NY Times/Pete Wells Weighs in on Off-Strip Las Vegas
Wells visits many of the obvious suspects, and IMO does the right thing -- namechecks Lotus of Siam and Raku but reviews only places that the Times hasn't covered before, including Chada Thai, Kabuto, Raku Sweets, Honey & Salt, and Carson Kitchen: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/din...
Yes, Kevin, it's fantastic. And I'd especially order dishes you haven't eaten anywhere else -- I guarantee you'll be enchanted. A big plus is that one of the owners, Aime, is from Southern Thailand, and the Southern dishes, to my taste, compare favorably to the formidable Jitlada in Los Angeles.
It's been too long since I've been in Las Vegas, and hope to remedy it soon. I just looked at the menu for the first time in a while, and see they've taken my two standbys off the menu. Definitely ask about specials. They're always worth considering.
And although Bank is in the kitchen, if you ask him to help with wine (or craft beer), unless he's absolutely slammed, he loves to help.