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Screw Nobu: Does good Casino-Sushi Exist?

Zollipop Apr 9, 2011 09:34 AM

I come from a city smack dab in the middle of the Canadian prairies. Avowedly, it is misguided of me to think that I can get great sushi in another city far from an ocean, but damn it, I want to try.

We were at Nobu last year and I was underwhelmed: the quality of the food was disproportionate to the cost and to the tolerance I had to muster to be in such an overly hyped environment.

I had read some fairly positive reviews of Sen of Japan, but it is a cab ride away from the Strip - I will be travelling to Vegas as a single female and I dislike long car trips at night with strangers.

I am staying at the Wynn, so I intend to try Okada.

I have one other night to get my Casino-Sushi game on. Where should I try?

(Note: will also be eating at Bartolatta on another night).

Thanks,
Zolli
(www.zollipop.com

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

Nobu Restaurant
4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Okada
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    lvnvflyer Apr 10, 2011 08:39 AM

    Sen is very good but not really cab material; if you had a rental car, I'd say go for it, but the cost of the cab would be prohibitive.
    Okada is a beautiful room and the service is far better than Nobu; the sushi is solid, not , at least in my experience, awe-inspiring.
    There is a new Bar Masa in the Aria. Local critics have raved about both the quality and the prices, which appear to be very high, even by LV standards. I have not yet tried it (will be in the next few months) so can't speak to it personally, but have to say that the positive comments on the quality of the fish are tempting.
    Had a pretty decent meal at Social House in Crystals recently, and it also looked like they did a very interesting happy hour in the bar area. Crystals is fun for people watching and the service at Social House was good the most recent time I was there.

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    Nobu Restaurant
    4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

    Okada
    3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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      sockster Apr 10, 2011 10:19 AM

      Try Blue Ribbon Sushi in the Cosmo- Outstanding!! And while you're there, try their fried chicken- no kidding!!!

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        QAW Apr 10, 2011 10:53 AM

        Add RM Seafood (Mandalay Bay) to the list. Rick Moonen does some excellent sourcing.

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

        1. Zollipop Apr 20, 2011 04:18 PM

          Thanks everyone for the ideas. We ended up trying Okada (nice, quite expensive) and Wazuzu (meh, unoriginal, too pricy). I wrote more detailed comments on my blog. Hope to get to some of your other suggestions on our next visit.

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          Okada
          3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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