Truly authentic Chinese food is infused with Cantonese flavors as well as cuisine inspired by the province of Shanghai. For a far-east experience that you can only find at the MGM Grand, Pearl is as authentic as they come. The dining room infuses natural elements like twigs and grass to create a soothing Zen-like experience with a feng shui influence designed to provide a calming experience for everyone that dines here. Contemporary furniture blends with natural elements like dark woods for an upscale feeling, not found in most Chinese restaurants on the Strip. Live seafood is served daily at Pearl and it is by far the most popular cuisine. The tasting menu is a true treat with items like dumplings, spare-ribs, lobster fried rice, and scallops with XO sauce. Appetizers consist of almost any Asian-style soup or dumpling that you could dream of.
Chef Kai-Wa Yau prides himself on the fact that his cuisine is constantly changing with the seasons, ensuring that only the freshest ingredients are served daily. Live fish and seafood includes fresh Cod, Maine Lobster, Dungeness crab, steamed live garlic shrimp, and spiced king crab legs. If seafood doesn’t fit your taste, select one of the traditional chicken or beef options that are sure to tickle the fancy of any American palate. Side dishes include several different takes on rice and vegetables. Lo Mein with sliced barbecue pork is a favorite as well as the Dungeness crab and egg white fried rice. Other favorite dishes include the shrimp and scallop chowder, spider prawn dumplings, macadamia Kung pao chicken, pan-seared fillet of Kobe beef, almond crusted lemon chicken, and crisp salt and pepper squid. Unlike many Chinese restaurants, Pearl takes pride in plating and presentation. Each dish is created to please all the senses.