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The Saddest Las Vegas Restaurant Closures of 2022

From David Chang’s restaurant duo to off-Strip vegan food, here are the saddest departures of 2022

Majordomo short ribs
Janna Karel is the Editor for Eater Vegas.

It’s time again for the Year in Eater where we look back at the last twelve months of Las Vegas’s restaurant scene. We reached out to Vegas’s finest food writers, reporters, and bloggers to get their takes on local trends, recent standouts, and notable newcomers. Here, they weigh in on the year’s saddest restaurant closures.

I was sad to see Majordomo close — had some good meals and good times there in the beginning.
Melinda Sheckells, Freelance Writer

I was crushed when Moon Palace by David Chang closed. It was a great no-frills, post-event spot to get an elevated version of White Castle burgers and the best freshly made potato chips in the city.
-Emmy Kasten, Eater Vegas Contributor

POTs. And Valencian Gold being temporarily closed this year.
-Louiie Victa, Eater Vegas Contributor

Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve, which was fun, and Joyful House, which was iconic.
-Heidi Knapp Rinella, Eater Vegas Contributor

POTs Egyptian. Chef Iman’s vegan spin on Egyptian cuisine was unique to Las Vegas, and she deserved more support than she was ever able to find.
-Al Mancini, Neon Feast

Majordomo! Like what really happened there?? It seemed like even the staff had no idea.
-Philip Tzeng. Food Blogger @LasVegasFill

I was really bummed to see Bocho Sushi close. Its bento meal was one of the best lunch specials downtown. And I still find myself craving POTs’ cauliflower shawarma. Losing Majordomo was a major hit, but I’m excited for HaSalon to open next year.
-Janna Karel, Editor of Eater Vegas

Moon Palace! It was one of my favorite spots to grab something for home after a night out at Palazzo!
-Melanie Lee, Editor-in-Chief at

Valencian Gold

7960 South Rainbow Boulevard, , NV 89139 (702) 776-7707 Visit Website

Majordomo Meat & Fish

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-3060 Visit Website


333 West Saint Louis Avenue, , NV 89102 (702) 754-6200 Visit Website

Bocho Downtown Sushi

124 S 6th St #150, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 750-0707

Moon Palace

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-3060 Visit Website