Las Vegas Food Scene / by Midori Ng

While you may not be heading to Las Vegas for the food, there are plenty of good eats on and off the strip. I’ve narrowed down my top five places to eat anytime I go to Vegas ($-$$ range):

Best Kept Secret: Japanese Curry Zen

A short Uber ride off the strip and you get to Japanese Curry Zen! This is a typical Japanese Curry restaurant, but they have a wide variety of curry flavors and different meats you can choose. I opted for a standard Japanese curry - prices for all dishes are extremely reasonable and portions are huge.

Best Happy Hour: Sushi Roku

Every time I go to Vegas I have to stop at Sushi Roku in Ceaser’s Palace! They have a great drink and food happy hour including different sushi rolls and appetizers. Personal favorite is the A2 Fusion roll and it’s only $4.

Best in Old Las Vegas/Fremont: The Park on Fremont

Old Las Vegas has a great food scene for happy hour and late night drinks. One of my favorites was The Park on Fremont because of the experimental food style. The restaurant is literally in a parking lot and has lots of seating on the back patio and front outdoor space. Highly recommend the mac and cheese balls!

Best Off the Strip: Lotus of Siam

This place has been rated one of the best Thai restaurants in North America and I have to say it lived up to the hype. The food was fresh, tasty, spicy, and authentic. A good start is the Pork Khao Soi - people also recommend the Crispy Duck Curry. Definitely finish it off with some coconut ice cream over sticky rice. Mmmmm.

Best Dessert: Sprinkles Cupcakes

Sprinkles is my favorite cupcake shop and since we don’t have one in Washington, I had to go to this location. Their shop has cupcakes AND ice cream. The coffee is also great to pair with your cupcake of choice (can’t go wrong with Red Velvet!).