The MGM website describes this hot spot as “ultimate destination for Japanese cuisine”. I have to say, I couldn’t agree more. From the decor, the menu, and the hospitality that the Strip has mastered, Shibuya blew me away. It’s located on MGM’s Studio Walk, seconds away from the MGM Casino and Las Vegas Monorail. As you enter, you’ll first notice the sushi bar where the chefs prepare the cold plates; eager faces of guests cautiously watch as their meals are prepared right in front of them. We were seated not too far into the back, the sushi bar still visible, as well as the glass wall that shows tourists walking by the Studio Walk. We were greeted promptly, was briefly told about specials for the night, and were given an ample amount of time to decide. We ordered some wine, sushi, and 2 warm plates as our entrees.
Ama Ebi, Cucumber, Fresh Ginger, Topped with Tuna
What can I say about this roll? It was perfection. The tuna was fresh, juicy, flavourful. The ginger was subtle, yet played an improtant role in the overall taste of the dish.
Kushi Yaki Breast & Thigh, Satsumaimo Croquettes, Shishito, Lemon Teriyaki
This was my friend’s meal. I had a bite of the chicken and it was great!
BRAISED KOBE SHORT RIB & SEARED FOIE GRAS
White Asparagus, Spicy Sweet Soy
I wasn’t too crazy about the braised short ribs, let me just get that out there. However, the seared foie gras was the best I’ve ever had. Mind-blowing, amazing, perfection. This doesn’t happen too often; this dish left me completely speechless. Well, unless you count “Mmm!” as speech. =)