The Light Group, Las Vegas’ premier hospitality and lifestyle development organization, raises its culinary portfolio once again with the addition of Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar. Opened July 18 at Bellagio Resort & Casino, just steps away from The Light Group’s Caramel Bar & Lounge, FIX Restaurant & Bar and sophisticated nightclub The Bank, Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar will offer an extensive Japanese menu of fresh, ingredient-driven cuisine for both the sushi novice and connoisseur in a sumptuous and highly stylized surrounding.
Overlooking Bellagio’s iconic lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights, Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar’s stunning and sleek ambiance sets the stage for award-winning chef Akira Back’s menu of authentic, traditional and modern Japanese cuisine. Seasonal fish and ingredients flown in daily from the finest markets and purveyors around the world are showcased in sushi, sashimi, tempura and hand rolls. A multi-course Omakase menu, which translates to “entrust,” will afford the opportunity to sample Back’s best culinary creations composed of small dishes. Combining world-class cuisine and an inventive chic dining experience, Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar is Las Vegas’ go-to Japanese dining hot spot.
Designed by the world-renowned Rockwell Group of New York City, Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar’s elegant wood and stone decor fosters a vibrant atmosphere and its intimate size exudes exclusivity. The restaurant’s signature design element, a 25-by-13-foot, wall-mounted installation at the entrance, was created using bronze metal scales that resemble the dorsal side of the eponymous fish. The dining room offers a cozy setting with screens composed of woven twigs set inside antique brass frames. Diners seeking the quintessential Las Vegas experience can enjoy the excitement of The Strip from a patio overlooking Bellagio’s famed fountain show.
The design of Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar’s menu encourages sharing and mimics Chef Back’s culinary philosophy “to bring happiness to my guests by creating a memorable experience through food.” Accessible and fun, shared plates include Toro Sashimi with caviar and microgreens; Yellowtail Serrano, cilantro and yuzu-kosho, a condiment made from the zest of yuzu blended with chili peppers and salt.
Warm shared plates include farm-raised, grain-fed Jidori Chicken, popular with Japanese chefs, prepared with sweet Japanese garlic, potato puree, baby root vegetables and teriyaki; and Grilled Walu, Hawaiian Butterfish with shiitake mushrooms, pearl onions and tosa sauce, a bonito-flavored vinegar and soy sauce mixture.
In addition to traditional raw fish preparations, Chef Back created a selection of innovative dishes inspired by his global travels as a professional snowboarder and experiences working with industry greats, such as Nobu and Morimoto. These dishes include Big Eye Tuna Pizza with shiso, an aromatic mint-like herb popular in Japan; and Maine Lobster Carpaccio with sweet onion and cilantro. A selection of imported (Japanese) and domestic (Washugyu) Kobe Beef is available on Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar’s menu grilled with balsamic teriyaki glaze.
Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar offers a hand-selected extensive sake collection, encompassing several different types from the classic to the avant-garde representing many prefectures from across Japan. Large format bottles of sake and souchu are also displayed at the 18-seat bar. A selection of wine, beer and signature cocktails, including the exotic Dragon’s Fire, “Moon Rabbit” sake, lemon, habanero and pomegranate or the light and refreshing Shiso Sunset, Grey Goose Ohranj, blood orange puree, yuzu and shiso leaf will complement the menu.
Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar offers a 180-seat dining room, 30-seat intimate lounge, and 30-seat private dining room. Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar is open 7 days a week; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. For more information, please visit www.lightgroup.com or call 702-730-3900.
About The Light Group
The Light Group is one of the nation’s leading nightlife, restaurant, hospitality and lifestyle development organizations. Founded by Andrew Sasson and his partner, Andy Masi, The Light Group’s properties include The Bank Nightclub, FIX Restaurant & Bar and Caramel Bar & Lounge at Bellagio; JET Nightclub, STACK Restaurant & Bar and Bare pool lounge at The Mirage; Mist at Treasure Island, Diablo’s Cantina and BRAND Steakhouse located at Monte Carlo. As operators of The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences (a high-end boutique hotel under construction at CityCenter), The Light Group is the first lifestyle company to fully embrace green practices setting the bar for responsible building, design and living. For additional information, please visit www.lightgroup.com.