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Vegas in April...need dinner recommendations

domesticgodess Mar 21, 2007 08:19 AM

I have been going to vegas for 3 years in a row and Im a bit tired of going to the same restaurants.

i.e PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory.California Pizza Kitchn
We are from Canada so those chain restaurants are a bit of a novelty for us.

We arent looking for "fine dining" just something yummy!!...
Any recommendations?.....p.s. Im a vegetarain who eats seafood!!


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  1. ccl1111 RE: domesticgodess Mar 21, 2007 10:32 AM

    budget would probably be a good place to start since there are so many great restaurants in a wide, wide price range.

    if you're looking for great food & value, everyone seems to like rosemary's and lotus of siam (off-strip). these seem to be the most often recommended non-name restaurants. i know those are the first two i want to hit the next trip to vegas.

    1. Larry RE: domesticgodess Mar 21, 2007 11:08 AM

      ccl1111 speaks the truth! In terms of budget, I'll assume for now that you're looking for places that aren't too much more expensive than the places you mentioned. Lotus of Siam and Rosemary's cost more, but they're not outrageous, and they're excellent values considering the high quality of their food.

      Have you ever tried Hawaiian food - not the gourmet stuff, but what local Hawaiians might regularly eat? This food is hardly gourmet, but it's interesting. It's also very inexpensive. A typical meal is the mix plate, consisting of two scoops of white rice, a scoop of macaroni salad, and one or more items such as kalua pork, chicken katsu (something like fried chicken), and pork lau lau. Spam is also a mainstay (spam sushi - well, almost), or try the loco moco (bed of rice, hamburger patty, eggs sunny side up, and a big ladle of brown gravy). Health food lovers need not apply.

      If you're staying on the Strip, you'll need a car, as the closest places are a couple of miles away. One place I've tried is Aloha Kitchen, with branches at 4745 South Maryland Parkway and at 2605 South Decatur Boulevard.

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        domesticgodess RE: Larry Mar 21, 2007 06:53 PM

        as for our budget....$50 to $75 for the two of us.
        Often we share the main course, coz we find American portions HUGE.
        The hawaiin food sound yummy...but I dont eat pork or chicken.
        Other recommendations greatly appreciated...
        P.S. Ive read other posts about lotus of siam. I think it might be worth the cab ride.

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          domesticgodess RE: domesticgodess Mar 21, 2007 07:17 PM

          hows this "schedule" for a line up...

          a) the hamburger joint at Mandalay Bay...(followed by "rumjungle" for apres dinner drinks")

          b) Mesa Grill.....

          c) Lotus of Siam

          d) ????....buffet?...we went to the Bellagio last year. It was "ok"...not so fond of the atmosphere.

          What about Cheese Fondue somewhere?...

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            Larry RE: domesticgodess Mar 21, 2007 07:41 PM

            Oops - sorry for mentioning only meat items. I cut and pasted the text from my review. Aloha kitchen also had fish lau lau (type of fish unknown) and mahi mahi (fried, I suspect). They'll also have seaweed salad and, sometimes, poke (cut up raw tuna with various seasonings).

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