Don’t roll the dice on good Chinese food. Try one of these restaurants that will serve up the best in Las Vegas.
Chef Simon To’s Zine is rated one of the 10 best Chinese restaurants in the United States by Chinese Restaurant News with his blend of Cantonese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Szechuan and other Asian cooking styles. Walk along a wall of pebbled glass to explore the divine cuisine within. Try some of rare filet mignon noodle soup or the abalone and chicken congee.
2 Beijing Noodle No. 9
We love the housemade noodles at Beijing Noodle No. 9, the Northern Chinese restaurant at Caesars Palace. Watch as they’re pulled before your eyes. Try Executive Chef Li Yu’s pan-fried shrimp swathed in a Chinese wine sauce, the Beijing salt and pepper chicken or the handmade noodle with sliced pork and mushrooms. You’ll be dazzled by the gigantic fish tanks that guide you into the bright dining room.
Beijing Noodle No. 9
What’s not to love about the cornucopia of Chinese cuisine at Wazuzu at Encore Las Vegas. Chef Jet Tila hearkens back to his upbringing under the watchful eye of his Chinese-Thai grandmother, making use of ancient traditions to conjure up his delights. Try a Wazuzu Smash, the restaurant’s signature drink, made with kusu shochu, orchid mango liqueur, freshly muddled pineapple, yuzu, calpico and ginger syrup. A 28-foot-long dragon with 90,000 Swarovski crystals accented by 2,400 flickering lights oversees the dining room draped in orange silk drapes and bleached wood panels. You can dine here for lunch or dinner.
Encore Las Vegas
Enter the Chinese garden known as Blossom at Aria for Executive Chef Chi Choi’s exotic treats. He learned his craft in Hong Kong at the tender age of 13, and then went on to hone his cooking skills at some of the city’s most prestigious restaurants. Try signature dishes such as chicken breast in macadamia nuts or the natural nine combination meat and seafood hot pot. Add some pan-fried pea leaves and Chinese Napa cabbage and you have a divine meal. Look for black moss with oyster, a pan-fried mochi rice and stewed pig knuckle to celebrate the year of the rabbit.
Aria at CityCenter
Chef Kai-Wa Yau works with four Chinese cooking methods — steaming, braising, baking and frying — with his traditional dishes steeped in the accents of the Canton and Shanghai provinces. Pearl’s menu includes spider prawn dumplings, fire-roasted Mongolian beef and crispy garlic chicken that can vary by the season. Live seafood is one of the highlights of dinner here as well.