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About 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.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours of Operation:
Thursday - Tuesday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (closed Wednesdays)
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet & Self-Parking Available
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
BARMASA - Aria Ratings and Reviews
We we're recommended here by the front desk staff. The whole experience was a little underwhelming for the cost of the dishes. The atmosphere resembles that of a large Warehouse then a high-end restaurant. Nothing really spectacular to be said about the decor. Our service however, was the highlight of the experience. With the exception of the duck rice...the food was mediocre at best.
I was a little disappointed to have missed out on a tasting menu that originally drew me into the restaurant in the first place, but my bartender/waitress Susan was amazing. She helped walk me through everything giving recommendations based on what I told her I wanted to get out of the dining experience. My experience would not have been as wonderful without her being there!
The Tai Truffle and other seasonal sushi was very fresh and melted in your mouth. The menu portions were a wonderful size for me, not too big where I could only try one or two things, but big enough to share with another person, if needed. I highly recommend the Peking Duck Tacos!
I thought certain things were a little outrageously priced, but I knew going in that I was going to end up spending over $300. I would stick to sushi versus the special maki and try as many hot and cold plates as you can eat, since the chef excels at fusion. When I wanted a traditional Japanese style something, I was a bit disappointed, but not because the dish did not work; it was just different than what I was craving. For example, the lobster miso soup was more reminiscent of a buttery summer soup you would try in New England, rather than your traditional miso.
After getting Open Table's last reservation, I was surprised that the restaurant was dead (odd for a Thursday night in Vegas). Because of this, I chose to sit at the bar, but I think I would forego sitting anywhere else. You get to overlook the entire restaurant and people watch. If you can't get a reservation online or calling, I would try going to the restaurant, because there were a ton of no-shows. I was also surprised to see that this restaurant shared its space with another, but kept completely separate menus.
Overall I am happy with my experience at Bar Masa and look forward to my next visit.
Sushi and other entrees were much smaller and not as good as the Japanese grocery store back home. Not worth the cost. They did not even provide the hot hand towels. The shrimp tempura was thinner than my finger and I am petite. They also did not provide and tempura vegetables. We have loved all the other restaurants at Aria but do not recommend this one.
In my photo, it is featured a yellow tail with jalapeno with thin crunchie edible filaments that added texture to the taste. It was Excellent! But, what really blew my socks off were the Peking Duck tacos. Those were simple a melting in your mouth dish with an authentic chinese roasted duck taste. Simple a SUPERB taste.
Putting the prices completely aside, as the prices are what you would expect in a Las Vegas Hotel. The sushi is beyond sub-par. Extremely mediocre pcs of nigiri and bland rolls. The sushi comes out of the kitchen as well, as if to hide the freshness and specialty. Stick with the hot food here but regardless, you will be underwhelmed. The low YELP ratings are spot on.
We went here for a pre-show dinner while we were in Vegas. We were warned about the pricing before making the reservation. While the menu is a little pricey, it is not more expensive than any other top tier sushi restaurant we have tried in the past. And that being said, the food is well worth the price. The fish of course is top quality, but the sushi rice is what makes it so great. Additionally, the drink selection is diverse and unique. Lastly, the service is excellent. Our waiter made great recommendations and made sure we had an outstanding experience. If you love good sushi, I would highly recommend this restaurant while you are in Vegas.
Paid about $240 (incl. alcohol, tax, and tip) for one (1) person - are mostly Nigiri items, an unagi roll, and Kumamoto oysters. Food was very good but nothing special. You'll find better sushi elsewhere. unagi roll with avocado was probably the best dish I had (thanks to server's recommendation). Really nothing special about the experience.
The worst part is I felt rushed. I made 9:45pm reservations - the last available for that night. Don't do it. Last call was about 10:15 - no problem - I got everything I wanted. At 10:30 in the middle of my meal, however, they suddenly turned on all the lights and stopped the music - dead silence. It went from a dimly lit room to a fully lighted room in a second - major pupil adjustment. I paid my bill and was out of there shortly after 10:45.
One hour. $240. Certainly it wasn't a special experience, no wow factor, just OK. I expected a little more at these prices than a rushed ho-hum experience.
Terrible. Mediocre food, small portions and hefty price tag. You can have one of those three qualities and I'm fine with that, but you can't have all three. I would never go here again.
Here for business and three of us went. Prices would have been fine if food and service quality were next level, sadly they just don't deliver.
We came here as a large group for my birthday. The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We enjoyed every single bite. I was surprised there were not more people as it was very quiet and empty. This is such a hidden gem I hope more people realize that soon. I will definitely be back when in Vegas.
Good sushi but certainly way overpriced per its location in the Aria. When I went the place was pretty empty during dinner time, made obvious by the size of the dining area. The sushi was fresh and solid, but somewhat in line with many (but not all) of the top sushi places in say, New York. Service was very attentive. However, the price point certainly is quite high and the ambiance didn't quite match the dining experience one would expect for the large bill.
Loved the spaciousness and design of the restaurant. Wonderful, attentive, knowledgeable server. Food is on the pricey side, but the quality and presentation is superb, so it's worth it. We enjoyed everything we ordered, and will definitely go there again and again!
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