Everybody knows Benihana. In Las Vegas, a new outlet of the familiar teppanyaki franchise has opened smack on the Strip at the Fashion Show mall, but the more established version of Benihana Vegas is at the Westgate.
Hidden within the whimsical village surrounding that dining destination is quiet gem Silk Road Asian Bistro, where diverse and beloved noodle dishes—Japanese ramen, Chinese rice noodles and Vietnamese pho—are the signature dishes. This Asian bistro does it all well without muddling flavors through fusion, as evidenced by appetizer options of crispy vegetable spring rolls or soft, rice paper-wrapped shrimp and pork summer rolls, stuffed with fresh herbs and aromatics. There are four flavors each of ramen and pho, and if thin rice noodles aren’t your favorite match for Szechuan beef or roasted duck, you can sub more substantial ho fun or wonton-style egg noodles into those flavorful Chinese dishes.
Other entrée options include honey and miso-glazed sea bass, a fried-wings spin on classic General Tso’s chicken and Mongolian beef served with rich, well-marbled Wagyu. At Silk Road, what seems like a casino noodle bar offers so much more.
Silk Road at Westgate Las Vegas, 702-732-5111; daily 5-10 p.m.