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Old 01-05-2018, 06:46 PM   #4626
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Would not be better than going to an AYCE and close to the strip I would say Jjanga (Decatur/Twain location) and Goyemon are the best them being my two favorite. I am looking to branch out, but I’m a Yama hater (E. Flamingo location) it was terrible the one time I went there many years ago. People seem to like it though.
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:51 PM   #4627
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Would not be better than going to an AYCE and close to the strip I would say Jjanga (Decatur/Twain location) and Goyemon are the best them being my two favorite. I am looking to branch out, but I’m a Yama hater (E. Flamingo location) it was terrible the one time I went there many years ago. People seem to like it though.
Then try their other location on Spring Mountain W lol
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:52 PM   #4628
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Can anyone recommend the best AYCE Sushi place near, or just off, the Strip?

Also, I have a 2-for-1 pass for Wicked Spoon buffet at Cosmo..so $45 for 2 people.

I heard Wicked Spoon has some very good sushi choices..so would that be a better option than going to a good AYCE Sushi place near, or just off, the strip?

Don't need the crazy, super authentic stuff..just mostly tasty crab, shrimp, salmon, tuna type dragon rolls, and such, and possibly yakitori, tempura, etc.

Thanks for any info..
Yama on Spring Mountain Road
And recently tried Sushi Koma and I'm a fan.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:18 PM   #4629
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koma was hit or miss for me but that was probably 18 mo ago. Maybe they sorted their inconsistencies out. JJanga is my usual spot. No liquor license as of early december-ish but they said theyd have it in like a week. I think they told me that 2+ years ago though also.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:46 PM   #4630
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Then try their other location on Spring Mountain W lol

Why would I ever give them a second opportunity to be awful when I have so many other better options?
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:11 PM   #4631
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Why would I ever give them a second opportunity to be awful when I have so many other better options?
Mean reversion.
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:24 AM   #4632
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I’ve been really digging Bambino’s East Coast Pizzeria on Durango and Sahara.
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:18 AM   #4633
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koma was hit or miss for me but that was probably 18 mo ago. Maybe they sorted their inconsistencies out. JJanga is my usual spot. No liquor license as of early december-ish but they said theyd have it in like a week. I think they told me that 2+ years ago though also.
They told me that in February and then again in May/June!
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:40 PM   #4634
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I have a 2-for-1 pass for Wicked Spoon buffet at Cosmo..so $45 for 2 people.

I heard Wicked Spoon has some very good sushi choices..so would that be a better option than going to a good AYCE Sushi place near, or just off, the strip?
Wicket Spoon has some very good options, but it does not apply to their very pedestrian nigiri.

That said, at two-for-one, WS is a supreme value buffet.

In particular their made-to-order Bouillabaisse de Fruits de Mer alone is worth the price of admission, and many of the other items (pasta with lobster for instance) are also truly high-end.
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:27 PM   #4635
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Please recommend a Sunday brunch for me. I have previously enjoyed Wynn and Mandarin Oriental brunch buffets but it appears neither still exists?
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:08 PM   #4636
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:15 AM   #4637
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Can anyone recommend the best AYCE Sushi place near, or just off, the Strip?

Thanks for any info..

Picking an AYCE sushi place depends partly on what you like and what you're looking for. I haven't been to Yama in 5+ years but they used to make awesome hand rolls, taking time to perfectly toast the nori for a nice slightly crispy texture. I used to go there and order 20 hand rolls.

All things considered Goyemon is my current favorite. They are very consistent. Their nigiri sushi comes in weirdly small pieces but it's AYCE so you can just order extra.

I can see why Jjanga would be a top recommendation. They do most things fairly well and have premium items (like spicy tuna with crispy rice) on the AYCE menu. I personally think their fish quality is a half step down from Goyemon.

Hikari is a full step down from the restaurants above but they offer AYCE sashimi, something I've never seen elsewhere. So if you like sashimi they might be worth checking out.

There was a time when Oyshi on Rainbow was a contender but the last three times I went the sushi was awful. I'm not sure what happened to them.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:05 AM   #4638
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Picking an AYCE sushi place depends partly on what you like and what you're looking for. I haven't been to Yama in 5+ years but they used to make awesome hand rolls, taking time to perfectly toast the nori for a nice slightly crispy texture. I used to go there and order 20 hand rolls.

All things considered Goyemon is my current favorite. They are very consistent. Their nigiri sushi comes in weirdly small pieces but it's AYCE so you can just order extra.

I can see why Jjanga would be a top recommendation. They do most things fairly well and have premium items (like spicy tuna with crispy rice) on the AYCE menu. I personally think their fish quality is a half step down from Goyemon.

Hikari is a full step down from the restaurants above but they offer AYCE sashimi, something I've never seen elsewhere. So if you like sashimi they might be worth checking out.

