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May 28, 2008 09:09 AM

Best Sushi Restaurants

I am headed to Las Vegas next week and am looking for some great sushi restaurants, casual/fancy, it doesn't matter, just looking for great sushi. I am particulary interested in a restaurant with unique and creative specialty rolls, not just sushi you would find anywhere. Some recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Off the strip i like Sen of Japan. 8480 W. Desert Inn

    1. You have come to the right place at the right time - the quality and creativity of sushi restaurants has exploded in Las Vegas over the past five years. Because of that, there are relationships with the purveyors that bring a high quality of fish to a desert location. But narrowing the focus is not easy. On or near the Strip are Okada (Wynn), SushiSamban (Palazzo), Shibuya (MGM Grand), Nobu (Hard Rock) and Koi (Planet Hollywood), just to name a few, and it seems like a quality off-strip place opens about once per month. I agree with the above comments on Sen of Japan - we have done three different omakase levels there already, and each level gets a little more creative than the one prior. There are also at least a half dozen other off-strip places that we frequent often, including the "classics" like Osaka and Hamada. Perhaps the best way to help tighten the focus is to explore the menu's on line, since almost all of the places listed above have them posted.

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      1. re: QAW

        Thank you for your great suggestions. I looked online at the menu at Osaka and it looked fabulous. Can you tell me a little more about this place? About how far off the strip is it? Will be staying at the Venetian. What is great to order? If far from the strip is there anything with similar menu closer?

        1. re: 3star

          Osaka has been around for 40 years, which is ancient in Las Vegas, and also means that they have stood up to the test of time, including the modern competition. It would be about a 10 minute taxi ride from the Venetian. Nothing high-tech about the decor, but it is old-school comfortable. The best way to order might be to work from your own personal tastes, since the menu is so long, and we have found the staff to be very helpful on our visits - there is a family feel here that adds an element of pride to the place.

          1. re: QAW

            is a reservation recommended for Osaka? Tell me about Sushi Samba in the Palazzo as well, I know it just opened and I've looked online, menu still not available.

        2. re: QAW

          Are you saying you've eaten at SushiSamba? I've been looking for reviews.

        3. I like "I Love Sushi" on Eastern.