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First things first. This restaurant’s name is pronounced “cue,” which is a clever reference to the style of food served here. Because this large modern space with a view of all the Las Vegas Boulevard action offers one of the most original concepts in the Fontainebleau resort: American Barbecue with Asian influences. That means lots of smoked and fire-grilled proteins with accents of Japan, Korea, Thailand and beyond, inspired by the chef team’s global travels.

Food blogger and content creator Jonathan Tso (@JayTeeTakesaBite), lauds it for the fact that it "truly pushes the envelope on creative fusion dishes," pointing to dishes like the Ribeye French Dip with confit garlic aioli and fried egg, and Vietnamese tiramisu with mascarpone and caramel, as proof. Plus, Tso said, the Asian-inspired barbecue (like the smoked and wood-fired Thai stone pot fried rice) is “awesome.”

Neon Feast creator Al Mancini calls the pork belly pastrami with bao buns and Japanese miso mustard a “must-try” dish, although he’s also a big fan of the tableside preparation of bone marrow-infused steak tartare.

The restaurant has an open kitchen and a sleek, sophisticated atmosphere with gold accents and natural greenery, and it's conveniently located across from the sportsbook. The vibe is lively, but not overwhelmingly loud.

BBQ Pan-Asian Sake Strip North (and Convention Center) Ingredients

BBQ Pan-Asian Sake Strip North (and Convention Center) Ingredients

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