About Yonaka Modern Japanese

4983 W Flamingo Rd
Suite A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
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Please see www.yonakajapaneserestaurant.com to see our full lunch and dinner menu. Our lunch and dinner menu are a little different.

Dinner:
Yonaka serves modern Japanese tapas and sushi, consisting of traditional Japanese food with complementing ingredients. We serve the highest quality foods, with most of our seafood being flown in from Japan. We also serve a fine selection of sake, beer & wine.

Yonaka strives to introduce our guests to a new dining experience in Japanese cuisine.

Lunch:
Our lunch menu is a little different than our dinner menu. Lunch Menu concept is family meal inspired dishes. Entree style, comfort food but still using some japanese ingredients. Everything we made from scratch including ramen, burger buns, etc.

Happy Hour Everyday from 5pm-6.30pm
*Reservations are not available for those taking part in Happy Hour. (Only available at the bar and booth area, first come first served basis)

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Asian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday.
Lunch: 11am-2.30pm
Dinner: 5pm-11pm
Happy hour: 5pm-6.30pm

Please note: Happy Hour is available in the Sushi Bar and Booth area ONLY. (First come, first served basis.) Reservations are not available for Happy Hour diners.

Cross Street:
Decatur and Flamingo

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(702) 685-8358

Website:
http://www.yonakajapaneserestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Ramir Decastro

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

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Private Dining

We serve Modern Japanese cuisine. Chefs made everything in house with passion and love. We offer cool plates: modern take of sashimi style, sushi and hot plates. We accept private party reservation. Chefs will make special menu for private event dining. Please contact us in advance for more details.

Yonaka Modern Japanese Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.4

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Consistently great food prepared creativ ...

vip
Dined 5 days ago

Consistently great food prepared creatively.

food5
ambience5
service5

Unbelievable creativity on simple dishes ...

Dined on April 25, 2016

Unbelievable creativity on simple dishes. Loved it.

food5
ambience4
service5

They made an egg free tasting menu for u ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

They made an egg free tasting menu for us. Everything was brilliant, especially the service.

food5
ambience4
service4

best sushi ever, if you happen to visit ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

best sushi ever, if you happen to visit vegas , make sure you visit Yonaka.. great taste, good service

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great discovery off the strip

Dined on April 20, 2016

This is one of those places where you roll the dice and hit it big. The food was well prepared and very fresh. They have dishes that range from the traditional to modern takes on sushi. This will be top of the list to take friends for casual dining or business meals.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience3
service5

Very unique Japanese dishes. I had a gre ...

Dined on April 18, 2016

Very unique Japanese dishes. I had a great time. Needs a little more air circulation to get rid of the grease scent but that's easily forgotten once you taste the food

food5
ambience3
service4

The fish is very good

Dined on April 16, 2016

The fish is very good

food5
ambience3
service5

Food was awesome. Try the Fat Duck!

Dined on April 6, 2016

Food was awesome. Try the Fat Duck!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

First Timers

Dined on March 31, 2016

This was our first time here. We searched on YELP and we ended up finding this place with great reviews and great photos of food. Our server was very friendly and he was very helpful with the menu. Overall food was great from appetizers to main dishes down to the dessert. I would highly recommended coming here especially since it's off the strip and you can enjoy your food and relax at the same time

Tags: great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Try the tasting menu

Dined on February 29, 2016

Japanese tapas, so delicious! We went with the eight-course tasting menu, which is designed to introduce newbies to Yonaka to their most popular dishes. We did NOT regret it (and it was a great value!).

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Inspired cuisine

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

Fresh, unique, delicious. Never disappoints. Each time you go there are new and more creative items on the menu.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Outstanding food

Dined on February 23, 2016

Had a great dinner with a friend here. The dishes are creative, fresh and delishous. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Even better than I hoped..

Dined on February 16, 2016

My husband and I ordered 3 of the cold plates and we were amazed at how delicious and different they were from the type of Japanese food that we are accustomed to eating. Each dish was a beautiful presentation layered with many flavors and textures that went together so perfectly. We also tried the Hamachi Kama which was crispy and delicious with perfect accompaniments of preserved lemon and pickled vegetables. The food accompanied by the well timed presentation of our dishes made for a wonderful evening. We were so pleased that we decided to get away from the strip and enjoy this local gem of a restaurant!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Yum!

