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Yonaka by Chef Ramir

4.5
241 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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About

Please see www.yonakajapaneserestaurant.com

Dinner:
Yonaka serves modern Japanese tapas and sushi, consisting of traditional Japanese food with complementing ingredients. We serve the highest quality foods, with most of our seafood being flown in from Japan. We also serve a fine selection of sake, beer & wine.

Yonaka strives to introduce our guests to a new dining experience in Japanese cuisine.

Happy Hour Everyday from 5pm-6.30pm
*Reservations are not available for those taking part in Happy Hour. (Only available at the bar and booth area, first come first served basis)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Asian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open Everyday.
Dinner: 5pm-11pm (everyday)
Happy hour: 5pm-6.30pm (everyday)

Please note: Happy Hour is available in the Sushi Bar and Booth area ONLY. (First come, first served basis.) Reservations are not available for Happy Hour diners.
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Phone number
(702) 685-8358
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ramir Decastro
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Private party facilities
We serve Modern Japanese cuisine. Chefs made everything in house with passion and love. We offer cool plates: modern take of sashimi style, sushi and hot plates. We accept private party reservation. Chefs will make special menu for private event dining. Please contact us in advance for more details.
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Private party contact
Indri D: (844) 417-8382
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Decatur and Flamingo
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 31, 2016

This was our first time here. We searched on YELP and we ended up finding this place with great reviews and great photos of food. Our server was very friendly and he was very helpful with the menu. Overall food was great from appetizers to main dishes down to the dessert. I would highly recommended coming here especially since it's off the strip and you can enjoy your food and relax at the same time

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2016

Japanese tapas, so delicious! We went with the eight-course tasting menu, which is designed to introduce newbies to Yonaka to their most popular dishes. We did NOT regret it (and it was a great value!).

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2016

Fresh, unique, delicious. Never disappoints. Each time you go there are new and more creative items on the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2016

Had a great dinner with a friend here. The dishes are creative, fresh and delishous. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2016

My husband and I ordered 3 of the cold plates and we were amazed at how delicious and different they were from the type of Japanese food that we are accustomed to eating. Each dish was a beautiful presentation layered with many flavors and textures that went together so perfectly. We also tried the Hamachi Kama which was crispy and delicious with perfect accompaniments of preserved lemon and pickled vegetables. The food accompanied by the well timed presentation of our dishes made for a wonderful evening. We were so pleased that we decided to get away from the strip and enjoy this local gem of a restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2016

Great sushi. Fish was fresh and delish. They need a Godzilla roll though!

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2016

We have eaten at Yonaka a number of times and have recommended it to several friends who also loved it. We were excited to take another couple with whom we were visiting from Phoenix. The restaurant was busy but not packed. Waitress came over promptly and took our order for drinks and food. My beer came out right away but the cocktails had still had not arrived after twenty-five minutes. The food starting coming out slowly. Fifty minutes after we placed our order, our last dish, a poached salmon, still wasn't out. I flagged the waitress and told her to just cancel it but she said it was coming up right then. After another five minutes, it finally arrived and was almost certainly rushed as the entire filet was under-cooked. At this point, we just decided that we were done with dinner so did not complain. We will be trying some of the other amazing Asian restaurants in the area on our next visit to Las Vegas

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2016

The food was creative and delicious. The Chef appreciates ingredients and how to prepare them with out spoiling natural flavors. This is not a sushi place. Yonaka Modern is far more sophisticated and thought provoking than that. No fancy dress, just pure palate pleasing flavors and visual presentations. Try the omakase menu to really understand all that it has to offer.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2016

service is a bit slow but they are very attentive. When I mentioned I only want low mecury fish, they went through great pain to help me make the selection. Some dishes are exceptional like Seebass Crudo, but some are just ok

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2016

Fantastic food! Great happy hour prices, but don't make a reservation if you want to take advantage of the happy hour deals- they have some strange issue with this... even though the restaurant was fairly empty when we were there.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2016

Definitely not your ordinary sushi restaurant. The food and presentation was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2016

Always find this restaurant to be one of Las Vegas' gems off the beaten path of the strip and away from the crowds. Fresh, creative Japanese style cuisine at its very best! Don't miss this place when you are in Vegas!!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2016

Just off the strip on West Flamingo, this is truly a gem. The fish is very fresh and the cold and hot dishes are so imaginative and flavorful.
Service is excellent. We always include at least one meal at Yonaka every time we visit Vegas.
The standouts this time around were the tea-smoked ribs, the yellowtail sashimi (as always) and the Saki Orenji. Outstanding value for the money. You would pay at least twice as much if this was located in one the big hotels.
Many thanks for another memorable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2016

I have a bad food allergy. They tried their best to accommodate me. They're the best. Much appreciated!!

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2016

Yonaka Modern Japanese is about the last kind of restaurant I expected to find in Las Vegas. Away from the Strip and all that bling, Yonaka maintains a traditional Japanese dining experience albeit in a modern ambiance. Staff knew the menu inside and out and were able to make some very good suggestions. After a week of convention food, I was ready for something excellent and authentic. Yonaka delivered on both counts. A nice bar, too, with some beverages I hadn't seen in America before. I'll be back!

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2016

Our second visit, really great food, and better hand normal value for Vegas. It's worth the trip off the strip, just a few mins in a cab. Go there and pick a 4-5 dishes each and share, for a great food experience

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2016

Off the beaten path but worth the trip. Everyone busted my chops for not staying near the way-too-busy strip but afterwards thanked me for a good pick.

