Las 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 13 of the new smaller restaurants that opened recently all over the Las Vegas valley, including an amazing Asian sandwich joint, two new Thai restaurants, a fried everything specialty place and more.Read More
13 New Restaurants To Try in Las Vegas Right Now
A roundup of some of the smaller restaurants to open in Las Vegas.
Buddha Belly Deli
If you try one restaurant from this list of new places, make it Buddha Belly Deli. Asian-inspired sandwiches reign here. The must-try, the “Pho Dip” with Chinese five spice rubbed top sirloin, pickled bean sprouts, red onion, cilantro, basil, and Chinese mustard served on a baguette with a pho au jus. Other sandwiches include a char siu pork roll, chicken katsu club and Szechuan shrimp po-boy. Sandwiches and wraps come with kimchee pickles and your house made chips or Asian slaw. Gluten-free options are available. Also of note, 9th Island potato salad with Spam and Dragon Breath Fries.
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Duzan Mediterranean Cafe & Tapas
Duzan Mediterranean Cafe & Tapas is associated with Amena Mediterranean Cafe & Bakery. Hummus, shish kababs, kibeh, baklava, Syrian walnut cookies and more Mediterranean dishes make the menu here.
Honey Cakes Cafe
This three-meal restaurant features quiche casseroles, build-your-own omelets and truffles, eggs and chives with a choice of bacon, sausage or beef brisket for breakfast. Jerk-roasted chicken and curry dishes show up for lunch and dinner, as well as appetizers such as battered Kielbasa sausage and chicken alfredo crepes. Sandwiches cover burgers, a turkey pesto sandwich and a slow-cooked barbecue beef brisket.
Khun Chai Thai Restaurant
Khun Chai dubs itself “not just another traditional Thai restaurant in Las Vegas.” Chef Somchai Paipor takes over the former Pam Real Thai space with a spice level from one to five. He also has a special four-course meal starting at $9.95 that includes an appetizer, salad, soup and entrée. Just order it before 3 p.m. to get the lower price that rises by $2 after that witching hour. Karaoke reigns at night.
LJ’s Filipino Restaurant & Pub
This authentic Filipino restaurant mixes it up with Vietnamese phó and some American favorites on the menu.
Beef jerky, beef salad with mint, pad kee mao and tom yum soup are just some of the dishes that are available with a spice level from one to 10.
Mama DePalma's Pizza & Bistro
Henderson has a new pizza joint serving up New York-style, hand-tossed pies. Naturally, chicken wings make the menu as well.
This family-owned restaurant specializes in “authentic New York Italian food.” Breads, pastries and desserts are baked in house and the cannolis here are made with Impastata ricotta cheese. Even the marinara sauce is made fresh daily from imported San Marzano tomatoes.
Presto Calzone Bakery
The calzones are pre-made, and you can grab a hot one to eat on the spot or bake them at home. The bakery also offers seasonal desserts such as spicy zucchini bread, pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing and apple crumble.
The most expensive item on this menu is $5.99, the Quickee Burger with cheese, soda and fries. Substitute a shake for just $2 more. The fast food restaurant promises juicy burgers and shoestring fries. The restaurant sits inside an AMPM.
The second location includes gyros, Greek salads and shawarma.
Tony Marc's Eats
Another must-try. Big portions for less than $10 make the menu here. Find deep fried Oreos, deep-fried pickles, a deep-fried Nutella sandwich, funnel cakes and a Fritos chili pie as well as Tony Marc's Deep Fried Bad Azz Burger. The eight mac and cheese bites come with nacho cheese.
Yatai Japanese Grill & Pub
The east side lands a new yakitori with dishes featuring beef tongues, bacon scallop wraps, pork, and sausages. Yellowtail carpaccio and gyoza as well as Shioyaki salmon make the menu as well. Find televisions tuned to K-pop and Japanese music. Open until midnight.