The 23 Best New Places To Eat and Drink in Las Vegas in 2021

December 29, 2020

Las Vegas sees new bar and restaurants opening every day, and it's hard to keep on top of every new opening. We've trawled through reviews and ratings sites to whittle down the best new bars and eateries in Vegas for you to try in 2021. From fried chicken to fillet steak, Korean barbecue to artisan coffee, we've got the latest openings covered here.

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Primal Steakhouse

Primal Steakhouse Las Vegas

Primal Steakhouse, at the Boulevard Mall serves up some of the best steaks on town. Overseen by executive chef Angel Lopez, you can expect dishes heavily influenced by his central American roots. This is a fine dining restaurant. They have an extensive cocktail menu and wine list to accompany their great choice of steaks. The main event on the menu is the 31-ounce Tomahawk steak. You can also opt for a choice of starters and sides, including Guatemalan ‘Chorilonga’ sausage, Jamon Iberico and seared scallops.

Robata En Asian Kitchen and Bar

Robata En Asian Kitchen and Bar

This Japanese style robata grill offers high quality tableside cooking. Robatayaki is a Japanese style of cooking skewered meats and vegetables over open fire. Robata En offers a choice of fish and meats. As well as the Robatayaki, they have a great sushi selection, try the Hamachi, a favourite with customers. Find them at 4480 Spring Mountain Rd

Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza

The casual dining experience Blaze Pizza promises “exceptional quality at crazy fast speed”. Their new restaurant at 7290 W. Lake Mead Blvd brings the number of outlets in the city to 3. If you’ve not been to a Blaze Pizza yet, you simply choose your ow toppings, before the pizza is assembled in front of you before being fired at 700F for 3 minutes to produce the perfect pizza. Great for a quick lunch stop.

Brew Tea Bar

Brew Tea Bar

The mission of Brew Tea Bar is to spread the love of tea around the world. They specialise in expertly crafted teas. Choose from traditional teas, iced teas, various herbal teas and even a cheese latte!

Broth Shabu

Broth Shabu

Broth Shabu describes itself as a premium all you can eat ‘shabu shabu’. Shabu-shabu is a Japanese hotpot dish, usually consisting of vegetables and thinly sliced meat. The name supposed to reflet the sound the dish makes while cooking in the pot. Shabu-shabu is served with a variety of sauces. You can order 2 meats at one time at Broth Shabu. Customers rave about the Spicy Tonkatsu, Karaage and Takoyaki. Be sure to leave room for the sesame ice cream!

5845 Spring Mountain Rd. Las Vegas NV.

Cupbop

Cupbop

Cupbob is ‘Korean BBQ in a cup’. Starting life in 2013 as a food truck, Cupbop now have over 20 restaurants and six food trucks. (expect those numbers to be out of date by the time this article is published as they are growing FAST!) Their newest restaurant is in the University Gardens Retail Centre and is already a hit with the locals. You can choose how hot you want each dish and pair it with a choice of imported Korean drinks.

4680 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 300, Las Vegas, NV 89119

DB’s Cajun Kitchen

DB’s Cajun Kitchen

Expect great Creole favourites at this Louisiana style restaurant when this restaurant opens in 2020. Chef Derland Blake cooks up some of the best BBQ ribs in Vegas, as well as stuffed French toast, lobster and waffles and fried crab. You’ll find DB’s on the corner of Craig Road & Rancho Drive. They also offer outside catering.

El Yaqui Mexican Food

El Yaqui Mexican Food

Stop by EL Yaqui food truck at 5120 W Charleston Blvd for some great Mexican classics, including quesadillas, quesabirrias, tacos and more Find them at 5120 W Charleston Blvd. You can also order for delivery through uber eats

Feng Cha Teahouse

Feng Cha Teahouse

Feng cha are opening their second Teahouse in Las Vegas, to go with the 1,000+ already in situ around the world. Their new location at the Golden Spring Plaza. The name Feng cha means ‘serve tea with respect’. They specialise in fruit fusions, caffeine free drinks, and the no lactose ‘breeze’. Try their customer favourite, matcha with cheese foam. They also excel at their deserts. Choose from Oreo Cheese, Seal Salt pearl Taro Chocolate to name but a few.

Greek Chicken

Greek Chicken

Hailing from San Diego, Greek Chicken has now opened at the Rainbow Commons Retail Centre. Greek Chicken was launched in 1987 serving up chicken Pitta, Gyros and Greek salads. Customers love the Honey Baklava, and the homemade hummus gets rave reviews.

Jo’s Malasadas Cafe and Bakery

Jo Malasadas

Jo's Malasadas offers a mix of Hawaiian, Filipino and Portuguese cuisine. Located at the Phoenix Plaza Retail Centre, they specialise in Portuguese fried dough balls, Hawaiian coco puffs, and a huge range of cakes, served by the slice. While sweet is their speciality, their savoury choices also measure up well with great breakfast choices including omelettes, eggs, and sausage, or later in the day try their range of soups, salads and sandwiches.

