Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Urban Eats @ SushiSamba, Las Vegas

SushiSamba is a fusion blend of Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian cuisine with locations in Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago and New York City.  We hit up the location inside The Palazzo hotel and were greeted with fresh baked sugar cookies sprinkled with pop rocks.  Yum!  A nice sweet start.  Hubby and I ordered The Samba Strip Roll ($19 pictured above and below) which contained Maine lobster, mango, tomato, chive and soy paper with a peanut curry dipping sauce.  We especially liked how the sushi was rolled in rice krispies for a fun texture.   The claw of the lobster also contained more meat - good thing we checked!

The Samba Strip Roll
Our second choice was the Neo Tokyo Roll ($15) which came with yellowfin tuna, tempura flakes and anji panca.  The fish was very fresh with an ample serving on top and within the roll.  It was the perfect late night snack.  The menu is incredibly varied with lots to choose from and lends itself to sharing.  I would definitely return again because there are so many other things I would have liked to try.
The restaurant also has a list of fun cocktails to accompany their whimsical take on sushi.  I  got the Nina Fresa ($12) which was incredibly sweet with a sugary coconut rimmer.  My tropical martini included vodka, muddled strawberries, orange liquer, lime and guava.  Paul ordered a sake from their extensive sake list.  A sake sommelier came over to help us choose our drinks before our server came over.
The dining room is funky with lots of street-style graffiti art and private rooms at the back.  It's a great place to go on a fun date or with a group.  There were lots of birthdays being celebrated around us.  A sushi bar on the far side of the room can accomodate single diners too.  Make sure you take a peek into the kitchen via the big window that faces the dining room.
Sushi Samba
3327 Las Vegas Blvd. - The Palazzo Hotel
(702) 607-0700

1 comment:

  1. Looking at this again - I think my issue will be that you can't truly taste/appreciate lobster when it's buried in a sushi roll.