Dubbed the place where "east meets west," Sake Rok headed to MGM Resorts' eight-acre promenade The Park, is on track to be their most outrageous new tenant.
The head-turning project renderings shared by Ray Designing Environments matches the early word on what to expect inside. Planned to be open for lunch, dinner and as a late-night bar and lounge, guests can order sushi and Japanese cuisine and try their "private sake label." At night the theatrics take-over, creating a "part culinary, part performance and completely unexpected."
Interactive servers will engage with guests to sample sake bombs while "doubling as entertainers, spontaneously breaking into dance and lip-sync serenades." The renderings show a stage area for more formal presentations.
In addition, "the emcee — a six-foot man dressed in traditional Geisha attire — will keep the energy and the sake flowing late into the night as Sake Rok transitions into a chic bar and lounge."
The concept's currently dormant Twitter feed also cryptically explains "ninjas are coming" and features a maneki-neko lucky cat wearing Aladdin Sane-era lighting bolt face make-up once favored by David Bowie.
Before the announcement of the Monte Carlo building a $100 million, 5,300 seat, theater and concert hall, Sake Rok was positioned to be built as an addition to the southern side of the resort, taking over space at the rear of their sports book. The renderings also indicate an outdoor dining area was scheduled to The Park, minus the theatrical presentations inside. An official location for the sushi restaurant has yet to be announced.
Sake Rok is scheduled to open with most of The Park's dining tenants in spring of 2016.