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Sushi Joe’s Makes the Leap from the Rio to UNLV, Sets an Opening Date

The sushi bar joins the soon-to-debut Brew Tea Bar on Maryland Parkway

Chef Joe Richardson outside his Sushi Joe’s restaurant, opening in July on Maryland Parkway.
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While UNLV is still carefully plotting its return to normal on-campus operations, two new tenants are almost ready to make big debuts on the ground floor of the University Gateway building a short distance away across Maryland Parkway.

Created and owned by chef Joe Richardson, Sushi Joe’s is announcing a July 3, 11 a.m. launch inside its 1,695-square-foot space at the intersection of Maryland Parkway and Dorothy Avenue, across the street from In-N-Out Burger.

A veteran of SushiSamba, Zuma, and BarMasa, Richardson had been operating Sushi Joe’s as a restaurant inside his own 172 music venue at the Rio Las Vegas resort before the shutdown. The future status of either venue has yet to be announced.

The sushi restaurant joins Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Roberto’s Taco Shop, and the under construction Pizza Forte. Brew Tea Bar, specialists in Taiwanese tea and boba, is also very close to a debut and currently hiring for its summer unveiling.

Expected to be open from 11.30 a.m. until late and already promising happy hour deals, Sushi Joe’s very early menu features teriyaki and katsu bowls, tempura, skewers and gyoza dishes, nigiri and sashimi, sushi rolls, and six-piece crudo choices.

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Ike’s Love & Sandwiches

3200 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109


Aria Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (866) 359-7111

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

4700 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 115, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 202-6032

In-N-Out Burger

2765 E Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030 (800) 786-1000 Visit Website

Sushi Joe's

4700 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89119 Visit Website


3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109


3327 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-607-0700 Visit Website

Pizza Forte

4700 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (725) 204-1557 Visit Website