The next time Raku is full, we suggest crossing the street and walking into the far corner of the two story Pacific Plaza shopping center, where a bounty of great Japanese eats is available.
The food may not be as pristine as the charcoal-grilled perfection of Mitsuo Endo, but we’ve never found a flaw in Shuskeki’s gyoza, tan tan men (spicy pork miso ramen noodles), omurice (Japanese rice omelet), or takowasabi (slimy raw octopus in a slick wasabi dressing that’s a lot better than it sounds).
Best of all, the menu is all pictures, so we round-eyes can get a good look at what oddball concoction we’re experimenting with. If your tastes run to more conventional sushi, sashimi, and udon noodle bowls, those are splendidly done here as well.
Shuseki makes it easy to try new Japanese food (even the take out menu is all pictures), and the prices are just as easy to swallow.
Our last dinner for two came to $45 including tip.
SHUSEKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
5115 Spring Mountain Road #117
Las Vegas, NV 89146