Dined on February 13, 2016

Great sushi. Fish was fresh and delish. They need a Godzilla roll though!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service1
value3

Oh but for the waitress

vip
Dined on February 9, 2016

We have eaten at Yonaka a number of times and have recommended it to several friends who also loved it. We were excited to take another couple with whom we were visiting from Phoenix. The restaurant was busy but not packed. Waitress came over promptly and took our order for drinks and food. My beer came out right away but the cocktails had still had not arrived after twenty-five minutes. The food starting coming out slowly. Fifty minutes after we placed our order, our last dish, a poached salmon, still wasn't out. I flagged the waitress and told her to just cancel it but she said it was coming up right then. After another five minutes, it finally arrived and was almost certainly rushed as the entire filet was under-cooked. At this point, we just decided that we were done with dinner so did not complain. We will be trying some of the other amazing Asian restaurants in the area on our next visit to Las Vegas

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Fabulous, and creative restaurant.

Dined on January 31, 2016

The food was creative and delicious. The Chef appreciates ingredients and how to prepare them with out spoiling natural flavors. This is not a sushi place. Yonaka Modern is far more sophisticated and thought provoking than that. No fancy dress, just pure palate pleasing flavors and visual presentations. Try the omakase menu to really understand all that it has to offer.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

Good find near the strip

Dined on January 31, 2016

service is a bit slow but they are very attentive. When I mentioned I only want low mecury fish, they went through great pain to help me make the selection. Some dishes are exceptional like Seebass Crudo, but some are just ok

food5
ambience4
service3
value5

Happy hour hassle...

Dined on January 31, 2016

Fantastic food! Great happy hour prices, but don't make a reservation if you want to take advantage of the happy hour deals- they have some strange issue with this... even though the restaurant was fairly empty when we were there.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Definitely not your ordinary sushi resta ...

Dined on January 30, 2016

Definitely not your ordinary sushi restaurant. The food and presentation was amazing!!

food5
ambience5
service5

Always find this restaurant to be one of ...

vip
Dined on January 28, 2016

Always find this restaurant to be one of Las Vegas' gems off the beaten path of the strip and away from the crowds. Fresh, creative Japanese style cuisine at its very best! Don't miss this place when you are in Vegas!!

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Another wonderful meal at Yonaka Modern Japanese

Dined on January 26, 2016

Just off the strip on West Flamingo, this is truly a gem. The fish is very fresh and the cold and hot dishes are so imaginative and flavorful. Service is excellent. We always include at least one meal at Yonaka every time we visit Vegas. The standouts this time around were the tea-smoked ribs, the yellowtail sashimi (as always) and the Saki Orenji. Outstanding value for the money. You would pay at least twice as much if this was located in one the big hotels. Many thanks for another memorable dining experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

I have a bad food allergy. They tried t ...

vip
Dined on January 8, 2016

I have a bad food allergy. They tried their best to accommodate me. They're the best. Much appreciated!!

food5
ambience3
service4
value4

Yonaka a Great Surprise

vip
Dined on January 8, 2016

Yonaka Modern Japanese is about the last kind of restaurant I expected to find in Las Vegas. Away from the Strip and all that bling, Yonaka maintains a traditional Japanese dining experience albeit in a modern ambiance. Staff knew the menu inside and out and were able to make some very good suggestions. After a week of convention food, I was ready for something excellent and authentic. Yonaka delivered on both counts. A nice bar, too, with some beverages I hadn't seen in America before. I'll be back!

food5
ambience3
service4
value4

Brilliant

Dined on January 7, 2016

Our second visit, really great food, and better hand normal value for Vegas. It's worth the trip off the strip, just a few mins in a cab. Go there and pick a 4-5 dishes each and share, for a great food experience

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience3
service3
value4

Delicous and creative

Dined on January 6, 2016

Off the beaten path but worth the trip. Everyone busted my chops for not staying near the way-too-busy strip but afterwards thanked me for a good pick. All the food was excellent, fresh and well presented, we mainly had sushi and sashimi, but the sides and appetizers were also very tasty. Especially the roasted Brussel sprouts of all things! Service was a bit slow but we weren't in a hurry so it was not too bad

