In an under the radar roll-out, typical of the under-performing Grand Bazaar Shops, master ramen chef Yoshiaki Noto has debuted an off-shoot of his famous San Francisco noodle house Katana-Ya on the Strip.
Slotted into less than 500 square feet of space, close to the new 24-hour Starbucks, Ramen-Ya was originally scheduled to unveil on opening day of the Bazaar back in February. The slow arrival has also meant the project has gone through a couple of proposed name changes, before settling on the current moniker.
Still in a soft debut mode with no published menu, the Grand Bazaar promises they'll be serving "bowls of piping hot ramen as well as rice dishes and sushi rolls." They are also not afraid of some competition or criticism, with current advertising claiming they already are serving "the best ramen in Las Vegas."
Guaranteed to be on the menu, the "Grand Bazaar Roll" created with "eel, daikon radish, cucumber, avocado." While no opening hours from Ramen-ya have been posted, the outdoor retail and dining center is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m to 10 p.m and on Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.