If you’re looking for some great restaurants in Las Vegas, the Sahara should be your go-to spot. This hotel and casino feature a wide variety of eateries, each with its own unique atmosphere and menu options. In this guide, you’ll learn exactly what restaurants match your personal tastes and your preferred atmosphere.
Before we get started with our list, I’ll share a pro tip. Sahara 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 Infinity Rewards.
Restaurants in the Sahara Las Vegas
- Bazaar Meat
- Balla Italian Soul
- Uno Mas Street Tacos
- Zeffer’s Cafe
- The Noodle Den
- Chickie’s & Pete’s
At the Sahara, you get one of the best mixes of international flavors that you wouldn’t normally get at any other Las Vegas Hotel. The problem is you might not know exactly what you like or what tastes good. I’ve broken down all the restaurants above into easy categories so you’ll have no issue picking out your favorite.
Fine Dining Restaurants in the Sahara Las Vegas
The Sahara has exceptional dining options if you’re looking to treat yourself to a special meal. Bazaar Meat and Bella Italian Soul both have different, but exquisite menus that please even the pickiest of taste buds. The restaurants get busy for dinner service so it’s always worth making a reservation ahead of time.
José Andrés is a James Beard award-winning chef who has created a masterpiece of flavors for his restaurant, Bazaar Meat. All meals can be paired with upscale classic cocktails made by the mixologist at Bar Centro.
The restaurant has a long history of receiving some of Las Vegas’s most coveted awards like the Best of Fine Dining in 2018 and Best Date Night Location in 2019 from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It also brought home the Best Restaurant in Nevada from Business Insider.
The dress code does demand a higher level of sophistication so no ball caps or flip-flops will be allowed.
The menu is broken down into different types of experiences. Jose’s Way Tasting and the Ultimate Tasting serve multi-course meals with appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts. You also have the option to order individual items like Cotton Candy Foie Gras, Patatas Bravas, Fresh Oysters, and Sashimi. An impressive wine list is also available from sparking and white to red and rose.
Between the inventive cocktails, brilliant cuts of meat, and exquisite desserts, Bazaar Meat is guaranteed to be a success for everyone in your group. The restaurant even accommodates food sensitivities with a celiac, vegetarian, and pescatarian menu.
Balla Italian Soul
Another fine dining establishment in Sahara worth your consideration is Balla Italian Soul restaurant. Headed by James Beard award-winning chef Shawn McClain, this Italian restaurant has seasonal menus with ingredients from around the region.
The pasta is made in-house and you can find classics like Spaghetti and Linguini, or try out modern twists like the Black Shells or Agnolotti. Pizza, steaks, veal, and chicken are all present at this beautiful Italian restaurant. They also offer classic Italian desserts like Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, and Gelato. Each is made with unique ingredients to elevate the flavors. There are two signature cocktails, Dolce Pressato and Rosa Sgroppino, but you’ll find several wines and after-dinner liqueurs.
The restaurant is a bold take on Italian with designs and food to match. You’ll have contemporary Italian art combined with contemporary Italian recipes. This is a perfect date night spot or an elevated time out with friends.
Sahara Las Vegas Casual Sit-Down Restaurant Options
Take a seat and relax at one of Sahara’s premium casual restaurants. Each one has a distinct flavor and style that is hard to match at other hotels. Uno Mas Street Tacos, Zeffer’s Cafe, The Noodle Den, and Chickie’s & Pete’s are all excellent spots to go to if you’re looking for a casual dining experience. While you may not need a reservation for every option, it’s worth having one as these popular Vegas eateries can be very busy.
Uno Mas Street Tacos
For a Mexican taste that is truly authentic, Uno Mas Street Tacos combines traditional fresh ingredients with modern cooking techniques. The vibrant flavors of Mexico are all present from the Pork Al Pastor to the Carne Asada.
The menu is broken down into tacos, Mexican bowls, and beverages. A classic Frozen Margarita can be combined with a Pork Belly Taco or an Oaxacan Old Fashioned with a Chicken Tinga Bowl. There are even a few desserts you can celebrate with like a Trio of Churros or a Tres Leches Cake.
