Las Vegas’ Chinatown Has over 100 Restaurants—These Are the Very Best
Sheridan Su, chef-owner of Downtown’s Flock & Fowl, tells us the best reasons to get off the Strip and do your eating in Chinatown when you’re in Las Vegas
Las Vegas’ Chinatown is three miles long with more than 100 restaurants packed in and around Spring Mountain Road. It’s a favorite dining destination of Su, the James Beard–nominated chef who serves updated versions of Hainanese chicken rice at his Downtown Las Vegas spot Flock & Fowl. “Chinatown is the official after-work hangout for chefs who work on the Strip,” Su says. “After working a 12- to 14-hour shift, I come here to feed my soul.”
Aburiya Raku’s tofu is the best I have ever had, and I always order an assortment of skewers from their robata list.
My go-to orders at Yunnan Garden’s deli counter are pig’s ear, sliced beef brisket in chile sauce, and seaweed salad. When I’m dining with friends and family, we order their smoked duck, fish-flavored eggplant, and spicy boiled fish.