Located in the space of former tapas restaurant Johnny Smalls, the Chinese restaurant Fu quietly opened over the weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel after a period of test days for friends and family.
The Pan-Asian restaurant, offers a Chinese menu from executive chef Ming Woo with Korean, Vietnamese and Thai inspiration and dishes. Signature Items include Hong Kong-style roast duck noodle soup, cold Vietnamese soft shell crisp spring roll and spicy Thai basil minced chicken lettuce wraps.
The decor features a mix of treated wood accents and diverse lighting including carnival lights, chandeliers and colored lanterns. A welcoming, wooden archway leads guests into the space. In addition to the main dining area, an open patio sits right on the casino floor.
After a number of variants on the name, they have finally settled on Fu, with the "u" in lowercase, translated as luck in English. The 2,756-square-foot restaurant marks the continuation of the Hard Rock Hotel's stated push to increase the balance of their Asian clientele from 10 to 30 percent.