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This classically good Japanese place, also in Chinatown, is rumored to be a favorite of local casino chefs. Refreshingly far from the strip without becoming a trek (it’s about a 15-minute cab), the 48-seat restaurant is decidedly intimate, but the overall effect skews cozy rather than crowded. Owner/chef Mitsuo Endo grew up and trained in Tokyo at Japan’s best keiseki restaurants, and his iteration of that authentic, course-style cuisine results in the kind of menu where you truly can order anything. While there’s an excellent omakase experience, a trip wouldn’t be complete without some hot options: the house-made tofu is excellent, as are the grilled Kobe steak and any of the filling soup and noodle options. Stop by the newly-opened dessert place next door after the meal.

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