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food2
ambience2
service1
value3

Had no Idea about Allergies

Dined on January 5, 2016

We went here thanks to the Great Review's on TA.I am a Coeliac and my wife cannot cope with Garlic. It was just too hard the Waiter did not have a Clue and when he approached the Chefs you could see they were not Interested. There answer to Gluten free is the Dish with no Sauce what a Joke.My wife was handed a Bowl of Sashimi Tuna that was Awful. Very Disappointed. I went home Hungry but it was a very cheap meal,

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

DINING Diva 2016

Dined on January 4, 2016

Excellent! My friend and I select a new restaurant each month to dine at. Because Yonaka staff and food selection has given us that positive energy and new understanding of our food palate, we have decided that Yonaka is the perfect place to begin our dining adventure each year.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Creative Japanese at its finest!

Dined on January 2, 2016

The food was excellent. Creative Japanese at its finest. We had the 8 course tasting menu. Each course was delicious, but our favorites were the crispy brussel sprouts and the lobster dish. Dessert was incredible as well. The service was attentive. Wish we lived here so we could go back soon!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic experience!!

Dined on December 29, 2015

Fantastic experience!!

food5
ambience2
service4
value3

get the fat duck roll. Nigiri is amazing!!

Dined on December 28, 2015

Amazing food!! Nigiri is unreal and the fat duck roll is amazing! Great cocktails and wonderful dessert.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience3
service1
value3

Worst Omakase Experience By Far

Dined on December 28, 2015

The restaurant was too busy so the dishes for omakase were delayed throughout the entire experience. The dishes also lacked consideration and care.

food5
ambience4
service5

The food was excellent. Went with the 8- ...

Dined on December 27, 2015

The food was excellent. Went with the 8-course Omakasen meal, and every item was prepared beaut

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Excellent service paired wtih great food

Dined on December 26, 2015

Went to Yonaka for Christmas Dinner. Service was excellent. Server answered all questions and made recommendations, which we went with. To our delight, we were very happy with everything from appetizer to dessert. Will definitely return to Yonaka whever we visit Vegas.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food1
ambience1
service2
value1

I came with my boyfriend is Japanese and ...

Dined on December 24, 2015

I came with my boyfriend is Japanese and get disappointed dinner that late night.

food5
ambience4
service4

A find! The food and the presentation of ...

Dined on December 17, 2015

A find! The food and the presentation of it was exceptional. We will be back.

food5
ambience5
service5

Really impressed

Dined on December 11, 2015

Saw good reviews online but was a little concerned by the lack of traditional sushi rolls. No regrets.... Every dish was awesome. Go with the server's recommendations, I will definitely be going back. Very unique dishes!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
food5
ambience5
service5

What a find!

Dined on December 7, 2015

Good food is aplenty in Las Vegas. For sushi lovers like my daughter and myself, there are plenty of well-known places to chose from. But, we decided to try a new place recommended by Trip Advisor, Yonaka. We went on a Sunday night so it wasn't crowded. Our server was very attentative and helpful and and the food was killer. Although we went primarily for the sushi, we had 3 vegetable dishes that were outstanding. The chef blends a combination of sauces and spices that were just delicious. The presentations were so pretty too. The sushi was fresh and flavorful. Will definitely return on the next trip. Highly recommend it.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

The mango cotta is a one of a kind deser ...

Dined on December 6, 2015

The mango cotta is a one of a kind desert I've never seen before that tasted amazing!! It looks awesome and has multiple tastes.

food1
ambience1
service1

Very Limited Disappointing Lunch Menu

vip
Dined on December 5, 2015

We have loved Yonaka for dinner many times, surely the best sushi in town. So when we went for our birthday lunch to find the menu in a small clipboard, we were heartbroken. Nothing we wanted was available. They should state this on website.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Still Amazing!

Dined on November 25, 2015

After eating her several times, I am happy to say that the selection, quality, and service are still amazing. This visit was to reunite with old friends, and the evening was next to perfect. The only suggestion/slight concern we experienced was how long it took for cocktails to be made, otherwise, the evening was a success!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem

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