Welcome to the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This group of essential restaurants covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and price points, and collectively satisfies all dining needs, from where to go for a reliable quick bite to the best splurge meal. Each quarter, the list is updated to include restaurants that have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), those that have reshaped their approach in a significant way, and others that reflect the culinary dynamism that Vegas and its surrounding suburbs have to offer.
For the hottest restaurants that opened in the past six months in Las Vegas, readers can head over to the Eater Vegas Heatmap, updated monthly. The update includes the late-night izakaya hot spot Ichiza, Henderson taco destination Aroma Latin American Cocina, and the lauded Chinatown Sparrow & Wolf. Best Friend, Mott 32, and Kabuto Edomae Sushi are still worth visiting — but are departing the list.
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