Kickers Gaming & Sports Bar

Kickers Gaming & Sports Bar

One block north of the Neon Museum in downtown Las Vegas, Kickers offer craft cocktails, a great choice of craft beers and the usual high-quality spirits. They have 17 TV’s including an 85” screen, as well as a shuffleboard and juke box.

La Casona Bar & Grill

La Casona Bar & Grill

La Casona serves up delicious Mexican food from East Flamingo Road. People love the strawberry lemonade, and rave about the Molcajete, a black lava stone mortar served with an assortment of meats, shrimp, and cheese. Choose the refried beans as the perfect accompaniment. This is al lively place with music in the evenings and a sit up bar with TV’s showing sports.

Mr. Sushi

Mr. Sushi

Mr Sushi, (7175 W. Lake Mead Blvd Ste 149) offer eat in or take out from their extensive menu. Customers should expect a modern take on this classic Japanese cuisine. As well as Sushi and sashimi classics, they also offer curries, Udon, Yakisoba and a whole host more.

North Town Chicken

North Town Chicken

Now open in North Las Vegas, North Town Chicken specialises in ... you guessed it. Chicken. But not any chicken, according to one Yelp user “The chicken sandwich is completely awesome”. The Chicken Mascot on the wall fits the ambience of this friendly eatery perfectly. You can expect the usual fried chicken staples, perfectly cooked. If you are feeling brave, opt for their hot ‘Spencer’s Revenge’ sauce as an accompaniment. Be warned though, this is only for the brave!

Royal Coffee Roasting

Royal Coffee Roasting

Royal Coffee have 3 locations in Las Vegas, and they have plans to open more. Hailing from Idaho. Royal Coffee Roasting have drive thru at each location and menu that can best be described as small, but perfectly formed. As well as coffee you can pick up hot chocolate, chai tea latte, shakes, soda’s, and smoothies.

Saginaw’s Delicatessen

Saginaw’s Delicatessen

Saginaw’s delicatessen, located in the Circa resort downtown, specialises in BIG sandwiches. And we mean... really big. Paul Saginaw is the co-founder of Zingermans deli, considered to be one of the best deli’s in the world, so expect big things from this Vegas newcomer. The Reuben has to be top of the list but don’t overlook the matzo ball soup and prime rib. If you’re in at breakfast time you’re in for a treat. For meat-eaters, try the ‘Jabra’s Double Down’, a 6oz steak from Creekstones farms served with two eggs, has browns and toast, or for a veg based breakfast, go for ‘Lorraine’s Pay Off’ a vegetable hash served with poached eggs and toast.

Saltgrass Steak House

Saltgrass Steak House

Saltgrass Steak House has added a restaurant in the Golden Nugget to it’s other 80 locations across the US. Char grilled Angus beef is cooked with their very own 7 -steak spice and served with garlic butter. For something special, opt for the slow roasted prime rib. Expertly cooked for 10 hours before it lands on your plate. For more casual dining, the bar area features high tops, with 23 TV screens showing wall to wall sport.

SerVehZah

SerVehZah

This bottle shop and tap room in the Arts District offer 24 draft beers as well as a selection of cans and bottles from around the world.

Shabuya

Shabuya

This Shabu-shabu restaurant in the Spring Oaks Shopping Centre offers all you can eat shabu-shabu featuring pork shoulder, wagyu beef as well as a great appetiser selection featuring stir fried rice cakes, karaage and gyoza.

Sky Garden Chinese & Hawaiian Cuisine

Sky Garden Chinese & Hawaiian Cuisine

A mixture of Chinese and Hawaiian cuisine may seem an odd combination, but this South Rainbow Boulevard restaurant offers something for everyone. For Hawaiian classic, opt for the ‘Big island Combo’ featuring grilled chicken, beef, and kalbi short ribs, or the classic Ka’lua pork. For Asian specialities try the Chinese inspired steamed fish with ginger scallion soy or the customer favourite Mongolian beef.

SoulBelly BBQ

SoulBelly BBQ

SoulBelly aims to offer “hyper local beer, and live entertainment in a bustling venue”. Hailing from New Jersey, Chef Bruce Kalman already has a number of ventures under his belt, including ‘Backbeat BBQ’, a collaboration with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. SoulBelly has been hosting popups to preview their mouth-watering dishes through 2020 before the main restaurant opens, and from the reviews, this is one to look forward to! Expect the selection to include succulent briskets, ribs, wings, and smoked turkey. Find them on the corner of Main & Imperial.

Mariposa Cocina

Mariposa Cocina

Chef Robert Lomeli brings modern Mexican to Las Vegas, using only top-quality ingredients. Live entertainment and a hookah service make for a relaxing ambience. The restaurant boasts recipes inspired by central and South America, along with amazing cocktails, tequila and mezcal.

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