Hamada Japanese restaurants are a favorite chain in the greater Las Vegas area as well as on the Strip. Hamada’s Asiana at the Rio offers moderately priced Japanese favorites from teppanyaki cooking tables, a sushi bar, and a regular kitchen. Sushi Chef Yuzuru “Joe” Shimoda oversees production at the sushi bar as cooked and raw creations are served in a variety of combinations. Guests may also enjoy fresh sashimi flown in daily and served over rice. There is also a cocktail and lounge area which serves interesting drinks and a wide variety of sakes. The kitchen also serves up traditional favorites like steaks, teriyaki dishes, tempura, yakitori, sweet and sour dishes, as well as noodle and rice options.
The restaurant is decorated with a decadent Japanese theme. For those looking to get the entire Japanese experience, the teppanyaki tables are fun and exciting. Perfect for kids and adults, teppanyaki is a style of cooking in which the diners sit at a cook top table and the chef comes to prepare your dinner directly in front of you while you watch. Head teppan chef Ryan Collins is skilled in the art of exhibition cooking and has trained all of the chef’s at Hamada Asiana. They perform tricks with knives, food, and anything else they can use to entertain while cooking. Watch out for flying shrimp and flames shooting up from the grill. Chefs cut right on the grill at the teppan tables and you won’t believe how fast they can move their knives.
You may also want to enjoy a few refreshing sushi rolls at the sushi bar. All entrees at Hamada’s can be served in any room of the restaurant. This way guests enjoying teppan yaki can order sushi rolls as an appetizer as well. Hamada has long been the most popular place in town for teppanyaki and their newest location at the Rio is no different.