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rockpile Feb 7, 2008 05:12 AM

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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    lvnvflyer Feb 7, 2008 06:45 AM

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

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      QAW Feb 7, 2008 07:55 AM

      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.

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      Justjenn Feb 7, 2008 03:20 PM

      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. janetofreno Feb 7, 2008 08:21 PM

        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!

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          kjs Feb 7, 2008 08:30 PM

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

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            rockpile Feb 9, 2008 04:25 AM

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

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              masstech Feb 9, 2008 07:50 AM

              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.

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