Address: MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Status: Opens at 5 p.m.
Hours: Open daily from 5 to 10 p.m. and until 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Come 5 p.m., Las Vegas can lay claim to its very first restaurant from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. The Japanese chef debuts his restaurant at the MGM Grand with a Kagami Biraki, a traditional sake ceremony, to christen the new space that takes over the former home of Shibuya at the resort.
The ceremony breaks open a new barrel of sake and then serves the rice wine to guests to "bless the new venue with harmony and good fortune."
Inside the restaurant, find a sushi bar and teppanyaki tables, with photographs by Yasumichi Morita decorating the walls.
Guests can order dishes such as seared snapper with Thai curry and mussels, braised black cod with a ginger-soy reduction, Angry Chicken with roast peppers and Morimoto’s famous Duck Duck Goose with duck meatball soup, duck confit fried rice and gooseberry compote. See the entire menu here and take a look inside here.