Posted on | April 5, 2010 | No Comments
Craving sushi one night, we decided to seek out a restaurant I’d heard about near Adam’s office. Wayne’s is indeed run by Wayne and his wife, and they serve up some very unique and creative rolls. Everything served to us was fresh, tasty, and created in front of us by Wayne himself. Here’s what we ordered:
Cajun Ahi Salad: A hearty salad with greens, sweet onions, cashews, Cajun seasoned ahi tuna, and ‘Wayne’s 9th Island Asian Caucasian dressing’. This was actually the last thing we ordered, and was probably my favorite item of the night. I overheard Wayne mentioning that this was one of the best items he makes; and I can understand why. As he took a torch to slightly sear the outside of the tuna, a wonderful smell drifted towards our table. The sashimi had an incredible, spicy Cajun seasoning on the outside, and, mixed with the salad and that savory-sweet dressing (soon to be available for sale, we were told!), this made for one incredible salad. I’d definitely come back to order this!
On to the sushi:
What Brah Beef: A roll of shrimp tempura and asparagus, topped with beef tenderloin and a ginger pepper sauce. I think this was the first time I’d had beef tenderloin with sushi. The flavor and texture was definitely unique, and I think it worked quite well!
Lost Wages: A California roll topped with smoked salmon, baked, and topped with tobiko and bonita flakes and eel sauce. This sushi is hot, at least temperature wise! Another winner. Sweet, savory, and the salmon had some nice crispy edges to it.
Da Buggah Ono: A riceless roll with eel, jalapeno, cream cheese, asparagus, and crab, fried and served with eel and jalapeno sauce. This was my favorite roll of the night. Another first for me… I can’t recall ever having a riceless sushi roll. The funny thing is, I didn’t even miss the rice! There was so much going on flavor-wise with this roll, and the flavors melded together perfectly. The jalapeno added a wonderful flavor, and just a bit of heat.
The bar is located inside of Shilla Korean BBQ restaurant. Once you walk in the front door of the restaurant, make an immediate left. From what I can tell, food wise it’s a completely separate entity. The bar is homey and cozy, with a somewhat inexplicable Hawaiian feel to it. The owners and warm and super friendly. I love this kind of place! Not to mention, they have some of the best sushi I’ve had here in Vegas. We will definitely be returning, and this just might now be our ‘go to’ place for sushi here in Vegas.
2721 W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: 702 281-1016