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Sizzle It Your Way at Pepper Lunch, the Latest Debut in Chinatown

The cult-favorite debuts its “Japanese DIY Teppan” concept 

A dish from “Japanese DIY Teppan” concept Pepper Lunch, now open in Chinatown.
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A long-awaited new addition to Spring Mountain Road is already drawing crowds of curious diners, looking forward to “sizzling” their own dishes at the Shanghai Plaza.

Self-described “Japanese DIY Teppan” restaurant Pepper Lunch has arrived on the ground floor of Shanghai Plaza, inside the same building as Kura Revolving Sushi, Sharetea, and recently opened 85C Bakery Cafe. The Japan-based international chain already hosts five U.S. locations in California, Texas, and New York.

After ordering via a touch-screen device or at the counter, servers bring Pepper Lunch’s “patented electromagnetic plates” heated up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit to each seat so diners can cook the ingredients to their desired temperature.

Instructions on how to “sizzle like a pro” are placed on the tables, providing tips for cooking pepper rice, steak curry, and pasta plates, plus encouraging flavor combinations created from the sweet and garlic sauce condiments.

Included on the menu, packed with photos to help guide first-time customers, beef, chicken, eel, shrimp, salmon, and curry options, premium rib eye and New York steak upgrades, salads, teriyaki creations, tofu, vegetable choices, and cream chicken, or kale and spinach pasta selections.

Extra toppings can be added to each meal, joining sides of rice, miso soup, sweet potato wedges, onion rings, fries and a seaweed shake salad.

Pepper Lunch, Shanghai Plaza, 4258 Spring Mountain Road, #107, 702-272-0818. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Pepper Lunch

4258 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 272-0818 Visit Website

Shanghai Plaza

4258 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102


4917 Convoy Street, , CA 92111 (858) 634-9695

85C Bakery Cafe

4258 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102 Visit Website