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Great Bao Serves Up Asian Buns in a Hair Salon

Great Bao, inside a Touch Salon & Spa.
Great Bao, inside a Touch Salon & Spa.
Photo: k.k./Yelp

A great restaurant inside a hair salon? Great Bao may just be in the oddest location in Vegas, but that doesn’t mean the food is bad. CityLife food critic Al Mancini takes a look at the Asian sandwiches from chef Sheridan Su served inside Touch Salon & Spa.

“Su's Asian cuisine has quickly made Great Bao one of the town's top food destinations. In fact, Su says, out-of-state foodies frequently visit his unlikely spot to sample his bao sandwiches and other dishes.”

And oh the dishes he found. “?while I'm not a big fan of steamed buns, the ones at Great Bao are amazing, as are the fillings. My roast duck was perfectly prepared, and accented with just the right amount of cucumber, scallion and hoisin sauce. The pork belly was also excellent, adorned with pickled mustard greens and crushed peanuts. But my favorite was the marinated chicken with onion, lime and cilantro.”

The restaurant even features a secret menu for repeat customers to ensure the don’t get bored.

Heidi Knapp Rinella takes a look at Luna Rossa at Lake Las Vegas and, surprise, gives it an A-. Scandal — she actually went to this restaurant twice, but she still couldn’t take the time to figure out who the chef is. “Luna Rossa's chef proved that he or she has a way with sauces in the Canelloni di Carni ($24.95). This is a classic dish, and it's customary for the filling of the crepelike pasta cylinders (housemade, in this case) to be made of mixed meats, but we thought the pork-beef-chicken mixture here was just a tad dry.” [LVRJ]

Baked, fried and grilled chicken. That’s what you get at BFG Chicken Strips. Jim Begley checks out the dishes here. “The baked and grilled are both flavorful and moist, undoubtedly due to proper marinating and preparation. Even better are the fried—panko-breaded and cooked to perfection. Which one you choose depends only on your personal taste.” [LVW]

Brock Radke calls Public House “a place to get lost in for a day.” He visits the gastropub at the Venetian to try the comfort foods and great beer. “The menu at this dark, comfortable gastropub consists only of foods you love to eat (French fries, oysters, cheese, bacon, steak), prepared to maximize their simple deliciousness.” [LVW]

Public House

3355 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-407-5310 Visit Website

Great Bao

4965 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV