Las Vegas is home to some of the best Asian restaurants around. We’ve already highlighted the top Chinese restaurants, now we’re focusing on Japanese fare. There are plenty of places offering both traditional and modern takes on everything from sushi and sashimi to robatayaki and teppanyaki. Not sure where you to start? We’ve got you covered. Make plans for the ultimate dining experience with our list of the best Japanese restaurants on the Strip.
Nobu at Nobu Hotel
3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Nobu offers award-winning Japanese cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. Must-have dishes include the yellowtail tartare with caviar, sashimi salad, crispy rice with spicy tuna, rock shrimp tempura, New Zealand king salmon and Japanese A5 Wagyu beef. There’s also a menu full of sushi, nigiri and sashimi. Enhance your dining experience with the multi-course omakase menu or teppanyaki. On the beverage menu, you’ll find a selection of Japanese craft beers and whiskey, which both pair well with your dinner. This Nobu location features the Nobu Lounge, which is an excellent place to grab cocktails and indulge in a separate dining menu.
Mizumi at Wynn Las Vegas
3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly
Mizumi is one of the most striking Japanese restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. You’ll find an expansive menu of sushi, sashimi, robatayaki and modern Japanese specialties. If you prefer a lively dining experience, there are private teppanyaki rooms where live cooking takes place right before your eyes. You can also experience Chef Min Kim’s amazing omakase menu. Besides stellar Japanese cuisine, Mizumi’s atmosphere is truly remarkable with spectacular views of a majestic Japanese garden, koi pond and a stunning 90-foot waterfall. You can also dine outdoors on the floating pagoda table to make your dinner even more magical.
Morimoto at MGM Grand
3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly
Masaharu Morimoto serves up modern Japanese cuisine at Morimoto. Menu highlights include Waygu beef carpaccio, pan-fried pork gyoza, rock shrimp tempura, oyster foie gras, braised black cod, crispy whole fish, maki sushi squares, a 54-ounce tomahawk rib-eye steak and ishi yaki buri bop dish, which is yellowtail on rice cooked tableside in a hot stone bowl.
Choose from many seating options, ranging from the sushi bar and main dining room to teppanyaki tables and a cocktail lounge. Dinner at this Japanese restaurant isn’t complete without a beverage or two. Choose from wine, beer or fun specialty cocktails like the Asian Pear, Japanese Mule, Geisha’s Secret or Morimotini.
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Zuma at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109,
Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday & Tuesday through Thursday
5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Zuma offers an izakaya-style menu in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Signature dishes include black cod, rib-eye steak, spicy beef tenderloin, rice hot pot and roasted lobster. There’s also a robata grill where you can get everything from a Wagyu tomahawk to salmon teriyaki. Nigiri, sashimi and maki sushi rolls complete the dinner menu. There are also two omakase chef tasting menus to choose from which require a minimum of two guests. If you dine early enough, take advantage of the cocktail hour menu, with food and drink specials from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Koi Restaurant & Lounge at Planet Hollywood
3667 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly
Tucked away on the mezzanine level, Koi Restaurant & Lounge is one of the best Japanese restaurants on the Strip. Begin your meal with items such as roasted shishito peppers, miso soup or edamame, then move to shared plates like Koi crispy rice, Kobe-style potstickers or tuna tartare. The menu also features entrées such as the sautéed tiger prawns, spicy chicken karaage and miso bronzed black cod, as well as a selection of sushi rolls. The restaurant offers a happy hour menu too. You’ll love the Asian-inspired decor throughout the main dining room and lounge area, as well as the selection of sake and innovative cocktails.
Kumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar at Mandalay Bay
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Hours: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly
Kumi Restaurant Bar & Lounge takes a modern approach to Japanese cuisine by perfectly combining East-Asian ingredients with Korean flavors. You’ll find cool and warm shared plates, salads, meat dishes, seafood, rice, noodles, nigiri, sashimi and sushi rolls.
There’s also an excellent chef’s tasting menu featuring some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. Top off your meal with wine, ultra-premium sake, a specialty cocktail or Japanese whiskey. Kumi Restaurant Bar & Lounge’s exquisite menu and beverage selections make it one of the top Japanese restaurants on the Strip.
Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge at Bellagio
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and
5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge offers a stellar Japanese dining experience. Main dishes such as the braised Wagyu beef short ribs and 14-ounce rib-eye with lobster tails are highlights on the menu. You can also order the multi-course tasting menu. From sake to whiskey, the restaurant features plenty of drink options that can accompany your meal. One of the design highlights is the 25-by-13-foot bronze wall-mounted installation of a yellowtail fish’s dorsal side, which sits at the entrance.
Kusa Nori at Resorts World
3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
At Kusa Nori, there are several different ways to enjoy modern Japanese fare. Start with shared plates like shrimp tempura and Hama crispy rice. Continue along to the sashimi and nigiri selections followed by Kusa Nori’s crafted maki and specialty rolls. You’ll also find robata dishes like Kurobuta pork belly and jumbo tiger shrimp, as well as large-format dishes and Wagyu beef options. The restaurant also offers a teppanyaki menu and a three-course prix fixe menu which includes a signature cocktail.
3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday
Benihana brings something different to its Las Vegas Strip location with its unique sushi bar, cocktail lounge and bar, a scenic outdoor patio with Strip views and an indoor dining room with regular seating and teppanyaki tables. Menu starters include soft shell crab, seared tuna, crispy rice, spicy edamame and Tokyo wings. Order specialty sushi rolls or choose the interactive hibachi dinner experience. The popular chain restaurant offers five and six-course hibachi meals, ranging from chicken and steak to shrimp and lobster. For a little bit of everything, you’ll find plenty of combination options. Signature cocktails, punch bowls, sake, wine, beer and Japanese spirits highlight the beverage menu.
Frequently Asked Questions about Japanese Restaurants on the Strip
What is the highest-rated Japanese restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip?
While most restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip exceed expectations, according to most reviews, the top choices for Japanese cuisine are Jaburritos, Zuma and Sushi Roku Las Vegas.
What is the most popular Japanese dish?
Most people choose sushi, as it is light and distinct. It also offers vegan or non-fish options for diners. If you’re turned off of the idea altogether, ramen is usually the second choice for most.
What was the first Japanese restaurant in Las Vegas?
That would be Osaka, which opened in 1967. Today, it has two locations in West Sahara and Henderson and is currently owned by the Nakanishi family.