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I have been to the original in Munich so I'm really happy to have a Hofbräuhaus right here in Vegas. While it's not an exact replica (and the food isn't quite the same), the true German essence is captured through the boisterous atmosphere, authentic imported beer and decidedly German menu. I love to take out of town visitors here, and I visit a couple of times a year when I'm missing the gorgeous country of Germany -- one of my favorites I've ever visited.You'll find the as-big-as-your-head pretzels and all sizes of cold beer (from bashfully mini to "holy cow" huge), and and certain times during the year there will be a good German band playing live. Even if you aren't a beer drinker, it's just crazy to come here and not order a beer! It's so good and there's something for everyone from super light to the darkest of the dark. Come during Oktoberfest and you can drink their truly exceptional imported specialty beer. Don't forget a designated driver!This is a great restaurant for large groups as the venue is equipped to handle them. Patrons sit at long, shared tables (just like in Munich), so be prepared to make friends! Kids seem to love the place too because they can dance around and jump to the music. The German food is authentic and tasty. Not fantastic but good (and overpriced). There's a great tiny gift shop in the lobby with cool beer steins, stuffed bear toys, funny hats and lederhosen. The waitresses wear just sexy enough drindls, a big plus for the men in your party. I know my husband and his buddy enjoyed taking a shot and getting paddled by one of the ample-bosomed girls on our last visit. Yes, you can get bent over a table and paddled. It's a gimmick but it's funny to watch guys whoop and holler. The mostly concrete beer hall is huge and cavernous (just like in Germany), so be warned that this is not a place to come for an intimate dinner or soft conversation. It is loud, loud, LOUD in there. When the crowds get heavy, the band gets even louder. Pounding on tables, stomping on the floor, drunken singing and shouting out toasts is not only tolerated but openly encouraged. If you know the chicken dance you will have a blast.While the noise is to be expected, the biggest negative is the service; I don't think I've ever had good service here but that's okay. You'll most likely be too busy stuffing your face with pretzels and beer to worry about that!
I'm going to chalk this review up to growing pains and I promise to revisit this location again soon, but my first visit to Farmer Boys was less than successful. I'm so happy to have a nice new burger joint on the Southwest side of town, but this place was more of a miss than a hit with me. And I know my burgers!Let's start with the positives: the place is spotlessly clean. I mean "I'd have zero qualms about eating off the floor" kind of clean. That's a pretty major feat considering I visited at 12:30 on a Tuesday during peak lunch rush hour. The place was packed, there wasn't any seating, but it was super clean. The interior design is very welcoming and comfortable too...if you can find a seat! I asked for my burger wrapped in lettuce low carb style and there was no confusion, so yay for that. Now for the not so good: the menu is a little confusing if you are a first timer. Step back and really study it. Lots of choices, and it doesn't make sense what you get with what. Like can I have fried zucchini if I get a combo, and how many do I get? Nobody could give me a definitive answer. The employees were confused too -- they didn't know what was supposed to come on my burger (and subsequently left the avocado off of my avocado burger). We also had to ask several times for silverware and a side of mayonnaise. When I finally got the kitchen to give me the missing avocado, I was handed a cup of mashed up avocado instead of the pretty slices shown on the menu photos. It still tasted good so I didn't care, but I think this is worth noting.None of these complaints are that serious, but there was one big problem with my meal: it simply didn't taste very good. The food tasted fresh, but it was so bland. It was like the cook forgot to season my meat and zucchini. It was so weird! I don't cook with salt at home -- I actively avoid eating it -- but I had to reach for the salt (something I NEVER do). Freddy's, Fatburger and Smashburger all make more delicious burgers.I really want to give Farmer Boys another chance, and I think they deserve one. But I wanted to share my first impressions for now.
I'm a coffee snob, there's no doubt about that. I'll admit it. It all started when I first traveled to Italy and I tasted a REAL espresso. There's no turning back from that, and Starbucks just doesn't cut it. There's a REASON there aren't any Starbucks stores in Italy!Sambalatte is a place where they understand good coffee. Each beverage is hand crafted so it's not a place to go if you are in a hurry. I don't mind if the baristas take their time making my coffee, it just goes to show how important it is to them to put out a good cup. It's pricey ($4.50 for a cappuccino) but it's GOOD. This coffee might not significantly change your life, but it'll make you much happier than a Starbucks run would. Give it a try if you are at the Monte Carlo!Make sure you order your coffee to enjoy in the store, not to go. You'll be treated to a real cup, a proper sized portion, and gorgeous coffee art! A cappuccino is worth it just for the pretty presentation! This location has a fantastic attached outdoor patio so on a nice day, sit outside and linger while enjoying some of the best people watching in the country. On nice evenings, there's sometimes a band that plays right outside so you get the bonus of a free show too.I love this place and I love their coffee. I frequent both locations (the one in Summerlin mostly). I'm so happy that this Strip location has opened because our tourists can now enjoy this yumminess.
