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Landing the Catch of the Day: Las Vegas' 10 Best Seafood Restaurants



Las Vegas seafood restaurants may not be right next to an ocean, but many of them fly in fresh fish and seafood each day. Seafood from around the world goes into the kitchens at these restaurants and comes out prepared expertly, with a wealth of flavor. The city has no shortage of great seafood restaurants, from upscale places with a dress code to those where a roll of paper towels is a necessary accessory to the meal.

Celebrity chef fans will find a selection of well-known chefs with seafood restaurants in Las Vegas, including Emeril Lagassase’s New Orleans Fish House and the upscale Michael Mina. Each chef brings his own style to the dishes--New Orleans for Lagassase and modern classic for Mina.

Seafood encompasses a wide range of dishes, and that includes sushi. At Nobu, guests can enjoy sushi, sashimi and a host of other seafood dishes, both hot and cold. For those who aren’t seafood fans, the menu also offers beef and other options--like many of the city’s seafood-centric restaurants, they offer excellent dishes all around.

Be sure to ask about the daily specials at any restaurant featuring seafood. In Las Vegas, diners usually can enjoy several selections of fresh seafood that has arrived just that day. The ocean is less than 300 hundred miles away, and the airport is right around the corner.

Scroll down to read all our suggestions on the best seafood restaurants in Las Vegas.


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The trendy Catch opened in late 2018 with a celebrity-filled kick off, but it's truly the food that's worthy of attention. Sushi, seafood and steak are the real stars at Catch. An extensive selection of raw and cold dishes includes several sushi and sashimi options and a seafood tower. Hot starters include tacos made with mahi-mahi, King Crab tempura, scallop gnocchi, Crispy Chicken Bao Buns and wagyu beef, among many others. Entrees include wild-caught snapper, branzino and several selections of beef. Catch also offers whole fish, lobsters and Alaskan King Crab. To set the right mood for its sumptuous dishes, Catch's interior is beautifully designed. The entrance is an especially photo-worthy spot, an 80-foot long tunnel with trellises and blooming walls.

Recommended for Seafood because: Catch's striking visual design and a menu of incredible seafood, sushi and steak create memorable meals.

Terrisa's expert tip: Catch's menu is notated to identify vegan and gluten-free dishes and they also have three signature vegan dishes, Crispy Cauliflower, Hearts of Palm Crab Cake and Sweet Potato Gnocchi.

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At this Chinatown seafood restaurant, neatness doesn't count since the food arrives in a bag. But who cares about being neat with all that savory goodness waiting to be devoured? Don't worry--you'll have a roll of paper towels to help you along the way. With only a handful of restaurants in Las Vegas, Orlando, Washington, and Orange County California, this small chain has attracted a loyal following. Pick the seasoning you like--Louisiana, Juicy Cajun, garlic butter, lemon pepper or Hot N Juicy Special--and dig into crab, lobster, shrimp, or crawfish. Combos include sausage, corn and potatoes. Choose from four spice levels: mild, medium, spicy, or extra spicy. Water, soda, and beer are available.

Recommended for Seafood because: Hot N Juicy Crawfish specializes in non-fancy, down-home recipes featuring crawfish, shrimp, lobster, crab and other seafood.

Terrisa's expert tip: Be prepared to get messy when you stop in for a meal at Hot N Juicy. The food comes in bags (at least some selections), so don't wear your fancy clothes when you stop in for a meal.

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Costa di Mare brings in fresh fish from Italy each day for its seafood dishes, specializing in fish native to the Italian Mediterranean. You'll find a wide selection of freshly caught, flavorful fish that you may not have previously heard of, like pagaro (purple snapper), occhiona (big eye red sea bream) or San Pietro (John Dory). All the dishes reflect the Italian style of Costa di Mare, like the appetizer Saute di Vongole with sauteed tiny clams, tomato sauce, garlic, white wine and parsley--but flavors go beyond the expected. Crispy zucchini blossoms with anchovies and Buffalo mozzarella, spaghetti with rock lobster and seafood risotto offer a host of tempting choices. Two tasting menus are also offered, one a family-style seafood feast and one styled after a memorable dinner prepared by the chef in New York.

Recommended for Seafood because: Costa di Mare's innovative dishes can trace their inspiration directly to the Italian Mediterranean, where seafood is a staple.

Terrisa's expert tip: Make reservations as far in advance as possible--this acclaimed restaurant is popular. Guests can request to be seated at an inside table, or at one of the elegant cabanas overlooking the lagoon.

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Nobu Restaurant and Lounge
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The new Nobu at Caesars Palace is Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's largest and most innovative restaurant to date. With more than 325 seats, the restaurant offers a sophisticated yet whimsical experience and features a sushi bar, exclusive private dining area and an impressive selection of dishes, including Nobu's signature items like the Rock Shrimp Tempura and Yellowtail Sashimi with jalapeno and squid "pasta." It also features three teppanyaki tables--a first for Chef Nobu's U.S. restaurants--along with the Las Vegas debut of brick-oven dishes. Guests can experience the essence of Chef Nobu's cuisine with a multi-course Omakase menu spotlighting either Nobu signature items or the chef's daily creations.

Recommended for Seafood because: Nobu's finely crafted dishes are made with the freshest ingredients, including imported Asian and Japanese fish.

Terrisa's expert tip: Since you're at Nobu, you'd be remiss not to have some sushi or sashimi. Both are offered by one piece per order or in the more modern style of sushi roll.

