A restaurant specializing in 100 percent vegan sushi and entrees partially opens on the westside. Colorado chef Mindy Lim brings Daikon Vegan Sushi & More, taking over a 1,190-square-foot space at the Whole Foods Marketplace, close to the intersection with Tenaya Way. Consider the menu plant-based Asian fusion fast-food, with a rooster of dishes such as sushi, vegan entrees, pressed juices, and smoothies. For now, Daikon only offers takeout and delivery.
Chef Lim owned Boulder, Colorado’s My Ramen & Izakaya, specializing in ramen, rice bowls, stir-fry noodles, and Japanese small plate creations, plus its own spin on juices and smoothies.
Daikon’s menu ranges from miso soup and stuffed jalapeño peppers to tempura-fired king oyster mushrooms substituting for calamari among the appetizers.
Sushi choices include pickled vegetables, spicy tofu, and avocado, roasted yellow bell pepper nigiri, roe “pockets” made from carrot juice and algae, while the entrees include tempura fried gluten chunks prepared as sesame chicken and a tonkatsu dish of panko-fried tofu skin.
For now, the restaurant is only offering takeout and delivery. Diners can order online.
Daikon Vegas Sushi & More, 7210 W. Lake Mead Boulevard, 702-749-3283. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.