So went to the NEW buffet in Caesars. WOW! 40.00 for dinner at 4:02 pm. This would be after standing in line almost 30 minutes. Then we stood in another line for almost 20 minutes for a table. It is WAY too small, the music is simply AWFUL and DREADFUL, if I wanted to go to a night club I would, it is SO loud we are yelling at each other to talk, and I have no idea what kind of music it is, some kind of 20 something nightclub music. Yes the food was lovely, but at fourty dollars no lobster tails, what the hell? Very hard and modern with millions of dollars of glass. Even with the buffet pass for 24 hours it was an additional 15 dollars per person to the people in line with us. I DO NOT recommend this, it was novel but only if yo have nothing better to do with 50 dollars after tax and tip. The decor is hard and does NOT fit Caesars and the price is nuts. I want lobster tails. Plus when addes with the incredabley loud music and terrible decor, give this a big MISS! Everyone we stood in line with agreed. I mean after standing in line almost an hour with these people we all talked. Out of the 12 of us, none will be back. It is NOT handicap friendly AT ALL. We had my elderly Mom, she was miserable by the time we got in there. Not a bench, seat, nothing. Save your money and go elsewhere!!!!
Five stars for exceptional quality and freshness of the food they serve at an amazingly low price. Who would have thought that you can have an outstanding authentic Hong Kong cuisine good for two to three persons ranging only from $ 5.50 to 7.50 per order. No other restaurant serves this calibre of food at this price range. Not to mention the two friendly people who own this place working hard as servers, cashiers and managers all at the same time. No wonder they are able to manage, keep and maintain the prices of their top-notch food affordable. Instead of hiring and paying for servers, they do it by themselves with amazing efficiency. Lower cost of operation means lower food price.Make sure you go for their " Lunch Specials " which are priced amazingly affordable.Try eating at this place and you'll go home with a happy tummy and a smiling wallet! You cannot go wrong with HK Seafood Garden. If you haven 't tried this place out, you are missing out a lot! Hats off to the owners and Staff of this place for serving as top-notch HongKong cuisine at an incredibly affordable price.
What a gem of a restaurant! I was visiting Vegas and wanted to go off the strip in search of some great sushi and boy did I find it! The chef is an absolute delight and takes great pride in his work. I thoroughly enjoyed all of his wonderful creations. Being from Vancouver, often the local sushi restaurants have great sushi but the decor and ambiance leave much to be desired. This is not the case for Kazuki Sushi. The restaurant itself is clean, cozy and has great decor including fantastic artwork and seating. I definitely felt like I was in a higher end restaurant but not paying outrageous prices. The owner is friendly, hospitable and treats everyone who walks in the door like a personal friend. He takes the time to get to know customers and really makes them feel at home. The restaurant is just off the strip in the southern highlands. If you're in Vegas and looking for some great, affordable sushi in a fun, comfortable setting, then take the short ride off the strip and head to Kazuki Sushi. You won't be disappointed.
Coming in from Cali every weekend the drive is a drag with nothing but fast food from ghost town exits.Kazuki Sushi is the only sushi restaurant you can find when you finally reach the first exit after stateline into vegas and last exit outta vegas before driving back to Cali.I actually look forward driving in from Cali and taking southern highlands pkwy exit, to have the AYCE sushi. OMG the rolls are amazing! If you dont know what to order, Just ask for half rolls, that way you can try as many rolls as you can possibly demolish. * FYI ... I have a sensitive stomach, but Kazuki in Southern Highlands has never given me the runs nor bloating!!! Most AYCE places gives you the sh*ts !!! NOT KAZUKI.The fish is sooooo fresh!! Yums!!! Can't wait til Friday! Will be thinking about Kazuki the entire drive in. Then Kazuki before driving out Sunday.All fellow Californians, trust me, Kazuki sushi will make your drive in and out of Cali worth your time.You wont be disappointed.
My wife and I have eaten at Sen probably thirty or forty times. We don't keep going back because it isn't good. No, it is not cheap, but you can't get exotic fish flown in from Tokyo for "all you can eat" prices. Chef Hiro Nakano is amazing. Yes, he was the Head Chef at Nobu. Nobu is great, but I would take Sen any time over Nobu. His black Cod is to die for. Then there is the head sushi chef. Amazing. I have eaten Sushi and Sashimi in Tokyo and San Fran, so I have more than Vegas to compare the quality. The fun thing is I am a traditionalist. I like the best sashimi and I want to try every good fish on the planet. Sen's variety of fresh fish is unmatched in Vegas. I order my sashimi Omakasie. My wife likes the fusion sashimi. So ever other time we go we tell the sushi chef who is the boss that night and they make us either traditional or fusion depending on which one of is the boss. Booblehead2 must work for the competition.
My boyfriend and I went with friends to this new restaurant. We were not disappointed. Even though they were busy we were seated promptly. The place is beautiful, the food was amazing and our server Ben was very impressive. He gave us a tour of the menu. He made everything sound so delicious we allowed him to make recommendations for us. We had one of the best meals that we have ever had in any sushi restaurant anywhere. The food was high quality with amazing flavors. We had vegetables, seafood, sushi and pasta and everything was absolutely delicious. Throughout the meal Ben showed his true professionalism. He checked on us constantly and made sure we were extremely happy. We highly recommend this restaurant to anybody who wants a quality meal. If you go ask for Ben. He truly made our dinning experience special.
I know Joe's is famous for its stone crab but this review will address the awesomeness that is their steak. I'm not big on seafood so I always get the filet mignon at Joe's. It's the most expensive steak I've ever had, anywhere in the world. Why does it get five stars then? Because Joe's earns every single dollar that steak costs and every one of those five stars. Hands down, the best steak I've ever had. The servers are friendly and manage to deliver great service without being stuffy. The hallmark of a great steakhouse is can you get the best steak with a side of fries...and at Joe's you can. Bottom line: worth every penny. I have yet to find a better steak and believe me, I look!