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The Oyster Bar at Harrah's Las Vegas flies in fresh seafood every day, including the oysters featured in the restaurant's name. The unstuffy atmosphere and reasonable prices drawn a steady crowd of hungry guests. You'll find all your favorite seafood here: shrimp, lobster, calamari, and crab, along with dishes like clam chowder and Crab Louis Salad. Oyster selections include oysters on the half shell or fried, Oysters Rockefeller, shooters, and Oysters Royale. Start off with appetizers like blackened or beer boiled peel and eat shrimp, Maryland crab cakes, or bacon wrapped shrimp and sea scallops. For the main dish, choose from among entrees like fish and chips, jambalaya, or seafood risotto. A surf and turf is also offered, lobster and a filet.

Recommended for Seafood because: The Oyster Bar at Harrah's offers a multitude of seafood dishes and a casual atmosphere.

Terrisa's expert tip: Happy Hour at Harrah's Oyster Bar offers great deals, like $2.25 Blue Point Oysters, $10 Grey Goose martinis and $6 Coronas. Happy Hour is Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Mastro's Ocean Club is housed in a wooden structure that functions as a piece of art within Crystals, the high-end shopping mall in the CityCenter complex. The curvy two-story building, "The Treehouse," gracefully rises in a wave-shape, housing the elegant restaurant inside. Mastro's is known for award-winning food at all of its restaurants, and the Las Vegas location lives up those standards of excellence. Signature dishes include the iced Seafood Tower, which guests create themselves with a selection of fresh, chilled shellfish. Dishes include Chilean Sea Bass, ahi tuna sashimi, salmon, swordfish, scallops, Alaskan King Crab Legs and Broiled Live Main Lobster. Non-seafood choices include several cuts of beef, chicken, and rack of lamb.

Recommended for Seafood because: Mastro's creative exterior design sets the stage for a menu full of fresh seafood and steaks.

Terrisa's expert tip: Mastro's creative architecture makes it a artistic accent at Crystals, and the mall and area around Aria feature art installations. Take a walk before or after dinner to see some of the public art on display.

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Estiatorio Milos features fine Greek food, and that includes incredibly fresh seafood. The seafood is sourced from around the world and prepared flavorfully in a Mediterranean style. Guests will find signature dishes like the grilled octopus with Santorini fava puree. The prized Loup de Mer is another Estiatorio Milos signature dish, with the fish cooked in sea salt and finished with extra virgin olive oil and capers. Guests can also enjoy a raw bar or one of the many selections of fish, shellfish or octopus. Lamb and beef are also available. A serene, beautifully designed interior complements the memorable food. Estiatorio Milos is open for lunch and dinner.

Recommended for Seafood because: Estiatorio Milos sources the freshest seafood from around the world and creates incredible, flavor-packed dishes.

Terrisa's expert tip: Not only is Estiatorio Milos open for lunch, it offers a 45-minute prix fixe lunch--three courses (appetizer, main course and dessert) served within 45 minutes upon request.

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Emeril's New Orleans Fish House


Chef Emeril Lagasse is at the helm of several restaurants in Las Vegas, all of which are known for their outstanding food. What else would you expect from the man known for putting the "Bam!" into any dish? In Las Vegas, diners can enjoy a taste of New Orleans at Emeril's seafood restaurant at the MGM Grand. Fresh fish, shellfish, and steaks are prepared with a touch of Creole. At the Seafood Bar, you can watch oysters and shellfish being shucked and prepared. The restaurant's extensive wine list was recognized with a Wine Spectator award, giving diners plenty of options for the perfect complement to a delicious meal. To finish off the evening, the dessert selections ensure that your inner sweetaholic will find something delectable.

Recommended for Seafood because: Chef Emeril Lagasse brings his New Orleans style to Las Vegas, with dishes like fresh shucked oysters, fried frog legs and gumbo.

Terrisa's expert tip: If you're a fan of Southern desserts, leave room for some pecan pie, banana cream pie or rhubarb crisp--or maybe the Bread & Butter Bread Pudding with whiskey anglaise.

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The name of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab at Caesars Forum Shops tells diners they can expect a range of delicious food. The original Joe's opened in Miami in 1913, and with longevity like that, it's reasonable to think that they must be doing something right. One look at the menu confirms that idea. An array of stone crab options are available, as well as oysters on the half shell. Shrimp, scallops, crab, lobster and fresh fish will satisfy cravings for seafood. If it's meat you're after, Joe's also offers steaks and lamb. The comfortable but upscale ambiance is plush but not snooty, and patio dining that overlooks The Forum Shops is available.

Recommended for Seafood because: The name says it all at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, where guests can feast on the restaurant's signature dishes.

Terrisa's expert tip: Joe's also offers dedicated menus of gluten free and vegetarian dishes. A wide selection of dishes are available in both categories, from appetizers to entrees.

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Michael Mina


The memorable menu at Michael Mina offers contemporary, refined dishes of seafood and American cuisine. The beautifully designed interior provides a setting worthy to go along with an expertly crafted meal. The seafood selections are, as you might imagine, vast. From the dinner menu, options include mouthwatering dishes like the phyllo-crusted sole with crab brandade, pea sprouts and dijon, or the Lobster Pot Pie in brandied-lobster cream with black truffle and baby vegetables. Steak is also available and can be paired with lobster, crab or seared foie gras. The Market List menu offers the largest array of seafood, including caviar as well as hot and chilled choices. Guests will find an extensive international wine list, and Michael Mina's desserts have become legendary.

Recommended for Seafood because: Michael Mina's namesake restaurant offers deliciously prepared fresh seafood in an elegant setting.

Terrisa's expert tip: The Pre Theater Menu is available only from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., and at a base cost $68 per person offers a tremendous value. Guests enjoy an amuse bouche, appetizer, entree and dessert.

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Terrisa Meeks is a native born, life-long resident of Las Vegas. She's watched Las Vegas grow and change over the years, especially the ever-evolving Las Vegas Strip. She still enjoys hanging...  More About Terrisa

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