Japaneiro Asian Infusion
Neon Feast contributor and Las Vegas Advisor publisher Anthony Curtis said the drive to Japaneiro, which is about five miles west of the Strip, is well worth it.
“Terrific steaks in an unlikely location,” is what Curtis said he finds there. “Good seafood, too. All well below big-casino prices.”
Japaneiro, from former Nobu chef Kevin Chong, presents Chong’s own brand of fusionistic cuisine. The black cod lettuce wraps might be slightly reminiscent of Nobu, but Chong’s version is more diminutive and crowned with shredded phyllo.
More of his creativity is evidenced in starters of edamame with truffle oil, squarish gyoza stuffed with Black Angus beef, and rock shrimp in a spicy-creamy yuzu sauce. There’s a wide range of entrees here, with the chef’s specialties including Jidori chicken, Scottish salmon, filet mignon, foie gras and lamb chops, all with distinctive touches. Or combine favorites, as in the New York Strip Foie gras or the dramatically presented Truffle Marrow Filet.
Nods to traditional Japanese cuisine also are present, in the sashimi, kushiyaki, toban yaki, yakisoba and yaki udon dishes.