Best Western Migration



Chef Akira Back and the Light Group gave sushi on the Strip a celebrity edge when they opened Yellowtail at Bellagio in 2008. Not only was the chef a rising star, but you could often find A-listers such as Justin Timberlake and Fergie in his dining room on any given night. Last year, Back and the Light Group cloned the concept and opened Kumi in Mandalay Bay. But there was a catch: All of Back’s signature dishes had at least one differentiating ingredient than what could be found at Yellowtail. This fall, Back heads west to the Sunset Strip, where he will partner with the Light Group and Lore Group (Rock & Reilly’s/Pearl’s) to debut Yellowtail Sunset in the space that once housed legendary restaurant Mirabelle.

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