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East Meets West – 7 Asian Dining Standouts On The Strip

Asian cuisine stars on the Las Vegas Strip, from fresh whole fish and sushi to hand-pulled noodles, soups, and roasted duck, diners can find authentic dishes and dim sum in resort restaurants across the city.

Seeking tastes from Taipei or Tokyo?

How about bites from Beijing, or beyond? Well, you’re in luck. Las Vegas restaurants has a roster of highly trained, prominent, chefs displaying their expertise and crafting authentic dishes in Asian kitchens across the city. Here, we highlight a few of our favorites.

Las Vegas Buffet Bacchanal Red Snapper

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

This New Zealand tai snapper is just one of three whole fish options the Caesars Palace buffet has added to its unrivaled repertoire–a daily showcase of more than 500 dishes. Other fresh fish offerings: Norwegian mackerel or golden pompano. Each can be grilled with lemons and aromatic herbs or fried Asian-style with soy and yuzu sauces, then topped with ginger and scallion.

Las Vegas Restaurant NOBU Signature Dish

Nobu Caesars Palace

Brace yourself for bold, bull’s-eye flavors from acclaimed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The largest Nobu restaurant in the world clocks in at 12,775 square feet yet retains intimacy with seating at the sushi bar, in private pods or at the teppanyaki tables. Here, guests can sample sushi and sake and feast on Nobu signatures like this perfectly seared, buttery Japanese Wagyu served with a spicy balsamic teriyaki sauce and jalapeño tempura and micro herbs.

Beijing Noodle No. 9 Signature Dish

Beijing Noodle No. 9 At Caesars Palace

Goldfish tanks flank the entrance of this serene, stark-white dining room, where you’ll find silky hand-pulled noodles bathed in a rich chicken and four-mushroom sauce and spicy pork meat dumplings bursting with flavor. The restaurant specializes in Nothern Chinese cuisine and is known for its noodles. Other favorites include braised pork belly and Szechuan fish, while marinated jellyfish and sea cucumber are among the exotic selections.

Las Vegas Thai and Vietnamese Restaurant at Bally's Las Vegas

Sea: The Thai Experience – Bally’s Las Vegas

A fusion of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine — think curry dishes, fried rice, grilled lemongrass chicken and plenty of noodle-based soups. The Tom Yum seafood basil soup, a Sea specialty, arrives in a clay pot packed with fish, blue prawn, squid, scallops, and clams. Wash it down with a lychee martini and finish with fried ice cream.

Pork and Dumplings Yong Kang Street - Paris Las Vegas Restaurant

Yong Kang Street – Paris Las Vegas

Inspired by the Taipei dining district, the casual eatery’s versatile menu is a sampling of pork dumplings, noodle soups, and wok-tossed vegetables. Hong Kong-style roast duck, spicy chili pork wontons, and the Strip’s first roaming dim-sum carts give Yong Kang its street cred.

Signature Sushi Roll Las Vegas at The Forum Shops at Caesars

Sushi Roku – The Forum Shops at Caesars

Providing panoramic Strip views from tis third-floor perch in The Forum Shops at Caesars, this restaurant’s signatures include spicy tuna on crispy rice and salmon sushi carpaccio. The off-menu “High Roller” roll ($250) comprises lobster tail, avocado, asparagus, Wagyu Kobe beef, tuna, Osetra golden caviar, truffle oil and golden sheets.

Cantonese Restaurant Las Vegas at the Rio

KJ Dim Sum & Seafood – Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Plump shumai dumplings stuffed with ground shrimp and pork are just the start of KJ’s extensive 50-plus-item dim-sum lunch menu. Cantonese-style roasted meats, such as barbecue pork and duck, plus Mongolian beef and lobsters, crab and shrimp dishes round out a menu that also serves delicacies like geoduck clam.


About The Author

Ryan Slattery grew up in Boston. It wasn’t until he moved to Las Vegas in 2003 that the city’s sports teams started winning championships—eight since he left. Now, he’s only allowed back to visit. Ryan is the managing editor of Vegas Player magazine and also writes about travel, entertainment and dining for a number of national publications.

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