Ichiza in Las Vegas is one of my favorite restaurants. There are so many well-rated restaurants on Yelp, but few are actually as good as reviewed. Ichiza is better than good. Even in an area full of Asian eats, this establishment is as great as places in Tokyo.
Every night the restaurant is full of locals and Japanese both young and in town for business. There's always a wait and line, but it's worth it. The place is boisterous for a reason. And it's a reason your palate and stomach will happily understand at the end of the night.
There's a standard menu that doesn't change, and written all throughout the walls are the ever-changing daily specials. The perfection of the regular menu and the constant introduction of new items brings you back again and again. Plus, to make it more fun all this food is perfect for a long night of eating and drinking. If you want to keep drinking, you can also keep ordering. The plates come out in nice small portions for variety. But save room for dessert! Ichiza serves one of the best honey toasts around. It's simple but so memorably good.
|Fried oyster salad|
|Tempura fried sweet potato|
|Buta kakuni. Pork with kimchi|
|Tebasaki. Grilled chicken wings|
|Tsukune. Grilled chicken meatballs|
|Fried rice with crab meat|