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Heading to LV with some friends for the weekend. They request sushi for dinner one night. Bar Masa is out budget wise. The only sushi I"ve had in LV was at RM Seafood a couple years ago. It was pretty good but not sure what the other options might be. Something in a similar price range to RM Seafood is probably good. Staying at Bellagio and friends want to stay on strip to dine. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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RM Seafood
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S 134-200A, Las Vegas, NV

Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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  1. We have eaten at Sushi Roku at the Forum Shops at Caesars several times and enjoyed it every time.

    1. Thanks! I've never been to the one here in Scottsdale. I"ve passed the website along to my friends and they want to give it a try. Thanks for the recommendation.

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      1. re: ziggylu

        Kaizen sushi on paradise. not far from your hotel. walk past ballys to paradise(behind hard rock casino. can't beat food and non strip prices midnight to 4am happyhour thur night is fun.

      2. Saw a local TV interview of local food critic John Curtas recently. When the subject of sushi came up he almost laughed it off. Said that the sushi restaurants in hotels are WAY over priced for what they provide. Said that virtually all of the local sushi restaurants are run by Koreans. (Not That There's Anything Wrong With That.) Said that the local restaurants all use frozen fish.

        Said that the only place he would eat is Sen Of Japan.

        Having eaten at many local sushi restaurants and a couple along the Strip, I agree with him. But since I have no authority, don't take my word for it. Suffice to say that when I want really good sushi, I go to Los Angeles where to fish is fresh.

        My opinion about sushi in Las Vegas is simple. If you're visiting from a town where you can't get sushi, and you have a jones that must get scratched, go to Sen of Japan. Otherwise, wait until you visit Vancouver, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

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        Sen of Japan
        8480 W Desert Inn Rd Ste F1, Las Vegas, NV 89117

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        1. re: shamu613

          Most fish intended to be eaten raw in the US has been frozen. It's not unique to Las Vegas .

          1. re: shamu613

            most people know vegas isn't the top sushi spot in north america. Sen of Japan good. also its not "on the strip". If your going to wait go to Nik-San's in Cabo or the fresh fish at Tsukiji market in toyko if you want to find the freshest fish.

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            Sen of Japan
            8480 W Desert Inn Rd F1, Las Vegas, NV

          2. Isn't all sushi grade fish served in sushi restaurants frozen before serving, at least in the US?

            Anyway, long story short, being at the mercy of a group...we ended up Yellowtail at the Bellagio. It was terribly unimpressive, it's most redeeming quality being it didn't waste too much of my money, particularly by Strip price standards. Anyone that happens along this thread looking for sushi ideas on the Strip - definitely avoid this place.

            Thanks for the suggestions however(though I"m not sure how recommendations for Mexico and Japan are germane to my question?)

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            Bellagio
            3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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            1. re: ziggylu

              >Isn't all sushi grade fish served in sushi restaurants frozen before serving, at least in the US?

              The short answer is no. The long answer is that much of the United States is far away from the coast and thus fresh fish markets. Frozen fish is the only affordable alternative to sushi restaurants in those markets. Infection risk of anisakis is particularly higher in fish which may live in a river such as salmon (shake) in Salmonidae, and mackerel (saba). Such parasite infections can generally be avoided by boiling, burning, preserving in salt or vinegar, or freezing overnight. All other fish are frozen simply for transport.

              At my favorite sushi bar in Los Angles, the chef tells me all his fish is bought fresh daily. Only salmon is frozen to kill the parasite present in it.

              ziggylu... in your original post, you asked for sushi both "mid priced" AND on "the Strip." That can't be found. In general, Las Vegas is a town designed for the sole purpose of separating you from your money. That works best at slot machines, tables games and hotel restaurants.

              Las Vegas is not the best town to find quality sushi. If you must feed a jones for reasonably priced sushi, I recommend Sen of Japan.

              Good eating to you.

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              Sen of Japan
              8480 W Desert Inn Rd F1, Las Vegas, NV

              1. re: ziggylu

                Sorry to hear about your Yellowtail adventure, at least it was cheaper than expected. You are correct in your statement re: frozen fish (It is supposed to be at least). This article from the NY Times is quite informative on the subject, http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/08/nyr....