These are the best places to eat in Las Vegas.
Dining in Las Vegas has come a long way over the years and is clearly now one of the premier foodie destinations in the world. Cruising up and down The Strip, you’re constantly hit with billboards of the who’s who of celebrity chefs.
While that’s pretty awesome, there’s way more to Vegas than just “The Boulevard”! Amazing food can now be found in literally any direction. So whether you’re looking to dine like a baller or a pauper and everything in between, one thing is for sure…. you’ll never leave this city hungry!
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Last Updated: October 27, 2023 by @JacobthFu. Written by @ LasVegasPhil.
Below we’ve broken the restaurants down by neighborhood. Be sure to check current hours and regulations before visiting.
- Restaurants on the Strip (1 – 19)
- Spring Valley Restaurants (20 – 23)
- Downtown Las Vegas Restaurants (24 – 30)
- Chinatown (31 – 36)
- Westside (37 – 40)
- South (41 – 45)
- Other Locations (46 – 49)
- Map of Best Places to Eat in Vegas
- More Las Vegas Restaurants to Check Out
- Michelin Starred Restaurants in Las Vegas
- Eating Healthy in Las Vegas / Meal Prep
- Best Places to Stay in Las Vegas
- Planning Checklist
49 Best Places to Eat in Las Vegas
The Strip (North)
- Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen (Caesars Palace, New American, 💰💰💰) – Opt for their prix fixe menu, including their famous Beef Wellington. Adding foie gras is worth it.
- Bazaar Meat (SLS, Steakhouses, 💰💰💰💰) – Get a group together and order the whole suckling pig. At $540, you must order it days in advance, and it will feed six people. It’s one of the best restaurants the Las Vegas strip has to offer.
- Bacchanal Buffet (Caesars Palace, Buffets, 💰💰💰) – When listing the best Las Vegas food on the strip, you must include buffets. This is the biggest buffet in buffet history. With over 500 items, this is a feast of epic proportions.
- Nobu (Caesars Palace, Japanese, 💰💰💰💰) – They’re located in most major cities, but this location touts the most expansive menu of any Nobu. They put miso-marinated black cod on the culinary map and why it’s still the standard.
- Tacos El Gordo (The Strip, Mexican, 💰) – The busiest restaurant in Vegas after 2 a.m., and one of the best places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget. The Adobada keeps everyone coming back.
- Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab (Caesars Palace, Seafood, 💰💰💰) – Stone crab season runs from 10/15-4/15, so get them fresh.
- Sushi Roku (Caesars Palace, Japanese, 💰💰💰) – While officially no longer on the menu, they still make their yellowtail foie gras upon request. Thank me later.
- Yardbird & Southern Table (Venetian, Southern, 💰💰) – You’ll probably never spend more on fried chicken, but you’ll learn why it’s a Las Vegas must-eat.
- Bouchon (Venetian, French, 💰💰💰) – Thomas Keller offers a fantastic brunch, and the “Poulet et des Gaufres” guarantees that you will have an awesome day.
- Mizumi (Wynn, Japanese, 💰💰💰💰) – The otoro and Kobe beef melts in your mouth. The best seats overlook the lake.
The Strip (South)
- Joël Robuchon (MGM Grand, French, 💰💰💰💰) – Joel Robuchon is the “Chef of the Century” by the guide Gault Millau. His famous 16-course dinner may bust some bank accounts, but it is incredible. The “Le Boeuf” is decadence defined. One of the best tasting menus on the strip.
- Picasso (Bellagio, French, 💰💰💰💰) – Whether dining inside surrounded by original works of Pablo Picasso or the outdoor patio viewing the Fountains of Bellagio, it’s a win-win. I’ve never tasted a greater scallop than their “Pan Seared U-10 Day Boat Scallop with Potato Maousseline and Jus de Veau”.
- E by José Andrés (Cosmopolitan, Spanish, 💰💰💰💰) – You must request reservations online to this incredible 20+ course dinner, and then they send out golden tickets via mail in a wax-sealed envelope. That’s only where the Willy Wonka comparisons start because the food is so cutting edge and creative, I expected some oompa loompas to come out and serve dessert!
- Harvest by Roy Ellamar (Bellagio, American, 💰💰💰) – No butter or lemon necessary for their incredible roasted Maine lobster. (only open Fri + Sat)
- Gordon Ramsay Steak (Paris, Steakhouses, 💰💰💰) – The most famous chef on TV backs up his reputation with his beef wellington. Eyeballs will roll back.
- BARDOT Brasserie (ARIA, French, 💰💰💰) – Super cute restaurant with French-inspired food. We went for brunch and enjoyed everything.
