Help! Vegetarian Options?
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?
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.
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..
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!
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!
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.