BARMASA - Aria
BARMASA - Aria

BARMASA - Aria

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arialasvegas.com/dining/barmasa.aspx
  • Phone: 8772302742
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Thursday - Tuesday 5:00pm - 10:30pm Close Wednesday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from BARMASA - Aria
Experience modern Japanese cuisine, sushi and sake at Michelin Three-Star Chef Masa Takayama’s first Las Vegas venue. Continuing the tradition that has made his New York restaurant legendary, Chef Masa allows the inherent flavors of each ingredient to emerge undisguised. Key ingredients are flown in directly from Japan. Wide selections of sakes and wine have been handpicked to perfectly complement the seasonal menu.
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BARMASA - Aria reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (21)fit for foodies (20)good for groups (14)notable wine list (11)romantic (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Overrated
    MARVELOUSVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    This is such a waste of money . I am from New York and I have dined at some of the best sushi restaurants in my town. This place here over charges for tiny portions of food . The food here is average. Service was very slow also.
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  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    For a highly rated sushi restaurant I found the food no better than the average strip center sushi joint. The space was very industrial looking and not upscale at all. With all the great restaurants in Vegas I would say you could do better
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  • Like eating in an airplane hangar
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    While the food quality is excellent, we had slow, spotty service in this cold, industrial space that doesn't lend itself to a fine-dining experience. Although the waiter and manager apologized several times for extremely slow service, after all that the waiter forgot a cup of chamomile tea we ordered after the meal. There are many better Japanese dining experiences in Vegas.
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  • Good but way over priced!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    The service was good and the food was very good but I found myself hungry less than 2 hours later after spending $550. That was for four of us. That ain't right! A belly should be full and satisfied after that kind of cash. My belly just wanted a slice of pizza.
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    hot spot
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  • Great stuff
    VegasLocal
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Sushi was top notch. Seriously, some of the best sushi in town. I don't do rolls, just nigiri, and Bar Masa is really good at that. Also had some of the sukiyaki and they say the foundation of and good Japsnese restaurant is their broth - well their broth was spectacular. Also, some great Japanese beers.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I did not give a food review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I did not give a food review as we did not get our chefs selection menu. It took 1 hour to get 2 small dishes. They had no explanation. The server was mortified. The manager was no help what so ever. Our reservation was at 7:30. Left at 8:30 starving. It sucked.
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  • Terrific Sushi
    CBLEE
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We really enjoyed this Restaurant. The sushi was so good with many options. If you're not a big sushi lover they offer Hibachi and Udon Noodle soups also. The restaurant is located in the Aria Hotel and we did not smell any smoke from the casino, very pleasant. I recommend the blue fin tuna, so buttery and melts in your mouth. The next time I'm in Vegas I will make reservations to eat here again!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Japanese
    Todem
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    If your looking for authentic, clean sushi and fish look no farther. Portions are small....but amazingly you will leave satisfied. Incredible Cevechi, the freshest fish and a truly incredible menu for serious sushi and japanese style seafood lovers. A true foodies delight.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply awesome, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Simply awesome, excellent staff, spectacular food.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Food was amazing. Hamachi
    DinerguyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Food was amazing. Hamachi sashimi was the best I've eaten anywhere. Calamari, sea bass, and tatami cilantro cucumber dish were unbelievable. Excellent and innovative food with seasoning that brings out the natural flavors. One issue is that they stopped serving coffee after 11:30. Expensive but well worth the price.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Amazing Sushi
    Vegasanniversary
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Best sushi in Vegas, likely anywhere outside of Japan! Every piece of sushi/roll was fresh and amazingly flavored. Highly reccomend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perspective
    Ernie
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Very proud of fish (highly priced). Caters to corporate cards, not to a common consumer.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was extremely underwhelming,
    deannaVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    food was extremely underwhelming, particularly given the price.
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  • Very nice
    JLI3
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We tried this during restaurant week and the service and food was excellent. If you like traditional, high quality sushi or sashimi, this is the perfect place. This is not a fusion restaurant (which is a good thing to me!) The only thing was that the servings are small and the food is expensive, so if you are on a budget and it is not restaurant week,be prepared for a big bill. Perfect for a romantic dinner.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Food was decent and the decor was okay. Two biggest issues: 1) everything except the bill was late. Even after multiple request, sommelier came to our desk much after our meal started (he was quite nice and made a great recommendation once he arrived). each course of the meal was late. 2) sushi was quite good, but not worth the price.
