Address: 5300 Spring Mountain Road
Status: Open 5 to 11.30 p.m, closed on Mondays.
Taking over the shuttered Hiromaru in Chinatown, Sushi Takashi is in soft opening mode at the 2,130-square-foot former ramen spot, now offering "high quality sushi at reasonable prices."
In an odd quirk of advertising, for months Sushi Takashi had been promoting a link to an unconnected, same-named restaurant in Hiroshima. Chef Takashi's actual Japanese restaurant credentials are found in his work at the 60-seat Fish & Fish in Fukuoka, where last year he introduced American-style sweets and rolls to the menu and in a circular twist, proudly promotes "From Las Vegas" on their restaurant signage.
Sushi Takashi's Hokkaido, Japan-born chef and owner Nakamura Takashi arrived in Las Vegas in 1990, becoming chief sushi chef at Mikado at the Mirage. He then moved across the street to Tsunami Asian Grill & Sushi Bar at the Venetian, before debuting the now closed local chain Xtreme Sushi.
While in soft open mode, the restaurant is promoting its 10- and 12-course sushi dinners, priced at $29.95 and $39.95. Guests choose elements for each course, including mini doria, nigiri, tempura, katsu or karaage, king crab, carpaccio, sukiyaki, signature rolls, soup, salad and dessert.