Status: Opens tonight
The revamped Mizumi decked out in reds and gilded edges reopens tonight at Wynn Las Vegas with Devin Hashimoto manning the kitchen and Japanese fare on the menu.
The restaurant, formerly Okada, shut down in February to undergo the makeover, a freshening up into a more feminine space. The name Mizumi is a popular name for women in Japan and reflects that new female touch to the room.
During the hiatus, Hashimoto moved some of his menu over to Wazuzu at Encore Las Vegas, and now he debuts his traditional Japanese cuisine on Mizumi. Look for dobin-mushi soup with sea bass, shrimp, shimeji mushrooms, yuzu, mitsuba and bonito-kombu dashi, as well as okonomiyaki, a traditional Japanese pancake made with shrimp, scallops, cabbage, tonkatsu sauce, creamy mustard, aonori and katsuo.
Other enticing dishes include a 72-hour braised American Wagyu short rib “kakuni” with creamy satsuma potatoes, fava bean and shitaake ragout and red wine miso sauce, as well as a seafood Inaniwa pasta with scallops, Alaskan king crab, octopus, roasted tomatoes, shiso, lime and an uni butter sauce.?
Of course, the restaurant overlooks one of the many fountains at Wynn, and the name happens to be a Japanese word close in spelling to Mizumi. “Mizuumi” pronounced mizu-umi, is an indirect translation of “lake” in Japanese, “but also appropriate given that the restaurant’s view spans coursing waterfalls and tranquil Japanese gardens.”
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[Photo: David Morris]