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BARMASA - Aria

4.5
274 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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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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Fine Dining
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Japanese
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Hours of operation
Thursday - Tuesday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (closed Wednesdays)
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(877) 230-2742
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Smart Casual
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Cross street
Harmon
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Valet & Self-Parking Available

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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 274 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
service
4.0
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3.4
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on February 20, 2016

In short, I ordered an $80 ribeye steak there, and there was so little, I could've eaten three of them to get enough. However, I was not ready to spend $240. My wife ordered sushi, which she is essentially addicted to, and hated it. The ambiance of this place is horrendous. It's like my high school cafeteria and shares a space with Tetsu. If you want good food with no lines and you don't want to make a reservation a year in advance for STK at The Cosmopolitan, try Sushi Roku in The Forum Shops at Caesars. We went there on our last trip in January with friends, and made the mistake of trying something new, instead of going for a sure thing.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2016

I love bar masa in New York. This one did not have my favorite surimi ( that's what I always look forward to) (if you don't have it, it should be off the menu)
The gigantic oyster was delicious, as was the uni, we enjoyed that. The rest was just ok. Desert? No dark chocolate - hm everyone loves chocolate!
I don't get this decor, feels like a hub in the airport.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Awesome food however too overpriced for the amount of food I got. A small plate of vegetables for $24 and three very small beef skewers for $18. I know I'm in Vegas but C'MON! The staff was great. Bit more quiet restaurant than what our group wanted.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Food was unbelievable well worth the price great restaurant will come back again

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2016

Been here numerous times and this visit was a letdown. Food wasn't the same spectacular sushi as in prior visits and I found the value of the experience was very expensive. Really think it's more about the name than the substance. Super expensive and in my opinion not what it used to be.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2016

The quality of the food was excellent as was the service. Our party of four left nothing behind. Everything was so well prepared and presented. We are happy to spend on restaurants and while a bit expensive, overall value was good. Absolutely worth every penny. However glad we asked about the price of the special dessert before ordering. It would have been pricier than the entrees! Anyway, we will go back next time in Vegas.

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2016

Une salle grande et parsemé, ce qui donne un manque d'ambiance evident. Et ca ne change aucunement avec les annees.

Cher pour les produits proposés, je ne serais que vous conseiller d'aller au Tetsu, qui partage la meme salle et qui pourtant vous offre un bien meilleur monde.

Les excellents serveurs ni feront rien .. Un endroit sans ame reste un endroit sans ame = je me crois a chaque passage au barmasa, a la cantine ou au The Buffet 😅

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2.0Dined on January 15, 2016

As a Hawaii resident and frequent traveler who knows sushi , I can absolulty tell you with full confidence this place is not worth it. While the quality was good , excellent even , There are plenty of good sushi restaurants in this town with the same quality and better portion sizes.
Add to that the staff was not helpful about choice nor selection and when we told them that they were to expensive for portion their answer was 'yea we've been hearing that for six years'
Hmmmm maybe that's why at 8pm on a Friday you are empty
Plus...it's lit like a fancy cafeteria.

If you are going to spend this kind of $ , go elsewhere and get equally good fish with better service and ambiance

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1.0Dined on January 1, 2016

This was our second time here, figured we would give it a second try but for the amount of money they charge for a bowl
Of fried rice I would expect a much bigger portion then 2 scoops
Sushi was ok, but again tiny portion along with everything else we ordered.

We will not be going back - we ended up eating at Javier's at aria a hour later which was much better

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2016

Average at best. Poor ambience. Badly designed. Overpriced

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2015

Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff - especially the Sommelier. Excellent sushi.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2015

Best sushi,good service, nice Atmosphere, best uni I ever had

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2.0Dined on December 3, 2015

My family, who were visiting from out of state, chose to dine at BarMasa because they are huge sushi and sashimi lovers. I warned them from the beginning this restaurant would be expensive, but they wanted to try it anyway. BarMasa's atmosphere is definitely not family friendly, especially with small children. The entire environment is more for a group of friends or colleagues going out for a few drinks and small plates. When my sister and her husband browsed the menu, they were disappointed BarMasa offered so little per dish. They did not order sushi nor sashimi as originally planned. Instead, they ordered entrees of Chilean Seabass, while I ordered Yellow bean sprouts Yakisoba. The dishes were not impressive at all; small and doesn't fill our stomachs. Even the miso soup I had order was so tiny ( the size of a small child's soup bowl), I told myself I should have taken my family to Hakkasan at MGM Grand, instead. That is one of my all time favorite restaurants and I constantly compared Hakkasan's Chilean Seabass dish with BarMasa''s because they were priced the same, but the quantity and quality were the difference. BarMasa can't compare! Sushi and Sashimi-wise, we could have gone to Benihana or other Japanese restaurants that I can truthfully say is above average and very enjoyable. Bar Masa's service isn't the best I have seen, but acceptable.

