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Best Sushi In Las Vegas

January 24, 2011 12:10 PM

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The nearest ocean may be hundreds of miles away, but Las Vegas still manages to serve up some of the best sushi in the country; in fact, it’s hard to find a hotel or mall that doesn’t contain at least one fabulous sushi restaurant. When the urge for raw seafood becomes more powerful than a mouthful of wasabi, try one of these popular locations.

The nearest ocean may be hundreds of miles away, but Las Vegas still manages to serve up some of the best sushi in the country; in fact, it’s hard to find a hotel or mall that doesn’t contain at least one fabulous sushi restaurant. When the urge for raw seafood becomes more powerful than a mouthful of wasabi, try one of these popular locations.  — Ty Treadwell

SUSHISAMBA

The Palazzo Las Vegas
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-0700
www.sushisamba.com

When you mix Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, there’s no way to avoid coming up with some of the flashiest sushi creations in town. That’s what SUSHISAMBA has done, and you’ll find the evidence in menu items like the Maya Roll (shrimp, avocado, tomato and tomatillo salsa) or the Neo Tokyo Roll, which combines yellowfin tuna with Peruvian aji panca peppers. Three different sushi assortments let diners taste a little bit of everything at a moderate price.

Yellowtail

Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-7223
www.bellagio.com

Once you spy the 25-foot-long bronze fish tail at the entrance to Yellowtail, you know you’re in for a unique experience. The sushi menu doesn’t disappoint, with unusual signature dishes like the Popping Spicy Crab roll and the Holy Mackerel roll served alongside all your old favorites. Dine on the patio and you can also enjoy a prime view of Bellagio’s famous fountain show during your meal.

Sen of Japan

8480 West Desert Inn, No. F1
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 871-7781
www.senofjapan.com

Sen of Japan, a longtime mainstay on the Vegas sushi scene, puts less emphasis on eye-popping d馗or and fancy fusion dishes and concentrates instead on serving fresh, authentic food in a pleasant atmosphere. But while the sushi here might not be flashy, it’s also far from boring. Tried-and-true favorites like salmon, mackerel and tuna are presented with a flair that rivals the finest gourmet restaurants, and specialties like snapper with orange miso and Kumamoto oysters look more like miniature works of art than mere chunks of raw fish.

Naked Fish’s Sushi and Grill

3945 South Durango Drive, Suite A6
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 228-8856
www.nakedfishlv.com

Naked Fish’s may be Japanese-owned and operated, but the vibe is more like modern Tokyo than some peaceful secluded village. Sushi offerings have a cutting-edge feel; items like Skip! Da Beat and Ulti-Oh! Mega sound more like rap lyrics than sushi rolls. That doesn’t stop the sushi from tasting delicious, though. Deep-fried rolls like Godzilla and Little Darling are just as filling as they are unusual, and nearly two dozen baked and tempura rolls round out the menu.

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