With so many great restaurants in Las Vegas, I will always have a tough time staying at home and cooking a meal of my own. That might taste decent at best, even if I use really fresh ingredients. My occupation is reviewing the food at restaurants, so that helps me when I’m trying to decide whether or not I should keep coming back to a restaurant in Las Vegas. As such, I thought it would be nice to share all of the information contained within my head on the top three best restaurants in Vegas. If you don’t agree with my thoughts, then remember that you don’t have to eat there.
First and foremost, I want to talk about 808 Hawaii Mixed Plate. It’s not every day that you find a great Hawaiian restaurant, and whenever I think about this kind of food then Hawaiian Time comes to mind. Not a happy thought. One of my family friends is a native Hawaiian, and she makes great food whenever we come over. The only downside is that all of the dishes are extremely high in sodium, especially Pork Kalua.
It is all very good nonetheless, and the food here is no different. 808 Hawaii Mixed Plate is located right across the street from the Craig Ranch Skatepark in Las Vegas. The one thing that I enjoy about the skate park is the absence of shady people. In places like Oregon, you tend to get freaks and hobos nearby. When you are reviewing a restaurant, it will always help you to condense the review into three or four main points.
The most common ones that I use are the food, service, aesthetic, and price. They are all still interchangeable, however. You do not need to use each one. Maybe I should start writing tutorials on how to write food reviews. 808 Hawaii Mixed Plate has a lot of different plates that you can order, with a wide range of cuisine. You’re not just limited to one type of food, like you would be at a pizza place for example.
But if you really dig pork, then you are definitely in for a treat. Even as good as it is, I still prefer to order the Kalbi short ribs. After trying a lot of the items on the menu, I can say without a doubt that this one is my favorite. Have fun ordering everything on the menu and trying to find something that you do not enjoy. The second most important part of a restaurant is the atmosphere. I know a lot of people will say that it’s the service, but if a restaurant has staff that argue with each other or the other customers are being too loud then that is a dealbreaker for me.
I’m a paying customer, I should be getting the best service for my money. If there is one thing that I know about Hawaiian food, it is the amount of grease that goes into it. All that fat has to go somewhere, right? If you have a lot of grease in your kitchen, that can be a potential hazard to both your staff and your customers.
Next up, one of my favorite Mexican restaurant in any city. Contrary to popular belief, Asada does not just serve carne asada. Theirs is still very good, however. Again, you will find yourself eating in North Las Vegas. Don’t mistake Asada for just another Mexican restaurant, though. There are plenty of those in Nevada, especially Vegas. The one dish that I order from Asada the most is their wet burrito, which I get with chicken.
Something about that red sauce just makes my mouth water at the thought of it. Food is not the only great thing at Asada, however. I appreciate the kindness of the staff, and it is one of the driving factors behind my repeat visits. I have been disappointed with too many Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas, as they were content with providing below par service. When a restaurant’s staff begins to recognize you and knows ahead of time what you will order, that one is a keeper.
I like to take some leftovers home for my wife as well, because she works the night shift and comes home without eating anything. Great portions with great food. I like to think that’s why Asada has so many great reviews, but then again they might just all be from me. I can’t get enough of their chicken. Overall I have found that this is a very respectable and reliable establishment in North Las Vegas.
Finally, if you are still unimpressed with the other restaurants, then you can always eat at Chicago Style Taco Shop. What can I say about this restaurant that has not already been said? When I read the first two words, this is not where I thought they were heading. I was thinking a hot dog shop or something.
Chicago Style Taco Shop also happens to be found in North Las Vegas, and you will find a recurring trend with these restaurants. I live in South Vegas, so it isn’t convenient for me to drive across town or anything. Chicago Style Taco Shop has more than your typical taco, and that’s why I like it so much.
My favorite dish to order is one of the many salads, and I will never get tired of eating them. Something about the ingredients just feels really fresh and unique. I read about the salads in the positive online reviews for Chicago Style Taco Shop before eating here, and I have been a regular ever since.