Spring Mountain Road
I’ve been to HK Star Cantonese Restaurant four times since it opened in the mid-part of the last decade. The first time, back when my law office was around the corner, I strolled in solo, noticed I was the only gweilo in the joint, and had to argue with my well-meaning waitron about what I wanted to eat. (I think he said “you no like” at least ten times before he accepted my order. What arrived — egg drop soup, sweet and sour pork, tepid shrimp — was definitely not what I wanted to eat…or what I thought I ordered.)
Good food on Spring Mountain Road is now taken for granted. Extraordinary food only started to rear its splendiferous head in the past five years. Great food — the kind being served at Omae Japanese Restaurant -- has only been on the scene for a matter of months. Whether Las Vegans are ready for it remains to be seen.
When we heard that another izakaya-type restaurant had opened on Spring Mountain Road (on New Year’s Day of all dates), we were, to put it mildly, skeptical.