Downtown Summerlin now has a new Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi, shareable wagyu hot rocks, and wok dishes. Jing debuted in the the former 8,600-square-foot Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse in the Dining Arroyo area on the north end of the sprawling shopping center with a menu from Joseph Elevado, the former executive chef at Social House at Treasure Island and Andrea’s at Encore Las Vegas.
The Colorado-based Jing has 10-year-old outposts in Aspen and Greenwood Village, Colorado, both noted for attracting a celebrity clientele. Fire and water features outfit the space that includes a patio in a space that allocated an estimated budget of $2.4 million for construction alone.
On the menu, king crab tempura, miso cod, and Arctic char, along with sashimi dishes such as citrus salmon, Hokkaido scallops, and truffled tuna. Classic wok dishes include Thai basil and variations that include sesame or Mongolian recipes, and all can include proteins such as chicken, shrimp, tenderloin, or tofu. A vegan section of the menu highlights shishito peppers and spicy tofu roll.
The wine list offers 300 bottles housed in a glass wine cellar behind the bar. The restaurant also has live entertainment including deejays, and plans to debut a Champagne brunch on Sundays starting this spring.
Jing, Downtown Summerlin, 10975 Oval Park Drive, Suite 100, 725-735-7172. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, 3 to 6 p.m. for happy hour, 5 to 9 p.m. for dinner, 9 to 11 p.m. for reverse happy hour, and until 2 a.m. with entertainment.