A hot spot for teppanyaki and fresh seafood, Kusa Nori is a highly sought out dining destination. Their menu of modern Japanese cuisine offers a broad range of delectable dishes loved by tourists and locals alike. Pair their inspired fare with the energetic ambiance, and you have the ideal place for any occasion.
Below you’ll find an in-depth review of Kusa Nori, including the menu, atmosphere, and more to ensure you don’t miss a thing.
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Beautifully Presented Modern Japanese Cuisine
Kusa Nori’s menu consists of classic and innovative selections you will love. In addition to quality ingredients, they focus on appealing and artistic presentations, so every dish is a delight.
Make sure to ask your server for some of the fresh wasabi, which is grated tableside.
The following sections explore each portion of the menu and highlight stand-out dishes so you can plan your meal to perfection.
The Menu at Kusa Nori Restaurant in Resorts World
Daily seatings for Kusa Nori’s teppanyaki tables start at 5 PM, and I strongly recommend taking the extra time to pre-book the experience. Their chefs slice, dice, do tricks, and put on a show for you and your tablemates that you won’t soon forget.
In addition, their menu of premium meat and seafood offerings blows the competitors out of the water.
Each teppanyaki selection is also served with miso soup, seasonal harvest veggies, garlic fried rice, and a dessert to provide you with a well-rounded meal.
Starter & Salads
From the start, Kusa Nori’s menu features inspired authentic Japanese fare everyone can enjoy. Whether you want to share some Edamame or enjoy a Miso Soup by yourself, the collection of appetizers will not disappoint.
They also offer a few salads packed with fresh, bright flavors that are great for starting a lighter meal.
Chilled & Hot Social Shares
The Chilled & Hot Social Shares make ideal appetizers for the table. With familiar favorites like tempura and gyoza, you’re sure to find something the whole group can agree on.
The Shigoku Oysters are the most popular selection. They arrive on a bed of ice with a shroud of smoke and are topped with shiso sakura shoyu mignonette, a bit of kusa cocktail sauce, golden ikura, and edible gold flakes.
Chef’s Signature Starters
This part of the menu includes signature dishes that showcase the freshest seafood, a delightful blend of flavors, and the chefs’ culinary excellence.
If you want to try the best, make sure to try one of the three dishes to enjoy amongst the table. My favorite is the Scallop Crudo with yuzu apples, a hint of truffle, jalapeno, and an eye-catching radish rose.
Sashimi & Nigiri
The sashimi and nigiri creations at Kusa Nori highlight perfectly sliced pieces of fresh seafood that melt in your mouth. They offer 18 different types, each of which is worth ordering.
I recommend trying one of the Moriawase platters, which come with a selection of sashimi or nigiri and are beautifully presented on a bed of ice with perfectly placed garnishes.
Kusa Nori Crafted Maki & Specialty Rolls
Decadent and beautiful, Kusa Nori Crafted Maki & Specialty Rolls put the chef’s inspired, expert technique on full display.
One of the most popular, the Silver State Roll, is made with king crab, avocado, cucumber, rice cracker, fish roe, and sweet soy, resulting in endless texture and taste.
If you enjoy super spicy foods, the “Rami” Spicy Tuna Roll has enough heat to pack a punch. Beware, you’ll have to sign a waiver to partake.
Kusa Nori also prepares classic sushi rolls you have likely tried before, like the Shrimp Tempura Roll and the Spicy Tuna Roll.
These Japanese sushi staples are crowd-pleasing favorites and are great for the less adventurous eater or a sushi connoisseur. I recommend the Snow Crab California Roll.
Robata Meats, Poultry & Seafood
From Angus Beef Filet to Kurobuta Pork Belly to Jumbo Tiger Shrimp, Kusa Nori’s robata selections are bursting with flavor.
They use premium meats, and each dish is marinated, well-seasoned, and perfectly barbecued. These tender, juicy morsels make a great addition to any meal, so don’t miss out.
