28 Las Vegas Restaurants You Need to Try


Las Vegas restaurants you need to try! This is one of the best foodie destinations and eating good is always what I look forward to the most when I visit. From upscale celebrity chef restaurants to casual taco spots and everything in between, here’s a list of best places to eat in Las Vegas for whatever you’re craving!

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All You Can Eat Las Vegas Restaurants

Las Vegas is known for having some of the best buffets in the world. And no, it’s not your average neighborhood buffet that serves unlimited pizza and fried rice, we’re talking crab legs and filet mignon! Indulging at an extravagant all you can eat restaurant is something you need to do at least once when in Las Vegas!

Bacchanal Buffet

Caesar’s Palace – 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd | website | $$$$

best buffet in Las Vegas is the Bacchanal Buffet in Caesar's Palace

The Bacchanal is the largest buffet in Las Vegas and gets my vote for the best buffet on The Strip. It is 25,000 square feet with over 250 items from around the world.

My highlights are the crab legs, bone marrow, lechon, and the made-to-order crepe station! The Bacchanal Buffet price is $80 per person for the Crab Brunch and Dinner. It’s cheaper during weekday brunch but you don’t get crab.

Once you enter, you have 90 minutes to eat as much as your heart (or stomach) desires.

Pro-tip: make reservations in advance or else you might end up waiting hours in line. Also go for a later brunch time slot so you are there when they switch to the dinner items, that way you get to try even more food!

888 Japanese BBQ

Chinatown – 3550 S Decatur Blvd | website | $$

all you can eat Las Vegas restaurant 888 Japanese BBQ in Chinatown

This spot is off the strip in Chinatown Las Vegas and has all you can eat Japanese bbq, sushi, ramen, and more! There are three different menus to choose from that ranges from $27-$44 per person.

You order whatever you want and the waiter will bring it to your table. There is a grill at every table so you can cook your own meats.

The menu has a nice variety, quality meats like filet mignon, and overall a great value!

888 Korean BBQ

Chinatown – 4215 Spring Mountain Rd | website | $$

all you can eat 888 Korean BBQ Las Vegas restaurant

From the same owners as 888 Japanese BBQ but this place specializes in Korean bbq, stews, fried rice, and more! There are three different menus with prices that range from $26-$43 per person.

You order whatever you want and the waiter will bring it to your table. There is a grill at every table so you can cook your own meats.

The pork belly sampler is a must order! It comes with 8 different flavors so you can try unique marinades like green tea.


Special Occasion Las Vegas Restaurants

Las Vegas is the perfect destination for bachelorette and bachelor parties, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or whatever excuse you have to do it big. If you’re celebrating or just want to treat yourself to nice meal, check out these special occasion Las Vegas restaurants!

The X Pot

The Palazzo – 3327 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite 2884 | website | $$$$

The X Pot best a5 wagyu hot pot Las Vegas restaurant

The X Pot is the ultimate elevated hot pot experience in Las Vegas. They specialize in high quality seafood and meats like Miyazakigyu A5 wagyu beef that is flown in daily from Japan.

You can order a la carte, an A5 Wagyu Feast, or opt for a tasting menu.

The A5 Wagyu Feast is served on a golden cow 5 different ways: wagyu ribeye and uni nigiri, wagyu caviar bites, wagyu uni wraps, wagyu short rib and tongue grilled on a Himalayan salt block, and 3 different types of thinly sliced wagyu for hot pot. This is $128 for 2 people.

The Chef’s Tasting Menu is $159 per person or you can go all out with the VIP Tasting Menu for 4 people for $1688.

Must orders are any kind of A5 wagyu, it literally melts in your mouth, and the dancing hand-pulled noodles, it has the perfect chewy texture and you get a show!

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

Caesar’s Palace – 3570 Las Vegas Blvd | website | $$$

best celebrity chef Las Vegas restaurant Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen

This upscale Las Vegas restaurant is inspired from the reality tv show, Hell’s Kitchen, starring celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay. Occasionally episodes are filmed here but most of the time it is just a regular restaurant.

At the entrance, you’ll be greeted with a life-size video of Gordon yelling at you to get to your seat and a wall of past Hell’s Kitchen winners. There is a little merch store as well.

There’s even a red and blue kitchen but it is rather peaceful. I was expecting it to be gimmicky but the service is great and the food is delicious and well done.

On the menu, you’ll find familiar items from the show. I recommend ordering the signature 3-course prix fixe menu for $96 which comes with pan-seared scallops or golden beet salad, the famous beef wellington, and the most dreamy sticky toffee pudding with ice cream on top. It is also worth getting the lobster risotto appetizer.

