Haute Event: Bob Saget Appears at the Opening of Kumi

Bob Saget and Scott Sartiano at Kumi. Photo: Joe Janet
Bob Saget and Scott Sartiano at Kumi. Photo: Joe Janet

Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar by Akira Back at Mandalay Bay celebrated its official grand opening on Wednesday, bringing out the who’s who of Las Vegas — including a special appearance by former Full House star Bob Saget, who enjoyed the food and the scene while posing for photos with excited female fans.

Guests were treated to delicious items from chef Akira Back’s inventive new Korean-influenced Japanese menu including the kimchee edamame, crispy rice, shisito peppers, the bone-in pork chop and the hot mess and crispy pork belly rolls while sipping Kumi’s signature lychee martini, green geisha and cherry blossom cocktails created by mixologist Michael Monrreal.

Some of the boldfaced names on hand to celebrate chef Akira and The Light Group’s latest culinary venture included Wynn nightlife impresario Jesse Waits who sat alongside actor Bob Saget and 1 OAK’s Scott Sartiano and Eli Pacino, nightlife fixtures Brandon Roque, Robert Gamch and Kalika Moquin, Moet Hennessy’s Adam Rolfe and Jessica Duran and Red Bull’s Tony Cordasco.

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