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Multimillion-Dollar Makeover Next for SushiSamba at the Palazzo

The sushi restaurant plans changes to the very popular bar and main dining room

The dramatic interior and “swirling ribbons” design feature at SushiSamba.
SushiSamba/Official Site

One of the most visually enticing restaurants in Las Vegas is headed for a makeover, preparing to invest a multimillion-dollar budget at the Palazzo’s Grand Canal Shoppes.

Currently still open daily for lunch and dinner, SushiSamba filed paperwork to overhaul 2,953 square feet, including the demolition and relocation of the existing bar, adding a new seating layout in the dining area, and upgrades to the interior millwork, bar equipment, finishes, lighting, and general seating. The restaurant allocated an estimated budget of $2 million for construction costs alone.

The proposal does not mention any changes to design firm ICRAVE’s eye-catching “swirling ribbon” arches and 16-foot ceilings.

SushiSamba originally debuted in the summer of 2008 and serves a fusion menu inspired by Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisine along with what it calls the largest Japanese whisky collection in the city. SushiSamba also operates locations in Amsterdam, Dubai, and two restaurants in London.

The restaurant abandoned plans to recreate a cocktail bar and orange tree that remains a highlight of the chain’s London Heron Tower location.

SushiSamba has yet to announce the new changes, or a possible start and finish date, and if the work will require a temporary closure.

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