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Celebrate Chinese New Year in Las Vegas

Enjoy these 2017 Chinese New Year Activities in Vegas What do you have planned to celebrate this year’s Chinese New Year? The Year of the Rooster New Year celebrations begin this year on January 28th and, as always, Las Vegas will be celebrating in style. Whether you live in Las Vegas or will be coming to town to celebrate with us, there will be lots of holiday excitement and activity, both on and off the Las Vegas Strip. Take a look...

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Visit Osaka for the best sushi in Las Vegas

The Food Network Agrees: Osaka makes some of the freshest authentic sushi in Las Vegas Whether you're new to Las Vegas or a long-time resident, you owe it to yourself to check out the best sushi in Las Vegas. Osaka Japanese Bistro is a family owned and operated business that has given generations of Americans their first taste of traditional, richly flavored Japanese cuisine. Guy Fieri and the Food Network Agree! We were thrilled to get a visit from the Food Network’s restaurant...

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Looking for Best Restaurants in Las Vegas? Osaka is Still the Place to Be!

Founded in 1967 by native Las Vegan Sam Nakanishi, Osaka Japanese Bistro was Las Vegas' first Japanese restaurant. As a great new option in a town with few ethnic food restaurants, Osaka’s fresh, healthy food and authentic Japanese atmosphere made it the place to be for local notables and regular folks as well. Today, fans agree Osaka remains among the best restaurants in Las Vegas.  Run today by Sam’s son, Gene Nakanishi, Osaka has earned recognition from diners and critics...

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Ten Japan Travel Tips for First Time Visitors

If you are a Westerner travelling to Japan for the first time, there are some useful tips to help you feel more familiar with the Japanese culture once you arrive. Japan is a rich culture with traditions that date back centuries, contributing to an organized, harmonious nation on a very crowded set of islands that make up Japan. Below are ten key tips you are not going to want to overlook when planning a trip to Japan: Learn a...

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Sushi Etiquette in Las Vegas

Japanese Table Manners Before you visit a sushi restaurant in Las Vegas, prepare to enjoy a truly authentic experience by learning a few basic traditional Japanese table manners. This is one way to deepen your understanding of the rich Japanese culture related to dining and eating sushi. And, it is also a whole lot of fun! Tatami Room Experience If you can find a sushi bistro that serves food on a tatami floor instead of at a Western style dinner table, go there....

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Teppanyaki Grill: Enjoy Japanese Barbecue with Style

We thought it would be a good time to reintroduce our customers to teppanyaki dining.  With spring and summer’s longer days coming up, our pleasantly warm Las Vegas evenings encourage people to dine out more often. Dinner at a traditional teppanyaki grill is a fun and different dining experience that is also tasty and healthy. Teppanyaki is a Japanese-style dining experience that gives customers a front-row seat as a chef prepares their meal table-side on a sizzling iron griddle. The Japanese...

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The History of Sushi

An Ancient Japanese Staple becomes a Modern Favorite Today, in all corners of the world, sushi is a familiar and much-enjoyed staple of the culinary landscape.  People in cities around the world crave this Japanese specialty as seen by the rising abundance of Japanese sushi bars and restaurants everywhere you travel. Before diving into your next California roll, consider the storied history of sushi and how its journey has shaped and changed this versatile delicacy across centuries and continents. The Early History...

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Sushi: The Art of Simplicity

Potatoes, grains, corn/maize, all food staples that meet the basic needs of nutrition for millions of people around the world. While a bowl of rice may not be as appealing as filet mignon, and is often associated with poverty, when artfully combined with fish and seaweed by a trained master, even the well-to-do will enjoy it. Sushi is among the simplest foods available, consisting generally of raw fish, rice, seaweed, and occasionally sauces or vegetables added in. It is this simplicity that many find...

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Valentines Day Dinner Date

Say Irashaimase! to Love this Valentine’s Day at Osaka Sushi Valentine’s Day is a time of love and commitment, and nothing says “I love you” more than a night out on the town with dinner at Las Vegas’ premier sushi restaurant. Osaka of Las Vegas, located conveniently close to the strip, is the perfect place for your V-day getaway, with 3 different dining experiences to fit your tastes. Offering a sushi bar, teppanyaki grill, and traditional tatami room dining, couples will be pleased to find their...

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Japanese Christmas

Have you ever wondered how people in Japan celebrate Christmas? Do Japanese people even celebrate Christmas? The answer is yes and no. Traditionally Christmas is a Christian holiday, since only about 1% of Japanese people are Christian, Christmas doesn't really have much reason to be very popular in Japan. Despite this initial apparent conflict, the large commercial side of Christmas, including the exchange of gifts and  large intricately decorated Christmas Trees actually took on fairly quickly as a fun western...

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Las Vegas Host Lion’s Club Wine and Sake Tasting Fundraiser

Las Vegas Host Lion's Club Wine and Sake Tasting Fundraiser Osaka Japanese Bistro is proud to host the 2013 5th annual Las Vegas Host Lions Club Wine and Sake Tasting Fundraiser. Entry will include a full Japanese Buffet, featuring Osaka’s popular Sushi Boats, and access to a wide variety of wine and sake. This event will benefit various Lions Club charities, including LCIF Sight for Kids Starts: Sat, 11/16/13 at 2:00 pm Ends:Sat, 11/16/13 5:00 pm This special event will take place at...

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Sushi 101

First time Eating Sushi in Las Vegas? Don't worry, you are definitely not the first, you've been pushed and nagged by your friends, and now find yourself reluctantly sitting in a Las Vegas sushi bar not knowing the first thing about sushi: what it is, how to eat it, (should you eat it?), how to order, and what all these little plates are for. Like I said, don't worry, you're not the first. There are many books out there for "what...

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Little Known Facts about Your Favorite Raw Fish Dish

Sometimes the secret behind good food isn't just the best ingredients or the right recipe; the fascinating history and little-known facts can be just as delicious! Today we bring you a few snippets of information about Sushi that you may not have known. #1 Contrary to popular belief, the word Sushi doesn't mean “raw fish.” The term actually refers to how the cook prepares the rice, by flavoring it with vinegar. That means that even vegetarian sushi dishes like avocado rolls...

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Why Japanese People Live So Long

Longevity and the Japanese Diet Japan has one of the highest numbers of centenarians in the world. As America fights an obesity epidemic and an increase in chronic diseases at younger ages, we may wonder how Japan has achieved such a long average lifespan. The answer is probably strongly linked to Japanese diet, culture, their island home and some history.  Japan emerged after World War II as a strong, growing economy.  This led to better nutrition, better education and higher living standards...

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Best Sushi Restaurants in Las Vegas: Where the Locals Go

Best Sushi Restaurants in Las Vegas Despite the fact that it is landlocked, Las Vegas is a great city to enjoy some of the best sushi. You can get sushi at all different price points from $ to $$$$$. There are many sushi restaurants in Las Vegas, so it might be difficult to determine which one you should try. The new Nobu in Caesar’s Palace would be the newest place on the strip, but the experience will definitely cost you. If...

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