SLS Las Vegas, the resort at the northern end of the Strip, plans to close its sushi restaurant in March to make way for a high-limit casino lounge. Katsuya from master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and designer Philippe Starck opened in August 2014 with a menu of sushi and sashimi platters, rolls, robata, and specialty cocktails in a bento box-shaped space. The new casino lounge plans to feature a bar along with table games and slots.
Alex Meruelo and The Meruelo Group bought the SLS last April, and now the changes are part of a $100 million renovation. The resort plans to retain the SLS name.
Also on the way, a new casual restaurant serving street tacos and Mexican fare. Uno Mas plans to open in March in the former Ku Noodle space from Jose Andrés that closed in April 2016. The fast-casual Mexican restaurant features pork chicharrons, ceviche, queso fundido, and street tacos served in tortillas made in house. Margaritas, Mezcals, sangrias, Mexican beers, and sodas make the menu as well.
An all-new ultra-lounge replaces the existing Foxtail nightclub. The new lounge features a modern art installation with Italian glass mosaic sculptures on either side of the entrance. Inside, customers will find floor-to-ceiling mosaic tiles, two gas fireplaces, and a full bar. The hotel lobby will also get a grab-and-go dining option.
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