Let’s get straight to it. Here you have it, folks. The best sushi, bento-box, handrolls and more in town for under $20. Take a look at this list of delicious casual Japanese dining experiences and check back for more on other awesome spots to hit up in town soon.
1. Well Being in a Box
Located on Jones right off of Desert Inn, this small but friendly neighborhood Japanese Restaurant will fulfill your asian food cravings all under $20. It is inviting with its colorful decor including vibrant lights strung all along the entrance, as well as fun mainstream radio hits playing in the background. The owner is especially welcoming and so proud of her culinary creations, she will not hesitate to fill you in on any of her menu items if you ask. Well Being in a Box not only serves Japanese dishes, but also a few Korean dishes on the side. Because of this versatility, the rice items and entrees on the menu offer tantalizing flavors from both cultures. Try the Chirashi Bowl and you will be hooked. They offer huge portions, so almost anything you get is a definite bang for your buck. Another plus: free sake after 6pm! Yes, completely free and they are generous with their portions too. Be sure to try out this friendly neighborhood Japanese restaurant. For more information you can call Well Being in a Box directly at 253-5222.
2. Sushi Loca
One of the more well-known Sushi restaurants amongst locals, Sushi Loca is one awesome sushi experience without the busyness and price of those on the Strip. From the moment you step in, this casual dining atmosphere feels fun, exciting, and fuses American with Japanese culture in a balanced way. All of the servers are dressed in Japanese Kimonos to make the experience more authentic. They also offer a hip environment with nice dim lighting and mainstream radio hits playing as well. Their rolls are spectacular. They have the traditional Rainbow and Volcano Rolls on the menu, as well as other specialty items like “Sex on the Beach” which if the name isn’t tempting enough, maybe the scallops on the inside and salmon atop the hill of rice will do it for you. Another delicious specialty roll is the “Ooops, she was 17!” roll. As silly as the name is, this baked roll with salmon, green onions, and jalapenos may leave you wanting more. If you aren’t big on specialty rolls, the chicken katsu is very good at Sushi Loca–very lightly breaded with the perfect sauce to compliment. Plus, their lunch specials at under $10 each are quite the steal. Try Sushi Loca today, you will not regret it. For more information you can call Sushi Loca directly at 558-5622.
One of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants off the Strip, Sushimon is one delicious and deliciously affordable Japanese dining experiences. This quaint but high quality restaurant outdoes other restaurants in its price range, with friendly service, great deals, and most importantly, great fish. The ever-so-popular all you can eat deal for under $30, is quite the treat with appetizers, salads, and dessert all included as well. Every item on the menu is delicious. For starters try out the fried gyoza here, made using cholesterol free rice oil. Then work your way into their chicken teriyaki which is extremely soft and sweet. There are also special group packages of 2 for you couples out there or bigger groups as well. Sushi Loca is a definite must for all Vegas sushi lovers–especially if you are looking for a casual and affordable dining experience. For more information visit here or call at 617-0241.