When you opt for an entree at Kusa Nori, you can expect the finest meats, complex textures, and delectable flavor combinations.
If you want to try a house specialty, go for the Misoyaki Black Cod. The fresh, tender fish is seaweed-crusted, coated with crunchy cracker balls, and served with fresh veggies and yuzu-sake foam.
Other entrees include Truffle Jidori Chicken Katsu, Black Hawk Wagyu Steak, and Mugifuji Pork Tomahawk.
Wagyu Beef Theory
As you may have guessed by the name of this menu section, Kusa Nori takes beef very seriously, and it definitely pays off.
The Wagyu Beef Theory options are tender, juicy, and mouth-wateringly delicious. They offer A5 Japanese Wagyu Striploin and Black Hawk Wagyu two ways, all of which can be roasted on a ceramic plate, AKA tobanyaki-style, or with cherry wood smoke.
Robata Seasonal Harvest
Kusa Nori’s Robata Seasonal Harvest selections include fresh vegetables grilled to perfection. These dishes are great for vegetarians and vegans and pair perfectly with entrees and sushi.
While each option is expertly seasoned and sauced, the Okinawa Sweet Potato with black honey and soybean dust is my top recommendation.
Over the top in every way, Kusa Nori’s desserts are a true delight. From chocolatey to creamy to crunchy, their creations span various tastes and bring you something new and exciting in every bite.
My favorite is the Kusa Nori Maple Toast. It is made with a warm sugar cube brioche loaf, apple spheres, and a sweet maple reduction. It also comes with rich brown butter ice cream.
Whether you choose to imbibe in the separate lounge area or the main dining room, Kusa Nori’s bar offers a wide range of spirits, wines, and beers for your enjoyment.
They also have a sizable list of sakes and delicious handmade specialty cocktails that go excellently with their cuisine.
If you’re looking for a great deal, stop in for their daily happy hour, which includes small bites, sake bombs, and more.
Reservations at Kusa Nori Restaurant
Kusa Nori Restaurant in Resorts World Las Vegas uses the Sevenrooms restaurant reservation platform, making it easy for diners to find availability, make a reservation, receive confirmation, and edit or cancel a reservation if plans change.
You can log into Sevenrooms using a Facebook or Google account or just make a reservation as a guest.
A Stylishly Chic and Energetic Atmosphere
Kusa Nori has an upscale casual vibe created with dim lighting and eye-catching decor. The interior features stylish furnishings, a sprawling octopus mural, and dancing fish shadows on the floor in colorful spotlights.
Giant koi fish sculptures and flighty paper cranes also dangle from the ceiling, adding a whimsical ambiance to the space.
Things To Know About Kusa Nori in the Resorts World Hotel
Location: Kusa Nori is located off the casino floor near The District, so it’s super easy to find. It is next to Sun’s Out Buns Out and across from Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge.
Hours of Operation:
- Daily – 5 PM-10 PM
- Bar & Lounge Seating – Daily 4 PM-Close
- Happy Hour – Daily 4-5:30 PM
- Hours subject to change
Dress Code: Business casual attire is preferred at Kusa Nori. Dressy shorts and sandals are permitted, but hats, flip-flops, beachwear, and athletic wear are not allowed.
Price: A meal for two people costs approximately $175 to $250, including drinks, appetizers, entrees, and a dessert.
Genting Rewards Dining Perks: Resorts World Las Vegas has a player’s rewards program that offers all kinds of benefits including those for dining if you’re a member. Membership is free. You can find more information here at Genting Rewards.
Kusa Nori in Summary
Kusa Nori is my favorite place for teppanyaki in Las Vegas, but they also have a wealth of Japanese cuisine and sushi to pique every interest.
From robata meats to various premium steaks to handcrafted maki, their array of dishes shows you what authentic and inspired Japanese fare is all about. I hope this in-depth review was helpful, and thanks for checking us out here at the Las Vegas Report!
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