5 Off-the-Strip Sushi Spots You Need to Check out in Vegas

Sushi in Vegas just seems odd doesn't? You're sitting in the middle of one of the largest deserts in the world macking down on some super fresh tuna. Don't let the fact that there's no ocean remotely close to Vegas scare you off though... Here's our favorite spots to check out during your next Vegas adventure.

I Love Sushi

11041 S Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 990-4055

I Love Sushi is a big favorite of those in Las Vegas, especially PokerNewsers that resides in Sin City. Located approximately 15 minutes from the strip, I Love Sushi is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Take note, it doesn't have an all-you-can-eat menu, but dining isn't too expensive and the sushi rolls are large, giving you a great bang for your buck. The list of different rolls available is extensive, and beyond sushi there are also the options of teriyaki, teppanyaki and yakisoba. Get at it.

Sen of Japan

8480 W Desert Inn Rd.
Ste F1
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 871-7781

Sen of Japan is highly rated by all poker players, from quality of food, to service, to atmosphere. Only 10 minutes away from the action, Sen of Japan is open Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., providing more late-night availability, and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The menu may be more expensive than other options available, but the quality provided makes up for it. Many customers rave about the quality of the plates while being able to enjoy a sensual and casual dining experience. Yea, we used the word "sensual" with dining experience.

Musashi Japanese Steakhouse

3900 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 735-4744

Musashi Japanese Steakhouse may be known as one of the top teppanyaki-style restaurants around, but it also has amazing sushi available. This is a top choice for poker players and celebs when they get their roll on in Vegas.

Musashi is great for those looking for amazing food when other places may be closed. The menu is diverse, and always features a slew of off-the-menu items that you'll need to inquire about. Make sure to ask for Tiger for a true Musashi experience.

Naked Fish's Sushi and Grill

3945 S Durango Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 228-8856

Naked Fish's Sushi and Grill might be the number one choice for sushi is you ask any professional poker player. The quality of food is great and Naked Fish loves its poker players, which can be seen by the photos and signatures of them on the wall in Las Vegas, but make sure you've had a good session or two at the table prior to settling in, because this place is a tad pricier.

Located just 10 minutes from the Rio, Naked Fish is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, and there's almost no doubt you'll run into some fellow poker players if you head in. It might be a good spot to try and bluff them out of their leftover sashimi.


4465 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 365-6195

This place is great during the WSOP you could walk over to Umiya from the Rio if you wanted to. If you're lazy though, and let's face it you probably are it's only a short, three-minute drive and provides a great sushi option. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Umiya also caters a little more to those late-night eaters.

The biggest thing people love about Umiya is the all-you-can-eat menu, which isn't too pricy and includes an extensive menu of items. This is a great spot to hit if you're looking for good, quality sushi, but confined to a 60- or 90-minute dinner break.

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