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Akira Back Taking Over the China Grill Space

Akira Back is bringing a new restaurant to the China Grill space at Mandalay Bay.
Akira Back is bringing a new restaurant to the China Grill space at Mandalay Bay.
Photo: Mandalay Bay and The Light Group

The pieces are coming together over at Mandalay Bay, which is converting THEhotel into the Delano, with a spring opening.

Regarding The Light Group's takeover of the leases at China Grill and Red, White and Blue on Nov. 18, gossip columnist Robin Leach now reports that Akira Back, the chef behind Yellowtail at the Bellagio, will be opening his new Japanese concept in the China Grill space. Presumably that means Brian Massie's new restaurant will go into the Red, White and Blue space.

Originally rumors suggested that Masaharu Morimoto would open in the new-look Mandalay Bay, but now the chatterers suggest the Iron Chef has his sights set on the Mirage.
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Mandalay Bay Plans to Announce Changes [LVS]
· The Light Group Is Taking Over China Grill's Leases [~ELV~]
· All Coverage of the Delano [~ELV~]

Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Bar

3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-693-8300 Visit Website

China Grill

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV

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