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  • It was average, not worth the money
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    BarMasa at Aria was just average, not worth my money. The portions were very small and I had to hit the Aria Cafe for dinner #2 after dinner #1 at BarMasa. The service was great, good waiters and very attentive. No one was in the restaurant when we had reservations at 7pm on a Saturday night. I should have known and ran from the instant I walked in. I had the Restaurant Week tasting and it wasn't worth the $50.13 at all. My friend had the lobster rosotto (very small portions) and something else I forgot, but she left hungry as well. Food was tasty, but so freakin' small!! I will never eat here again because I love to eat and you'll have to grab dinner #2 if you dine here. Not worth it at all, very, very, extremely disappointed.
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  • Service is great, food was close to
    BobDobbsVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    We have planned trips to Las Vegas just for Mastros, for streamed mussels, in particular. With our last trip, about 1/4 of the mussels were unopened. Those that opened were great, but I can't help but think that someone taking a look at the food before it goes out should have noticed this. Everything else was the usual. Great.
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  • Modern Japanese
    8dragonsVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    This was our first visit to BarMasa - we usually go to Shibuya (MGM) or Izumi (Wynn). Overall it was a nice evening but probably it was better that we weren't especially hungry. The decor is very open and modern. Truthfully, it feels much more like a big bar than a restaurant. Even the small round tables (which predominate the restaurant) give you the sense of being in a hotel bar rather than an excellent restaurant. If you have a bigger group or just want a bigger table the do have some larger square/rectangular tables on the periphery that would suit. Food was excellent but very pricey. For a good Japanese meal I'd still choose Shibuya/Izumi but for drinks and a light meal BarMasa would be a good ... perhaps better choice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pick another spot
    notagain
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Over priced. Sashimi very thin and not of expected quality. Constant annoying music. Wont be going back. Doubt they will be in business long.
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  • Not so good...
    mkbfood
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    The food was typical and NOT worth the high prices.
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  • Top Quality Japanese Gourmet Vegas
    ProfessorVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Although Aria is among the top luxury casino hotels in Vegas, and this restaurant has already established its reputation for fine Japanese food, we were surprised at the absolute freshness of everything we ordered. The quality of our sushi was excellent and the braised short ribs were superb: moist and tender, a huge portion served for $28 was a bargain. Wide assortment of sake in varying price ranges. We will certainly eat here again.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wish I could give the service 5+!
    handbaglady
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Because we are adventurous eaters, we asked our waitress to provide us with a random tasting menu so that every course could be a surprise. It was fantastic. Every course was more delicious than the last. My friend got the liquor pairings and got to experience wines, sakes and even Japanese beer! The sommelier was phenomenal. So knowledgeable and well spoken, we felt like the only diners in the restaurant. And our waitress Bonnie was adorable - so friendly, so attentive, and just plain fun. It was a fantastic girls night out. Definitely one of the best meals we've ever had, anywhere.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freshest Sushi I've ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Simple presentation with amazing taste. The best sushi I've ever had. I can't even describe how good it is. The rolls are rather simple and don't come topped with all the jazz that you get at other restaurants but will wow you with their flavor and freshness.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Great ambiance, service was good. Started a little stuffy but once I got the waiter loosened up it was good. Food was stellar.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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  • Perfect for pre-show!
