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Old 09-28-2011, 03:12 PM   #751
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Re: Las Vegas Casual Dining Thread

Anyone been to Kyara off 215/Jones? Yelpers seem to love it. I think it might be worth a try. It's Japanese Tapas..
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:07 AM   #752
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Goyemon on decatur/trop best AYCE sushi i have had in vegas yet.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:48 AM   #753
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Anyone been to Kyara off 215/Jones? Yelpers seem to love it. I think it might be worth a try. It's Japanese Tapas..
It's ok. I'm pretty sure it's owned by the same people as naked fish. The carpaccio/new style sashimi/whatever you want to call it is similar to the stuff at naked fish and I like that stuff. In particular the yuzu chili salmon is really good.

A lot of the cooked dishes lean in the direction of sticky, sweet, mayo-heavy, westernization. I like Raku and Ichiza better for similar food.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:34 PM   #754
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It's ok. I'm pretty sure it's owned by the same people as naked fish. The carpaccio/new style sashimi/whatever you want to call it is similar to the stuff at naked fish and I like that stuff. In particular the yuzu chili salmon is really good.

A lot of the cooked dishes lean in the direction of sticky, sweet, mayo-heavy, westernization. I like Raku and Ichiza better for similar food.
Thanks. It's literally 3 minutes from my house though, so I suppose it's a decent option if I'm feeling lazy.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:20 PM   #755
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Thanks. It's literally 3 minutes from my house though, so I suppose it's a decent option if I'm feeling lazy.
Ya. My review may have been a bit harsh. I enjoyed almost everything I got there, some of it was really good. There's just some pretty stiff competition in that genre from Raku and Ichiza. In a lot of other cities, Kyara would be somewhere I'd be excited to go.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:42 PM   #756
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Not sure how it took me so long, but I finally went to Monta for the first time. The pork broth was so umami-rich and among the best I've ever had. The eggs tasted like they were sous-vide, with velvety yokes, and I found it cool that they sliced them with what looked like fishing line.

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Best Korean BBQ place? I've been to Mother's which I really enjoyed, but want to know if there are even better options out there.
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Best Korean BBQ place? I've been to Mother's which I really enjoyed, but want to know if there are even better options out there.
DJK

About a block east of Mothers.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dae-jang-keu...nt-las-vegas-2
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Not sure how it took me so long, but I finally went to Monta for the first time. The pork broth was so umami-rich and among the best I've ever had. The eggs tasted like they were sous-vide, with velvety yokes, and I found it cool that they sliced them with what looked like fishing line.

what's the name of that dish? looks phenomenal...
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That's just their Tonkotsu broth.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:23 PM   #761
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That's just their Tonkotsu broth.
Copying from the menu it is:

Tonkotsu-Shoyu Ramen 豚骨醤油 6.95
Tonkotsu-Shoyu (”pork bone and special shoyu base”) Ramen has a cloudy white colored broth. The broth is like a mix of the Tokyo and Kyushu style blend. This style is the newer trend in Japan.

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= I have been craving it ever since I stopped eating it
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:27 PM   #762
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Tonkotsu-shoyu def the best broth imo.
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Everything at Monta is fantastic. I like the Tonkotsu better personally but Tonkotsu-shoyu is good too. Very small place though, so best to go on off-peak hours.
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DJK is good and open 24/7. Go after midnight and they have 10% off the entire menu. If you feel like pigging out, there's an AYCE Korean BBQ place across the street, Tofu Hut, that also has discounts between 12am-3am.
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a few of us went to lucio on flamingo last night for dinner. no real complaints about the food, i liked everything i ate and thought it was worth the money.

but the service was downright humorous.

the waiter was just awful and terribly annoying. tried way too hard to entertain us, he wasn't amusing at all, and it took forever to both order the food and for the food to come. he flat out forgot one of the appetizers but still charged us for it.

the wine follies were the best part. we ended up buying some $35 bottle after he unsuccessfully tried to sell us a bottle that was over $100 (bad read buddy!). we finished the wine and he asked us if we would like another bottle.

everyone had their fill, so we declined. then, he came back 5 minutes later with bottle in hand and asked again. we declined again, and he said "ok no problem, i'll just leave the bottle sitting over here in case you change your mind."

then he came back to the table for a third time and asked again, knocking the price down to $25. we declined. he also gave the girl at our table a free glass of some other ****ty stuff that nobody liked.

10 minutes later he asked a record-setting fourth time if we would like another bottle, reducing the price to $20!! we were unbelievably polite and declined yet again. i told him we're holding out until it's $5.

re-telling this story it seems like something from a bad comedy movie, but i assure you that this really happened. we joked about haggling on our entree prices but i think that we actually should have...
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