Right now it’s called “Seoul Plaza,” but soon enough, the name will change to reflect what’s going on in this small shopping center near the northwest corner of Spring Mountain and Decatur.
And what’s going on is a very special, micro-climate of fantastical food brought to Vegas by a cadre of passionate, Japanese chefs (and Big Wong – he of the noodle-li-cious, $5.95 Chinese beef ramen).
Coming soon will be a Japanese bakery run by Mitsuo Endo of Raku fame, and a Japanese curry house catty corner from Monta.
Already, each of these joints can be a tough ticket almost any night of the week (and Kabuto* will, soon enough, be the toughest).
No matter how crowded things get, ELV suggests finding a place to park (not always easy**) and just strolling in to whatever seat you can find in whatever eatery has one.
Then, just grab your chopsticks and dig in.
Your taste buds, your waistline and your wallet will thank you.
* Kabuto is located next door to Kengo Nakamura‘s Nakamura-Ya. It has only 18 seats and will be opening sometime this week. ELV will post pictures of his preview tasting meal there later today.
** When the lot is full, the side street to the left of Raku is very convenient for parking.