chicago style but would definitely come back now and then. It is located at 9350 W Sahara Ave #170 in Las Vegas.
This family owned restaurant has some really delicious fish tacos. It's a small little shop slightly hidden behind a gas station but a great place for some quick Mexican food. The fish tacos were crispy and smothered with a delicious house sauce. The owner definitely does not skimp on the sauces or extras. Everything was very fresh and affordable. Carne asada fries were okay but the sauce made it great. I'm giving this place an A- for its convenience, service, and tasty salsas. It's located at 2521 S Fort Apache Rd, Ste 101 in Las Vegas.