Mott 32

The Palazzo – 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd #206 | website | $$$

best peking duck Las Vegas restaurant Mott 32

Mott 32 is a modern Chinese restaurant in Las Vegas that is originally from Hong Kong. They are known for their Peking Duck which is $128 and serves about 3-4 people.

It is a popular item with limited availability. Therefore it is recommended that you call to reserve it in advance to ensure that you are able to get one when you dine.

The duck takes over 48 hours to prepare and is smoked with applewood. It is sliced tableside and served with palm sugar, a swirl of hoisin, peanut, and sesame sauce, thin steamed pancakes, cucumbers, and scallions. The perfectly crispy skin and juicy meat is such a treat!

Another notable menu item is their Shanghainese soup dumplings made with Iberico pork. This item is $14 for 4 pieces.


The Palazzo – 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd #1790 | website | $$$$

Wakuda Michelin-star Japanese in Las Vegas

Wakuda is a modern Japanese restaurant. The Las Vegas location is the first US restaurant for the two-Michelin-star chef, Tetsuya Wakuda.

You can order a la carte or a chef’s tasting and choose to dine in the main dining room, patio overlooking The Strip, or lounge. They also have an intimate 8 seat omakase that has 10-15 courses. Great ambiance and vibe all throughout – it is dark, sleek, and modern.

The menu is extensive with items like sushi, nori tacos, flambéed wagyu, and more!


The Venetian – 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd | website | $$$

Rosina Cocktail Lounge in The Venetian

Rosina is a swanky, upscale cocktail lounge with a Great Gatsby vibe. It has been named one of the best bars in Las Vegas and the perfect spot for date night or when you want to impress!

They have classic cocktails or you can get a customized drink made from their expert mixologists.

If you want to try your hand at making drinks, they have a mixology master class every first and third Wednesday of the month. You can make reservations on their website.


Casual Las Vegas Restaurants

Las Vegas is often associated with fine dining, fancy restaurants, and dressing to the nines. However, as much as I enjoy a nice meal every now and then, chill and laidback spots are more my vibe. Here are some casual Las Vegas restaurants that are worth checking out!

Best Friend

Park MGM – 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd | website | $$

best Korean Mexican fusion Las Vegas restaurant Best Friend by chef Roy Choi

Best Friend is a Korean fusion restaurant by LA chef Roy Choi. This Las Vegas extension of his brand has a fun house party vibe.

The front is more casual like a bodega with merch, counter seating, and high top tables. This area is first come first serve and your best bet for a seat if you don’t have reservations. You can still order from the full menu here.

The main dining area itself is almost like a speakeasy. It is hidden from the front behind plastic strip curtains. There are resident DJs here as well.

On the menu are items like Korean bbq, short rib tacos, and my personal favorite – the uni dynamite bowl.

Lotus of Siam

East of The Strip (multiple locations) | website | $$

best Thai food in Las Vegas Lotus of Siam fried garlic prawns

Lotus of Siam specializes in Northern Thai food that has been called the best Thai restaurant in Las Vegas and even in North America. These are strong words!

I haven’t tried enough Thai restaurants to say if that is true or false but for me, Lotus of Siam lives up to the hype!

Their most famous dish is the deep fried garlic prawns. It is possibly the best fried shrimp I have ever had and it is 100% worth going here just for this!

The prawns are big and wild-caught. They are fried with the shell. Not only are the shells edible but you will actually want to eat them too. They are so incredibly crispy, it is like eating shrimp chips!

Tacos El Gordo

multiple locations | website | $

best tacos in Las Vegas Tacos El Gordo adobada al pastor trompo

Tacos El Gordo started in San Diego, CA and there are now multiple locations on and off The Strip in Las Vegas. It is easily one of the cheapest meals you can get on The Strip.

They serve Tijuana-style tacos with handmade corn tortillas. There are a variety of meats to choose from but they’re most famous for adobada marinated pork (al pastor) that is cooked on a spinning trompo.

The al pastor tacos are some of the best I have ever had anywhere in the US, which is saying a lot because I am from Texas! The flavor of the pork is amazing and it has the perfect crispy charred edges.

There are different stations for each item and meat. The line can be long during peak times, so if you have multiple people in your group, it is best to divide and conquer.

Din Tai Fung

ARIA – 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd | website | $$

Din Tai Fung best xiao long bao soup dumplings in Las Vegas

Din Tai Fung is an internationally popular restaurant with 170+ locations all around the world. If you don’t live in a city with a Din Tai Fung or have never been, definitely add this to your list of Las Vegas restaurants to eat at.

They are famous for their for xiao long bao (soup dumplings) with the signature 18 folds and many other delicious dishes that have won them Michelin-stars.

I recommend ordering the crab and pork xiao long bao, shrimp and pork spicy wontons, string beans with garlic, and chocolate and mochi xiao long bao for dessert.

