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Five New Restaurants To Try in Las Vegas Right Now

Keeping track of some of the smaller restaurants that opened

Sushi Factory
Sushi Factory
Yada T./Yelp

Las Vegas is home to many new restaurants. Some of the smaller ones that open with less than a shebang go unnoticed. Here’s a look at some of the newer restaurants that opened recently all over the Las Vegas valley.

SOUTHWEST — A sister restaurant to Sushi Way brings all-you-can-eat sushi to South Rainbow Boulevard. Sushi Factory (7480 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-790-3691) serves dishes such as spicy tuna tartare, coconut shrimp tempura, baked green mussels, and a roll without rice made with cucumber and tempura. While the opening came with a buy one, get one deal that caused sometimes two-hour waits to get in, regular prices start at $21.95 before 3 p.m. and $25.95 for dinner. Open from Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. [EaterWire]

NORTHWEST — A menu of classic gyros, chicken souvlaki, and salads make the menu at Greek Delights (4343 N. Rancho Drive, 702-331-1124), open from Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

SPRING VALLEYAware Coffee & Tea Lounge (5590 Painted Mirage Road, 702-538-8876) takes over the former Tea Time space. A menu of Oji cold brew, fair trade organic teas, boba, and milk tea made in house make the menu. The coffee shop is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWNSin City Soul Deli Caribbean BBQ (1502 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-970-9213) brings Caribbean barbecue seasoned pork, ribs, and jerk chicken with sides such as mac and cheese, grilled vegetables, and peas and rice. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. [EaterWire]

NORTHWESTKau Kau Kitchen (4588 N. Rancho Drive, 702-515-2006) celebrates all things Hawaiian with Kalua pig plates, chicken long rice, spam musubi, lomi lomi salmon, and poke. Bento boxes feature red hot dogs, spam, tuna egg patty, teriyaki beef or chicken for $10 to $13. Plate lunches span short ribs and beef curry to fish tempura and shoyu chicken, while noodles include saimin, fried noodles, and chow fun. Of course, mac salad and rice come on the side. The restaurant inside the former House of Aloha is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. [EaterWire]

Beef platter at I.C. China Bistro
Beef platter at I.C. China Bistro
I.C. China Bistro

March 26

SOUTHWEST — Filipino street food finds a home at Kulinarya Express Filipino Kitchen (7960 S. Rainbow Blvd., 702-834-8219). Diners order skewers of chicken gizzard, barbecue pork, pork skin, fish balls, and chicken hearts or livers. An all-day breakfast includes dishes such as tapsilog with Filipino beef jerky, longsilog with sausage, and tocilog with cured pork, all served with garlic fried rice and fried egg. Crispy pata with deep fried pig trotters or knuckles served with a soy-vinegar dip, boneless bangus (a milkfish), sisig pok seasoned with calamansi and chili peppers, and palabok, a noodle dish, make the a la carte menu. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN — The Ninth Island lands another Hawaiian restaurant with Pacific Island Taste (1428 E. Charleston Blvd., 702-366-1109). Spicy ahi bowls, musubi, furikake French fries, and chicken katsu loco moco are just some of the dishes on the menu. Head here Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. [EaterWire]

CHINATOWN Hong Lou (6850 Spring Mountain Road, 702-202-6700) brings Chinese and Korean food to the Korea Town Plaza food court from 10:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Dishes include jajangmyeon, a noodle dish with black bean sauce; and champong, a spicy seafood noodle. [EaterWire]

NORTHEAST — Country-fried steak, English muffins made in house, omelets, and breakfast potatoes make up the menu at Breakfast Bar (3250 N. Tenaya Way, 702-586-5777). Diners can eat in the modern space Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. [EaterWire]

WESTSIDE — Upscale Chinese food comes at I. C. China Bistro (8125 W. Sahara Ave., 702-463-6777). Roasted duck, steamed pork with rice flour, braised pork, steamed chicken with chili sauce, two flavor rice, yin and yang soup with shrimp and fish, sea bass with pepper sauce, pork spare ribs, and stir-fried rice make the chef’s specials. [EaterWire]

WESTSIDESuha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ (1780 N. Buffalo Drive, 725-605-3605) combines the best of the sushi burrito craze with Hawaiian barbecue. Featured items include the Suha Bite sushi burrito with spam and surimi crab, a Kaotic sushi burrito with tempura shrimp and salmon, and the barbecue combination plate with a choice of two items from a list that includes barbecue chicken or beef, chicken katsu, short ribs, fried shrimp, or fried fish. Of course that last dish coves with rice and macaroni salad. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]

WESTSIDE — Sports fans can get ready for the game at the 24-hour The Tailgater Tavern (3990 W. Russell Road, 702-790-1963). Typical tailgate food here includes nachos, chicken wings, quesadillas, meatballs with sauce, and burgers and sandwiches. [EaterWire]

Arancini at Amano
Arancini at Amano
David V./Yelp

Jan. 22

CENTENNIALAmano (5601 N. Tenaya Way, 702-464-5090) dishes out Italian fare from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Braciole with rolled flank steak stuffed with cheese, arancini, pumpkin parmigiana, and fennel-scented pork belly with arancini, along with pasta dishes such as baked ziti, lasagna, and fettuccini alfredo, along with pizza and stromboli, with a gluten-free option for a crust, make the menu. For dessert, lobster tails, lemon mascarpone cheesecake, rainbow cake, and tiramisu. [EaterWire]

WESTSIDE — Those craving Korean chicken can head to Hon Pocha (3210 S. Decatur Blvd., 702-888-3393) with its fried chicken feet, stir-fried chicken gizzards, and fried chicken plates. This sojubang (Korean gastropub) also features gamjatan (a pork bone stew), meatjun (Korean pancakes with meat inside), and aggujjim (braised spicy monkfish). Special barbecue plates feature bulgogi, spicy pork, and more for $10. The restaurant just got its liquor license, so the hours should expand from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday to later. [EaterWire]

SPRING VALLEYThe Magic Noodle (5165 S. Fort Apache Road, 702-873-0888) brings Chinese food for less than $10 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and until 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Customers can watch noodles pulled by hand in the kitchen for soups such as spicy pork ribs, beef brisket, and tomato and egg, or in sauces including Sichuan sweet and sour, dan dan, or kung pao. Stir-fried noodles and fried rice also make the menu. [EaterWire]

SPRING VALLEYMunch Box (6105 S. Fort Apache Road, 702-778-7458) expands from Henderson to Spring Valley with build-your-own breakfast or lunch sandwiches for $6.49. Those who don’t feel creative can order from the menu with its omelets, pancakes, and French toast for breakfast or Philly cheese steaks, poutine, salads, and pulled pork tenderloins. The restaurant, which even has a kid’s menu with pancakes with ice cream and grilled cheese sandwiches, serves from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. [EaterWire]

WESTSIDESivas Vegas (4850 W. Flamingo Road, 702-489-5188) combines a hookah bar with Mediterranean fare. Dolmades, hummus, and bronzini make the menu along with daily specials such as half off wine on Mondays and $5 martinis on Tuesday. [EaterWire]

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