LAS VEGAS — Sushi House Las Vegas, an American-themed sushi restaurant and bar, has opened in the heart of the Strip.
The restaurant, in a strip mall about 10 miles from the MGM Grand Hotel, was scheduled to open last month.
Its opening comes less than a week after it was set to open in Las Mexico City.
The owner, Andrew Lohr, says he’s been eyeing a new location since last fall.
“It’s a really cool place.
It’s really a little bit different than other places.
It has a lot more character.
We’re really excited to bring this to Las Vegas,” he said.
Loht is one of a growing number of Japanese sushi restaurants opening in Las, but few are in the same style as this one.
It takes place in a building that is not really Japanese at all.
The menu is largely American and is based on sushi rice, but also uses a mix of sushi ingredients.
The bar menu is also dominated by American staples, like steak and lobster, but offers many dishes from other countries.
LOHR says he wanted to take advantage of the Las Vegas strip, and has already made some headway with the new location.
“We started talking to some of the owners of the other restaurants.
We talked to them about the same thing, which is to take the food, make it more authentic,” he told CNN affiliate KPNX.
“You know, I’ve got a very, very unique Japanese-style sushi, which I love, and I think it would be fun to try to recreate it.”
Loh’s restaurant has been around for about four years.
He says his wife has been working at the restaurant as a waitress, and they’ve always had a fun time.
“She has this great sense of humor, so I don’t mind having fun, too,” Loh said.
“I mean, we’re not trying to be trendy, and we’re just trying to take our own experience, which you can find in a lot of other restaurants.”
He added that it was important for his customers to have fun, and he wants to make sure everyone knows it.
“Just be yourself, have a good time,” he explained.
“Not necessarily to get the best sushi, but just to have the best food and enjoy the experience.”
LOHRAH SAYS HE’S BEEN TRYING TO MAKE IT IN LAS ISLAND FOR SO LONG His Japanese wife, who is from Tokyo, has been with him since 2008.
They met when they were both students at the University of Southern California.
“My wife’s really excited, because we live here,” LOHRIH said.
He and his wife moved to Las in 2015, and are now trying to make the most of their new home.
“So, we were just talking about opening our own restaurant,” Lohn said.
His wife, for one, is thrilled.
“There are a lot things I can’t wait to do with the sushi,” she said.