Wynn Las Vegas’ fine dining reputation is so stellar, it can be difficult to choose which restaurant to experience. An even tougher (but equally fantastic) problem is missing out on an incredible culinary experience that might not get its share of the spotlight.
The wildly diverse Japanese restaurant Mizumi is a great example of a quiet treasure that requires discovery. Innovative chef Devin Hashimoto leads this kitchen’s virtuoso performance of a culinary symphony that includes pristine sushi and sashimi, a lively teppanyaki room and a robatayaki bar where Kurobuta pork belly, Alaskan king crab, Maine lobster, and certified authentic Japanese Kobe beef are delicately grilled over binchotan charcoal.
If you’re late to this party and it’s your first time in the invigorating red-and-white dining room at Mizumi, definitely begin with a sushi and sashimi platter, where brisk bites of raw salmon, yellowtail, toro and albacore mingle with specialty rolls like scallop tataki and crispy shrimp with avocado, jalapeño and yuzu tobiko. These fresh delicacies will get your appetite warmed up for the feast to follow—and if you need another refreshing appetizer, consider the unbelievably light and clean Shigoku oysters, served with ponzu and red wine mignonette, fresh wasabi and shiso leaf. One slurp and you’ll be glad you indulged—and that you did it here. Mizumi at Wynn Las Vegas, 702-770-3320; Sunday-Thursday 5:30-10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 5:30-10:30 p.m.