ELV note: Chef/owner Kevin Chong informed us (as we spoke to him in our transplendent white seersucker suit last Friday while he was putting together this tasty spread for the morning news show), that “Japaneiro” means “Japanese-like.” He also said his food is inspired by Japanese cuisine, but he wants it to reflect his love of fusion food and his mixed Asian heritage (he’s Malaysian by birth). We told him he’s pulling off all of these mixed metaphors beautifully….as you’ll see below.
7315 West Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Japaneiro may have the best food in the unlikeliest location in all of Las Vegas. Only Omae can probably top it in both categories.
It occupies the center spot in a forlorn, half-empty strip mall on Warm Springs between Rainbow and Tenaya.
The so-so surroundings give you not a hint that, once you head indoors and take one of the 30 or so seats in the strangely laid out joint, you are about to eat one of the best steaks in Vegas.
An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, a German, an Indian, several Americans (including a Hawaiian and an Alaskan), an Argentinean, a Dane, an Australian, a Slovak, an Egyptian, a Japanese, a Moroccan, a Frenchman, a New Zealander, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Guatemalan, a Colombian, a Pakistani, a Malaysian, a Croatian, a Uzbek, a Cypriot, a Pole, a Lithuanian, a Chinese, a Sri Lankan, a Lebanese, a Cayman Islander, a Ugandan, a Vietnamese, a Korean, a Uruguayan, a Czech, an Icelander, a Mexican, Continue reading