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2015

Creative dishes, great sake list. Beautiful place! Only thing missing was unique sashimi. Typical fare of tuna, yellotail...etc

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2015

Be prepared for an expensive meal, but the experience is well worth it. AMAZING fish. Got a salad and miso soup as well. Awesome selection of Japanese craft beers! So fun! I'll never forget this meal.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2015

Outstanding sushi,tempura,rolls -everything was fabulous,exceeding our expectations. Surprisingly fabulous wine list at reasonable prices We had a delicious Pinot Noir that was a great match for the food choices..Service was excellent.One of the best meals we had in Las Vegas. We cant wait to return. Our waitress was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2015

If you like sushi, this is the place. The fish is very fresh.
The place is nice, inside the Aria Hotel, besides close to casino, there is no significant noise.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2015

Las Vegas and sushi/sashimi simply don't seem to go together. And yet, at barMASA, the cuisine was terrific. Simple, delicious, beautiful food that was a delight to savor and full of interesting surprises in taste and texture. Bring extra $. This is not a cheap dining experience. But it seemed well worth our investment. Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on November 13, 2015

The sushi was supermarket quality at best. The pricing was beyond many of the High-end sushi bars in Los Angeles such as Shunji. Not recommended for the food. To make matters worse, the service was slow and not very knowledgable about the menu.
The sommelier was the only bright spot. Very well versed in wine and Sake.

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3.0Dined on November 13, 2015

There was four of us for dinner on Friday night. Not the ambiance for coulples. Food was not as expected.
Maybe better for work dinners or lunch.

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3.0Dined on November 12, 2015

The overall impression was favorable. No more than that. I was looking for some good sushi rolls as a late night dinner. I had the Tuna and avocado roll as well as the salmon roll. They were merely average. I've had better at my neighborhood sushi restaurant.

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3.0Dined on November 8, 2015

Grand entrance leads to a beautiful restaurant!!! The service was excellent. Overall the food was really good, but the portions were ridiculously small. We were told the pasta would be a good dish to share. We had the shrimp pasta and it was fabulous - all six bites. Seriously? The sushi portions were the smallest I've seen. We have been to every sushi spot in Vegas.....I can't say we would return to BarMasa.

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3.0Dined on November 6, 2015

The service was excellent. The portions were extremely small and prices outrageous. 400 dollars for 3 people who left still hungry. Food was good but not at that price

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1.0Dined on November 5, 2015

While the food was fine it was expensive. However, the major disappointment with this restaurant was the fixtures and fittings which makes it feel like a high school cafeteria. The polished concrete floor felt cheap, while the bench seats were very uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2015

This was without a doubt the best sushi I have ever had. Cannot wait to come back.

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3.0Dined on October 16, 2015

I'm not a fan of sushi, per se, but wanted to go to the "best" sushi place in Vegas for my wife, who loves it... I know that you're paying a premium for other food at a Sushi restaurant, and am generally ok with that, but $78 for a ~6oz Ribeye is pretty ridiculous. With that being said, I'd be ok with it, had my wife really enjoyed her meal, but she thought that hers was "ok".

All in all, I'd give it a rating of "Overpriced/Underwhelming".

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2015

The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. All plates are good for sharing as the portions are tapas-like. Highly recommend the Peking duck foie gras tacos.

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2.0Dined on September 17, 2015

Cool restaurant visually.

Very slow service and poor when it did show up......

Expensive and food is OK - not worth the price and certainly not enjoyable when you have to beg for beverages by flagging down any passerby that is staffs the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2015

The kind attention paid to me and my family was refreshing. The creativity in the menu was delightful. Everything was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2015

Although the seating arrangement is a bit odd and you sometimes feel like you are in a big wharehouse. The food is truly amazing.

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2.0Dined on August 21, 2015

Food was expensive and underwhelming. The risotto was bland.

Service was outstanding however!! Great staff

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2015

What can I say? The subject says it all. LOVE, LOVE Masa beyond reason

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1.0Dined on August 15, 2015

The service was very slow and the food was below average.

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1.0Dined on August 13, 2015

Masa is a reputable restaurant in NY, but BarMasa in Las Vegas was total dissapointment.
The restaurant is huge and decor was like a food court. The restaurant was almost empty on Thursday night. Food was expensive and quality was to match its decor (food court).
Big dissapointment!

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1.0Dined on August 7, 2015

We ordered both sushi and sashimi tasting. We were very disappointed by the very small amount of food for the price ($98 and $70). 15 small pieces of sashimi for $98...really? We are foodies and never were disappointed like that before... Blue ribbon sushi offers a much better value.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2015

Best sushi anywhere!

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2015

Way too expensive for the portions. Tiny!!!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2015

Went with a group of people while on a business trip so we ordered many dishes and shared. Everything was incredible

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2015

Toro and soy sauce were awesome. Sushi rolls and spicy mayo could use some work.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2015

As always, the food and service here are world-class. And the quiet is a welcome change from the usual restaurant.

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