ten2win
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August 19th, 2010 at 7:51:04 AM permalink
We are driving to Las Vegas tomorrow morning and will be staying Downtown @ The Fremont(comped room for 4 nights, Bingo tournament @ the Plaza for the wife.)

There was discussion a month or 2 ago, that I can't seem to find, about where to eat sushi in Las Vegas. Someone talked about finding it in the middle of desert, one place was a little more expensive than another...

Could someone kindly help out with some suggestions? or find the thread postings?
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August 19th, 2010 at 8:59:07 AM permalink
Mr Win:

I thought the best buffet sushi during my trip last week
was at Treasure Island, if you care to give that a try.
(This is in comparison to Rio, Palm's, & Red Rock).

One comment - the lines at the Rio buffet got real long
at about 5:30, so if you decide to go there, it might
save you a lot of time if you don't mind eating a little
earlier.
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August 19th, 2010 at 9:19:29 AM permalink
Not a personal experience, but my girlfriend and her best friend had sushi at the place in the Golden Nugget downtown (sorry, I don't remember the name of the restaurant), and they both said the sushi was terrible. It's also overpriced, which is why I've never eaten there.

I had pretty good sushi at a place off the strip. Unfortunately, I do not remember where or the name of the place. There is something like a mini-Chinatown not far from the strip, and I believe it was somewhere in there.
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August 19th, 2010 at 11:57:16 AM permalink
I suggest Todai at the Planet Hollywood. It is an all you can eat sushi and seafood buffet.

If you are staying at the Plaza, please check out the tapas bar Firefly. You will not be dissapointed.

Additional suggestions at the Las Vegas Review Journal's, "Best Of":

Osaka (two locations)
Raku
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August 19th, 2010 at 1:32:23 PM permalink
Todai is overpriced without king crab legs, but if you want pretty damn good sushi and as much of it as possible that is an excellent place.
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August 19th, 2010 at 2:33:58 PM permalink
If you are staying downtown then your choices are limited.
(1) Red Sushi at Golden Nugget is expensive with limited hours (4pm to 11pm)(small casino place). Rolls are $10-$18
(2) There was a Sushi place at Neonopolis but it may have closed
(3) Makino Las Vegas is at the Premium Outlet Mall (short trip on the ACE bus headed away from the strip. Long walk if you try and hoof it. Good choice, but also limited hours. All you can eat.

Makino Premium Outlet

Price ADULTS
Mon-Thu Lunch $15.95
Dinner $24.95
Fri,Sat,Sun & Holiday Lunch $16.95
Dinner $25.95

Lunch
Mon-Thurs 11:30am - 3:00pm
Fri, Sat, Sun. & Holidays
11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner
Mon-Sat: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Sun: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Address
775 S.Grand Central Pkwy.,
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August 19th, 2010 at 2:49:13 PM permalink
I would head west from downtown on Sahara Avenue and check out Osaka Japanese Bistro. For me, it's much better than buffet sushi but the prices are still reasonable. See: http://www.lasvegas-sushi.com/
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August 19th, 2010 at 3:00:36 PM permalink
Quote: nyuhoosier

I would head west from downtown on Sahara Avenue and check out Osaka Japanese Bistro. For me, it's much better than buffet sushi but the prices are still reasonable. See: http://www.lasvegas-sushi.com/



Osaka in Summerlin is very good and they have happy hour specials:
Monday-Friday, 3-7p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 4-7p.m.

I agree that Osaka is better than buffet sushi, but it is not easy to get there without a car. It is not on Sahara Avenue, but take I -95 past the Summerlin parkway to Lake Mead Avenue exit (west).

I only suggest that Premium Outlet sushi buffet because it is a very short bus ride.

Hama Sushi at Neonopolis was also good, but I doubt that it is still in business.

The Fremont casino does offer some sushi rolls as part of their buffet at night,
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August 19th, 2010 at 5:53:09 PM permalink
Paco, it looks like there's also an Osaka at 4205 West Sahara Ave. It's a locally owned chain, I believe. I go to the one on Eastern Avenue in Henderson. With a car, the one on Sahara would be relatively easy to get to.
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August 21st, 2010 at 10:35:21 AM permalink
There seem to be two unrelated restaurants with the same name. I can vouch for the one on West Lake Mead with excellent happy hours.

Osaka on Sahara Avenue, & Green Valley

and

Osaka on West Lake Mead .

