Say so long to pricey sushi and teppan at Aria. BarMasa and Tetsu from Masa Takayama depart the resort on April 2, and a celebrity favorite out of Los Angeles and New York City takes its place.
Catch plans to open this fall in the wide open space with a menu of seafood, sushi, and steak. Already the resort touts dishes such as the Catch roll with crab, salmon, and miso honey; truffle sashimi with tuna and hamachi; wagyu on a rock, which goes for $26 an ounce in Los Angeles; and Cantonese lobster, weighing 2.5 pounds and going for $95 in LA.
In Los Angeles, the menu includes seafood towers, skewers with chicken meatballs or eggplant, crunchy rice cakes with tuna tartare, scallop gnocchi, lobster mac and cheese, and herb-roasted branzino. A section of the menu caters to vegans with a hearts of palm crab cake and sweet potato gnocchi, while gluten-free dishes are also available.
Los Angeles also serves brunch, and features an open kitchen and retractable roof. The original in the Meatpacking District in New York has 400 seats across three levels.
BarMasa originally planned to close in 2016 and later Aria management changed their minds about the decision.
Chef Takayama has been a part of the culinary team at Aria since the resort opened in 2009, while Tetsu, the restaurant inside that served as a teppan grill, opened in 2012, taking over the former high-end Shaboo space and marked Takayama’s first attempt at a teppan grill.