There are certain restaurants I visit just about every time I come to Vegas: the oyster bar within Harrahs, BLT Burgers (for the milkshakes) and The Egg and I.
Sorry Carnevino, I’m over you.
My latest addition to this list is Shibuya inside the MGM Grand. It’s by far the best sushi I’ve had east of California.
On my most recent trip to Vegas, I was actually staying at the MGM Grand, so it made perfect sense to visit Shibuya on the second night I was there.
I was alone, so I sat at the bar and got a great shot of the very talented chefs working the sushi line.
I started, as I pretty much do at any Japanese restaurant, with the edamame. It was very fresh tasting with a nice crunch. It was topped with a very pleasantly flaked seasalt.
Then, I had the mushroom salad. If you’re a mushroom lover, this is a must have.
The sauteed mushrooms are served slightly warm, with a sauce of red pepper, sake, soy, and butter. They are amazing.
The first time I had them (with the Wife), we ordered another serving immediately. Somehow, I resisted doing that this week.
For the main part of my meal, I had the Shibuya roll, the sweet shrimp (ami ebi), and the medium fatty tuna (chu toro).
The Shibuya roll is soft shell crab and jalapeño, topped with spicy albacore and ponzu scallions. I thought I had tried it before, but I remembered it being better. It wasn’t bad, but maybe I’m thinking of some other roll of theirs.
The sweet shrimp was fresh and very good.
The medium toro was amazing. Fortunately, I saved it for last. It had the richness and body you expect in a quality toro. I can only imagine what the oh toro tastes like.
3700 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109-4319
Tel: (702) 891-3001