If you can imagine perfection in the art of fresh seafood and sushi coupled with a delicate hand in preparation and then crafted with the very best ingredients you have an idea of what Bar Masa brings to Las Vegas. I have to warn you that if you get out of control the prices will alarm you , however, the quality will not disappoint you. If I had a bulging wallet I would eat here more often but it works very well for the special night out or when you need to satisfy the ultimate craving for supreme Japanese cuisine.
Bar Masa at ARIA Resort at CityCenter Las Vegas
Location: Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas
CityCenter Las Vegas
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Cuisine at Bar Masa at ARIA Resort at CityCenter Las Vegas: Japanese
Reservations at Bar Masa at ARIA Resort at CityCenter Las Vegas: strongly recommended
Price Range at Bar Masa at ARIA Resort at CityCenter Las Vegas: Expensive, worth it but it will sting, a lot, in a bad way.
Hours at Bar Masa at ARIA Resort at CityCenter Las Vegas:
Dinner daily, 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Attire: Business Casual
What it’s like at Bar Masa at ARIA Resort at CityCenter Las Vegas?
Chef Masayoshi Takayama has a reputation of opening up restaurants that seem to be a bit pricey. It’s no secret that his place in LA, Ginza Sushi-ko, was somewhat exclusive in the sense that it catered to patrons who could pay big money and who could find it. However, plenty have stated how incredible their experience was there. As for Masa in NYC it also is an expensive endeavor that consistently gets high marks.
Chef Masayoshi Takayama was, named Esquire Chef of the year 2004 and Masa in NYC is a Michelin rated restaurant. Bar Masa is divided into a casual restaurant and the Teppan style TetsuTwo different styles, two different approaches to a dining experience in Las Vegas. It is very possible that this concept will ensure that far more people will have the chance to sample some of the creations from this celebrated chef.
How’s the food at Bar Masa at ARIA Resort at CityCenter Las Vegas?
If you are prepared to pay top dollar you’ll be fascinated with the way Chef Masayoshi Takayama does his thing at Bar Masa. You will be engrossed by the flavors as the fish dissolves on your tongue, you’ll be tempted with the tingle that your taste buds experience when introduced to the fried chicken and if you are lucky you’ll cuddle up next to the Masa Toro Toro and try not to weep with delight.
Understand that the meal will set you back quite a bit in the cash flow department but you will acquire an appreciation for finely crafted Japanese cuisine.
Signature dishes at Bar Masa Las Vegas:
- Sizzling Spicy Octopus
- Peking Duck with foie gras
- Uni Risotto
- Ohmi Beef Tataki with white truffles
What you should try at Bar Masa at ARIA Resort at CityCenter Las Vegas:
- Toro Tartare with Caviar – Yes it’s just raw fish but you will swear it has been pulled out of the ocean in Heaven.
- Kobe Skewers with Yuzu Spice – If you need some beef the tender chunks of Kobe will make you believe in the idea of a stress free environment for cows.
- Did I mention that the greatest fried chicken on the planet is found in a Japanese restaurant in Las Vegas?
- Kobe Beef and Garlic Fried Rice – I’m a sucker for rice dishes and the right amount of garlic takes me over the edge.
- Kanpachi Jalapeno with Fried Potato Julienne – This is so tasty and refreshing you’ll want to order more, relax, there are other items on the menu just as worthy.
Drinking at Bar Masa at ARIA Resort at CityCenter Las Vegas:
20 varieties of sake by the glass and a wine list with about 250 selections to compliment the Chef's selections.
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