Best Chef: Akira Back
Thu, May 27, 2010 (midnight)
Iron Chef Akira Back at the Fourth Annual Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament at The Venetian to benefit the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on April 13, 2010.
Readers' Choice Meet the talented Mr. Back. A former professional snowboarder, the Korean-born chef of Yellowtail at the Bellagio has done stints with master chefs Nobu Matsuhisa and Masaharu Morimoto, appeared on Iron Chef America and prepared dinners at the James Beard House. It all boils down to a menu of classic and nouveau Japanese cuisine that tastes as good in the desert as it would on the slopes. At Bellagio. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. 693-8300.
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Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge
Abundant selections of specialty sakes enhance Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge innovative dishes, while panoramic views of Bellagio's lighted fountains and the Strip give guests a unique dining experience.
Award-winning Chef Akira Back, who works with industry greats such as Nobu and Morimoto, has created a menu of authentic traditional and modern Japanese cuisine dishes includes seasonal fish and ingredients flown in daily from the finest markets and purveyors around the world, showcased in sushi, sashimi, tempura, and hand rolls.
The restaurant gets its share of celebrity visits, including one in March 2013 by former Outkast star Big Boi.
3600 S. Las Vegas Boulevard