EASTSIDE — The new Laos Thai Street Food from the owners of Sister’s Oriental Market offers twists on Thai classics that include pad see eiw, bowls of pad thai, light plates of som tam, platters of khao kha moo, and more. Diners can pick their spice level and opt for meat-free entrees. Every table gets a plate of kluay tod, a dessert made from deep-fried mini bananas covered in a batter of coconut and sesame seeds. Open Sunday through Thursday from noon to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from noon to 2 a.m.
Laos Thai Street Food, 860 E. Twain Avenue #121, 702-293-3551
SPRING VALLEY — Spring rolls, butter garlic chicken, and wonton noodle soup make up some of the menu items at the new Pho Noodle House. Pho options include oxtail, beef ball, chicken, vegetable, and more, while char-broiled chicken vermicelli, hearty laksa, and bun bo hue make up some of the more popular items on the menu. The modern space features a pop art rendition of Pikachu on the wall. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Pho Noodle House, 6120 W. Tropicana Avenue, 702-982-2832
WESTSIDE — Lee’s Hawaiian Okazuya & Bakery specializes in Okinawa and Hawaiian dishes. Start with a Hawaiian breakfast with eggs, rice, and proteins such as Spam, Portuguese sausage, or corned beef hash for $7. Diners can build their own lunch plates with options such as fried chicken, Okinawa shoyu pork, nori or mochiko chicken, or a corned beef hash patty. Gobo, macaroni salad, steamed sweet potato, and daikon radish are some of the cold side options, while yakisoba, fried rice, onigiri, or tuna maki can come on the side. Other options include shrimp tempura, kakiage tempura, and more. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lee’s Hawaiian Okazuya & Bakery, 6475 W. Charleston Boulevard.
NORTHWEST — Queso fundido, fresh guacamole, and a Michelada are some of the calling cards at Dos Gallos Taqueria, a family-owned taco shop. Corn tortillas wrap the street tacos stuffed with carne asada, carnitas, pollo, or just veggies. On Taco Tuesdays, they go for $2 each. Six types of burritos, a burrito bowl, street corn, fighter fries with a choice of meat and cheese, chicken wings, and nachos round out the menu. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Dos Gallos Taqueria, 3250 N. Tenaya Way, 702-586-5777
Check out California Fish Grill, the Vietnamese Pho Kim Long, Wishful Dumpling, and the Korean restaurant Samee Side Dishes
SPRING VALLEY — California Fish Grill opened with a seafood menu served in a counter-service outpost. The 2,800-square-foot corner space to serve battered fish and chips, breaded shrimp, scallops or calamari, and fried catfish. Flame grilled dishes such as Cajun seared ahi, rainbow trout, barramundi, Atlantic salmon, and tilapia come with a choice sauce. Bowls such as coconut curry shrimp and cilantro lime salmon join coastal taco combos with battered shrimp, Cajun swai, or chimichurri chicken. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
California Fish House, 6560 S. Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 100; 702-605-1994
CHINATOWN — Wishful Dumpling House specializes in plump xiao long bao, aka soup dumplings. Taiwanese hand cut beef noodle soup, pork cabbage dumplings, pork bao, and fried leek pancakes also make the menu at this newcomer in Shanghai Plaza.
Wishful Dumpling House, Shanghai Plaza, 4258 Spring Mountain Road.
WESTSIDE — The Korean restaurant Samee Side Dishes serves lunch boxes featuring beef ribs, bulgogi, and pork bulgogi. Diners can choose from a menu board that includes kimbap, Korean sushi rolls; japchae, Korean stir-fried glass noodles; and four kimchi choices including Napa, radish, seogbagji, and leek. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Samee Side Dishes, 2550 S. Rainbow Boulevard, 702-268-7498
TOWN SQUARE — Pho Kim Long now has a location at the outdoor shopping mall serving wok-style noodles such as pan-fried crispy egg noodles, chow fun rice noodles, pad see ew, and Singapore noodles with curry rice. Diners can order black bean sauce or ginger and scallions with a choice of chicken, beef, shrimp, or pork. A honey garlic pork chop, crispy roasted duck, and honey walnut shrimp make the specials. Of course, the specialty here is pho with six choices, and Vietnamese noodle or rice dishes on a menu that is smaller than the 24-hour original in Chinatown. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.