Imagine fine dining-quality Japanese cuisine in a cozy strip mall restaurant. That's the idea behind Sen of Japan, owned and operated by executive chef Hiro Nakano, who once ran the kitchen at Nobu inside the Hard Rock (now Virgin Hotels). The dining room is cozy, but contemporary with sharp red and balck colors covering the walls. The chef loves adding little touches (like lemon olive oil, truffles, ponzu, roasted garlic, and fried capers) to the fresh-sliced sashimi, while the rolls are divided between traditional favorites and fun exclusives. Try the eel and seared scallop combo for a bright, savory bite of seafood. The restaurant's signature dish, the black cod soy has the option of being topped with foie gras—worth the extra charge. Always check the specials board out front. You might see venison and a few other surprises work their way into the dishes.
How to book: Call 702-871-7781 to make a reservation or place a takeout order.