Tetsu - Aria
Tetsu - Aria

Tetsu - Aria

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arialasvegas.com/dining/tetsu.aspx
  • Phone: 8663597757
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Thursday - Tuesday : 5:00pm - 10:30pm Close Wednesday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Tetsu - Aria
Forbes and Michelin-decorated Chef Masa Takayama introduces the first teppan concept to his extraordinary culinary repertoire. Tetsu is an intimate and interactive dining experience, offering guests the first taste of Chef Masa's passion for fine Japanese grilling.


Located inside Masa's famed sushi restaurant, barMASA. Highly skilled teppanyaki chefs oversee the evening's culinary entertainment - prepping, cooking and plating orders specific to each guest's request. A produce table serves as the room's centerpiece, displaying the finest quality meats, seafood and vegetables.
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Tetsu - Aria reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)good for groups (9)special occasion (9)romantic (4)late-night find (3)neighborhood gem (2)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Not so good
    Guga
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    By the name of the great Chef Masa, I had a higher expectation! The food is good, but not great prominence. The impression I had was that closely resembles the Benihana, with a much higher cost and, to our taste, with less flavor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good experience
    2ofyou
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    my wife and me decided to test this restaurant. I must say that I don't like Japanese restaurant generally talking (we are from Italy...) but in this case I accepted because my wife, viceversa, is a fun of Japanese restaurant. The quality of the food, the fact that all the stuff are cooked in front of you, you share the table with others people in front of this Tepaniaki stainless steel cooking plate is really a way to enjoy the dinner. The service was very helpfull to find the right and the most tastefull dish. We enjoy very much and we raccomend this restaurant to everybody. The price is quite expensive, but, if you consider everything is acceptable. If we will be in Las Vegas we will go in ths restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dining experience
    Lkais
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was our first time dining at Tetsu but we will definitely be back. We enjoyed the menu selection, the interaction with the Chef and the food was outstanding. It was very entertaining to watch the Chef prepare our meal. We would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Fufufoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was with a party of 5 and everyone enjoyed every bite. We had lamb, sea bass, scallops, filet mignon and much more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unfortunate
    Unfortunate
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Unfortunately, the 4 people that shared our table had an argument that escalated through dinner and included some profanity. It made us very uncomfortable and it was hard to enjoy our dinner or even have a conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • date night
    Familyof4
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I had recently taken our boys to a hibachi restaurant and loved it so we chose Tetsu for our recent date night. Although the food was very fresh and I'm sure of the highest quality, the portions were quite small and extremely expensive! Everything is sold a la cart. Although we spent over $200 and it was just the two of us, we both left hungry. The service was great and the food was good but for the money, we didn't expect to leave hungry!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    lily
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It was a great experience having dinner there, the food was just great. Improvement on service will be helpful
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    notsospecial
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I dont think it gets more fresh then the food here. Literally moving on the grill and the freshest sushi Ive ever had in Vegas. Delish!! Amazing service and a very friendly but not stand there and watch you eat staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disapointed
    RickVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was a new one for us. The food was cooked right in front of us. Portions were very small. We were told that sides were big enough to share. False. The sides were tiny. We left hungry. It was very expensive for the tiny amount of food we were served.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • georgeVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Another excellent meal at this restaurant -- great service, excellent chef, wonderful food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • drsandmom
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food was fresh and preparation was interesting. A bit pricey for what you get. Wait staff and chef were all very attentive. We had an outstanding ahi tuna appetizer and the rosemary cheesecake for dessert which was also unique and very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • georgeVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Excellent food, expertly prepared as we watched, with superb service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In memory of Tetsuo
    SashaNGray
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Our dog died in December, he was a Japanese Shiba Inu named Tetsuo. When we "Yelped" the neighbourhood upon our last tour of Vegas, we couldn't resist heading here. It was SO great, we went twice, in three days! Food was great, our service was stellar and the ambiance was fantastic. Great cocktails & beer, creative menu, wonderful preparation. We ate FAR too much both times. Our waiter really shone and went above and beyond for us - he was newer from the mid-west, hispanic...amazing. Thoughtful, courteous staff. All the diners at our station the second night were super relaxed and chatty - I'm sure it's because they felt so at home. Thank you for a beautiful homage (twice) to an amazing companion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 27 reviews are from the Tetsu - Aria reviews archive.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed this restaurant for his birthday. Everything was prepared to perfection, this is not normal teppan it is culinary art. Food was wonder, executive chef wonderful, and we sat next to Robin Thickes dad, what more could you ask for an evening. We have not had a bad meal at Aria and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We loved watching our food being cooked. Chef was knowledgeable and talked to us about our food, and what we could do at home to duplicate it. The wine expert was extremely helpful choosing a sake. Would go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food and service, but pricy
    cliententertainer1
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The food was simply outstanding. The presentation, the preparation right in front of you on the grill, and the service was incredible. The portion sizes are small, and the prices are unusually expensive. Better for groups to go together, as you can enjoy more food options by sharing. Save this place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!
    TxCowgirlVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    This has got to be the best meal we have ever eaten at Aria! My husband and I have stayed at Aria the past 3 years, and love it. This is the first time we've had dinner at Tetsu, and it was a phenomenal dinner experience. It's not your momma's Japanese hibachi restaurant, LOL! The menu is al a cart, each item prepared individually for each person, and the presentations are beautiful! It was like dinner and a show, and the show is your dinner. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shockingly Expensive!
    Eat2lose
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Having lived in Dallas and Houston most of my adult life, I have eaten in some fine restaurants. This one by far exploits the fact that it is in a high-end casino hotel by charging ridiculous prices for the absolute smallest servings! I am a small woman who normally shares a dish because I don't eat a lot. Here at Tetsu, I barely satisfied my hunger with two dishes. They tell you that the portions are only for one. Believe it! The filet is $12.00 per oz. Do the math on that if you want a 10 oz steak! And that's just the meat! No sides!! My male companions were flabbergasted! The food was good but not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    What a fantastic meal at this tappan grill. No volcano, no knife tricks, no catching the salt shaker in the chef hat. Just a very talented chef that gives his 100% effort In preparing your dinner. Now that's entertainment!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply fantastic
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I have eaten here 3 times and will come back my next time in Vegas The best Japanese steakhouse ever The ribeye melted in our mouths Service was outstanding with the staff anticipating your needs without interrupting our dinner Highly recommended !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Teppan
    TangVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I'm used to great Teppan where I live, but this place is over the top. Prices are actually reasonable for Vegas. A whole lobster (big) is only $62. The appetizers are great and inexpensive (baby bok choy $3). I high recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected delight
    love2enjoyVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We are very picky eaters and enjoy a tepan style in our home town. When we arrived it was totally different in a great way. we love everything about this restaurant and would recommend it to all our friends. Will go back many times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice experience
    SweetDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I had never experienced teppanyaki before and the menu at Tetsu caught my eye enough to give it a whirl. It's hard for me to put my finger on, but I didn't love it. I didn't dislike it by any means, but I just wasn't seduced by the experience. The food was good, the chef we had was very nice, though not very talkative, and everything went smoothly.
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  • Felt rushed through dinner,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Felt rushed through dinner, waitress looked like was done for night
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but fun experience--
    BobbyJVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    A little apprehensive at relatively empty restaurant, but decor was nice and service was on point: courteous/helpful without being invasive. Menu was tricky to manage since everything is a la carte. We started with sushi/sashimi, then moved onto the teppanyaki courses: a small portion of the filet and ribeye, the pork belly, and the sea bass, as well as some of the vegetable sides. All were prepared and presented perfectly by the friendly chef, albeit with fairly light seasoning. Sauces are provided though. Portions aren't the biggest, but still good for sharing--we definitely left satisfied. Not the best value for money is an understatement, but if you want to splurge and have an interesting and unrushed experience, would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas in Las Vegas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We enjoyed our late (for us) dinner at Tetsu. Very good service, food outstanding, Pleasant and well worth the visit. Would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Masa
    CSIshikawa
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Vastly inferior to the food I had at Bar Masa. Half the things on the menu I wanted were suddenly off the menu and the sauces were very poor, except for with the asparagus. Worst Teppanyaki I've ever had. Only people who think sauces come from bottles should dine here.
