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Jan 31, 2007 12:50 PM

Vegas Restaurants at moderate price

I will be in Vegas from the 11th-15th and will be working all day. I would like to find restaurants with great food (I love sushi, good salads, california cuisine...some favorites in SF include Chez Panisse, Zuni, Oivetta....). I would like somewhere that isn't too pricey (plates up to 20-25sh) has a good wine and or drink menu and is quiet and relaxed. Thank you for your help!!

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  1. staying on the strip ? do you have a car ? chez panisse is at $20-25 ?? since when ? if on the strip, it's difficult to find "quiet and relaxed " at that price range so, if you have a car, it will make a difference...

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    1. re: kjs

      I believe my hotel is across from the Bellagio, however I am not opposed to cab rides. You are correct Chez Panisse is not a 20-25 place, that's just to give you an idea of the type of food I enjoy. thank you!

    2. My favorite place in Vegas is Lindo Michoacan - 2655 E Desert Inn. It is unlike any Mexican place in the Bay Area - very authentic regional cuisine. They have their menu up on their website... I was there at an off time - mid afternoon - and it was busy but not noisy. I imagine it would be louder during rush times. They have great marqueritas!

      1. i've been eating in the chinatown area lately - not only chinese but thai, vietnamese and korean foods. The korean places i've been to were rather pricey, decent food, but i felt not worth the money.

        Everyone rants about LOS and it deserves the might be able to keep it 20-25/person with a group...not sure if you could do it solo. LAst week i ate at chunk king...spring mtn and wynn - they have both thai and chinese ...personally, i felt the place could give LOS a run for the money...but...i did not have any seafood ( except for the shrimp in the tom mah kai )...and i feel the seafood is what sets LOS apart from some of the thai places i've been to...i also had phad kee mao ( flat, wide noodles with ground meat ), fish cakes, and an amazing spicy beef salad...they did have a $5 lunch plate that looked good...not sure what they have as far as a dinner plate for $20 - i's sure they'll ahve something and let me tell you - you sweet, sour, salty, savory flavors ..amazing ! next time there, i have to try some seafood dishes and crab fried rice ( a personal fav of mine when i visited thailand )

        for sushi - i enjoy hana sushi - decatur near tropicana - you can have a feast for $25...they have an all-you-can eat option. makano - at flamingo and decatur - an all you can eat japanese/sushi place is surprisingly good for an all-you can eat / buffet restaurant - they also havea location in the factory store complex in downtown.

        although a little noisy ( earlier you get there, the less noise ), you can have a nice meal for $25 at nora's - italian, with fresh ingredients.

        you might also make a meal of it at firefly on paradise...tapas...again...earlier you get there, the quieter it will be -

        and i agree with oak foodie ...lindo michoacan is top notch !

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        1. re: kjs

          I *love* Sushi Hana. Their AYCE for $25 is a fantastic bargain. Their fish is so clean and fresh. Make sure to have the red snapper and the halibut -- both are outstanding at this place.

        2. I now know that I'll be staying at the Gold Coast on Flamingo Rd. Sounds like it could be a culinary whole, but who knows. Hope this will help direct. Thank you!

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          1. re: cali5189

            I'm fond of the Gold Coast, actually. And you are in a good location to attack the west side of Las Vegas. You aren't too far from two of my favorite Mexican places, Bonito Michoacan on Decatur for a "real" Mexican sitdown, and Mariana's Supermarket on Valley View and Sahara for excellent food in a snack-bar atmosphere (don't miss the homemade, free chips and salsa bar).

          2. Ping Pang Pong located inside the GoldCoast is above average for dimsum and authentic asian dishes.