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13 New Restaurants To Try in Las Vegas Right Now

A roundup of some of the smaller restaurants to open in Las Vegas.

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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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Buddha Belly Deli

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50 North Valle Verde Drive
Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 545-0840
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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.

2. Duzan Mediterranean Cafe & Tapas

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10345 South Eastern Avenue
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 749-8401
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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.

3. Honey Cakes Cafe

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6475 North Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89131
(702) 826-3213
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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.

4. Khun Chai Thai Restaurant

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3650 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 912-1206
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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.

5. LJ’s Filipino Restaurant & Pub

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Scottsdale Plaza, 8810 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89123
This authentic Filipino restaurant mixes it up with Vietnamese phó and some American favorites on the menu.

6. Lucki Thai

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Silverado Ranch Village, 467 East Silverado Ranch Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 689-3557
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.

7. Mama DePalma's Pizza & Bistro

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639 N Stephanie
Henderson, NV
(702) 564-6262
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Henderson has a new pizza joint serving up New York-style, hand-tossed pies. Naturally, chicken wings make the menu as well.

8. ParmeZan Subs

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10720 South Eastern Avenue
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 906-1128
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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.

9. Presto Calzone Bakery

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7501 North Cimarron Road
Las Vegas, NV 89131
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.

10. Quickee Burgers

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4371 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 645-4091
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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.

11. Sultan's Grill

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Black Mountain Marketplace, 72 West Horizon Ridge Parkway
Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 998-2344
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The second location includes gyros, Greek salads and shawarma.

12. Tony Marc's Eats

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6700 W Charleston Blvd Ste C
Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 828-3333
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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.

13. Yatai Japanese Grill & Pub

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4865 South Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 454-0055
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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.

1. Buddha Belly Deli

50 North Valle Verde Drive, Henderson, NV 89074
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.
50 North Valle Verde Drive
Henderson, NV 89074

2. Duzan Mediterranean Cafe & Tapas

10345 South Eastern Avenue, Henderson, NV 89052
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.
10345 South Eastern Avenue
Henderson, NV 89052

3. Honey Cakes Cafe

6475 North Decatur Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89131
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.
6475 North Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89131

4. Khun Chai Thai Restaurant

3650 South Decatur Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89103
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.
3650 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89103

5. LJ’s Filipino Restaurant & Pub

Scottsdale Plaza, 8810 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89123
This authentic Filipino restaurant mixes it up with Vietnamese phó and some American favorites on the menu.
Scottsdale Plaza, 8810 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89123

6. Lucki Thai

Silverado Ranch Village, 467 East Silverado Ranch Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89183
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.
Silverado Ranch Village, 467 East Silverado Ranch Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89183

7. Mama DePalma's Pizza & Bistro

639 N Stephanie, Henderson, NV
Henderson has a new pizza joint serving up New York-style, hand-tossed pies. Naturally, chicken wings make the menu as well.
639 N Stephanie
Henderson, NV

8. ParmeZan Subs

10720 South Eastern Avenue, Henderson, NV 89052
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.
10720 South Eastern Avenue
Henderson, NV 89052

9. Presto Calzone Bakery

7501 North Cimarron Road, Las Vegas, NV 89131
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.
7501 North Cimarron Road
Las Vegas, NV 89131

10. Quickee Burgers

4371 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130
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.
4371 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130

11. Sultan's Grill

Black Mountain Marketplace, 72 West Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson, NV 89012
The second location includes gyros, Greek salads and shawarma.
Black Mountain Marketplace, 72 West Horizon Ridge Parkway
Henderson, NV 89012

12. Tony Marc's Eats

6700 W Charleston Blvd Ste C, Vegas, NV 89146
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.
6700 W Charleston Blvd Ste C
Vegas, NV 89146

13. Yatai Japanese Grill & Pub

4865 South Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121
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.
4865 South Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121

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