Trattoria Nakamura Ya
The Las Vegas version of Chinatown has an almost overwhelming assortment of restaurants to choose from, so it's especially impressive how Trattoria Nakamura Ya manages to stand out from the crowd. The menu, which Mitch Schneider of Casino.org called one of the most creative in Sin City, offers a compelling take on Japanese-style Italian cuisine, mixing touches of fusion with classic recipes tailored to Asian preferences. Highlights include linguine with uni tomato cream sauce, squid ink spaghetti, and ample use of caviar, Jidori chicken, and seafood. Don't hesitate to order a side of sashimi with your pasta dish.
The food pairs well with your choice of wine, sake or imported Japanese beer. The iced matcha tea is the house favorite when skipping the alcohol. Red-and-white checkered tablecloths are actually charming in this environment – a small dining room with daily specials scribbled on a chalkboard.
Trattoria Nakamura Ya is tucked away in a crowded Chinatown plaza that includes popular favorites like Raku and Kabuto. So give yourself extra time for parking.