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Las Vegas, Japanese, Sushi Off Strip

Hello. We will be in Vegas for a week in May and are looking for a couple of good choices as far away as Henderson. Preliminary gleaning of various sites has revealed many off strip possiblities for lunch or dinner. Please suggest best of these if you have been- or others as you wish. Izakaya and /or sushi. We will be staying at the south end of the strip and have a car. Will probably hit 3 or 4 places.

LAS VEGAS

Raku

Sen

Hokkaido

Ichiza Sake House

Sushi Loca

Yama Sushi

Yummy Grill

HENDERSON

Midori

I Love Sushi

The Ka

Sapporo

Thanks in advance for any info.

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  1. From your list: Raku(a must), Sen and Ichiza.

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    1. re: palmdoc1

      Sen is way outside the strip, but worth it. The chef,Shinji used to be the chef at the sushi bar in the Bellagio that was considered the best on the strip, that is now closed (now Yellowtail).

    2. Raku
      Raku
      Raku

      Only place in Vegas that my wife and I must absolutely go to every time we visit.

      1. Raku and Sen as listed above are the way to go. Haven't been to Ichiza myself yet, so I can't comment. Definitely skip I love sushi.

        1. Just to be clear, Raku, although a great restaurant, does not offer sushi. They do have a limited amount of sashimi, but raw fish isn't really what Raku is about.

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          1. re: Dave Feldman

            Indeed. But the OP also mentioned izakaya, which Raku more closely aligns with.

          2. I've only been to Midori once--it's a small place, but it was a pleasant experience. The Ka has closed. Yama Sushi is close to my workplace; several of my coworkers swear by their AYCE, but I haven't been there myself for some time (since they switched to a sushi-only menu). Yummy Grill is low end, and (IIRC) only has rolls. One place you haven't mentioned in the general area is Miko's Sushi, corner of Windmill & Bermuda. Mom & Pop place with homestyle dishes & sushi. Good food, and they take pride in offering fresh wasabi with their sushi. (Google & their website say "izakaya", but I wouldn't really call it an izakaya experience.)

            1. Kabuto, at 5040 Spring Mountin (the same plaza as Raku and Monta), is still in the "soft opening" phase, but may be the new gold standard for off-Strip sushi.

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              1. re: QAW

                Based on two meals in the past week, it seems to be the new gold standard for Las Vegas.

              2. My son recommends this place. We were going to go the other night but the wait would have been too long.

                http://www.sushimonlasvegas.com/

                1. There are a few choices clustered around Raku:

                  http://www.eatinglv.com/2012/04/tokyo...

                  John Curtas is a Las Vegas attorney and respected food critic. His posts about Kabuto, a recently-opened sushi restaurant, would be of interest to you.

                  http://www.eatinglv.com/2012/04/kabut...
                  http://www.eatinglv.com/2012/04/dont-... (very much tongue in cheek)