News that José Andrés would be operating the noodle restaurant at the forthcoming SLS Las Vegas resort arrived out of blue earlier this month. The "intimate" Ku Noodle, like the rest of the $415 million hotel and casino, is under fast-paced construction as they aim to meet a Labor Day weekend debut.
Described by Andrés as "Asian comfort food for the soul," Ku Noodle will feature up to 12 types of noodles, including Andrés' favorite, Japanese-style soba. The open plan kitchen will reveal the creation of the handmade noodles and siu mai dumplings. A window is also being created facing the casino floor for visitors to peek in on the kitchen creations.
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The Ku menu will include soups, salads, fried rice and "other Asian specialties," plus a special emphasis on "innovative cocktails and other libations." And as an extra twist, a range of desserts featuring the Andrés innovative touch, including Taiwanese-style shaved ice.
Ku will seat an estimated 96 patrons and is located at the rear of the main casino floor. This particular section of the resort is shared with The Griddle Cafe and the high-limit gaming room, making them the first dining options guests staying at the hotel will notice as they walk into the casino.
Already announced as a lunch and dinner destination, hours are currently scheduled to be 11 a.m. to midnight.
Andrés' other dining ventures on site are located on the far north of the property. The 300-seat Bazaar Meat will create a carnivore-centric environment offering dishes ranging from re-imagined Philly cheese steaks to lamb and pork and chickens slowly roasting steps from the slot machines. A small bite menu will be served by Bazaar Casino, a reduced size set-up located outside the main restaurant aimed at the gambling and nightclub crowds.
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