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Explore the Japanese Izakayas of Las Vegas

Stop by these 11 izakayas all over the city

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The Japanese equivalent to a bar or pub — the izakaya — brings together the perfect balance of food and drink. Some compare izakayas to tapas bars because of their many small plate options on the menu, but these menus feature hot and cold dishes, sushi, and sashimi, appetizers including edamame, as well as noodle and rice bowls, and of course, dessert. The drink lists encourage customers to linger after their meals. Here, a look at some of the best izakayas in Las Vegas, listed from north to south.

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1. Hachi Japanese Yakitori Izakaya

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3410 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Diners can linger here until 2:30 a.m. and try Japanese tapas such as chicken karaage, ika karaage, cheese chikuwa tempura, and garlic edamame. Cocktails made with lychee, oolong, and matcha come with $5 refills.

Hachi
Hachi
Hachi

2. Raku

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5030 W Spring Mountain Rd #2
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Raku serves up kurobuta pork cheeks, bacon-wrapped enoki mushrooms, chicken thighs, and sake to visitors and local celebrity chefs alike. The Chinatown restaurant, which has been nominated for multiple James Beard awards, is helmed by chef Mitsuo Endo, who hails from Toyko.

Salmon with Ikura Oroshi at Raku
Raku
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3. Sushi Takashi

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5300 W Spring Mountain Rd #101
Las Vegas, NV 89146

At Sushi Takashi, diners will find rolls, small plates, and specials on sake and soju. The restaurant is also known for its weeknight specials including $1 shrimp tempura on Tuesday, and $1 house sake on Thursday.

Sushi Takashi
Sushi Takashi
Sushi Takashi

4. Ichiza

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4355 W Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
702-367-3151

This late-night Chinatown dining destination serves croquettes, skewers, deep-fried octopus, tuna sashimi, and more until 2:30 a.m. Diners will also find tempura bowls, fried rice, udon, and daily specials, plus Japanese beer and cocktails.

5. Izakaya Go

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3775 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
702-247-1183

Another post-midnight Chinatown spot, Izakaya Go offers hours until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The trendy, dimly lit urban setting sets the stage for Japanese tapas including tofu with bonito flakes, pork belly with boiled spinach, and dumplings. The menu also offers sushi burritos, noodles, and sake.

Mullet roe, miso cream cheese with daikon radish on a rectangular plate.
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6. Shigotonin Japanese Tapas & Sake

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Golden Spring Plaza, 5845 Spring Mountain Rd Unit 7
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 201-1404
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The dining room at Shigotonin comfortably accommodates every occasion from date night to a group birthday dinner. Order broadly and share everything: highlights include creamy uni pasta, hand rolls, grilled mackerel, and chicken karaage.

7. Toridokoro Raku

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4439 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 337-6233
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From the team that brought Raku to Las Vegas, Toridokoro Rake is a foray into a chicken-focused bar. Skewers of every part of the chicken are grilled to perfection over charcoal, for an experience that is anything but basic. For the best experience, the omakase course for $75.

8. Zuma

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The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

This stylish space inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which won the 2017 Eater Vegas design of the year award, serves upscale Japanese tapas including wagyu truffle gyoza, hamachi sashimi with ponzu, and fried softshell crab with wasabi mayo. Diners love Zuma’s creative cocktails, like the Hachiko, which is made with vodka, yuzu, hibiscus, and cold-pressed grapefruit.

9. Morimoto

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3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Located inside the MGM Grand, patrons rave about Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s restaurant Morimoto. The dinner menu contains a blend of Japanese dishes with an Americanized twist such as the tuna pizza or Yellowtail “pastrami.” The cocktail list includes aged sakes, an impressive whiskey list, and shochu from Japan.

Round yellow dish containing spread of sushi
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10. Umezono Sushi and Grill

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9700 W Tropicana Ave ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 778-9116

This westside spot serves skewers, sushi, noodles, and cocktails in a lively setting. Diners can stop by for happy hour Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., which features $5 glasses of wine, $3 draft beers, and 20 percent off sake bottles.

11. Kyara Japanese Tapas

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6555 S Jones Blvd #120
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Kyara Japanese Tapas serves yakitori-style tapas and other small plates. Skewers include asparagus bacon, squid, jidori chicken, and beef tongue. The menu also includes chilled mackerel with ponzu, spicy tuna dip, plus sake, shochu, and cocktails made with green tea, yuzu, and ginger.

