Still promising a summer debut on the north Strip, the biggest story of 2021 will be the much-anticipated arrival of the $4.3 billion Resorts World, overseen by Malaysia-based parent company Genting Berhad.
Recently confirming it will import the pan-Asian casual style of the RedTail lounge, the Ayu Dayclub and Zouk nightclub, and Chinese restaurant Fuhu, the resort has yet to officially announce it intentions for a Japanese fine dining experience.
New paperwork now confirms a Japanese restaurant has long been considered a major attraction for the venue, with an estimated construction budget of $4,214,955 already allocated for the 8,085-square-foot space.
Unnamed on recent documents, early designs explicitly refer to the restaurant as Umi Uma, a trademarked name used by Genting aboard its Crystal Cruise ships and featuring a menu curated by restaurateur, hotelier, and master chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa and his Nobu-trained team.
Update: Representatives for the restaurant confirm that “Nobu Matsuhisa is not affiliated with Resorts World Las Vegas.”
Built with enough room for a maximum occupancy of 305, original plans for the Nevada version of Umi Uma featured an open kitchen, wood-fired robata grill, a large sushi bar, booth seating, a private dining space, and two teppan tables equipped with four grills.
The Japanese name means ocean horse, and a large fish sculpture is imagined to hang over the center of the restaurant. The restaurant is expected to debut on Resorts World’s opening day.
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