This was my last solo date during Restaurant Week and one of the most wonderful. It was also my first $50 per person menu.
Located inside the SLS
Address: 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
June 23, 2018@06:00PM
Dinner for One
The interior was so cool. It was almost futuristic? There were lots of eyes and mouths.
It was really a large space with a full bar, a whole dining area and a sushi bar.
It was “social hour” when I went to Katsuya so I was given that menu and also the main one. I quickly asked for the Restaurant Week menu which is also their “Summer Menu” available for I don’t know how long, maybe the whole summer?
I already knew what I wanted because I had looked at the menu online so the waitress took my order right away.
I have never been to a real fancy sushi restaurant before, I’m all about the AYCE joints. When I tasted this Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno I almost cried because I knew that AYCE yellowtail was ruined for me. The fish was so fresh and tasty. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it was.
The Crispy Chicken Salad was light and refreshing. I am in love with crispy wontons tossed into salads and I enjoyed the crispy rice noodles, too. The plum vinaigrette was yummy, there was the perfect amount all over everything and the chicken was steamed nicely. It was such a big bowl, too. I was so satisfied!
I chose the beautiful Seafood Yakisoba for my third course. This bowl alone would have been $29 so it made the whole dinner worth it. They weren’t at all stingy with the amount of seafood they included!! There was a huge lobster claw, plump shrimps, calamari, scallops, and clams. I don’t know what the weird fluffy stuff on top was and it isn’t mentioned on the menu but, it smelled fishy and tasted that way, too. I didn’t like the dryness nor the taste of it really so, I ended up scooping most of it off and thoroughly enjoying the rest of it. The lobster was the best part, of course but the rest of the seafood was super high quality and well-cooked, too. I love the thick noodles and the sauce was good but, a little weird. I felt it needed more or less of something.
For dessert, I got to choose two Mochi Ice Cream Flavors. I went for mango and green tea. The mango one was so good; the best mochi ice cream I’ve ever had. The ice cream tasted like a freshly sliced yellow mango and the mochi was nice and ooey gooey. The green tea was good, too, but a little too floraly. They also included a few slices of Asian pears and raspberries, mmm!
The service was quick but, the waitress was almost curt. I honestly didn’t mind that much. I liked that she asked if I wanted everything coursed out or when it was ready. All of the previous places coursed it out which could have been the reason for how long some places took, I appreciated how fast I was in and out of here. The guests at tables next to me ordered rolls that were insanely pretty, I’d love to try some of those someday. I’m worried I’d probably never eat AYCE sushi again though.
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