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The AB Tuna Tacos at Kumi

EXPLORE LAS VEGAS

NO PASSPORT REQUIRED A TASTE OF JAPAN ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP By Heather Turk

Photo of tacos courtesy of Hakkasan Group; dessert by Jeff Green; booths courtesy of Caesars Palace

Foodies visiting Las Vegas can easily take their taste buds on a culinary adventure, as the city is home to several restaurants that showcase different types of cuisine from around the world. In fact, visitors will find arguably the best Japanese food outside of Japan served at some of the Strip’s stylish Japanese restaurants. KUMI AT MANDALAY BAY Serving modern Japanese cuisine with a KoreanAmerican twist for dinner, this delectable establishment is the second restaurant on the Strip to showcase the impeccable creations of chef Akira Back (Yellowtail at Bellagio). Regardless of what you order, every item on the menu explodes with flavor, from the Salmon Sashimi topped with hot oil, yuzu soy, garlic, sesame and micro cilantro to the Crispy Pork Belly rolls topped with Brussels coleslaw. Other must-try selections include the warm Japanese Eggplant topped with sweet miso and fresh mozzarella, the AB Tuna Tacos and the juicy Jidori Chicken. Just remember to save some room for dessert: the Strawberry Soufflé might just be the best soufflé in Las Vegas! kumilasvegas.com MIZUMI AT WYNN LAS VEGAS As stunning as it is tasty, this elegant restaurant looks out over a koi pond with a shimmering 90-foot waterfall surrounded by lush Japanese

Mizumi’s signature dessert, the Mizumi Chocolate Mask

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gardens. Guests can soak up the view while dining on several innovative Japanese dishes, like the tender 72-Hour Yakitori Braised American Wagyu Short Rib or the signature Mizumi Roll made with Maine lobster, romaine lettuce and brown butter aioli. There’s also a selection of robatayaki items to relish (try the Mugifuji Pork Belly) and a teppanyaki room for those who want some theatrics with their dinner. Whatever dining experience you decide on, be sure to end your meal with the Mizumi Chocolate Mask—it’s truly a work of art! wynnlasvegas.com/dining/finedining/mizumi NOBU RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT CAESARS PALACE The famed Japanese-Peruvian restaurant’s second Las Vegas location just happens to be one of the largest Nobus in the world, and the only U.S. location with teppan tables. Although best known for its selection of sumptuous sushi and seafood, like the delightful Salmon Tartare with Caviar, the dinner menu features several mouthwatering meat and vegetarian items as well. Flavorful favorites include the sweet and spicy Edamame cooked in a chili sauce made from gochujang and agave, the succulent Beef Tenderloin toban-yaki and the decadent Wagyu Gyoza served with a butter ponzu sauce made with momiji oroshi and green onion. caesars. com/nobu-caesars-palace/restaurants/nobu

Semi-private booths inside Nobu Restaurant & Lounge

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