Vegas Seven

Best Vintage Restaurant

Benihana

The Westgate is steeped in Las Vegas lore, having been the home of the King’s sold-out shows back when it was the International Hotel and Las Vegas Hilton. Modernized for today’s tourist, it still retains that vintage charm, which you’ll find in spades at Benihana Japanese restaurant. Walk through the red-lantern-strewn bar, past the wooden bridge, Japanese gardens and dark bamboo decor and into an open space where teppanyaki chefs perform dinner and a show nightly. You’ll instantly feel nostalgic for a time when fine dining was less stuffy and way more fun. Even kids are welcome here, and are the special recipients of culinary sleights of hand (a rolling egg, flying shrimp tails). And the food is solid—steak, chicken, shrimp and fish hit the spot, as do the appetizers, sushi and the crowd-pleasing fried rice. On the way out, linger by the ponds. We bet those koi fish have seen a thing or two. Inside Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, benihana.com

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