The 25 best restaurants in Nevada, according to Yelp

The 25 Best Restaurants In Nevada, According To Yelp

Photo courtesy of Smiling with Hope Pizza via Facebook.

By Aleza Freeman

May 6, 2024

When it comes to dining out in Nevada, the breadth of choices can be daunting. There are thousands of restaurants in Las Vegas alone, not to mention Reno, Henderson and Sparks.

If you’re hungry and indecisive in the Silver State, check out Yelp’s Top 25 Restaurants in Nevada. As the name implies, the list helps eliminate the hemming and hawing of the hangry by narrowing your choices down to the Top 25 tried and true places; the ones that everyone raves about.

With a mixed bag of global influences and lots of all-you-can-eat (AYCE) options, here are the Top 25 restaurants in Las Vegas, Reno, and Sparks as of April 2024, per Yelp. Price estimates were determined via Google.

888 Japanese BBQ
Las Vegas

Japanese-style barbecue 888 Japanese BBQ is a haven for smoked and marinated beef as well as ramen, sushi, s’mores, and sides. The AYCE cuts of premium beef, like filet mignon, fatty rib, ribeye, and Kobe, are the main draw for guests. They praise the extensive menu and attentive service. $30-$50.

The 25 Best Restaurants In Nevada, According To Yelp

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Carlillos Cocina
Sparks

Carlillos Cocina is a beloved breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot. Contrary to the restaurant’s intimate size, patrons receive heaping amounts of authentic Mexican dishes like huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, and shrimp enchiladas. Guests love sitting at the counter and watching while the chefs cook up their food. $10-$20.

Smiling With Hope Pizza
Reno

Your taste of the East Coast in Reno with pizza, salad, and wings, Smiling With Hope Pizza features charming red and white checkered tablecloths and sports memorabilia from upstate New York. There’s a variety of New York-style and Sicilian pizzas to choose from. Guest favorites include the red sauce, pepperoni, and perfectly cooked crust. $10-$20.

Arario Midtown
Reno

An Asian fusion restaurant with gluten-free and plant-based options, Arario Midtown serves innovative dishes with a Korean twist (Kimchee fries, porky pops, and a Seoul cheese steak sandwich) plus whiskey and cocktails. Guests rave about the amazing flavors, generous portions, and fun atmosphere. $10-$20.

Galapão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse
Las Vegas

You’ll dine like a Brazillian cowboy at Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse with a feast of 17 different cuts of meat, a gourmet salad bar, and side dishes like rice, beans, and caramelized bananas. Guests can’t say enough about the classy vibe, top-notch service, and meat selection. It’s a glimpse into Brazilian culture. $50-$100.

The 25 Best Restaurants In Nevada, According To Yelp

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ITs Sushi Southwest
Las Vegas

ITs SUSHI Southwest is family-friendly, yet romantic with a design evoking the streets of Tokyo. The sushi blends traditional and modern taste, and is crafted by Japanese-trained chefs. ITs is popular for its wide sushi selection and fair price, making it a go-to place for many locals to order all-you-can-eat sushi (though you can also order a la carte). $30-$50.

Kabuto
Las Vegas

Offering two seatings a night, Kabuto is an upscale and intimate Japanese restaurant specializing in omakase-style dining. Chefs lead guests on a curated journey through the flavors, textures, and origins of each ingredient, many of which come straight from Japan. Guests love sitting at the sushi bar and watching the masters at work. $100+.

The 25 Best Restaurants In Nevada, According To Yelp

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888 Korean BBQ
Las Vegas

An AYCE Korean barbecue experience in the heart of Chinatown Las Vegas, 888 Korean BBQ serves premium meat and seafood, as well as vegetarian options in a vibrant, upbeat atmosphere with helpful servers, including a cat robot. While it does get busy and there’s often a waitlist, guests appreciate the variety of sushi and meat choices as well as how quickly it arrives. $30-$50.

Partage
Las Vegas

At Partage (French for sharing), guests choose between monthly tasting menus with five, seven, or nine courses, exquisitely designed by expert chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants in France. Guests rave about the filling cuisine, unexpected flavors, and signature wine pairings. A meal at this French restaurant is described as an experience. $100+.

The 25 Best Restaurants In Nevada, According To Yelp

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Kwok’s Bistro
Reno

A cozy restaurant in downtown Reno with a James Beard Award-nominated chef and a wide selection of delicious Asian fusion items, Kwok’s Bistro is known for its craft cuisine and impeccable attention to detail. Guests recommend checking out their specialty celebrations like Chinese New Year and the Moon Festival; and making a reservation. $30-$50.

Ocean Prime
Las Vegas

A nationally acclaimed seafood and steakhouse on the Las Vegas Strip, Ocean Prime Las Vegas is known for its classy ambiance, first-class hospitality, chef-curated menu, handcrafted cocktails, and Wine Spectator-honored wine list. Access is exclusive to guests via an elevator ride; and who doesn’t love making an entrance? $100+.

Chubby Cattle
Las Vegas

Chubby Cattle serves up an interactive hot pot experience with global touches and innovative style. Premium cuts of meat are sourced directly from the restaurant’s ranch and seafood comes straight from the custom-built fish tank in the dining room. Guests enjoy the revolving food bar, robot servers, and the option to create their own dipping sauce. $30-$50.

