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Naama Jul 18, 2012 02:32 PM

Heading to Vegas over Labor Day weekend for a predictable (of sorts) bachelorette. The lady of honor is a vegetarian, and I'd love to pull away from the strip - or wherever it takes - for a great vegetarian meal. It doesn't have to be fancy, but I certainly want it to be tasty. Ethnic food (Indian or Southeast Asian in particular) is well loved. Suggestions?

Advance thanks!

  1. BIGGUNDOCTOR Jul 23, 2012 09:52 PM

    Namaste is next door to Lotus of Siam and features Indian cuisine from the Goa region. They have several vegetarian options. She has a new chef, and he is doing a good job there, I haven't been disappointed yet. Tell Melque (the owner) that Walter sent you.

    The Wynn has expanded its vegetarian meals.

    Another option is the Bar+Bistro located in the Arts Factory. Chef Beni has been doing great things over there, and I believe he has a vegetarian menu now.

    1. Beach Chick Jul 19, 2012 07:11 AM

      Lotus of Siam off the strip close to the LV Hilton..
      This is one of the best Thai restaurants in the world...lunch or dinner...order off the menu.
      It's in a divey shopping center but don't let this fool you.
      I'm so craving their Pad Thai with Tofu super spicy with extra sauce..

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        Naama Jul 19, 2012 08:54 AM

        Yum. That sounds perfect.

      2. janetofreno Jul 18, 2012 10:06 PM

        For something fun with more of a party atmosphere, try Origin India across the street from the Hard Rock on Paradise. Not the best Indian food around (that would be in my house:-), but lots of good tasty options...especially the vegetarian (they have a lot of "fusion" dishes, and I have always liked their veggie options). Plus, the real reason to go are the cocktails. I've said it here before, I think they have some great and original cocktails. I especially like the Mumbai fizz (like Bhel puri in a glass) and the mangotini. If you go on a weekday from 5 to 7 they have happy hour; apps and drinks are half off. You could make a meal of that!

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          susancinsf Jul 25, 2012 12:55 PM

          Perhaps it is because I couldn't help but compare it to the Indian food at your house:-) but I wasn't too entranced with Origin India (though we weren't sticking to vegetarian options either). However, Bhel Puri in a glass is something I have to try. Happy hour on next trip to Vegas!

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            janetofreno Jul 25, 2012 09:54 PM

            oh, the food isn't perfect, but they do have some good veggie apps, and of course the cocktails, and both DH and I have enjoyed the "happy hours" we've spent there.....I thought it might be a fun yet very different option for a bachelorette. Also live music sometimes....

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          QAW Jul 18, 2012 03:49 PM

          Komol (Thai), in Commercial Center, is a good starting point for any list - the largest vegetarian menu in Las Vegas, and the quality will not disappoint. Ambience is nothing special, but if it is dinner before a show, than perhaps that is of lesser importance. Be forewarned that their heat scale runs more fiery than most Asian restaurants, so order accordingly.

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            Eric Jul 18, 2012 02:46 PM

            Will you have access to a car? Also, does the vegetarian eat dairy, eggs and/or seafood?

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              Naama Jul 18, 2012 02:53 PM

              We'll be in cabs or some other form of transportation (it's a bachelorette, fingers crossed for a limo). And yes, the vegetarian eats dairy and eggs, but no seafood.

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                Eric Jul 18, 2012 03:14 PM

                Las Vegas has among the highest taxi cab rates in the US. For the price of a round trip can fare, or lower, to an off the Strip restaurant you can rent a car.

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                  Naama Jul 18, 2012 03:24 PM

                  Thanks for the tip. Honestly, we're likely in a limo for the night. Close to the strip is probably appreciated - looks like we'll have an 8 pm show to hit - but off is fine (would like to weigh all options!)

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