Bacon-wrapped asparagus skewers
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1. Hachi Japanese Yakitori Izakaya

3410 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Hachi
Hachi
Hachi

Diners can linger here until 2:30 a.m. and try Japanese tapas such as chicken karaage, ika karaage, cheese chikuwa tempura, and garlic edamame. Cocktails made with lychee, oolong, and matcha come with $5 refills.

3410 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

2. Raku

5030 W Spring Mountain Rd #2, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Salmon with Ikura Oroshi at Raku
Raku
Raku [Official Site]

Raku serves up kurobuta pork cheeks, bacon-wrapped enoki mushrooms, chicken thighs, and sake to visitors and local celebrity chefs alike. The Chinatown restaurant, which has been nominated for multiple James Beard awards, is helmed by chef Mitsuo Endo, who hails from Toyko.

5030 W Spring Mountain Rd #2
Las Vegas, NV 89146

3. Sushi Takashi

5300 W Spring Mountain Rd #101, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Sushi Takashi
Sushi Takashi
Sushi Takashi

At Sushi Takashi, diners will find rolls, small plates, and specials on sake and soju. The restaurant is also known for its weeknight specials including $1 shrimp tempura on Tuesday, and $1 house sake on Thursday.

5300 W Spring Mountain Rd #101
Las Vegas, NV 89146

4. Ichiza

4355 W Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102

This late-night Chinatown dining destination serves croquettes, skewers, deep-fried octopus, tuna sashimi, and more until 2:30 a.m. Diners will also find tempura bowls, fried rice, udon, and daily specials, plus Japanese beer and cocktails.

4355 W Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89102

5. Izakaya Go

3775 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Mullet roe, miso cream cheese with daikon radish on a rectangular plate.
Izakaya Go
Izakaya Go/Facebook

Another post-midnight Chinatown spot, Izakaya Go offers hours until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The trendy, dimly lit urban setting sets the stage for Japanese tapas including tofu with bonito flakes, pork belly with boiled spinach, and dumplings. The menu also offers sushi burritos, noodles, and sake.

3775 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89102

6. Shigotonin Japanese Tapas & Sake

Golden Spring Plaza, 5845 Spring Mountain Rd Unit 7, Las Vegas, NV 89146

The dining room at Shigotonin comfortably accommodates every occasion from date night to a group birthday dinner. Order broadly and share everything: highlights include creamy uni pasta, hand rolls, grilled mackerel, and chicken karaage.

Golden Spring Plaza, 5845 Spring Mountain Rd Unit 7
Las Vegas, NV 89146

7. Toridokoro Raku

4439 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

From the team that brought Raku to Las Vegas, Toridokoro Rake is a foray into a chicken-focused bar. Skewers of every part of the chicken are grilled to perfection over charcoal, for an experience that is anything but basic. For the best experience, the omakase course for $75.

4439 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

8. Zuma

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

This stylish space inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which won the 2017 Eater Vegas design of the year award, serves upscale Japanese tapas including wagyu truffle gyoza, hamachi sashimi with ponzu, and fried softshell crab with wasabi mayo. Diners love Zuma’s creative cocktails, like the Hachiko, which is made with vodka, yuzu, hibiscus, and cold-pressed grapefruit.

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. Morimoto

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Round yellow dish containing spread of sushi
Morimoto
MGM Resorts International

Located inside the MGM Grand, patrons rave about Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s restaurant Morimoto. The dinner menu contains a blend of Japanese dishes with an Americanized twist such as the tuna pizza or Yellowtail “pastrami.” The cocktail list includes aged sakes, an impressive whiskey list, and shochu from Japan.

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

10. Umezono Sushi and Grill

9700 W Tropicana Ave ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89147

This westside spot serves skewers, sushi, noodles, and cocktails in a lively setting. Diners can stop by for happy hour Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., which features $5 glasses of wine, $3 draft beers, and 20 percent off sake bottles.

9700 W Tropicana Ave ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89147

11. Kyara Japanese Tapas

6555 S Jones Blvd #120, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Bacon-wrapped asparagus skewers
Kyara Japanese Tapas
Kyara Japanese Tapas/Facebook

Kyara Japanese Tapas serves yakitori-style tapas and other small plates. Skewers include asparagus bacon, squid, jidori chicken, and beef tongue. The menu also includes chilled mackerel with ponzu, spicy tuna dip, plus sake, shochu, and cocktails made with green tea, yuzu, and ginger.

6555 S Jones Blvd #120
Las Vegas, NV 89118

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