Sushi Samba Inside the Palazzo Set to Open June 17
When we did our restaurant tour of the Palazzo Las Vegas last month, there was one restaurant that wasn't quite ready--SushiSamba Strip. However, we've got word that the seventh restaurant of the Brazilian/Japanese/Peruvian fusion fare chain will open on June 17th.
The restaurant spans 14,000 square and seats 150 people including a 21-person sushi bar and a main bar that can accommodate 35 people. Executive Chef Jose Mendin will be in the kitchen, coming from SushiSamba dromo in Miami.
There are some more firsts involved in the opening of this restaurant. It will be the first West Coast outpost for the SushiSamba chain. It will also hold SushiSamba's first nightclub lounge called Sugarcane.
The restaurant's design was done by iCrave who were inspired oddly enough by the Mondrian Hotel.
Dramatic 16-foot ceilings create a soaring atrium that houses the main restaurant space, a vibrant, Carnaval-inspired environment that mirrors the energy of the Las Vegas Strip beyond its doors.
The area is anchored by an oversized art installation - a three-dimensional illustration through space of swirling "ribbons" that explode from the center of the room and wrap their way around eating spaces, winding around the sushi bar and lounge, evoking a feeling of movement and dynamism.
Inside Sugarcane, a "Favela-inspired late nightspace", there's a stage, a dance floor and a DJ booth. The club can hold up to 174 people and there's a VIP section for 20 people. There will be no cover charge and expect Sugarcane to be THE place for annual Carnaval celebrations. The club will open two days after the restaurant on June 19th.