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Amelinda B Lee

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Exploring the Sushi Burritos of Las Vegas

Jaburritos kicked off the local sushi burrito trend last October, creating a major stir as the first dedicated, local source for sushi burritos. Now the trend shows no signs of letting up.

Fusion foods only continue to grow, whether it be the popular Cronut or the not so popular breakfast waffle taco from Taco Bell. It would seem though that the trendiest fusion food is currently the sushi burrito. While sometimes offered with a wheat or flour tortilla, the sushi burrito is usually wrapped in soy paper or seaweed, and filled with raw proteins, white rice and vegetables, similar to a traditional sushi roll. Beans, cheese and other usual burrito mixtures are not included in sushi burritos unless you want these ingredients to be mixed in. Some places will let you do that if you really want to be creative. This portable, and often customizable, sushi wrap has inspired a few restaurants to pop up across the valley.


Here, eight places to pick up sushi burritos in Las Vegas, with more on the way.

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SOHO Sushi Burrito


2600 W. Sahara Ave.

725-333-7220
sohosushiburrito.com

Soho Sushi Burrito Susan Stapleton


Perhaps the most famous of Las Vegas sushi burrito establishments, Soho SushiBurrito’s menu gives guests to opportunity to be creative. Be careful though, as the options are extensive and it might allow you too much freedom. Diners at Soho Sushi Burrito can include chicken, beef, shrimp tempura or even vegan beef selections in their dish, as well as the usual seafood choices. Sauces honey habanero, mango soy, poke sauce, ponzu and shiso tomatillo are available to splash on your entrée. There are more than 15 vegetables to choose from and for the burrito option, you can pick between seaweed paper, soy paper or a flour or wheat tortilla. If you get stuck, try any of the predesigned menu items.

Ted's Sushi Burrito Photo

Ahi and spicy tuna sushi burrito at Ted's Sushi Burrito. Photo


Ted's Sushi Burrito


7835 S. Rainbow Blvd.

702-605-3093
tedssushi.com


Brand new to the Las Vegas sushi burrito scene, Ted’s Sushi Burrito offers burrito mishmashes such as barbecue eel and crab salad, tofu and seasoned shiitake and wintermelon, and ahi tuna, yellowtail and salmon. The smiling namesake host on their logo belongs to Tadashi Igarashi, aka Ted, who operates the Zen Curry expansion with his wife Hope just a short two doors away from their latest venture.

Jaburritos Jaburritos

Jaburritos kicked off the sushi burrito trend in Las Vegas. Photo


Jaburritos

6090 S. Rainbow Blvd.

702-586-4433
jaburritos.com


If you want to contribute to a good cause and satisfy your sushi appetite, head to Jaburritos, where you can dine and sit on eco-friendly furniture. This environmentally conscious restaurant donates a portion of their profits to various ocean clean-up projects. Try the popular Rosarito burrito, made with spicy tuna, cucumber, Romaine lettuce, tortilla strips, cabbage and chipotle mayo sauce. Jaburritos plans to open at The Linq as well.

Mexipanese

365 Lewis Ave.

702-517-9825


Happen to have a lunch break from jury duty? Visit Mexipanese, and order their signature Mexipanese burrito, a combination of ahi tuna and carne asada, drizzled in teripotle sauce, a mixture of teriyaki sauce and chipotle flavors.

Sweet Poke Sweet Poke

Sweet Poke. Photo

Sweet Poke

5655 Centennial Center Blvd.

702-826-3150
7965 S. Rainbow Blvd, Suite 135
702-912-5891
sweetpoke.com


Sweet Poke allows guests to create their own sushi burrito for $8.99. Pick a base like tofu or brown rice, a protein like Yellowtail or shrimp, followed by a sauce like wasabi aioli or eel sauce and garnish with your creation with crab or spicy tuna to top it all off. Two more locations are already on the way.

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Karu Wedhas at Tail & Fin wraps a sushi burrito. Photo: Amelinda B Lee

Tail & Fin Sushi Burrito & Poke

9845 S. Maryland Pkwy.
702-854-9908
tailandfin.com

The signature creations on Tail & Fin’s menu are memorable because they are cleverly named, as well as deliciously made. Available in a sushi burrito, poke bowl or salad form, pick either of the crowd favorites like the Stupid Good Tuna, a combination of Ahi tuna, surimi crab, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber red onion, tempura flakes, yuzu miso sauce, unagi sauce or The Crabby Bastard, a mixture of soft shell crab, surimi crab, cucumber, tomato, furikake, pomegranate, avocado, and unagi sauce. Former Nobu executive chef Karu Wedhas is behind the menu of Tail & Fin, located in a retail center at the intersection of Maryland and Silverado Ranch. Chef Wedhaus' resume includes Nobu Las Vegas and Nobu Beijing.

Pokeman Pokeman

Pokeman's Spam musbi sushi burrito. Photo


Pokeman

3735 Spring Mountain Road, #206
702-550-6466
facebook.com/pokemanlasvegas


Taking over the shuttered Kuma Snow Cream space from chef Jet Tila, Pokeman sits very close to Izakaya Go, in the same retail center as Pho Little Saigon and Krung Siam Thai. Pokeman's Bigeye ahi tuna is imported "fresh from Hawaii." Pokeman burritos are wrapped with soy paper of seaweed. The $10.95 Pokeman features tuna, yellowtail, salmon and avocado and the $11.50 Yuzu is based around tuna, surimi crab and bay scallops. And, yes, there is a Spam musubi version with sweet egg and surimi crab.

Poukei Poukei

Poukei. Photo


Poukei

Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
702-331-5562
facebook.com/poukeilv


Poukei won the race to create the first dedicated sushi burrito joint on the Strip. HIG Management shuttered its Meatball Spot concept next door to The AXIS theater at the Miracle Mile Shops and premiered Poukei, featuring dishes from their executive sushi chef Eric Ou. Sushi burritos here can be wrapped in seaweed or soy paper and are priced at $10.95 and $11.95. Choices include the Vegas Sumo with chicken katsu, Korean beef and asparagus and the Fire Cracker made with spicy portions of tuna, crab and salmon.

Soho Sushiburrito

2600 W Sahara Ave Ste 115, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 778-2525

Jaburritos

6090 S Rainbow Blvd Ste J, Las Vegas, NV 89118 (702) 586-4433

Poukei

, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tail & Fin

9845 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89183

Mexipanese

365 Lewis Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Ted's Sushi Burrito

7835 S. Rainbow Blvd #7, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (702) 685-6016 Visit Website

Sweet Poké

7965 S Rainbow Blvd Ste 135, Las Vegas, NV 89139

Pokeman

3735 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 550-6466 Visit Website
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