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Five Restaurants To Try in Southwest Las Vegas This Weekend

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Soho Japanese Restaurant
Soho Japanese Restaurant

It’s Friday, so already you’re probably thinking, where should I eat this weekend? When you’ve already sampled everything on the Eater 38 and plowed your way through the Eater Heatmap with its 21 hottest restaurant in Las Vegas right, look no further than this list spotlighting restaurants in different neighborhoods. Maybe you want brunch (which you can find listed here). Some recommendations specify dinner, while others offer up late-night dining options. Breakfast hankering? Covered. Here now, five places to put on your weekend agenda in southwest Las Vegas.

Soho Japanese Restaurant

Soho Japanese Restaurant

Your sushi fix at Soho Japanese Restaurant
Former executive chef at Social House John Chien Lee serves up Asian fusion, Japanese fare and sushi for lunch and dinner at Soho Japanese Restaurant. Try his signature dish, the yellowtail sashimi with tempura serrano, tiny bits of cilantro, garlic, oil, ponzu and garlic dust. A bevy of rolls make the menu, as well as sashimi dishes. The Soho Tadas are a favorite in ahi, tuna, hamachi or tako varieties.
Soho Japanese Restaurant, 7377 S. Jones Blvd.; 702-776-7778

Tonkatsu Kiyoshi

Tonkatsu Kiyoshi. Photo

Your fried something-something fix at Tonkatsu Kiyoshi
The fried cutlets of meat at Tonkatsu Kiyoshi come with tonkatsu sauce. Pork tenderloin (Hire Katsu) and thick-cut pork loin (Rosu Katsu) are the staples here, but options include chicken katsu (Tori Katsu), black tiger shrimp (Ebi Fry Katsu) and salmon varieties as well.
Tonkatsu Kiyoshi, 7780 S. Jones Blvd.; 702-837-7300

Soyo Korean Barstaurant

Soyo Korean Barstaurant. Photo

Your late-night Korean fix at Soyo
Soyo in Kanji translates into small smile or small happiness, the overriding goal of this barstaurant. Owner David Sim serves up authentic Korean street food such as ddukkochi (rice cake skewer) and odenkkochi (oden skewer) in a retro decor space playing K-Pop and hip-hop. Try the Yaang Nyum chicken wings served as tiny cubes with pickled white radishes. Soyo is open until at least 2 a.m., and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays
Soyo Korean Barstaurant, 7775 S. Rainbow Blvd.; 702-897-7696


SkinnyFats. Photo: Amelinda B Lee

Your healthy and happy breakfast option at SkinnyFats
Go healthy (or not) with breakfast at SkinnyFats, the rapidly expanding Vegas-born restaurant. Try healthy options such at the Berry Strong Waffle with two mini Cranburkey patties, the wrap Supastar with chicken and egg whites, or Pocket Jacks with agave bananas and turkey bacon. If calorie overload is more your style, try the Drunken Monkey Cakes with glazed bananas, marshmallows and chocolate, the Chick-A-Waff-A-Dopolis with fried chicken tenders on a buttermilk waffle, or #Merica with shaved New York strip chicken fried over biscuits n’ gravy.
SkinnyFats, 8680 W. Warm Springs Road, 702-979-9797

The Sporting Life

The Sporting Life [Photo]

Your spot to watch the game 24 hours a day at The Sporting Life
Come for the game but stay for the food. The Sporting Life chef Daniel Dalton was formerly a sous chef with Thomas Keller. So while you play darts or watch the game out of a bar made from recycled wood from a 1920s basketball court, try the braised beef short rib, pan-roasted duck breast, broiled crab cake, gnocchi fricassee and more while drinking 13 domestic and seven import draft beers. The fried Oreos with ice cream and bread pudding with salted caramel ice cream are great for dessert. Open 24 hours.
The Sporting Life, 7770 S. Jones Blvd., 702-331-4647

tonkatsu kiyoshi

7780 S Jones Blvd #103, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (702) 837-7300

Sporting Life Bar

7770 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (702) 331-4647 Visit Website


6261 Dean Martin Drive, , NV 89118 (702) 577-3232 Visit Website

Soho Japanese Restaurant

7377 South Jones Boulevard, , NV 89139 (702) 776-7778 Visit Website

Soyo Korean Barstaurant

7775 S Rainbow Boulevard Suite 105, Las Vegas, NV 89139 702-897–7696 Visit Website