Most sushi restaurants in Las Vegas are the all-you-can-eat variety. In many cases, the quality is exceptional. But it’s really about the quantity.
And then there is Kabuto Edomae Sushi. This restaurant is about elegance, flavor and quality. It acts exactly like the world-class, star-quality establishments on the Strip where you pay a princely price to eat there and are so amazed you feel like you got a bargain.
Kabuto has two seating every evening. It is a dining event, not just a meal. There are 12 employees to feed just 22 people.
Chef Genichi Mizoguchi,who won a bronze metal at a Tokyo sushi contest, determines the contents of the seven courses. (We had the yori option which costs $80.) He calls Tokyo at 5 am every morning to learn the latest 411 on the available fish and then buys the catch he wants from a fish market in Tokyo.
And the plates arrive looking like an Impressionist still life.
Must have dishes: the smokey grill eel. The homemade sweet omelet topped with fish eggs and a dollop of wasabi for an explosive kick. Blue fin tuna sushi cut so razor thin it’s diaphanous. And the pineapple saki, made by the chef and served over shaved ice.
In 2012 Kabuto Edomae Sushi made Bon Appetit magazine’s Top 50 Best New Restaurants list.
Another reason to love living in Vegas!
Kabuto Edomae Sushi
5040 West Spring Mountain at Decatur
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