Wazuzu at Encore
Just The Facts, Please.
Sunday - Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.
A 28-foot-long dragon with 90,000 Swarovski crystals reputed to have cost $1.5 million adorns the back wall of the restaurant.
Sample Menu Items
Hamachi Chili $25
Yellowtail sashimi with cilantro, serrano pepper and Yuzu caviar, served with citrus soy and Yuzu mist
Thai Beef Salad $18
Lemongrass steak, seasonal greens, chili mint dressing
Shu Mai $9
Pork and shrimp dumplings
Korean Galbi Short Ribs $25
Soy, sesame, brown sugar marinated beef short ribs
Crispy Fish with Thai Herbs $21
Crispy trout fillet with Thai herbs, green apple mango yum salad
Fresh rice noodles with Thai basil, sweet soy sauce, chilies and onions
Beef or Chicken $18
Nasi Goreng $23
Spicy Malaysian fried rice with shrimp, barbecue pork, Chinese sausage, sambal oelek, fried shallots and topped with a fried egg
Mavens Overview: Wazuzu
Wazuzu at Encore serves Chef Tila's version of Asian Fusion cuisine, fusing Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai cuisines. The restaurant decor is dominated by a 27 foot dragon, made of Swarovski crystals, which garners a fair amount of Internet Buzz. The buzz on the food is mixed. Many feel the prices are high, even by Vegas standards, in relation to the quality of the meal.
Internet Buzz: Wazuzu
- As far as asian food goes in Las Vegas, Wazuzu is hard to top! While standard tourists will complain about the "high prices" Wazuzu is easily the most reasonably priced fine asian restaurant on the strip, especially for what you are getting. The Korean short ribs are some of the most amazing things I have ever tasted.
- As we were waiting for our food, I turned around and noticed a massive dragon. I was like, "huh nice plastic beads". The waiter quickly corrected me and said it is ALL Swarkovski crystal with the exception of the head and the feet. He also mentioned that it cost $1.5 million! No wonder our dinner cost so much. The dragon was sucking the cash right out of my wallet behind me. I'd have to say the food was quite tasty, although not $100 tasty. Next time, I'm going to a place where they have cheap wall decorations.
- Wazuzu's pineapple fried rice has a little bit of everything. The fried rice has jumbo shrimp, grapes, pineapple, sausage, served in a pineapple boat and large enough to share.
- I can't really complain about the decor. There's a huge shiny dragon and gold colored enormously oversized pears everywhere. Bright red walls and white padded comfy booths.
- wow!!! this place was quite expensive. Food was ok... I ordered the tom yum soup and it was yummy as well as the teriyaki salmon and some sushi... everything was good.. i'm just not sure it was worth the price that i paid for... i Probably will not go here again... THey don't give a lot of food also
- The food here is amazing. If i could have a last meal it would be drunken noodles, spicy 3, with chicken.
- We started with appetizers (Kimchi and Seaweed Salad), both of which were excellent. For dinner I had the Korean Spare Ribs, and my boyfriend had the Drunken Noodles - both were fabulous (I *loved* the spare ribs). I also ordered a sake off the menu and it was quite delicious as well, while my boyfriend opted for the Thai Iced Tea. With tax and tip we spent about $100
- I thought the food was mediocre and would easily recommend Lemon grass at Aria over Wazuzu....food was very similar to your standard Pan Asian fare at half the price.
- The decor of the restaurant is definitely something to see. Crystal Dragon. 'Nuff said. If you don't plan to eat here, at least walk by and take a gander at the dragon. It's quite something. I wouldn't go as far as to say it's gorgeous or it's tacky...it's just something. Beyond the dragon (or perhaps including), the decor is a bit over the top with all the red and gold, but let's remember that this is Vegas, so I am not entirely surprised.
- Hamachi Chili: wouldn't recommend this, the Hamachi was good and fresh and the plate looked beautiful but there wasn't much flavor or heat and it was just like eating sashimi which is fine but this was suppose to be a special plate and was overpriced for the result we got. The rest of our meal consisted of a spicy tuna roll, avocado salmon roll, and hamachi roll. All delicious standard rolls and just what we wanted. Not terribly overpriced and absolutely excellent quality and freshness. All in all we were quite satisfied with our meal
- The sushi was standard and the drunken noodles were actually pretty good, but the curry was below average. I think for the price, there are way better restaurants with higher quality food.
- pork potstickers: four big, juicy potstickers with yummy dipping sauce. These were so amazing that we had to get a second order!