We love late Friday afternoon news. Now comes word that the Wynn Las Vegas restaurant formerly known as Okada has a new name — Ohtaki, which is Japanese for great waterfall.
The former Okada closed Feb. 6 for renovations. At the same time, the battle between Wynn Resorts Ltd. CEO Steve Wynn and his former business partner and ex-company vice-chairman Kazuo Okada heated up when Wynn Resorts, ”bought out Okada's stake after determining the Hong Kong-based casino tycoon and his associates made improper payments to overseas gaming regulators.” We’re guessing Wynn opted out of naming restaurants for business partners for the time being.
“This was a pre-planned renovation that has nothing to do with the lawsuit,” says a publicist for Wynn Las Vegas. “We knew Okada was going to do renovations way before the lawsuit.”
Devin Hashimoto will be continue to be executive chef of Ohtaki, which is slated to open mid-May. He plans to make minor adjustments to the menu. Hashimoto previously worked under Alex Stratta at the restaurant formerly known as Alex, now known as the soon-to-open nightclub Climaxx.
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