    LoveTwist
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Fantastic food and service which was perfect as we were there as a pre-show meal! Ambience strangely too bright with white lighting and uncomfortable curved bench - Grey washed wood looked sad and not urban as possibly intended. Felt like a deli which I am sure was not the intent- Please re-do interiors and we will be back as the food was some of the best I have ever had and we travel all of Asia often - miso cod and duck tacos were dreamy ;) wait staff was fantastic! SPM
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Japanese Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Great Japanese food and sushi. Excellent Sake wine list.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but pricey
    someguy
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    The food here was good, as was the service. But for the price, I could never justify going back. I am from Los Angeles and quite used to >$100/person meals with no issue. Here, though, my GF was the first to ask if we could go to McD afterwards since she was still hungry...after a $250 bill. Try the Sake flights, and let them choose...that was the highlight of the meal.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Still An Issue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    The food there is fantastic. However, the minute I stepped inside the restaurant I felt judged. The service was decent until I noticed the table next to me was garnering far better treatment. (Note: i could be overreacting or being too sensitive, but when you grow up being forced to notice those things then it becomes more apparent when it is happening) The only difference between me and that table was the color of our skin. I was immediately put off and this feeling will probably be the reason I don't go back to the restaurant. In addition, there is better sushi in the area that I live so the workers there should be a little more humble about their product.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    MeatloafVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Food tasted great and the menu was very impressive. I would love to try many other items. Odds are I won't because the competition is so fierce in Vegas. The food delivery was outrageously slow. Half capacity restaurant on a high volume night - July 4 - and they could barely keep pace. The waiter was very polite and eager to please. I really enjoyed the signature tuna and fried potatoes. The victoria beef sukiyaki noodles were delicious. Beautiful place and worth a try.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment from a Michelin Chef
    HungryChinaman
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Overall we were very disappointed by our experience at Bar Masa. For starters, the price is just outrageously expensive for what you get. It will cost about $60-80 for the moderate eater to get full. For the ambiance and atmosphere the price is just a little too high. Poor restaurant design gives a very cold and almost prison like experience. The dining room is far too large and impersonal and seems empty even at their peak hours. As for the food, some dishes were better than others. For the most part, the fish is high quality and some of the noodle dishes were good. However, many of them were just mediocre interpretations of Japanese dishes you can get for $5.00 at your local Izakaya. Server had an unearned arrogance to him.
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  • Increadibly creative and delicious!
    BBrunkVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    I have often enjoyed this new "tapas" style Japanese dining, but the Master has done it best. My wife and I dined there late on a Tuesday night. Our server (Chase) was quick, attentive and made brilliant recommendations. [We came here in the first place because the menu is so creative. We thought about the Japanese chicken wings, and some other "fun" items and, while Chase said they were very good (and he described the flavor and texture of each in exquisite detail), he then steered us to truly special food. The highlights of the evening were the tuna tataki and wagyu beef skewers, but better still were the signature "Toro" roll (the most delicious fatty tuna), and unique and amazing Peking duck tacos and miso creme brulee. Enjoy.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding sushi and sashimi.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    The miso marinated cod was delicious. We enjoyed all of our selections. Our server was exceptionally good, too. However, it is pricey.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Vegas Restaurant
    Ajay
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    This place is good and the food is interesting. The food is tapas-style, and the wine, saki list is unique, different. But, this place is expensive, more than anticipated for me.
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    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely overpriced, tiny
    sfg68VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Extremely overpriced, tiny portions, food was just average, not exciting, big disappointment and a waste of money!
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  • overpriced
    nobarmasa
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Extremely high priced for small portioned, super market quality sushi. Seating area was reminiscent of a college style cafeteria.
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  • Unbelievable Sushi
    Brangelina
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We dined at Barmasa on May 18th and the Sushi was absolutely the best I've ever had, but it was very pricey. The drinks were creative and our server was generally all over us, (although curiously she couldn't remember to bring Edamame as promised), Overall the experience was fantastic and I'd recommend this place to anyone.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    farrahmarie
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Sushi was awesome! Super nice staff . We may even hut it again before we leave!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    GSRR
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    My wife and I ate here and had a great experience. Food was great and excellent wine list. Exceptionally expensive. We would rate Masa in New York slightly better, but only slightly.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced and service bad
    Moldol15
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Could not believe I paid over $70 for my meal when I split 3 dishes with a friend, and walked out not satisfied with the little amount I had eaten. I dined with 10 girls, each of us ordered an alcoholic drink, and never were asked if we would like a second, when our first drink was gone. The option of split checks was nice, however I would never return. I felt extremely ripped off and not treated well in a restaurant who's prices are extremely expensive.
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  • We had the spicy tuna roll
    Jshort
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    We had the spicy tuna roll and Unagi roll and both were fantastic. Wife had baby shrimp fried rice, best fried rice ever. Very romantic place and service was great. Avoid the Lucky 7 drink, I had to send it back and the wife could barely get hers down. Overall the food was great and will go back.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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