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11 New Restaurants To Try in Las Vegas

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Certified Open tracks some of the smaller restaurants that open in Las Vegas. See a new restaurant that deserves some love? Email vegas@eater.com.

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgLas Vegas is home to many new restaurants. Some of the smaller ones that open with less than a shebang go unnoticed. Here's a look at 11 of the new smaller restaurants that opened recently all over the Las Vegas valley, including several expansions and two food trucks.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Amanta Real Thai Food

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Here find dishes such as the Doo Dee Noodle, a Bangkok dish made with beef and pork noodles, a fried tofu with ground pork, tofu pad-see-ew and spicy catfish as well as a selection of, what else? Pad Thai.

The Egg Works

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Breakfast favorite The Egg Works just opened its newest location in Henderson. Looks for breakfast dishes along with sandwiches and the restaurant’s Cincy Chili served four ways.

Frost Bites

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This mobile outlet serves up a combination of shave ice and cream. Flavors include vanilla dream, Dutch cacao, mucho mango, coconut delight, ex straw binary, coffeelicious, black sesame ad smooth green tea. Diners can pick from an assortment of toppings as well.

Giovanni's Pizza

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Look for strombolis and calzones at the restaurant under new management. Chicken wings and chicken fingers make an appearance. Cannolis, zeppolis and tiramisu make the dessert menu. smothered calzone and it was exceptional. Check out the small market of imported goods.

Kinnaree Thai & Vegetarian

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Kinnaree takes over the former Lilly’s Thai & Vietnamese space on Sahara Avenue. Look for Thai and vegetarian cuisine such as Panang Curry Chicken and Papaya Salad. Dishes are gluten free and no MSG is added.

Layers Bakery

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The Henderson bakery opens a second location in Spring Valley. Look for baked goods with no artificial ingredients, preservatives or trans fats. Quiches, salads and sandwiches also make the menu. Keep in mind it’s only open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Pho Sing Sing

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New Vietnamese pho shop Pho Sing Sing joins the mix of Chinatown restaurants. Look for typical combinations such as Pho Tai (rare beef and noodles) and Pho Bac Diet (beef brisket) as well as Bun Bo Hue and Mi Sate. Also find slushies.

Rika Arepa Express

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The Venezuelan sandwich goes mobile with the new Rika Arepa Express food truck. Find nine items on the menu including the Reina Pepiada with shredded chicken breast, Pollo Guisado with stewed and shredded chicken, Pernil with its slow-cooked marinated pork and Atun with tuna. Find it on Fridays at the Downtown 3rd Farmer’s Market.

Rita's Water Ice

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The Philadelphia dessert treat continues its invasion of Vegas with a new location on North Rainbow Boulevard. Look for Italian ice in 39 flavors along with Cream Ice, Blendinis that combine Italian ice, Cream Ice and candy toppings and more.

Rumbi Island Grill

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Wake Up Coffee Cafe

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Head over to the new Wake Up Coffee Cafe for what else? Coffee! Also find pastries, hot dogs and free WiFi.

Amanta Real Thai Food

Here find dishes such as the Doo Dee Noodle, a Bangkok dish made with beef and pork noodles, a fried tofu with ground pork, tofu pad-see-ew and spicy catfish as well as a selection of, what else? Pad Thai.

The Egg Works

Breakfast favorite The Egg Works just opened its newest location in Henderson. Looks for breakfast dishes along with sandwiches and the restaurant’s Cincy Chili served four ways.

Frost Bites

This mobile outlet serves up a combination of shave ice and cream. Flavors include vanilla dream, Dutch cacao, mucho mango, coconut delight, ex straw binary, coffeelicious, black sesame ad smooth green tea. Diners can pick from an assortment of toppings as well.

Giovanni's Pizza

Look for strombolis and calzones at the restaurant under new management. Chicken wings and chicken fingers make an appearance. Cannolis, zeppolis and tiramisu make the dessert menu. smothered calzone and it was exceptional. Check out the small market of imported goods.

Kinnaree Thai & Vegetarian

Kinnaree takes over the former Lilly’s Thai & Vietnamese space on Sahara Avenue. Look for Thai and vegetarian cuisine such as Panang Curry Chicken and Papaya Salad. Dishes are gluten free and no MSG is added.

Layers Bakery

The Henderson bakery opens a second location in Spring Valley. Look for baked goods with no artificial ingredients, preservatives or trans fats. Quiches, salads and sandwiches also make the menu. Keep in mind it’s only open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Pho Sing Sing

New Vietnamese pho shop Pho Sing Sing joins the mix of Chinatown restaurants. Look for typical combinations such as Pho Tai (rare beef and noodles) and Pho Bac Diet (beef brisket) as well as Bun Bo Hue and Mi Sate. Also find slushies.

Rika Arepa Express

The Venezuelan sandwich goes mobile with the new Rika Arepa Express food truck. Find nine items on the menu including the Reina Pepiada with shredded chicken breast, Pollo Guisado with stewed and shredded chicken, Pernil with its slow-cooked marinated pork and Atun with tuna. Find it on Fridays at the Downtown 3rd Farmer’s Market.

Rita's Water Ice

The Philadelphia dessert treat continues its invasion of Vegas with a new location on North Rainbow Boulevard. Look for Italian ice in 39 flavors along with Cream Ice, Blendinis that combine Italian ice, Cream Ice and candy toppings and more.

Rumbi Island Grill

Wake Up Coffee Cafe

Head over to the new Wake Up Coffee Cafe for what else? Coffee! Also find pastries, hot dogs and free WiFi.

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