Las Vegas is a great city for foodies, especially if you live on the Westcoast. It is only a 2 hour flight from Vancouver, making it an easy weekend trip. There is great variety in cuisines and price points. Many “famous chefs” have opened a location in Vegas. From 3 Michelin star places like Guy Savoy, to my favorite sushi in the world – Kabuto (used to be), Vegas is probably the city I have visited most often. Visit the Vegas strip for big name chefs, or take a trip to Chinatown, Spring Mountain Road, and you will be rewarded with a huge variety of Asian choices.
Here are some of the places I try to visit when I am in town and reviews of other places:
The Paleta Bar
Co Anh Sandwich & Noodle Kitchen
Scotch Prime 80
Din Tai Fung
ShangHai Taste (XLBs)
Sushi Hiroyoshi (good alternative to Kabuto)
Mayfair Supper Club (must visit)
Shang Artisan Noodle (good spot for handmade noodles and spicy wonton; be prepared to wait)
Madang (good Korean spot for lunch off strip)
Barry’s Prime Steakhouse
Costa di Mare
Kabuto – To me, its the best sushi in the world. – 2021 update – this is no longer the case.
Scarpetta – I love the spaghetti and polenta.
Bazaar Meat – Steak tartare, suckling pig, and anything meat (plus the Robuchon style mash potatoes).
Milos – Amazing Prix Fixe lunch value and consistently good.
Sparrow + Wolf