- Momofuku (The Cosmopolitan, Asian Fusion, 💰💰) – Established by David Chang, Momofuku features steamed buns, noodles, and meat and seafood dishes meant for sharing. Best to go with a group.
- Hakkasan (MGM Grand, Cantonese, 💰💰💰💰) – One of the fanciest spots for Chinese on the Strip. Their “Roasted Chilean seabass with Chinese honey” is fantastic.
- Wicked Spoon (Cosmopolitan, Buffet, 💰💰💰) – Another quintessential Vegas Dining experience that rivals bacchanal for best buffet on the Strip.
- Forte (Spring Valley, 💰💰) – Eastern European tapas, handcrafted drinks. Listed as one of Las Vegas’s Best Restaurants in 2019 by Thrillist.
- Other Mama (Spring Valley, Sushi Bars, 💰💰) – Their “Whole Grilled Branzino” is an epic dish. So good in fact, I eat the eyeballs every time.
- DW Bistro (Spring Valley, American, 💰💰) – Their blend of Jamaican and New Mexican flavors is a symphony for taste buds. The “Jerk Pork” dinner consisting of roasted pork shoulder, velouté pan sauce, and sweet potato mash is marvelous.
- Rosallie (Spring Valley, French, 💰💰) – If butter were to send a love letter, it would come in the form of their plain croissant. Outstanding!
Downtown Las Vegas
- Park on Fremont (Downtown, American, 💰💰) – This was our favorite spot on Fremont street, where we stop by to scarf down the Philly Mac’n’cheesteak, which perfectly mashes up to be the perfect comfort food (pictured below).
- Esther’s Kitchen (Italian, 💰💰) – You can’t make a best food in Las Vegas list without Esther’s Kitchen. All the pastas are amazing.
- Pizza Rock (Downtown, Pizza, 💰💰) – one of the best Vegas lunch spots. Tony Gemignani is a 12-time world pizza champion, and his Napoletana-style Margherita pizza won the World Pizza Cup in Naples, Italy. They only make 73 of them a day, so get there early.
- Carson Kitchen (Downtown, New American, 💰💰) – Carson Kitchen is one of the best local restaurants in Las Vegas. The crispy chicken skins served with smoked honey are the only way to start a meal here.
- Market Street Café (Downtown, California Hotel & Casino, American, 💰) – This café brings in the masses with their famous oxtail soup, available only from 11 pm-9 am (not a typo).
- The Goodwich (Downtown, Sandwiches, 💰💰) – Out-of-this-world sandwiches! Get the pig o’ the week.
- Eat (Downtown, New American, 💰💰) – Eat Las Vegas serves down-home American classics made with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.
- District One (Chinatown, Asian Fusion, 💰💰) – They serve traditional and elevated Vietnamese dishes and are famous for their lobster pho and Instagram-worthy big bone soup.
- Noodlehead (Chinatown, Noodles, 💰💰) – Delicious handmade noodles daily. Our faves are the Yibin Burning Noodle and Beef Rolls.
- Ramen Hashi (Chinatown, Ramen, 💰💰) – The Tori Paitan is our favorite ramen in town!
- Hobak (Chinatown, Korean, 💰💰) – This successful Korean BBQ chain recently opened up its first one outside their homeland in Las Vegas and is already the best in town. The “Hobak Aged Short Ribs” makes a convincing argument.
- Ramen Sora (Chinatown, Ramen, 💰) – Going with Miso, Shoyu, or Shio broth is your call, but their deluxe ramen with extra chashu is the only call. One of the best spots on Spring Mountain.
- China Mama (Chinatown, Chinese, 💰💰) – Try the Crispy Beef, Dry Pepper Chicken, and Beef Rolls. It’s our go-to takeout during the holidays.
- Oyster Bar @ Palace Station (Westside, Seafood, 💰💰) – Typically makes the list on all travel guides and is a must-eat in Vegas. The combo pan roast is a creamy tomato stew with shrimp, lobster, and crab, which is why the average wait for a seat is over an hour. They have them in a few other station casinos, too, and they are much less busy.
- Shang Artisan Noodle (Westside, Noodles, 💰💰) – Their noodles are made to order and delicious whether hand-pulled or knife-shaved. The “Shang Beef Noodle Soup” is their signature bowl, and the beef pancakes are incredibly juicy and an excellent starter. It’s a spot we frequent as locals eating in Las Vegas.
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Westside, Pre Fixe, 💰💰💰💰) – One of the most unique dining experiences we’ve ever done. The food was spectacular, there was a tone of drinks, and the storytelling made it memorable. Check out our Instagram Reel here.
- Honey Salt (Westside, New American, 💰💰) – Farm-to-table food. A fave brunch spot.
