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Raku vs. Lotus of Siam and perhaps a Buffet brunch


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Raku vs. Lotus of Siam and perhaps a Buffet brunch

nosh | May 17, 2013 12:06 AM

Meeting my brother in Vegas next Tuesday. Have reservations at Raku (dinner or midnight) and Lotus of Siam (dinner). Could be only two of us -- hoping he can recruit more from his convention. Have been to LOS before, so don't want to miss Raku if he gets tired or loses at the tables.

What are the best dishes at Raku? He eats anything -- I'm not crazy about foie or offal. Stick with the grilled skewers or get into noodles, etc? I'm looking forward to the chicken breast with crispy skin -- lambchops or beef worth trying?

Just doubtful that we would be up for two roundtrip cab rides in one evening....

Lotus of Siam -- best dishes there? I'm not afraid of spicy -- I like grilled, stir-fried, and deepfried dishes. Big fan of mee krob as a starter. I'm more tempted to go to LOS early (7) and Raku later if we have more than two.

I fly out at 1:30 so I'm thinking a brunch buffet at 10-10:30 so I can finish and catch a cab by noon. I called the Cosmopolitan and was told their Wicked Spoon costs $24 for lunch weekdays. I've read some reviews which like the small portions, presentation, and desserts. I hit the Bacchanal at Caesars Palace last October for breakfast and liked it a lot. Staying at the Hard Rock -- they have a shuttle which drops off at the shopping center (sorta near Wynn/Encore) so I could be dropped off there shortly after 10...

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