hey dimsumgirl, I may be late on this but here's some good Asian recs...
China Mama (Northern Chinese, better than Ba Ren in San Diego)
Raku (robata yaki place w/ large sake menu)
DJK Korean BBQ and Tofu House (open 24/7 and 20% discount between 11 pm-8 am)
KJ Kitchen (Cantonese)
Cathay House (dim sum. better than San Diego dim sum)
M Resort Buffet ($25 for dinner but good quality food for a buffet)
Payard for quiet, civilized best breakfast in Vegas
Make a reservation at Lotus of Siam. Often touted as best Thai in US. I just know I love it and it's reasonable. And with 10 people you'll be able to try a lot of dishes.
I'd also check out Raku or Ichiza (izakaya style). Raku is kind of small but you can do it reasonable and the food is awesome. Haven't hit Ichiza but maybe better for 10 college students? Think it's a bit bigger & supposed to have a fun atmosphere. Have read the food is good.
4355 Spring Mountain Rd Ste 205, Las Vegas, NV 89102
5030 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Lotus of Siam
953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104
They stayed at the Venetian but they had a car, actually two cars so transporation wasn't a problem. I really wanted to send them to LOS however it is currently closed for remodeling. Shucks! I didn't know about Raku or Ichiza but they go to school in San Diego where they can get some great izakaya style Japanese. Thanks for your reply.
I haven't been to Raku yet (sigh) but my sister JanetofReno informs me that it can get quite pricey unless one orders carefully. She said her last dinner there for three was $120, without alcohol. She also nixed it for a group of nine that she was hosting (and that I was a part of) saying that it was much too small for a group that size.
Actually, I think that 120 included a couple of beers...but still, Raku is one of those places where its easy to spend more than you intend to....Ichiza is a LOT cheaper. What about Dad's Grilled cheese that has been a topic of discussion on the board lately? And I don't think you can go wrong with the lunch buffet at Namaste...very fresh ingredients; a delicious Idli-sambar and very good tandoori chicken, usually several vegetable dishes and salad choices that are very fresh and a cut above the usual offerings....for 8.95.
We had lunch there with my sons the other day...the only problem was that they wanted saw LOS next door and wanted to go there...of course LOS isn't open for lunch on Sundays...Anyway, the other thing I noticed about Namaste is that most of the patrons were Indian...always a good sign....
Another inexpensive favorite is Bosa1, a vietnamese place on Jones just off of spring mountain.
Bagelmania for breakfast. Specials before 11:00AM 5:99.
Mr Lucky at the Hard Rock. Steak and shrimp special... $7.77 off the menu,
Happy Hour at Cafe BabaReba, $3.00 tapas and half priced Sangria,
Lunch specials at Mushashi. Teppan 1/2 price, IIRC.
855 E Twain Ave # 120, Las Vegas, NV
Hard Rock Cafe
4475 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Cafe Ba Ba Reeba
3200 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 1144, Las Vegas, NV 89109