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Adventures in Eating: 7 Decidedly Delicious Vegas Dishes

November 3, 2014
Written by: Yasha Wallin

With an influx of new mouthwatering restaurants opening on The Strip like Umami Burger and Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS Las Vegas, there’s never been a better time to treat your taste buds to Vegas’ finest fare. But since finding the most delicious culinary creations takes some digging, we hungrily tackled the task for you. Below is our list of the best, unexpected SLS Las Vegas menu items for your eating pleasure.

Secret Tater Tots at Umami Burger Beer Garden & Sports Book
Not that Umami Burger’s menu leaves anyone wanting, but there’s also a secret, expanded selection for those in the know. (Shhh…don’t tell anyone.) One highlight is the next-level-good, deep fried tater tots, infused with aged parmesan and sharp cheddar and browned to perfection.

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Corn Crunch Roll at Katsuya
Crunchy, savory, and big enough to share, Katsuya’s popular roll is packed full of succulent sauteed shrimp, avocado, cucumber and spicy mayo. Wrapped in soy paper, and topped with corn tempura and takitori, this fusion favorite is not to be missed.


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“Beefsteak” Tomato Tartare at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
For delicious light fare thats as delectable as its meaty counterparts, this vegetarian tartare is a treat for the senses. Equal parts sweet and acidic, this fresh dish of rich tomatoes is enhanced with balsamic, olive oil, cucumber, black olive, and romaine leaves.


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Truffle Cheese Bread at 800 Degrees
This gooey, piping hot starter is stuffed with mozzarella, parmesan, garlic and truffle oil and is so decadent you might not get to dinner. That is until you see the pizzas (below) on offer at 800 Degrees, then we’re sure you’ll make room for a main.


Sticky Toffee Pudding at Cleo
Dessert lovers rejoice! This is a celebration of textures starting with a melting vanilla gelato over a soft sponge of magical walnut feuilletine, surrounded by sticky butterscotch.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Custom Shave Ice at Ku Noodle
It’s always hot in Vegas, so there’s always an excuse for an ice cold dessert to cool you down. Ku Noodle’s custom shave ice is not your typical variety, but rather a Tawainese-style creamy concoction covered with your choice of toppings. Round it all off with a selection of sauces including condensed milk and coconut.

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José Andrés Burger at Umami Burger Beer Garden & Sports Book
You can’t go wrong with any burger at Umami, but this Spanish-themed version with a pork and cured ham patty with piquillo pepper confit, caramelized onion, manchego, and aioli is a must have!

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