Tekka Bar

The Cosmopolitan – 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S | website | $$

best sushi handroll bar in Las Vegas Tekka

Tekka is a sushi handroll and sake bar on the second floor of the Cosmopolitan at the Block 16 Urban Food Hall.

It is counter seating only, no reservations. You can watch the chefs make the handrolls fresh to order and they serve it directly to you. The rolls are fresh and simple with just rice, seafood, and nori seaweed.

You can order a la carte but I recommend getting a handroll set for best value: 3 for $24, 4 for $32, or 5 for $41. For takeout, they have cut rolls that are larger but it is worth dining in for to experience the fresh crisp seaweed.

Market Street Cafe

Downtown at The California Hotel & Casino – 12 E Ogden Ave | website | $$

best oxtail soup in Las Vegas restaurant Market Street Cafe

Market Street Cafe is a Hawaiian-American restaurant. They are famous for their oxtail soup. It is stewed for hours which results in super tender oxtail and flavorful broth. There are also carrots, peppers, celery, onions, garlic, and tomatoes in the soup.

It is a large serving and worth going to the restaurant just to order this. It is so comforting and I love it with a side of rice.

The oxtail soup is a must try in Downtown Las Vegas. They only serve this from 9 pm until close so make sure to plan accordingly!

Ghost Donkey

The Cosmopolitan – 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S | website | $$

the best speakeasy in Las Vegas Ghost Donkey mezcal and tequila cocktails

Ghost Donkey is a speakeasy mezcal and tequila bar. They also have nachos if you’re looking for a snack.

I won’t disclose too much detail on the location because that’s the fun of it. If you ask the people who work at The Cosmopolitan, they won’t tell you either. Just look for the donkey.

It is a small space but a fun casual spot to try some interesting cocktails or a flight sampler.


The Cosmopolitan – 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S | website | $$$

Momofuku David Chang Las Vegas restaurant pork belly buns

Momofuku is an Asian-American restaurant by chef David Chang. The menu has influences from US, Korean, and Japanese cuisines.

This Las Vegas location features small plates, noodles, and larger dishes to share family-style. The pork belly buns are a must order!

Halo Halo

The Venetian – 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd | website | $

Filipino halo halo dessert in Las Vegas

Halo Halo is located at the The Grand Canal Shoppes Food Court. They serve classic, no-frills Filipino food. It is the perfect spot for a casual bite or snack in Las Vegas.

It is food court style so you order at the counter and everything is for takeout. There is plenty of seating at the food court.

I recommend lumpia which are like fried egg rolls and halo halo which is shaved ice with flan, candied coconut, jackfruit, coconut jelly, and topped with ube ice cream.

Hattie B’s

The Cosmopolitan – 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S | website | $

Hattie B's Nashville hot chicken sandwich in Las Vegas

Hattie B’s is on the second floor of the Cosmopolitan at the Block 16 Urban Food Hall.

It is a fast-casual spot for when you’re craving Nashville hot chicken in Las Vegas. You can choose from bone-in fried chicken, tenders, or a sandwich. The different heat levels are Southern (no heat), Mild, Medium, Hot, Damn Hot, and Shut the Cluck Up.

They also have Southern-style sides like mac and cheese, crinkle cut fries, greens, potato salad, and coleslaw.

I love the hot chicken sandwich, it is perfectly crispy, flavorful, and juicy. The fries are also really good!

Secret Pizza

The Cosmopolitan – 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S | website | $$

Secret Pizza speakeasy in Las Vegas

Secret Pizza is a speakeasy pizza spot. I won’t share the details of the exact location because that’s the fun part. Just look for a narrow, unmarked hallway lined with record covers that smells like pizza.

You can choose from a variety of pizza slices or get a whole pizza. What I love about their pizza is how crispy the crust is. This spot is open late until 4 am. It’s perfect after a night out when you just need something carby and greasy.

As a warning though, the price for a slice is kind of steep but then again, hardly anything on The Strip is cheap. If you are looking for a quick bite by The Cosmopolitan, I think it is worth trying once even if it is just for the novelty of going to a speakeasy pizza shop.


Park MGM – 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd | website | $$

Eataly Italian marketplace food hall oyster happy hour

Eataly is a chain of Italian marketplaces that house a variety of vendors that you can eat, shop, or learn from.

If you don’t have an Eataly where you live, check it out when you’re in Las Vegas! It is very reminiscent of European markets and food halls.

They typically have different specials like $1 oyster happy hour, pasta specials, and tiramisu making classes. Make sure to check their website or in-store displays to see what they have going on!


Brunch & Breakfast Las Vegas Restaurants

Las Vegas is a great place to go for a weekend trip and I always associate weekends with brunch! If you’re planning a weekend trip or just in the mood for brunch or breakfast food, check out these Las Vegas restaurants!


