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Kabuto, Las Vegas

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While Las Vegas hotels, casinos, and celebrity chef–owned restaurants have reputations for being big and splashy, Kabuto bucks this trend. Located in Chinatown, it has no sign outside except for the Japanese character for kabuto, which means “samurai helmet.” Inside there are only 18 seats total, with 10 at the sleek cypress wood bar and the rest at two tables. You won’t find any sushi rolls here, only sashimi and nigiri. The selection of fish, which is expertly curated and includes high-quality blue fin tuna, arrives from Tokyo several times a week.

5040 West Spring Mountain; (702) 676-1044; kabutolv.com

Best Sushi Restaurants in the U.S.

Kabuto, Las Vegas

While Las Vegas hotels, casinos, and celebrity chef–owned restaurants have reputations for being big and splashy, Kabuto bucks this trend. Located in Chinatown, it has no sign outside except for the Japanese character for kabuto, which means “samurai helmet.” Inside there are only 18 seats total, with 10 at the sleek cypress wood bar and the rest at two tables. You won’t find any sushi rolls here, only sashimi and nigiri. The selection of fish, which is expertly curated and includes high-quality blue fin tuna, arrives from Tokyo several times a week.

5040 West Spring Mountain; (702) 676-1044; kabutolv.com

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