Make your next trip to Las Vegas like a vacation in Japan with some great Asian cuisine. Restaurants along the Strip serve up ramen, sushi, udon and more, bringing an authentic dining experience. Here’s a look at nine of them.

1. Noodles

While the Noodles menu focuses on cuisine from China, Thailand and Vietnam, it’s the Japanese dishes that shine. Executive chef Patrick Lee serves up udon noodles with a pink fish cake, shrimp and egg in miso broth, soba noodles and congee, an Asian rice porridge. Bonus points if you spot celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten here. Noodles is one of his regular stops when he’s in town. (Bellagio, 702.693.8865)

2. Nobu

The original Nobu at the Hard Rock Hotel specializes in the dishes that made chef Nobu Matsuhisa famous, such as yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, black cod miso and rock shrimp tempura, in a bamboo-wrapped restaurant that replicates a copy of the original Tribeca location. At Caesars Palace, it means not only a hotel with Japanese-inspired decór from the chef, but the only Nobu with teppan grills. (Caesars Palace, 702.785.6628; Hard Rock Hotel, 702.693.5090)

Bar Masa

Bar Masa

3. Bar Masa

Get to chef Masa Takayama’s Bar Masa and Tetsu tucked away inside before he closes the doors for good at the end of July. The swanky Bar Masa specializes in sushi and sashimi made from fresh seafood flown in from Japan, while Tetsu brings Takayama’s first teppan grill. Sit at one of four VIP and two communal grill tables and watch skilled chefs make your meal in front of you as you enjoy a cocktail. (Aria, 877.230.2742)



4. Yusho

Chef Matthias Merges fell in love with the food he found at Tokyo’s fish market and uses those memories with his interpretation of Japanese street fare at Yusho. Order up dishes cooked on a binchotan, a Japanese grill that gives dishes a crispy exterior. Be sure to try the crispy chicken steam buns and the Logan Poser ramen with pork belly and crispy pork. (Monte Carlo, 702.730.6888)

Sake Rok

Sake Rok

5. Sake Rok

Consider this your party stop on a Japanese tour of Las Vegas. Here, the servers double as entertainers and sake bomb shots for the house happen at regular intervals. When not being amused with the impromptu dance parties or lip sync battles, order the Godzilla platter to sample six specialty rolls and 10 pieces of nigiri and sashimi. (The Park, 702.706.3022)

6. Sushi Samba

Sure, you can pick up sushi, nigiri, sashimi and rolls with a Brazilian and Peruvian twist at Sushi Samba, but look at the robata section of the menu for skewered proteins and veggies cooked over a charcoal grill. This Japanese tradition includes dishes such as Wagyu beef served with dipping sauces and vegetables, ordered by the ounce, and ishiyaki, where guests cook their Wagyu beef on a hot stone at the table. (Grand Canal Shoppes, 702.607.0700)

7. Ice Pan

Consider this the hidden treasure of the list. This ice cream shop out of Japan (there are two others there) makes 16 flavors of sweets right in front of guests, who pick out the type of milk and toppings such as fresh fruits, chocolate, green tea and red bean. The ice cream is then mixed together with a scraper on a metal plate that’s 35 degrees below Fahrenheit. Watch that ice cream headache! (Harrah’s, 702.369.5000)



8. Ondori Asian Kitchen

The newest restaurant on the list brings a battery of sushi and sashimi dishes along with a robust list of hot and cold sakes. Try one of the hand rolls or the specialty rolls, or go in during tomodomo (happy hour) from 2 to 4 p.m. or 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily for $5 rolls, sake and Asian-inspired drinks. (The Orleans, 702.365.7111)

9. Ramen-Ya

Walk through a market and grab some ramen along the way. Katana-Ya out of San Francisco opened its Ramen-Ya sister restaurant from chef Yoshiaki Noto in the outdoor market in a tiny 500-square-foot space. Aside from that famous ramen, find sushi rolls such as the Grand Bazaar Roll with a wrap of eel, daikon radish, cucumber and avocado. Ramen-yum! (Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s, 702.586.6889)