Park MGM – 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd | website | $$$

best bottomless mimosa brunch Las Vegas restaurant Primrose

Primrose is a breakfast and brunch restaurant that is open from 7 am to 2 pm. It’s one of the few spots where you don’t have to wait until the weekend because they have brunch every single day of the week!

This is the place to go if you are looking for a boozy brunch in Las Vegas. They have all you can drink mimosa or rosé daily for $40 per person. Flavors include orange, pineapple, cranberry, and watermelon.

The menu has your brunch classics like pancakes, avocado toast, eggs benedict, and more! I really enjoy their brioche French toast which comes as an extra thick slice.


ARIA – 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd | website | $$$

the most Instgrammable Las Vegas restaurant CATCH

CATCH’s brunch menu is a combination of Asian-influenced sushi, seafood, and steak. My favorites are the sushi and cinnamon roll pancakes.

The entryway makes it one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in Las Vegas. It is an archway path full of greenery, flowers, and twinkle lights with lots of photo ops. Make sure to plan some time before your meal to take cute photos!

It has a reputation for being a celebrity hot spot across the US from New York to Los Angeles so keep an eye out and come here to dine like the star you are!


The Cosmopolitan – 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S | website | $$

Egg Slut breakfast egg sandwiches and slut coddled egg

If you are a slut for eggs, this place is for you! Just kidding (but not really), Eggslut is for the egg lovers. They have locations all around the world but if there are none where you live, check it out in Las Vegas!

It is a fast-casual spot all featuring eggs with items like breakfast sandwiches, burgers, sides, and the signature “Slut” which is my personal favorite.

The Slut is a yolky coddled egg on top of a potato purée that is served in a glass jar with baguette slices. It is so satisfying to break the yolk and the texture is so soft, luscious, and creamy.

Hash House A Go Go

multiple locations | website | $$

Hash House A Go Go sage fried chicken and waffles brunch restaurant in Las Vegas

Hash House A Go Go is a midwestern restaurant chain with multiple restaurants in Las Vegas.

They have a daily brunch menu. If you really want to feast, come here!

The sage fried chicken and waffles are a must order. It comes with two sage fried chicken breasts, hickory smoked bacon, waffles, fried leeks, and hot syrup.

It is absolutely massive and literally stacked like a mountain. The portion size is large enough to share.


Dessert Las Vegas Restaurants

Ending this list on a sweet note with dessert. These Las Vegas restaurants are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

District Donuts

The Cosmopolitan – 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S | website | $

District Donuts brûléed cinnamon roll and iced latte

Contrary to its name, District Donut is more than just donuts.

Located at the Block 16 Urban Food Hall, you can find quick breakfast bites like biscuit sandwiches, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, coffee, cinnamon rolls, and of course donuts.

I highly recommend the cinnamon rolls! These aren’t just your average cinnamon rolls, they are are brûléed cinnamon rolls! It is fluffy and buttery with a cream cheese glaze and topped with a satisfying crunchy sugar top.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Caesar’s Palace – 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd | website | $$

Dominique Ansel Bakery cronut, cookie shots, and pastry

Dominique Ansel Bakery is a famous bakery from New York now with a location in Las Vegas.

They have many viral treats including the cronut, cookie shots, frozen s’mores, and more!

There are so many great pastries here but I always gravitate towards the cronut. A cronut is essentially a fried croissant in the shape of a donut typically with a filling inside.

There is only one flavor every month and it never repeats so if it sounds good, get it!

Afters Ice Cream

East of The Strip – 4455 Paradise Rd | website | $$

Afters Ice Cream ube brownie and Saigon coffee flavors

Afters Ice Cream is not your average ice cream shop. They are from Southern California, now with a location in Las Vegas!

Here, the music is always blasting. The menu changes but they always have fun and unique flavors like Cookie Monster, Milk & Cereal, Saigon Coffee, and Ube Brownie.

The texture of the ice cream is extra thick and super creamy. It is such a delicious treat!

Milk Bar

The Cosmopolitan – 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S | website | $$

Milk Bar crack pie and cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow cookie

Milk Bar is a dessert shop from chef Christina Tosi on the second floor of The Cosmopolitan.

The desserts are a playful twist on home-style classics like the Milk Bar pie, compost cookies, birthday cake, and my personal favorite, cereal milk soft serve.

Cereal milk is inspired by the milk leftover after you finish a bowl of cereal. It’s sweet, slightly salty, and super nostalgic.

Save These Las Vegas Restaurants For Your Trip!

Thank you for checking out this list for some of the best Las Vegas restaurants!

I hope this guide helps you plan your trip and that you eat good regardless of where you decide to go.

If you have any questions leave a comment below and if this post was helpful, please leave a rating and share with anyone looking for Las Vegas recommendations!



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