Status: Opens at 5 p.m.
Vegas’ newest teppan grill opens tonight. Chef Masa Takayama created Tetsu inside BarMasa at Aria, taking over the Shaboo space.
The space, which sits inside and to the right in BarMasa, features six grills with two at communal tables and another four at blackjack-style tables seating about 40 total. Within, a produce table offers up the day’s selection of meats, seafood and vegetables. Guests choose what they want to eat, which is weighed and then cooked in front of them.
So it’s an à la carte experience. Expect to find toro tartare with caviar, sizzling jalapeño octopus and oyster with tomatillo ceviche on the menu, although Takayama expects to change the menu daily. Other grilled dishes include the center-cut lamb chop, herbed chicken thigh and, yes, foie gras.
Sushi and sashimi also make the menu. Takayama expects to serve toro fatty tuna, giant clam and shrimp regularly, as well as sea bass, Scottish salmon and Maine lobster tail.
Appetizers on the menu include yakisoba noodles, garlic butter fried rice, habañero shrimp nuggets and spicy mango zucchini julienne salad.
For dessert, save room for truffle ice cream, grapefruit granite and yuzu sorbet.
No word yet on the prices on these items, but Shaboo’s nine-course menu was one of the priciest in town. When it opened, the hot pot menu guests cooked themselves went for $500 a person, making it what Ryan Sutton at Bloomberg called “probably the U.S.’s most expensive restaurant,” back in 2010.