Restaurant Features Japanese-Inspired Street Food
in a Fun and Approachable Setting
LAS VEGAS (April 9, 2014) –Yusho, the Japanese-inspired grill and noodle house by renowned Chicago chef Matthias Merges made its Las Vegas debut today, Wednesday, April 9 at Monte Carlo. The approachable menu includes varieties of fresh seafood, poultry, meats and vegetables, cooked-to-order over a chattering fire, along with house-made pickled vegetables, noodles and steamed buns. The high-energy venue offers guests a variety of social experiences positioned right in the heart of The Strip. Visitors can choose which scene they want to focus on at Yusho -- the prime location for people watching on the outdoor patio, panoramic views of the open kitchen as chefs create delicious dishes or comfortable seats at the bar as skillful bartenders serve handcrafted cocktails, Japanese beers or a refreshing sake selection. Whichever they select, the Yusho experience is unlike any other on the Las Vegas Strip.
The restaurant is part of a major transformation taking place at the resort as the entire front facade is recreated into a gathering place where visitors can take in the city’s robust sights, sounds and flavors. In addition to Yusho, the new plaza will feature a variety of casual restaurants, bars and eateries all opening this spring.
Yusho’s playful 250-seat venue, designed by Rachel Crowl of FC Studio, is inspired by vintage industrial spaces, anime and Japanese ramen shacks making it a vibrant setting suited for any outing. Tables strategically placed around the exposed kitchen area provide guests a front row seat to the culinary action while cozy corners throughout the main dining room are available for those that desire a more intimate dining experience. Yusho is open daily for dinner.
“Yusho exemplifies the energy we will bring to the new venues at the front of Monte Carlo,” said Monte Carlo General Manager Patrick Miller. “Unexpected yet flavorful combinations in each dish at Yusho, paired with an electric restaurant atmosphere that delivers great food and drinks will make Yusho a dining destination for visitors from around the world.”
Chef Merges added, “My travels throughout Japan, Singapore and mainland China inspired me to create a concept that expresses my personal interpretation of traditional Japanese cuisine. I am delighted to introduce Yusho to the Las Vegas market and I believe the restaurant will fit in seamlessly with the culinary experiences in development at Monte Carlo as well as appeal to guests and tourists from all over the world that visit the city.”
Merges first gained national recognition for his work at Chicago’s Charlie Trotter’s, a AAA Five Diamond Award-winning restaurant. During Merges’ tenure, the restaurant was a recipient of 11 James Beard Association awards. FOOD & WINE magazine named the Chicago outpost of Yusho among its “Best Restaurants” for 2012 and Eater National acknowledged the Las Vegas location as one of the “Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2014.”
The menu is broken down into five categories: Pickles and Relish, Noodles, Grilled + Fried, Steam Buns and Sweets each offering delicious selections sure to satisfy a variety of palates. Items include:
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About Monte Carlo
Offering a quality Las Vegas experience at an affordable price, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino features a selection of 2,992 deluxe rooms and suites including the exclusive HOTEL32 boutique experience located on the hotel’s top floor. Monte Carlo is home to a tranquil spa, wave pools and a lazy river, and tantalizing restaurants including the award-winning French cuisine of Andre’s, The Pub and Diablo’s Cantina, d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar and Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar. Monte Carlo recently unveiled BLVD Plaza, a new outdoor destination adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip featuring a variety of culinary venues in a casual and interactive environment: Yusho Asian Grill & Ramen house, 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, Sambalatte Coffee Lounge & Espresso Bar, Double Barrel Roadhouse and BLVD Creamery. Monte Carlo will open a 5,300-seat theater adjacent to The Park in late 2016 offering a flexible and dynamic space for a variety of events and entertainment. Monte Carlo is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit montecarlo.com, call toll free at (888) 529-4828 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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