Also Yama Sushi near UNLV gets some very good reviews. Not a fancy place.
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August 23rd, 2010 at 6:22:26 PM permalink
FYI, I decided to try the sushi at Triple 7 inside Main Street Station over the weekend. My girlfriend and I ordered two basic sushi rolls, the spicy tuna and the shrimp. They were just OK, neither spectacular nor spectacularly bad. My biggest gripe was that the rice on the roll was not "correct." It was watery and a bit slimey, rather than plump and sticky. I gave it a 5 on a 1-10 scale and my dining partner gave it a 6.5. We did enjoy the oyster shooters with horseradish and cocktail sauce (only $1.50) and the cute sampler tray of microbrews. The party next to us ordered some burgers that looked amazing, so next time I'll try one of those.
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August 24th, 2010 at 4:15:08 PM permalink
Osaka on Sahara is the choice. A few years ago I read an article on the top 50 Sushi restaruants in the world. Of the top 50, 49 were in Japan and Osaka was the only one on the list not in Japan. I went there to eat that year and now I try and go every time I'm in Vegas.

It's a little bit of a dive. More for locals. Nothing fancy, no glitz like a Casino sushi bar, but man the food and soup is good and they have a ton of stuff on the menu. You could try a few things on each visit and it would take you 20 visits to try it all.

If you want real Sushi for a real Japanese style restaraunt, Osaka on Sahara is it.
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August 29th, 2010 at 11:53:43 AM permalink
Quote: nyuhoosier

FYI, I decided to try the sushi at Triple 7 inside Main Street Station over the weekend. It was watery and a bit slimey, rather than plump and sticky. I gave it a 5 on a 1-10 scale and my dining partner gave it a 6.5.



I think the sushi in the Triple 7 is truly terrible. I didn't even mention it when the original blogger asked about sushi downtown. And I am not a true sushi snob, I can eat average rolls if in a pinch.

Truly awful sushi. The bar is nice, but get a prime rib instead.
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August 29th, 2010 at 12:04:30 PM permalink
Are there any casino buffets that have sushi sushi? (I don't mean rolls, I mean they have the fresh fish out there and will cut off pieces for you to use in sushi or sashimi). I have been to Rio but don't recall them having it unless I missed something. Man, I love that stuff.
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August 29th, 2010 at 12:25:52 PM permalink
Although I'm not as much of a sushi buff as some others, the last time I was in Vegas I went to a place called RAKU. It's at 5030 Spring Mountain Rd, #2 in Chinatown... about a 15 minute cab ride from the strip.

The friend I was with is a chef (owns her own catering business) and she told me that we "Absolutely MUST" go there. I looked at some reviews online and it seemed by all accounts that this really was the place to go. It's not a big place and it's a bit out of the way but the menu options were second to none. They also have quite an impressive Sake sampler. I recall that one of their claims to fame is their home made tofu.

Here's a link to the YELP reviews page for the place. http://www.yelp.com/biz/raku-las-vegas

If you are serious about sushi and are not content with the usual assembly line type joint, I highly recommend RAKU.
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August 29th, 2010 at 1:58:02 PM permalink
Osaka is the best sushi in Vegas in my opinion. They have three locations one out in Summerlin, one in Henderson and one right near the strip at Valley View and Sahara.
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August 29th, 2010 at 4:57:10 PM permalink
I love Makino. Todai is almost as good.
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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:48:09 PM permalink
Having AYCE Sushi for lunch @ Makino today.

Awesome!

It's located at West Flamingo and South Decatur.
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February 2nd, 2015 at 2:24:26 PM permalink
Red Sushi @ Golden Nugget has a Happy Hour M-F 4-6pm.

It's cheap, and delicious. I stop in everyday (that I'm in town).
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February 2nd, 2015 at 4:56:07 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I suggestbuffet.
Firefly. You will not be dissapointed.


Osaka (two locations)
Raku

OUCH! Firefly salmonella outbreak called worst in a decade.

Osaka is great for all Japanese food including sushi.

SLS has A good Japanese restaurant as well.
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February 3rd, 2015 at 2:00:58 AM permalink
Quote: ten2win

Having AYCE Sushi for lunch @ Makino today.

Awesome!

It's located at West Flamingo and South Decatur.



Glad you got there. That's the place.

It's not just good. It's so fresh and so clean that you don't smell the shellfish, even though they have a big pile of crab legs. Never been to another sushi/shellfish buffet where you couldn't smell it; the Rio buffet (by contrast) absolutely reeks of it.
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February 3rd, 2015 at 2:32:49 AM permalink
Japonis at The Mirage has never failed us and we have 'expert' sushi eaters in our American/Asian family. Planet Ho is a good stand by as previously mentioned. Bellagio, I forget off hand (its 4 am and I am yelling and screaming at my employees already) we usually eat at Jasmine (suburb!!!) but there is a little Japanese high tech place just down the same hall to the north, their sushi is great but I think everything else sucks there. I forget the name of the little place. As mentioned before also, at T.I. it is pretty good.
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February 3rd, 2015 at 9:57:23 AM permalink
Just ate at Nobu last night. Expensive but if you have a comp its a pretty good choice.
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