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11 New Restaurants To Try in Las Vegas

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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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1. Amanta Real Thai Food

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3650 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 802-3377
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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.

2. The Egg Works

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10839 S. Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV
(702) 485-5585
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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.

3. Frost Bites

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898 S. Boulder Hwy.
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 637-0688
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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.

4. Giovanni's Pizza

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7380 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 896-6050
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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.

5. Kinnaree Thai & Vegetarian

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7365 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 982-3077
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.

6. Layers Bakery

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6496 Medical Center St.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 795-2253
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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.

7. Pho Sing Sing

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3409 S. Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 380-2999
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.

8. Rika Arepa Express

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300 N. Casino Center
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 762-6360
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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.

9. Rita's Water Ice

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2192 N. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 675-4424
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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.

10. Rumbi Island Grill

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4680 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 868-2911
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11. Wake Up Coffee Cafe

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6350 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 822-6885
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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.

1. Amanta Real Thai Food

3650 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89103
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.
3650 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

2. The Egg Works

10839 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson, NV
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.
10839 S. Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV

3. Frost Bites

898 S. Boulder Hwy., Henderson, NV 89015
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.
898 S. Boulder Hwy.
Henderson, NV 89015

4. Giovanni's Pizza

7380 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123
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.
7380 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123

5. Kinnaree Thai & Vegetarian

7365 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117
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.
7365 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117

6. Layers Bakery

6496 Medical Center St., Las Vegas, NV 89148
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.
6496 Medical Center St.
Las Vegas, NV 89148

7. Pho Sing Sing

3409 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
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.
3409 S. Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

8. Rika Arepa Express

300 N. Casino Center, Las Vegas, NV 89101
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.
300 N. Casino Center
Las Vegas, NV 89101

9. Rita's Water Ice

2192 N. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89108
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.
2192 N. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89108

10. Rumbi Island Grill

4680 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV
4680 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV

11. Wake Up Coffee Cafe

6350 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
Head over to the new Wake Up Coffee Cafe for what else? Coffee! Also find pastries, hot dogs and free WiFi.
6350 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

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