The 25 Best Restaurants In Nevada, According To Yelp

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Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina
Henderson

A Mexican restaurant and bar that buzzes with an upbeat vibe, Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina in Henderson’s Water Street District attracts people of all ages with affordable prices, drink specials, and friendly service. Yelpers come for the sizzling food, fabulous fiesta, and live music by local bands. $20-$30.

Mama Bird
Las Vegas

Tucked into a strip mall in Southern Highlands, Mama Bird is a charming eatery serving large portions of southern-inspired comfort food for breakfast and brunch, plus ginger beer brewed in-house. Described as an elevated smokehouse, guests go there for the down-home cooking. $20-$30.

The 25 Best Restaurants In Nevada, According To Yelp

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Sparks Coffee Shop
Sparks

Considered one of the top breakfast and brunch spots in the area, Sparks Coffee Shop is always crowded (sometimes with lines out the door), but the service is quick and the price is right. Plus, the portions — like French toast, carne asada, chicken fried steak, seafood Benedict, and hollandaise steak and eggs — are heaping and guests say they’re well worth the wait. $10-$20.

Gangnam Asian BBQ Dining
Las Vegas

A sister location to 888 Japanese BBQ, Gangnam Asian BBQ Dining adds a twist to AYCE dining by offering both Japanese BBQ (or Yakiniku) and Korean BBQ. Guests choose from traditional Asian dishes and several different cuts of premium meat, most of which are cooked by the customers at the table. Guests love the quality of the meat and the overall value. $30-$50.

Sushi & Shabu Time
Las Vegas

Get your hotpot on at Sushi & Shabu Time, a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar with AYCE and a la carte options, plus a stocked sauce and toppings bar. The premium cuts of meat and seafood options are extensive, as are the soup broth bases. Thanks to both AYCE sushi and shabu-shabu options, guests don’t have to decide between the two. $30-$50.

Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina

Las Vegas

A go-to Mexican restaurant and bar for many locals, Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina on Tropicana Avenue shares the upbeat vibe and family-friendly atmosphere of its other locations. The sizzling fajitas combo, served with soup, is a favorite of guests, who also have high praise for the chips and salsa, as well as the happy hour specials. $20-$30.

The 25 Best Restaurants In Nevada, According To Yelp

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Shang Artisan Noodle
Las Vegas

Some people love the noodles because they’re hand-pulled. Others love them because they taste so darn good. Either way, you’re in for oodles of noodles at Shang Artisan Noodle, a fast-casual eatery serving noodles in soups and noodles in sauces, as well as other Chinese delicacies. Guests love the convenience, the price point, the tasty food, and the fast service. $10-$20.

Primal Steakhouse
Las Vegas

An acclaimed steakhouse with a moody, medieval ambiance, Primal Steakhouse is known for its Central American-inspired steak and seafood, as well as Viking-style swords that guests can play with. The dining room is lit by flickering candles, and live music often accompanies meals. Some guests say it feels like stepping into Game of Thrones. Best of all, every hour is happy hour at the bar. 100+.

The 25 Best Restaurants In Nevada, According To Yelp

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Soho Japanese Restaurant
Las Vegas

Soho Japanese Restaurant serves family-style cuisine at a modest price, without sacrificing quality. The restaurant uses the same fish and produce suppliers as some of the city’s most exclusive spots. Along with an excellent happy hour, Soho posts its specials and promos on Instagram. The Japanese Roulette roll (made with one super spicy piece) is a favorite of guests; the one who gets the spicy piece is served a shot of Nigori sake. $30-$50.

Crêpe Expectations
Las Vegas

Featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives, Crêpe Expectations specializes in sweet and savory crepes, served in a cozy, casual setting with indoor and outdoor seating. A wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, sauces, and other toppings make this a good choice for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Guests call the owners friendly and helpful, and the crepes are made right before your eyes. $10-$20.

Mr. Mamas Breakfast and Lunch
Las Vegas

Mr. Mamas Breakfast and Lunch is a diner that aims to make its customers feel like family. With a large menu of comfort foods, served in heaping portions for breakfast and lunch, Mr. Mamas keeps your belly (and your coffee cup) full. The famous cinnamon rolls are a favorite of guests, especially when they’re warm and gooey. $10-$20.

The 25 Best Restaurants In Nevada, According To Yelp

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Hobak Korean BBQ
Las Vegas

A stop for K-pop megastars BTS, Hobak Korean BBQ in Chinatown Las Vegas is owned by a successful restaurant group in South Korea. Guest love the old-school Korean street vibes, Daebak playlist, streamlined menu, and quality of meats. Beef and pork are cooked with care at the table. There’s also rice pop and homemade ice cream. $50-$100.

Vesta Coffee Roasters
Las Vegas

A popular hangout for locals that also warrants repeat visits from tourists, Vesta Coffee Roasters is a trendy coffee shop in the Las Vegas Arts District. The menu features world-class coffee, toasts, and tea (as well as other drinks and eats). Guests enjoy the smell of the beans, which are freshly roasted in-house, and the pet-friendly patio. $10-$20.

The 25 Best Restaurants In Nevada, According To Yelp

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  • Aleza Freeman

    Aleza Freeman is a Las Vegas native and award-winning journalist with two decades of experience writing and editing lifestyle, travel, entertainment, and human interest stories in Nevada. Her work has appeared in AARP magazine, Haute Living and Nevada Magazine.

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