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SOHO Japanese Restaurant

In Las Vegas there are amazing restaurants outside of the Strip and SOHO Japanese Restaurant is one of them.  Expect to be waiting in line no matter what time you come, it is worth the wait!

When my husband and I arrived, we were told there would be a 15 minute wait and that our waitress to be had to clean up the bar of where we were going to sit at.  We waited more than 15 minutes, but I saw that the waitress was multi-tasking a lot of things in a short period of time.  By the time she sat us she apologized for the longer than expected wait.

The specials:



Started off with Edamame.  It was the first time I had it with a dipping sauce:



Yellowtail Yuzu Soy- Topped with micro cilantro, garlic oil, ponzu, and garlic dust:



I love Salmon Sashimi:



Behold, the SOHO tadas!  This is a Mexican and Japanese fusion dish.  At the front is Hamachi - Salsa Verde, middle is Tuna - Hawaiian Poke Sauce, and at the back is Salmon - Pico De Gallo.



The second batch.  At the front is the White Fish - Shiso Pesto, middle is the Shrimp - Mango Salsa, back is the Tako (octopus) - Kimchee:


A nice, simple presentation of the Japanese Omelette (tamago):


Spicy Tuna Hand Roll:


The executive chef/owner, John Chien Lee, had heard about our long wait and gave us a Hydro Bibb Black Cod- marinated miso cod (my fave), lettuce cups, and garnished with crispy wontons.  How nice of him:


Our waitress asked if we liked scallops, we said yes and later was given another dish on the house!  This is the Hokkaido Scallop. This opulent dish did not have a "fishy" taste at all.  It was cleaned thoroughly and the garnishes paired well with the shellfish:


Lastly, we were surprised again with another free dish!  This is Soho Maki- egg rolls with chicken, shrimp, cabbage and sweet chili sauce as a dip.  This is similar to the Filipino lumpia:


All of the dishes we had were spectacular!  After meeting the Chef John, we could tell that he was passionate about his job and wanted to make sure all his customers were satisfied.  So if you enjoy eating Japanese food, you HAVE to eat at SOHO!  

P.S. Happy Hour is on Mon-Sat from 4pm-6pm.

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