All the food was excellent, fresh and well presented, we mainly had sushi and sashimi, but the sides and appetizers were also very tasty. Especially the roasted Brussel sprouts of all things!

Service was a bit slow but we weren't in a hurry so it was not too bad

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1.0Dined on January 4, 2016

We went here thanks to the Great Review's on TA.I am a Coeliac and my wife cannot cope with Garlic. It was just too hard the Waiter did not have a Clue and when he approached the Chefs you could see they were not Interested.
There answer to Gluten free is the Dish with no Sauce what a Joke.My wife was handed a Bowl of Sashimi Tuna that was Awful.
Very Disappointed.
I went home Hungry but it was a very cheap meal,

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2016

Excellent!
My friend and I select a new restaurant each month to dine at. Because Yonaka staff and food selection has given us that positive energy and new understanding of our food palate, we have decided that Yonaka is the perfect place to begin our dining adventure each year.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2016

The food was excellent. Creative Japanese at its finest. We had the 8 course tasting menu. Each course was delicious, but our favorites were the crispy brussel sprouts and the lobster dish. Dessert was incredible as well. The service was attentive. Wish we lived here so we could go back soon!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2015

Fantastic experience!!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2015

Amazing food!! Nigiri is unreal and the fat duck roll is amazing! Great cocktails and wonderful dessert.

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1.0Dined on December 27, 2015

The restaurant was too busy so the dishes for omakase were delayed throughout the entire experience. The dishes also lacked consideration and care.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2015

The food was excellent. Went with the 8-course Omakasen meal, and every item was prepared beaut

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2015

Went to Yonaka for Christmas Dinner. Service was excellent. Server answered all questions and made recommendations, which we went with. To our delight, we were very happy with everything from appetizer to dessert. Will definitely return to Yonaka whever we visit Vegas.

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1.0Dined on December 23, 2015

I came with my boyfriend is Japanese and get disappointed dinner that late night.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2015

A find! The food and the presentation of it was exceptional. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2015

Saw good reviews online but was a little concerned by the lack of traditional sushi rolls. No regrets.... Every dish was awesome. Go with the server's recommendations, I will definitely be going back. Very unique dishes!

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2015

Good food is aplenty in Las Vegas. For sushi lovers like my daughter and myself, there are plenty of well-known places to chose from. But, we decided to try a new place recommended by Trip Advisor, Yonaka. We went on a Sunday night so it wasn't crowded. Our server was very attentative and helpful and and the food was killer. Although we went primarily for the sushi, we had 3 vegetable dishes that were outstanding. The chef blends a combination of sauces and spices that were just delicious. The presentations were so pretty too. The sushi was fresh and flavorful. Will definitely return on the next trip. Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2015

The mango cotta is a one of a kind desert I've never seen before that tasted amazing!! It looks awesome and has multiple tastes.

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1.0Dined on December 5, 2015

We have loved Yonaka for dinner many times, surely the best sushi in town. So when we went for our birthday lunch to find the menu in a small clipboard, we were heartbroken. Nothing we wanted was available. They should state this on website.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2015

After eating her several times, I am happy to say that the selection, quality, and service are still amazing. This visit was to reunite with old friends, and the evening was next to perfect. The only suggestion/slight concern we experienced was how long it took for cocktails to be made, otherwise, the evening was a success!

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2015

What a hidden gem. My friend and I wanted to dine away from our conference and off the strip. This was a quick cab ride from the Rio and an absolute gem to find. We had such a good time. Never felt rushed. Had two flights of sake each, three rolls, edamame and brussel sprouts. Our waiter also brought us the orange salmon (Get it--it is heaven!!!). Everything was delicious! Truly a fantastic evening--good food, good drink, good friend :-)

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3.0Dined on November 13, 2015

Prices are higher than on previous visits slightly and food not quite as tasty.

Their feng shui could also be improved.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2015

This was my first visit, and it was for lunch, which is a completely different menu than what they offer for their dinners.That was what attracted me, getting to try some traditional food with a little different spin, but we saw another table leave when they discovered that sushi was not on the lunch menu.

We had the omelet with shrimp and scallops--lots of nice pieces of both, which pretty much made up for the fact that nothing else came with the omelet. We also had the hamburger, which came with french fries which were just about the best fries I have had in many years. The hamburger was big and messy, but maybe a little overwhelmed by the sauteed onions and other toppings so the hamburger taste didn't make it through everything else that was going on. Our last indulgence was the Hojicha (green tea) milkshake. Delicious and different. I watched them make it and you could see the time and care they took to get the orange peel and the orange zest on the drink just the way they wanted it.

I'm looking forward to trying lunch again and also a dinner sometime. The place was pretty empty for lunch, so it may be that their current lunch menu undergoes a change at some point, but I hope not.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2015

Everything was fresh and well-balanced. They gave a modern twist to Japanese cuisine which I truly appreciated.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2015

Excellent sushi and flavors. Best food we had in Vegas!

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2015

This restaurant is a gem hidden away from the strip. It's definitely worth venturing out for good sushi... there's plenty on the strip and in the hotels, but the food here was delicious! The chefs were amazing, and everything was EXCELLENT!

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2015

It was a nice discovery of a new style Japanese cuisine. We often go to Japan so we are familiar with traditional Japanese. And we discovered new flavors and new harmonies

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2015

this was a real find off and away from the Las Vegas strip, food was special and delicious, prices were very reasonable. The crispy calamari was outstanding and the service was impeccable

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