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Nov 17, 2009 10:22 AM

Vegas- something great, not on the tourists radar

Traveling to Las Vegas in 2 weeks. I have eaten at a lot of the known strip restaurants. I would love some suggestions from hounds who live in the area and have some favorites for me to try. I have a car, so I do not mind driving for a great meal. Cheers!

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  1. Definitely Lotus of Siam!

    Lotus of Siam
    953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104

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    1. re: Missmoo

      Thanks for the idea. I actually thought of it, but it will be closed for renovation while I am in Las Vegas. Any other ideas?

      1. re: xoxohh

        People are also very fond of Raku you can search the boards and see if you would like it as well. My husband and I were very impressed with their grilled fish.

    2. As a local, I always enjoy Rincon de Buenos AIres for their steaks, Joyful House for Chinese (this is where a lot of the local Chinese community go to dine at), Kilroys for burgers, Rocos New York Italian Deli for pizza. Ellis Island, behind Ballys, has a good $6.99 10 ounce sirloin steak dinner that includes a 20 ounce micro brewed beer or micro brewed root beer. They also have very good bbq after 4:30 pm. The Orleans has a good steakhouse that was voted the best hotel steakhouse. Steaks are not ala carte. They also a good buffet at dinner for $12.99 (this includes the Wednesday night all you can eat sirloins). Nora' sat Flamingo and Jones is very good for Italian. I also enjoy Viva Mercados for Mexcian. It is on Rainbow at Spring Mountain.

      Viva Mercados
      3553 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

      1. Todd's Unique is definitely worth a visit.

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        1. re: Ian F

          Todd's is one of the best (if not the best) off strip.

          1. re: chazcat

            Agreed about Todd's. It was a very nice experience and I would not hesitate to return.

            1. re: Seth Chadwick


              I also agree about Todd's, we had dinner there tonight and it was terrific! I also recommend Rosemary's, there's a lot of info on it on this board.

              1. re: Michelle

                I agree with Todd's. Is he still serving the weekday, 3- course meal for $30 that was available earlier this year?

        2. Firefly on Paradise
          3900 Paradise Rd
          Las Vegas, NV 89109
          (702) 369-3971

          Cafe Bleu
          1451 Center Crossing Boulevard
          Las Vegas, Nevada
          702 851 5322

          Hash House a Go Go
          6800 W Sahara Ave
          702 804 4646

          1. Musashi - Japanese teppan steakhouse and sushi. The teppan is consistently very good because there are only two cooks there - one is the owner and the other is his brother in law. Everybody I've ever brought there has been thoroughly please with the experience. They have excellent lunch and late night specials, too. Located in the same strip mall as Firefly, but on the opposite side.

            Musashi Japanese Steakhouse
            3900 Paradise Rd Ste W, Las Vegas, NV 89169