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Feb 7, 2008 05:12 AM

(Las Vegas) Japanese recommendations

I'm back again for help. Which of the moderately priced Japanese restaurants would you recommend. I will have a car, so it does not have to be in a hotel or on the Strip. Thanks.

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  1. Sen of Japan. It's to the west....aways off the strip, but very very good and worth your drive.

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    1. re: lvnvflyer

      Another vote for Sen (8480 West Desert Inn). Hiro Nakano was formerly the head chef at Nobu, and there is the kind of creativity and quality control that one would expect of a place on the Strip. Dinner-only, which helps to maintain that quality control, but they do stay open late.

    2. I Love Sushi -- great sushi and other japanese food. Its on Eastern about 2-3 miles past St Rose Parkway towards anthem. I live on the west side and travel there

      1. Lately I've been hooked on Togoshi's, a ramen place on Twain near Swenson. (A few blocks west of Maryland Parkway) Work takes me to that neighborhood about once a week, and that's become my go-to lunch place. Hounds seem to focus on the less than stellar neighborhood, but it doesn't seem that bad to me. Of course, I've never had occasion to go there at night...but I've certainly been perfectly comfortable eating there alone at lunch.

        I've decided I'm going to work my way through all the ramen choices. I love noodles! BTW, the spicy versions are quite spicy; you have been warned!

        1. what's your focus ? sushi ? teppan ? noodles ?

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          1. re: kjs

            Sushi is my thing, but I usually supplement it with various small courses - gyoza, etc.

            1. re: rockpile

              If you like small courses, your best bet is omakase which can be well over $100 at Nobu and Okada. For a cheap omakase, I recommend Sen of Japan which others recommend here too.