There was a time when Oyshi on Rainbow was a contender but the last three times I went the sushi was awful. I'm not sure what happened to them.
Just as someone that lives within walking distance of Oyshi, I have always been quite happy with them. They have a number of specials everyday that the waiters don't mind giving you mulitple orders, and just for the salmon belly alone I think they are worth it. I would add that a number of these trips have been clouded by drinks from before and after, but if I can get a bunch of salmon belly nigiri I am always happy.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:04 AM   #4639
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Please recommend a Sunday brunch for me. I have previously enjoyed Wynn and Mandarin Oriental brunch buffets but it appears neither still exists?
Clearly Bouchon
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:44 PM   #4640
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Picking an AYCE sushi place depends partly on what you like and what you're looking for. I haven't been to Yama in 5+ years but they used to make awesome hand rolls, taking time to perfectly toast the nori for a nice slightly crispy texture. I used to go there and order 20 hand rolls.

All things considered Goyemon is my current favorite. They are very consistent. Their nigiri sushi comes in weirdly small pieces but it's AYCE so you can just order extra.

I can see why Jjanga would be a top recommendation. They do most things fairly well and have premium items (like spicy tuna with crispy rice) on the AYCE menu. I personally think their fish quality is a half step down from Goyemon.

Hikari is a full step down from the restaurants above but they offer AYCE sashimi, something I've never seen elsewhere. So if you like sashimi they might be worth checking out.

There was a time when Oyshi on Rainbow was a contender but the last three times I went the sushi was awful. I'm not sure what happened to them.
Thanks for everyone's input.

A few AYCE sushi names keep popping up on several of these responses..I'm going to try Goyemon first..
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:19 PM   #4641
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Re: Las Vegas Casual Dining Thread

"Please recommend a Sunday brunch for me. I have previously enjoyed Wynn and Mandarin Oriental brunch buffets but it appears neither still exists?"

Per the Wynn website the Sunday brunch is still going on.

Bouchon is a good choice, tho.

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Old 01-10-2018, 08:43 PM   #4642
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"Please recommend a Sunday brunch for me. I have previously enjoyed Wynn and Mandarin Oriental brunch buffets but it appears neither still exists?"

Per the Wynn website the Sunday brunch is still going on.

Bouchon is a good choice, tho.

MM MD
Bouchon is legit.

Bardot Brasserie is another good one. If you at all like sweets/pastries with your brunch their almond french toast is pure heaven. It's this big square carbo-bomb that looks like the love child of an almond pastry and the honey toast from Ichiza.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:52 PM   #4643
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Re: Las Vegas Casual Dining Thread

will be with a group of six or so headed to Chada Thai (not street) on a Friday or Saturday night next month. are reservations recommended? based on the personalities in this group it would be easiest to have some scheduling freedom.
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It's not usually super packed at dinner but a reservation that you cancel or miss can't hurt. Schedule it for :30-:60 after you think you'll get there if you think you might be late. Being early to a rez won't be an issue. Chada gets packed late.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:24 AM   #4645
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Chada. Just say Chada bro. I would definitely make a reservation.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:24 PM   #4646
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Are there any top notch coffee shops within in a reasonable distance to Aria? I saw a well reviewed place in Monte Carlo, but they are currently closed. Starbucks and Jean Philippe do not count.

Also looking for rec's for restaurants on the strip that have plenty of gluten free options.

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Old 01-11-2018, 07:09 PM   #4647
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Going next week to Nove Italiano at the Palms.

Never been and had two questions if anyone has eaten there.

1. How formal is it? If I am wearing shorts and a collared shirt, would that be acceptable for dinner?

2. I'm not a big Italian food fan, and would rather order a steak. They have a few different steaks on the menu, and would like to hear any recommendations.

Thanks for any info..
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:37 PM   #4648
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I didn't try the steak, but they'll let you in if you're wearing shorts. I would feel very out of place in shorts personally, but whatever floats your boat
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:03 PM   #4649
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Going next week to Nove Italiano at the Palms.

Never been and had two questions if anyone has eaten there.

1. How formal is it? If I am wearing shorts and a collared shirt, would that be acceptable for dinner?

2. I'm not a big Italian food fan, and would rather order a steak. They have a few different steaks on the menu, and would like to hear any recommendations.

Thanks for any info..
Ordering a steak is not a bad move at all. As I recall the best things about Nove are the view and their steaks.

Like Canoe said they won't kick you out for wearing shorts. But you'll be the only person wearing shorts. Even if you went to KFC you'd be the only person wearing shorts, it's cold out! Some nights it's been dipping down into the 30s
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:41 PM   #4650
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Thanks for the info!

When I said ‘shorts’ I just meant casual. (Jeans in the winter/shorts in the summer, etc.)
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