Much like the vibrant nightlife in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, you can feel the energy in Shibuya Restaurant at MGM Grand. The interior of the upscale restaurant is modern and swanky. Floor-to-ceiling woven panels are randomly scattered throughout the dining room; they are the perfect divider to engage in your own conversation while eating among the rest of the diners in the bamboo forest.
Three Teppanyaki grills are tucked in the back of the restaurant, which is where Mitch and I enjoyed quite possibly the best Teppanyaki experience of our lives. I wanted a special send-off dinner before Mitch’s baseball season and Shibuya delivered. They exceeded our expectations in every way possible, including the funds in my bank account. WORTH IT!
Mitch opted for the Seafood Combination that included a whole lobster tail, scallops, tiger prawns, and seasonal fish. It was a surprising decision for a guy that rarely parts from his beloved beef teriyaki. As a picky eater, I didn’t consider anything but the Black Angus Tenderloin with teriyaki sauce on the side, which is also my favorite Teppanyaki meal.
Aside from our main courses, the menu includes an organic field green salad with orange sesame soy dressing, kani or mushroom soup, seasonal vegetables, and steamed white rice. In true picky eater fashion, I skipped the soup and salad and finished my steamed rice before my food was cooked. Thankfully, the chef noticed and the server delivered another helping right before I received my meat.
The food was some of the best Japanese food that we’ve had. Every part of the meal was fresh, full of flavor, and flawlessly prepared. Our impressive grill master cooked Mitch’s seafood to perfection and the steak instantly melted in my mouth. I gave Mitch a bite and had to fight him off with my chopsticks for the rest of the evening. Aside from that table side battle, it was one of those dining experiences that I didn’t want to end. Simply delicious!
Restaurant: Shibuya / MGM Grand Resort & Casino / 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd / Las Vegas, NV 89109 / 702.891.3001 / www.mgmgrand.com/en/restaurants/shibuya-japanese-restaurant.html
Picky Eater Approval: 5/5