A Las Vegas favorite for a meld of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisines gets a new bar. SushiSamba at the Grand Canal Shoppes now has Tree Bar & Lounge, a 1,500-square-foot respite with a wooden shell exterior that shelters a banyan tree with an orange leaf canopy illuminated by lights. SushiSamba originally started teasing the addition to the restaurant back in 2018, and allocated an estimated budget of $2 million for construction costs alone this spring.
Customers now walk into the canopied lounge to find a theater-style 125-foot curved bar at the front of the restaurant. ICrave, which originally designed SushiSamba in 2008 with its swirling ribbons of wood and graffiti art, again took on this renovation, inspired by the London Tree Bar. Inside the lounge, diners can find leather furniture inspired by mid-century modern Brazilian designers, richly textured stones, tropical wood, and custom light fixtures that create a quiet respite.
Tree Bar also lands its own cocktail menu with drinks such as the Tom Yam with Hendrick’s gin, cilantro infusion, chili, lemongrass, and lime leaf; a Coconut Matcha Sour made with toasted coconut washed Suntory Roku gin, coconut cream, ginger, lime, and egg whites; a Coffee & Chocolate Boulevardier mixed with Japanese whisky, Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, and chocolate bitters, slow dripped through roasted Peruvian coffee; and the Black Cherry Americano made with black cherry washed Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, topped with soda.
The new SushiSamba Tree Bar is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.