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Shibuya at the MGM Quick Review

Shibuya is a slick and posh looking Asian slash Japanese restaurant inside the MGM in Las Vegas.

From the outside, you can see the biggest “screen saver” wall you’ve ever seen. They tricked me into thinking that there were 50 large screen plasmas but actually, there are only 6 x 3 or 18 in the middle area.  The other screens are the same size but are dummies that change color.  In any case, it’s impressive and must have cost a lot of money.

There are about 15 seats at the sushi bar with 5 sushi chefs. If my math is correct, that’s 3 customers per chef. I guess that’s why the prices are so high.  The other room contain most of the regular seating and looks like something out of a futuristic Asian movie set.

I decided to order a mixture of some of my favorite foods:
Yellow tail sashimi  – $16
Shrimp tempura udon – $16
Salmon sushi – $9.50

All items ordered were presented well and tasted as good as they looked.  However, you are paying extra for the ambiance and exceptional service.  Of what I ordered, I liked the sashimi the best. The Udon was good but not exceptional. The sushi was normal portions by LA standards, and certainly not what you may expect for $9.50.

For desert, I ordered the sake soaked dark chocolate cake which was to die for. It’s a tiny portion, but that’s about all you can eat because it’s so rich.

This would be a perfect place to come to impress your date.

MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-3001