Best Restaurant, Off-Strip

Other Mama

Other Mama’s caviar French toast. | Photo by Anthony Mair

Other Mama’s caviar French toast. | Photo by Anthony Mair

“Have you been to other mama yet?” It’s a question all serious food lovers asked each other when the oyster bar/cocktail lounge/small plates spot by Morimoto alum Dan Krohmer opened in a nondescript strip mall this spring. On the menu, decadent Japanese-influenced bites, including the oysters Rockefeller style with foie gras and caviar French toast sit alongside such soulful dishes as pork belly kimchi fried rice, and shrimp and jalapeño hush puppies. Combine these with bold cocktails by David English from a list that reads like a roster of tough ladies you don’t want to mess with (Vera, Agnes and Aunt Opal, to name a few), and Other Mama delivers as the neighborhood restaurant we’ve all been waiting for on the west side.

3655 S. Durango Dr., 702-463-8382, OtherMamaLV.com.