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  • Wonderful Tetsu
    todarion
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We were in Las Vegas for our Fourth Anniversary and choose to go to Tetsu and we could not have picked a better place to celebrate. Our wait staff was great and the food was exquisite. When we celebrate our Fifth anniversary we would definitely go back to Tetsu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but too expensive
    ejmtlxVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Masa is known for creative sushi/sashimi presentations and high quality cooked Japanese standards. Tetsu continues the tradition, but in typically expensive Las Vegas fashion. Services from the sommelier, waiter and teppan chef were all professional, quality was also excellent, but probably 50% overpriced for comparable quality at other high-end sushi /teppanyaki restos. It is fine for a special occasion, but if you are just needing a good fix of Japanese cuisine, save your $$.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and the food is
    SeasonedTraveler
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Overpriced and the food is just average. The chef just puts your food on the grill and cooks it. The chef had ZERO personality.They emphasized fresh ingredients yet everything tasted the same since all courses were cooked with a strong herb/spice. If there was ANY dialoguue about how our meal was being prepared we may have been able to avoid having everything tasting the same. They can replace the chef with a robot or a video screen of someone cooking the meal and just bring it out. I wasn't expecting a circus act or even a cheesy knife juggling act since this was upscale, but I was expecting an amazing chef experience that focused on fresh ingredients. Instead the most we got out of the chef was confirmation of what we ordered.
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  • Food was great, but thought
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Food was great, but thought the selection was great except it did not offer chicken. This was not a problem for me but some of the diners who were not as adventurous minded ended up getting the lobster for $60+. I enjoyed the wagyu ribeye, but also very expensive at $10 per ounce.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very solid
    Tn9005
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Very happy with this meal. Good overall value in an upscale category.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was the best part
    Valan2
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    The service was the best part at Tetsu. Our server was always nearby and offered good explanations and recommendations for items on the menu. Our chef was great, also, - both in cooking and conversation. The food was good, too. We had filet mignon, sea bass, and spare ribs, as well as a sampling of vegetables and rice. All were prepared just right and tasted great. The only downside was the prices - a bit steep, but then it's Vegas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it must be good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    I will recommend to everyone looking for hibatchi type cuisine. I normally mix it up when I bring my clients to dinner, I went 2x last month.. so it must be good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was superb, only small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    food was superb, only small issue was there was no seperation between our party & others which caused confusion over a couple of dishes when they were placed in front of the wrong group but.. small price to pay for a great meal & it allows you to experience more from the menu!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!!!! Cannot wait to go
    MacdewVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Wow!!!! Cannot wait to go back! The Tai seabream was amazing! So was everything else we tried. It was Sushi- but not Sushi. Small bites, so try several things. Add the Waygu Garlic Fried Rice- you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tetsu is the worst restaurant...war
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    It was the worst restaurant I have ever been. I don't recommend to anybody. Can you imagine beef with chicken mayo flavor ? They did that to me. And cost is 6ounce $80. Who want to come again? Of course I complained the beef and they changed once. But they don't know how to clean teppan. Are they iron chef? I believe they are stone chef or less. And beef was terrible. It was much worse than lowest Costco beef. No taste and just chew.
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  • Went to Vegas for my son's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Went to Vegas for my son's 21st birthday. Wanted a fun place to splurge. We were definitely not disappointed. I recommend the lamb and the waygu yakisoba. Cocktails are great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I hadn't been to a "Japanese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    I hadn't been to a "Japanese Steak House" in years and years and for some reason we talked ourselves into trying out Tetsu. It was wonderful. Each station seats six people and we were placed with two other couples -- and everyone at our station had a really fun time. The ingredients were the best quality and it was fun to watch the preparation. I would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Teppanyaki we've ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    My husband and I decided to try Tetsu as it looked different. We've been to teppanyaki restuarants before, but never like this. The incredibly fresh food was all laid out in a chilled island behind the grill. The menu was different than the usual teppanyaki place. My husband ordered the duck, which you wouldn't typically find. The chef came out and spoke to us about our order and described the ingredients. We were very happy with the experience, and that was before we even tasted the food. The food was fantastic. Everything was cooked to perfection and the quality of the fresh ingredients really shown through. The only thing I can even remotely complain about is that the NY location isn't open yet!
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