Shibuya, named after a trendy area of Tokyo, brings fine Japanese dining to Sin City in a way that’s palatable and non-intimidating. However, Shibuya is completely authentic with many ingredients coming in directly from Shibuya, itself. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of sake that is like non-other in Vegas.
The true authenticity of the restaurant will be obvious if you get a chance to speak with executive chef Eiji Takase, he speaks only a few words of English and has been hired directly from Tokyo to create dishes that provide a little taste of Japan in every bite. There are several dining options available at Shibuya. You can opt to eat at a teppanyaki table where your food will be cooked right in front of you, just like at a traditional Japanese steakhouse. You can also eat at the sushi bar and watch the skilled sushi chefs make their culinary performances look easy. There are also plenty of traditional dining areas, as well, and what’s great is that you can enjoy teppan or sushi options in any area of the restaurant, no matter where your seat may be. One of the reasons that Shibuya sushi is so popular is that their nigiri and their rolls are cut into bite sized pieces instead of other restaurants that give you large pieces with no possible way to cut them down to size. Favorite entrees include the Kobe short rib and rock shrimp tempura. Also try the Ryu Roll which is served with eel, cucumber, mango and avocado. While mango and eel may sound like a strange combination, this roll is a force to be reckoned with. At Shibuya, you can dine on delicacies like Australian Kobe beef, sautéed beef tenderloin with truffle ponzu sauce, or Kumamoto oysters. A sushi favorite is the Shibuya Rainbow roll, a traditional rainbow roll with an interesting surprise.
Shibuya also offers a complete tasting menu with appetizers and dessert included. This is a rare find in sushi restaurants, considering most only offer samplings of sushi rolls instead of complete meal tastings.