When traveling to Las Vegas with a group, one of the most difficult questions to answer is this: What do you want for dinner tonight? There are so many restaurants in the city, so many different types of cuisine, that such a seemingly simple question can trigger many responses. So, what do you do when half of the group wants Italian and the other half wants Japanese?
Fortunately, there’s no need to split up and go to separate restaurants. Just take a look at this list of the best fusion restaurants in Las Vegas and make a reservation at a place where you can quite literally enjoy the best of both worlds.
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Award-winning chef José Andrés brings Mexican-Chinese fusion to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at this lively restaurant. Experience dim sum, carnitas tacos, pozole and more at China Poblano. Definitely order the signature twenty vegetable fried rice (yep, there are really twenty different kinds of seasonal veggies in there), and don’t sleep on the China Poblano Cocktail Experience, which takes you on a four-cocktail journey through China and Mexico.
At this Japanese-Italian fusion spot in Chinatown, it’s all about the ingredient that unites both cuisines: noodles. Head to the pasta section on the menu at Trattoria Nakamura-Ya and enjoy linguini with uni tomato cream sauce, spaghetti with Japanese mushrooms, seaweed and soy and fettuccine with salted cod roe and cream. You’ll also find crispy octopus karaage, caprese salad and green tea gelato.
Buldogis is a hot dog shop on the west side of town that combines Korean food with American comfort classics. Be fancy and order gourmet pork bulgogi hot dogs loaded with kimchi and jalapenos or honor your inner child with a beef hot dog topped with mac and cheese. The menu also features fried chicken sandwiches, mac and cheese quesadillas, Korean chicken noodle soup and cheese fries.
The introduction of sushi burritos to the Las Vegas dining scene seemed like a passing fad at first – until people realized that, hey wait, sushi burritos are actually pretty tasty. If you’re curious about trying the Mexican-Japanese fusion item for yourself while visiting Las Vegas, it’s hard to beat Jaburritos. With locations on the Strip and in southwest Las Vegas, this sushi burrito spot really leans into the fusion concept, with chef-created burritos that include both raw fish and roasted corn and beans, pico de gallo and guacamole. Order a side of chips and queso for the perfect fusion meal.
Hailed by Buzzfeed as one of the best dining options for a hangover in Las Vegas, KoMex Fusion serves Korean-Mexican fare in a casual setting. Options include calamari tacos, bulgogi chimichangas, pork belly tater tots and kimchi fried rice.
This little food truck in a gas station parking lot has major flavor. Offering both standalone Mexican and Italian dishes as well as fusion dishes, Camaradas serves everything from pasta to tacos. Order the mezcal pink sauce pasta if you really want to experience how good the fusion items are here, and always ask about rotating specials.