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Located in one of the most exciting strip malls in “Chinatown,” it can be easy to miss this hidden gem. Its plain white storefront, accented only by a narrow window, a single exterior light and a small sign above the awning, give little indication that one of Las Vegas’ most elevated sushi experiences lies behind its door. But those in the know have been flocking here for over a decade, making Kabuto’s 20 or so seats among the valley’s most exclusive.

The menu is omakase-only (no a la carte), with tasting menus priced at $175 and $120 per person. A minimalist décor allows guests to focus on the exquisite presentations of only the freshest seasonal fish, may of which are imported from Japan. Each piece is handed to the guest just moments after the chef has completed work on it, offering an extremely intimate experience.

Veteran chef Gary LaMorte, restaurateurs Cory Harwell and Branden Powers, journalists Emmy Kasten and Andy Wang and barman extraordinaire Adam Rains are a few of the local and national experts who cite this as one of their favorite spots for sushi and sashimi.

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