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I'm planning a bachelorette party for my sister, who has requested we find "interesting" restaurants. This is a girl who roasts bone marrow, whose favorite part of any animal is the cheek, and who recently grilled an entire suckling pig.

So for her, "interesting" is a lot more interesting than most of us. Do you guys have any suggestions for places to find more unusual, exotic, memorable meals? We'll be staying on the Strip, but can go anywhere really.

Thanks.

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  1. You might want to consider Raku (more accurately Abriya RAKU) on Spring Mountain Rd. The menu has numerous interesting items and the place gets rave reviews on the board.

    Here’s the link to RAKU.

    http://www.raku-grill.com/index.html

    1. Raku is a great restaurant, I agree.

      Here are a few other suggestions:

      - Lotus of Siam for Thai food. The chef, Saipin Chutima wone Best Chef, Southwest at the James Beard Awards this year. It's a very casual restaurant, not too expensive and excellent (and exotic) food.

      - Ichiza located on Spring Mountain in China Town, Ichiza is open late and serves smaller, shareable portions of very exotic cuisine. It's casual and the feel of the place is a little loungy, but the food is great.

      - Joel Robuchon in MGM Grand is the only three Michelin-star restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. It is fine dining, at its finest and is not cheap, but the experience is extraordinary.

      - For a less-formal dining experience but still from Joel Robuchon is L'Atelier. This restaurant neighbors Joel Robuchon but is a lot more casual and the best place to sit is at the bar, where you can watch open kitchen.

      - For a bachelorette party, Nove Italiano in the Palms is a pretty good option. They feature locally grown organic produce and fresh made pastas. Italian steakhouse with modern decor and a great view of the LV Strip.

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      Ichiza
      4355 Spring Mountain Rd Ste 205, Las Vegas, NV 89102

      Nove Italiano
      4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103

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

      1. Here's another recommendation for Raku, and Lotus of Siam as well. If money is no object, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire offers very inventive cooking.

        However, you mentioned "bachelorette party." If that means a large group, or a boisterous group, then my recommendations, and many of the others given so far, won't work.

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

        1. Hmmm...sounds....tricky. Does everyone attending the party also like interesting and exotic????

          1. Most of us like interesting food, but we don't have a huge dinner budget. So far I like the $65 tasting menu at Red Square, which includes steak tartare and foie gras (for $10 more). Any thoughts on this place?

            Yeah, bachelorette party will be about 6-7 women, all in their 30s. Not too boisterous!

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            Red Square
            Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas, NV

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            1. re: magenta

              For that much money, you could get so much more quality at LOS or Raku, and might be able to set up a menu at either before the fact, so you'll know exactly what the cost will be. But neither place has the Vegas atmosphere that you might want at Red Square.

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              Red Square
              Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas, NV

            2. Check out the menu for Mundo, might be a little above your budget but they have happy hour until 7 Tues through Saturday, and the food choices at happy hour are extensive (tapas and mexican) and cheap. And interesting. Ahi tuna tostada was terrif and the best chicken taquitos I've ever tried anywhere. The mexican street corn is yummy and they even had some nice salads on the happy hour menu. Def a happy hour that you can make a meal out of. Great beer and wine selection and good sangria, too. It's off the strip though, almost downtown. They describe themselves as "latin chic".

              Mundo
              495 S Grand Central Pkwy
              in the World Market Center
              Las Vegas, NV 89106
              (702) 270-4400
              www.mundolasvegas.com/