Unlike any dining experience you’ve had before, SUSHISAMBA immerses you in a stunning visual atmosphere with dramatic art installations while simultaneously dazzling you with inspired culinary creations.
Chef John Um, known for his aesthetic presentations, expertly blends Japanese, Peruvian, and Brazilian cuisine and culture to bring you bold flavors with every bite.
They are also home to the largest selection of Japanese whiskeys in Las Vegas and have a deluxe lounge and bar perfect for cocktails with friends.
I’ve compiled all my findings on SUSHISAMBA below, including dress code, ambiance, menu offerings, and more, so you know what to expect when you visit.
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While SUSHISAMBA’s robust and innovative menu is anything but ordinary, its array of dishes ensures plenty of options for every palate.
They even have separate vegan and gluten-conscious menus. Whatever you order, keep in mind that they encourage sharing foods and eating family style.
The Menu at SUSHISAMBA Las Vegas
To get your meal started right, I recommend ordering an Aperitivo first. They arrive quickly and are the perfect snack to enjoy while contemplating the rest of the menu with your group.
Choose between familiar options like Edamame, grilled Shishito, and Green Bean Tempura. Or, for a bit of Peruvian and Brazilian flavor straight away, choose the Plantain Chips.
Considering SUSHISAMBA’s cuisine is meant for sharing, it’s no surprise some of their most famous dishes come from the Small Plates portion of the menu.
The Crispy Taquitos are my top recommendation. You can order them stuffed with yellowtail, avocado, and miso or with Japanese wagyu, truffled tofu crema, ponzu, and micro celery.
Both come with an array of upscale condiments too.
Other stand-out dishes include Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef Gyoza, Mushroom Tobanyaki, and Rock Shrimp Tempura.
The Raw selections at SUSHISAMBA bring you a unique take on Peruvian seviche and sashimi.
The Tuna Seviche combines Japanese flavors like wasabi peas with pomegranate leche de tigre to create a bold and inspired dish the whole table will enjoy.
You’ll also find fresh West Coast oysters in this part of the menu.
SUSHISAMBA’s kitchen includes a traditional Japanese charcoal grill, allowing them to prepare authentic robata from the freshest ingredients.
My favorites are the various Anticuchos options served on skewers over Peruvian corn.
If you want to skip the skewer, this menu section also includes several meat, organic vegetable, fish, and seafood selections with tasty sauces.
Japanese Wagyu has a special, highlighted place on SUSHISAMBA’s menu. They only serve the best quality Grade A5, and you can choose how many ounces you order.
For preparation, choose between Ishiyaki or Robatayaki, both of which leave the beef tender and juicy.
The Large Plates at SUSHISAMBA are nothing short of amazing. These dishes showcase the kitchen’s expert fusion of cuisines to bring you innovative, filling fare.
If you’re craving seafood, the Moqueca Mista is a house specialty. It contains shrimp, squid, sea bass, mussels, and clams with coconut milk, dende oil, and chimichurri rice, creating a rich and savory dish.
For a meatier entree, try the Brazilian Churrasco Rio Grande with ribeye, chorizo, wagyu, collared greens, black beans, and delectable SUSHISAMBA dipping sauces.
Intricate and eye-catching, the Samba Rolls should not be missed. These distinctive rolls include fresh, exotic ingredients to bring you truly innovative bites.
While each of these rolls is worth trying, the Samba Strip is the most popular.
It is made with Maine lobster, mango, avocado, lotus root chips, and aji honey truffle rolled in soy paper.
Another favorite is the Sasa Handroll with shrimp tempura, shishito, quinoa, cilantro, red onion, and spicy mayo.
Nigiri & Sashimi
Expertly prepared and bursting with flavor, the nigiri and sashimi at SUSHISAMBA is another area you won’t want to overlook.
They make all the classics like King Crab, Yellowtail, Tuna, and Japanese Snapper, as well as more unique options like Quail Egg and Fluke.
SUSHISAMBA also serves a collection of classic rolls and hand rolls, such as Shrimp Tempura and Spicy Tuna. The Yellowtail Jalapeno and the Eel Cucumber are house favorites.
For an eclectic selection of sushi, nigiri, or sashimi, SUSHISAMBA offers various Chef’s Inspiration options that allow you to sample many of the best creations.
The Chef’s Inspiration section also includes Royal Osetra caviar served with plantain chips.
For a little something extra, add one of SUSHISAMBA’s sides to any meal. The Purple Potato Mash and the Peruvian Corn both look and taste amazing.
They also offer Coconut Rice and Steamed Japanese Rice.
With sweet treats like dulce de leche Japanese doughnuts, freshly baked honey brioche toast, and Peruvian panna cotta, you’ll definitely want to save room for dessert.
If you’re having trouble deciding, the house specialty, warm Chocolate Banana Cake with plantain chip, maple butter, and vanilla rum ice cream, makes an outstanding choice.
SUSHISAMBA’s bar offers a unique collection of spirits, including Brazilian cachaca, Peruvian pisco, regional beers, premium wines, and sakes.
They also have the largest selection of Japanese whiskeys in Las Vegas.
I recommend trying a whisky flight or speaking with the sake sommelier for assistance in selecting the ideal pairing for your meal.
Or, for something more complex, try one of their delicious signature cocktails like the Sambatini, which changes monthly.
Reservations at SUSHISAMBA Restaurant in the Venetian
SUSHISAMBA Restaurant in the Venetian 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.
Immerse Yourself in a Dramatic and Artistic Atmosphere
SUSHISAMBA surrounds you with an ambiance unlike any other. The space is full of larger-than-life art installations like swirling graffiti ribbons that lead you in and snake throughout the restaurant.
They also feature a stunning tree bar and moving art projections that amplify the spirit and culture of Japan, Peru, and Brazil.
In addition to the decor, they have an open kitchen, a sushi bar, and a fiery robata grill that add to the dramatic ambiance.
Things To Know About SUSHISAMBA in the Venetian Hotel
Location: From the Palazzo casino, go up to level 2. SUSHISAMBA is between Villa Azur and Kamu Ultra Karaoke in the Grand Canal Shoppes.
Hours of Operation:
- Sunday-Thursday – 11:30 AM-12:00 AM
- Friday & Saturday – 11:30 AM-1:00 AM
- Hours subject to change
Dress Code: SUSHISAMBA’s dress code is smart casual, and stylish attire is encouraged. Avoid wearing sportswear, beachwear, and flip-flops.
Price: A meal for two people, including appetizers, a collection of dishes, cocktails, and a dessert, typically ranges between $175 and $250.
Grazie Rewards Dining Perks: The Venetian and Palazzo have 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 Grazie Rewards.
SUSHISAMBA in Summary
An expert blend of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian culture and cuisine makes SUSHISAMBA, unlike any other dining experience.
From dramatic art installations to an expansive collection of Japanese whisky, they have everything needed to ensure a spectacular night out in Las Vegas.
I hope this in-depth review was helpful, and thanks for checking us out here at the Las Vegas Report!
If you’re looking for more dining options at this amazing resort, check out our complete guide to restaurants in the Venetian and Palazzo.