Address: 7331 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Status: Open from 5 to 10 p.m.
Meet the newest omakase hidden treasure in Las Vegas. Chef Eric Kim converted the side of Yummi Grill & Sushi in Summerlin into a Kame, tiny restaurant and hopes one day to convert the entire space into this three-hour experience. Kame can mean a vessel like a pot or a vase, or turtle, in Japanese.
First, about Kim, who was the general manager at Hamada of Japan, wanted to learn more about the art of sushi and began training as a sushi chef. After buying Yummi Grill & Sushi, he brought in chefs to train him for a few hours a week. Kim traveled to Japan, Los Angeles and New York City to sample omakase restaurants and found that most places served about 21 pieces of mostly sashimi and nigiri and one or two hot items from the kitchen, usually in the $250 per person range.
Kim charges $150 for the experiences that focus on live seafood and in-season dishes. Some items at the moment include uni from Hokkaido, cod milt, kamashida tuna from Spain, live octopus from Hokkaido, kurasumi (dried and pressed mullet fish eggs) from Taiwan, live hairy Crab from Hokkaido, live lobster, live sea conch and more.
In the future, Kim plans to serve omakase specials and dinners where you can learn how to prepare some of the dishes.
The Next Amazing Omakase Experience in Las Vegas
Summerlin now has Kame, next door to Yummi Grill & Sushi from chef Eric Kim.