The atmosphere is fun enough for kids while still being elevated enough for adults. Uno Mas is perfect for families or casual eaters who are looking for more flavor in their meals.
At Uno Mas, you’ll get the smell of corn tortillas in the air with lively Latino music playing in the background. Fresh pastor is spinning on a vertical grill and you can even peek through the glass wall at the culinary team serving up your meals.
Zeffer’s Cafe strikes a balance between being a casual eatery while still having a sophisticated atmosphere. This southern food cafe features traditional favorites with a few twists. It’s a perfect location for a group looking to get brunch after a long night out in Vegas.
The menu is filled with light and heavy breakfast and lunch meals that can fit any preference. You’ll find modern classics like Avocado Toast, Greek Yogurt Parfait, and Lemon Raspberry Pancakes. For something more substantial, Zeffer’s offers Shrimp’n Grits, Chilaquiles, and Zeffer’s Breakfast Skillet.
Those who need a little pick-me-up to recover from the previous night have a few cocktail, beer, and wine options to choose from. Of course, there is a range of non-alcoholic drinks as well.
Beautiful plates and dishes will arrive at your table and you won’t have to worry about a dress code. The atmosphere is laid back but still maintains enough class for any group in Vegas to enjoy.
The Noodle Den
Watch hand-made noodles being stretched and cut right before your eyes at The Noodle Den. Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin has brought together a team of professional chefs to put together world-class meals with a traditional Northern Chinese influence.
Chef Sam has been in the restaurant industry for most of his life starting in Zhengzhou, China where he opened Noodle City. Once he received a Senior Noodle Technician certification he headed for the bright lights of Vegas and has been refining his skills ever since.
This is the perfect spot for those looking to try something different in Las Vegas’s food scene. You can get signature dishes like Pan-Fried Dumplings, Crab and Pork Xiao Long Bao, and the Taiwan Beef Brisket Hand-Pulled Noodle Soup. The typical wine and beer selections you’d have at other restaurants are all present at The Noodle Den but you’ll get even more exotic choices like Sake and Baijiu.
Chickie’s & Pete’s
Originating in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, Chickie’s & Pete’s is ESPN’s number one ranked sports bar in North America. The west coast location in Las Vegas is the first on this side of the U.S. and anyone can enjoy sitting down for a drink and some food while watching the big game.
The walls are covered with over 50 giant high-definition televisions and a state-of-the-art sound system pumps out the sounds of the game for the entire restaurant to hear. You’ll also have plenty of seating to choose from in the over 8,000 square foot sports bar including picnic tables, lounge seating, and booths.
The menu at Chickie’s & Pete’s is filled with bar classics like Chickie’s Tenders, Mushroom Swiss Burger, and Wings. But, you’ll also find other delicious bites like Fried Crab Mac & Cheese and a Warm Lobster Roll. There are over 20 different tap beers to choose from along with a full bar of cocktails, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Quick Drinks and Eats
Las Vegas demands a lot of walking so you don’t always have time to sit down and eat. Prendi and Starbucks are two options that will get you in and out quickly while still satisfying your cravings. Simply walk in and get what you need before heading out on the town.
Prendi is where you go when you’re short on time but still want a tasty meal you can eat on the move. They are known for their focaccia pizzas which are thick, but small, squares of pizza with various toppings like cheese, pepperoni, and various types of meat.
You’ll also find salads, sandwiches, and even gelato to round out your quick meal. Prendi’s unique focus on fresh, delicious food that can be enjoyed while walking around the city is one of its main attractions.
The coffee staple from Seattle made its way to Las Vegas and you can find it in almost every hotel along the strip. Not only is there an abundance of hot and cold drinks but also pastries, snacks, and sandwiches.
It’s the perfect spot for a quick breakfast or snack before heading out to explore the city. Prices are reasonable and Starbucks has made it easy to pay by using its app or paying with cash, credit, or a prepaid Starbucks card.
Eating at the Sahara in Las Vegas
Sahara hosts a number of unique restaurants that you’ll find unmatched along the strip. From premium steaks and Italian food to one of the best sports bars in the nation, the Sahara has something for everyone. I want to thank you for taking the time to read over this guide and for checking out The Las Vegas Report.