- Paina Cafe (Westside, Poke, Hawaiian, Donuts, 💰) – The poke is okay, but the mochi donuts are the best in town! We stop by every time we’re in the area, and even though a few more mochi donut spots have opened in Vegas, they are still our favorite.
- Ton Ton Katsuya (South Spring Valley) Japanese, 💰💰) – This is the only legit spot in the city turning out deliciously deep-fried and breaded Japanese katsu. The pork tenderloin dinner is the star of the menu and why we think it’s one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas.
- Sushi House Goyemon (Southwest, Japanese, 💰💰) – They serve up some of the best all-you-can-eat sushi anywhere and offer daily fresh catch specials on the board like salmon belly, mentaiko, and grilled yellowtail collar.
- Pullman Bread (Southwest, Japanese Bakery, 💰) – Delicious baked goods and light and fluffy egg sandos.
- Suzuya Pastries and Crepes (Southwest, Desserts, 💰) – I love everything here, but the Yuzu Panna Cotta is a must-try.
- Island Flavor (Hawaiian, 💰) – When people ask us what the best food in Vegas is, Island Flavor always makes the list. Their furikake chicken is so addictive. If you ask any Hawaiian who lives in Vegas where to eat, this will likely be on their list. They do have multiple locations.
- Naked City Pizza (Eastside, Pizza, 💰💰) – Their “Royal Sub” with in-house hot Italian sausage, capicola, mozzarella, iceberg lettuce, and tomato is a fat kid’s dream come true.
- Aloha Kitchen* (University, Hawaiian, 💰) – Vegas is home to some spectacular Hawaiian food. Their Adobo Fried Rice Omelette is a must-eat in Las Vegas. Everything else there is just okay.
- Kame (Northeast, Japanese, 💰💰💰💰) – Chef Eric serves up extremely creative omakase course dinners on the daily. The lobster tail sashimi is a consistent highlight.
Map of Best Places to Eat in Las Vegas
More Las Vegas Restaurants to Check Out
Here are other must eat places in Vegas.
- The Black Sheep (New American & Vietnamese, 💰💰)
- Big Jerk (Caribbean, 💰💰) – Try their chicken wings and plantains.
- NoMad Restaurant (New American, 💰💰💰) – American Wagyu Prime Rib
- Lappert’s Ice Cream Shop (Desserts, 💰)
- Rollin Smoke Barbeque (Westside, Barbeque, 💰💰) – The premier BBQ pitmasters in Las Vegas. Their burnt ends are total beef bliss
- Poke Express (Poke, 💰💰)
- Tbaar (Boba, 💰) – Delicious brown sugar milk tea
Michelin Starred Restaurants in Las Vegas
These were last ranked in 2009. Las Vegas has not since continued to pay to be part of the Michelin guide.
- Joel Robuchon, MGM Grand ⭑⭑⭑
- Restaurant Guy Savoy, Caesar’s Palace ⭑⭑
- Picasso, Bellagio ⭑⭑
- L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon, MGM Grand ⭑
- Le Cirque, Bellagio ⭑
- Michael Mina, Bellagio ⭑
- Nobu, Caesar’s Palace ⭑
- Wing Lei, Wynn ⭑
Michelin Starred Restaurants in Las Vegas that Closed: Alizé, Andre’s, Aureole, Bradley Ogden, Daniel Boulud Brasserie, miX, Restaurant Charlie
Eating Healthy in Las Vegas / Meal Prep Las Vegas
As much as we love eating while traveling, we also have fitness goals we want to keep and want to stay healthy. It’s hard to eat healthy when you eat out all the time. We were excited to find Foodie Fit, which we use when we’re home between our busy travel schedules. I wish they could come with us too!
Started by a nutrition coach, Foodie Fit is a healthy meal prep and delivery company that makes it easy to stay healthy and still get your macros. Each of their meals has all the macros listed on it, making it easy to keep track of your goals. On top of that, most of their meals have a lean vs. a bulk option that you can choose between depending on your goals. Best of all, they rotate through different recipes, so you’re not stuck eating the same meal repeatedly.
If you’re visiting Las Vegas, this is an excellent option since they deliver all over town, including the strip! You can still indulge in some meals and use Foodie Fit meals to stay balanced. We’ve been trying different ones, but our favorites are the Mongolian Beef with Roasted Veggies and Thai Basil Turkey so far.
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- Bachi Burger
- Chada Thai & Wine
- Sterling Brunch
- Sweets Raku
- Tonkatsu Kiyoshi
- Veggie House
Best Places to Stay
Any other restaurants in Las Vegas we should add? How many of these have you tried and which are your favorites?
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