KUMI— Mandalay Bay. A revolutionary fusion of authentic Japanese recipes, sushi and modern Korean-American dishes from superstar chef Akira Back. $$$$ Open for dinner nightly. 702.632.9100.
OSAKA JAPANESE BISTRO— Near Strip. This Japanese gem was voted as one of the 50 best Japanese restaurants in the world—the only outside of Japan— by Japan’s largest weekly magazine, the Asahi Shukan. $$$ Open for dinner nightly. 4205 W. Sahara Ave., 702.876.4988; 10920 S. Eastern Ave., 702.616.3788. RED SUSHI— Golden Nugget. Fresh sushi and sashimi, plus Japanese sake and beer selections. $$ Open daily from 4-11 pm. 702.385.7111. SAKE ROK— The Park. Playful sushi and Japanese cuisine selections meet the vibrancy of Japan’s pop culture in this social eatery and party destination. $$$ Su-Th, noon-10 pm; F-Sa, 11 am. 702.706.3022. TAO— Grand Canal Shoppes. Creations include everything from Kobe beef to traditional Peking duck to sushi, all prepared by master chefs from across Asia. $$$ Open for dinner nightly from 5 pm. 702.388.8338. YELLOWTAIL JAPANESE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE— Bellagio. A mix of traditional and modern Japanese cuisine overlooking Lake Bellagio. $$$$ Open for dinner M-Th from 5-10 pm; lounge open until 11 pm. Dinner F-Su from 5-11 pm; lounge open until midnight. 702.730.3900. Mexican BORDER GRILL— Multiple locations. Discover bold Mexican fare by chefs Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger. $$ Open for lunch and dinner daily. Mandalay Bay, 702.632.7403; Forum Shops at Caesars, 702.854.6700. CADILLAC MEXICAN TEQUILA & KITCHEN BAR— Golden Nugget. Mouthwatering Mexican food and more than 70 boutique tequila selections. $$ Open M-F, 11 am-1 am; Sa, 9 am-1 am; Su, 9 ammidnight. 702.386.8169.