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14 New Restaurants To Try in Las Vegas Right Now

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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 14 of the new smaller restaurants that opened recently all over the Las Vegas valley, including a second Pinkberry and Oyshi Sushi, a third Novecento, Mediterranean, Thai and Chinese joints and more.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. A & K Chinese Restaurant

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5600 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-818-3900
This new Chinese restaurant specializes in Shanghainese dishes. The Shanghai Xiao Long Bao is a must-order here.

2. Argana

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8615 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
This new Moroccan restaurant even has belly dancers.

3. Arisra Thai Seafood & Steaks

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5600 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89146 

Not much is out there about this new Thai restaurant, not even a menu. But it sits in the same shopping center as A&K Chinese, so swing by while you’re there.

4. Frijoles Mexican Grill

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7000 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89117 

702-240-2750
Mexican food galore such as carnitas and carne asada make the menu at this new joint.

5. Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzaria

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8878 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 912-1111
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Gabriella’s makes the jump from South Padre Island to Vegas with standard Italian fare.

6. Hungry Howie's Pizza

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7703 N. El Capitan Way
Las Vegas, NV 89143 

Hungry Howie’s opens its second pizza joint in the Vegas area. This place specializes in “flavored crusts.” This franchise typically comes in the top 10 in size nationwide.

7. Kabob factory

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8150 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
702-826-3805
Why, yes, kabobs are on the menu at this Mediterranean restaurant.

8. Ninja Teriyaki & Sushi 2 Go

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3025 E. Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Land bento boxes for lunch, bowls or plates of teriyaki and sushi here.

9. Novecento Pizzeria

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6365 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Mark Sgrizzi brings his third Novecento to Vegas serving up Napoletana pizza.

10. Oyshi Sushi

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7293 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Find an all-you-can-eat sushi for lunch and dinner at this joint, now with two locations in Vegas.

11. Pinkberry

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740 S. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Pinkberry’s second Vegas location opened at Boca Park serving up frozen yogurt.

12. Ramen Misoya Tomi

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4300 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89102 

This little ramen joint serves it up with miso-style broth, coming in three varieties including mild Kome Miso (Hokkaido Style), sweet Shiro Miso (Kyoto Style) and bitter Mame Miso (Nagoya Style). Consider this place a little less salty than other ramen places.

13. Shawarma Plus

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6530 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702-220-5466
Mediterranean foods including gyros and baklava are the name of the game here.

14. WTPho?

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8180 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89178 

This Vietnamese- and Thai-styled restaurant features pho, curries, rice dishes and noodles.

1. A & K Chinese Restaurant

5600 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89146
This new Chinese restaurant specializes in Shanghainese dishes. The Shanghai Xiao Long Bao is a must-order here.
5600 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89146

2. Argana

8615 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117
This new Moroccan restaurant even has belly dancers.
8615 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117

3. Arisra Thai Seafood & Steaks

5600 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89146 

Not much is out there about this new Thai restaurant, not even a menu. But it sits in the same shopping center as A&K Chinese, so swing by while you’re there.
5600 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89146 


4. Frijoles Mexican Grill

7000 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89117 

Mexican food galore such as carnitas and carne asada make the menu at this new joint.
7000 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89117 


5. Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzaria

8878 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123
Gabriella’s makes the jump from South Padre Island to Vegas with standard Italian fare.
8878 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123

6. Hungry Howie's Pizza

7703 N. El Capitan Way, Las Vegas, NV 89143 

Hungry Howie’s opens its second pizza joint in the Vegas area. This place specializes in “flavored crusts.” This franchise typically comes in the top 10 in size nationwide.
7703 N. El Capitan Way
Las Vegas, NV 89143 


7. Kabob factory

8150 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89123
Why, yes, kabobs are on the menu at this Mediterranean restaurant.
8150 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89123

8. Ninja Teriyaki & Sushi 2 Go

3025 E. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Land bento boxes for lunch, bowls or plates of teriyaki and sushi here.
3025 E. Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV 89121

9. Novecento Pizzeria

6365 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89118
Mark Sgrizzi brings his third Novecento to Vegas serving up Napoletana pizza.
6365 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118

10. Oyshi Sushi

7293 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117
Find an all-you-can-eat sushi for lunch and dinner at this joint, now with two locations in Vegas.
7293 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117

11. Pinkberry

740 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145
Pinkberry’s second Vegas location opened at Boca Park serving up frozen yogurt.
740 S. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145

12. Ramen Misoya Tomi

4300 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102 

This little ramen joint serves it up with miso-style broth, coming in three varieties including mild Kome Miso (Hokkaido Style), sweet Shiro Miso (Kyoto Style) and bitter Mame Miso (Nagoya Style). Consider this place a little less salty than other ramen places.
4300 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89102 


13. Shawarma Plus

6530 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Mediterranean foods including gyros and baklava are the name of the game here.
6530 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV

14. WTPho?

8180 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas, NV 89178 

This Vietnamese- and Thai-styled restaurant features pho, curries, rice dishes and noodles.
8180 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89178 


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