10 Best Dining: Sushi, Sashimi, Teppanyaki And More--Las Vegas' Best Japanese Restaurants

Heather Turk

By , Local Expert, Las Vegas
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You can lead a fish to water and, apparently, you can lead it to the desert as well. Some of the world's top sushi chefs now call Las Vegas home thanks to the fresh fish that's flown in on a regular basis, making the city the next best place to enjoy some fantastic Japanese fare after Japan. In fact, Chef Masa Takayama, one of the U.S.'s most famous sushi chefs, has not one, but two noteworthy Japanese restaurants inside ARIA. Some of the world's best sushi restaurants are also following suit, including celebrity-favorite Nobu, which just opened its largest and most innovative restaurant to date (and its second Las Vegas...  Read more »

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    Nobu Restaurant and Lounge

    Nobu is arguably the name in Japanese cuisine, and this new location is its biggest and best.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the savory brick-oven Black Cod Miso--you won't be disappointed!"

     
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    Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge

    Boasting a diverse menu and one of the best balcony views in town, Yellowtail is sure to please sushi lovers and non-sushi lovers alike!

    Local Expert Tip: "Try to score one of the seven tables on the balcony overlooking the world-famous Fountains of Bellagio. The view is simply spectacular!"

     
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    Benihana

    • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
    • Average Main Course Price: $35
    • Neighborhood: Paradise Road/Airport Area

    The largest Benihana in North America, this off-Strip staple has served everyone from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson.

    Local Expert Tip: "For a truly memorable evening, the restaurant takes special requests for Chef Toy Tomme to do his famous Elvis impersonation."

     
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    Mizumi

    Mizumi's inspired cuisine and glorious setting truly transports guests to Japan--no passport required.

    Local Expert Tip: "Arrive early (5-6:30 p.m.) to get the best tables in the house, along the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the resort's lagoon and waterfall."

     
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    barMASA

    BarMASA is the first Las Vegas restaurant by Masa Takayama, one of the most famous sushi chefs in the United States.

    Local Expert Tip: "A $49 Early Evening Menu is offered from 5-7 p.m."

     
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    Sushi Roku

    With its fresh fish and striking Strip views, sushi lovers are sure to flip over Sushi Roku.

    Local Expert Tip: "Watching the sunset at Sushi Roku is like no other place in Las Vegas. "

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    Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill

    Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill serves one of the most delectable late-night menus in town.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to check out Blue Ribbon's trademark late-night fine dining. "

     
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    Shibuya

    Shibuya features not one but two talented chefs who specialize in each of its dining styles: traditional and teppanyaki.

    Local Expert Tip: "For a truly unique dish, try the Kani Salad: a mixture of king, snow and river crab, pickled cucumber, seaweed and lotus chips served atop a fishbowl with a live Betta fish swimming inside."

     
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    Tetsu

    Tetsu offers guests an intimate and interactive dining experience complemented by some of the freshest Japanese cuisine in town.

    Local Expert Tip: "Given Tetsu's intimate seating capacity--just 38 people--reservations are highly recommended."

     
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    Rice & Company

    One of the more affordable Japanese restaurants on the Strip, Rice & Company proves you don't have to break the bank to enjoy a memorable meal.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're a fan of sushi, be sure to try the Fantasy Roll, handcrafted in honor of the Luxor's long-running adult revue. Made with shrimp tempura, king crab, Thai mayo and yuzu sauce, the decadent roll is dressed sensually in 'fishnet stockings' made out of a fried rice noodle. "

     

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