Goodbye Shaboo, hello Tetsu. Forbes- and Michelin-decorated chef Masa Takayama adds a teppan concept to his culinary repertoire, replacing the über-pricey Shaboo inside Bar Masa with the intimate and interactive Tetsu. First select your meal from a central produce table — a whole squid or octopus, perhaps? — then watch as expert teppanyaki chefs go to work right in front you — minus the Benihana knife tricks. Will it be toro tartare with caviar, sizzling jalapeño octopus, or perhaps oyster with tomatillo ceviche? You decide. Finish your feast with Masa's unexpected and refreshing desserts, such as his famous truffle ice cream, or grapefruit granite and yuzu sorbet. A meal fit for an emperor.
Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
—Andrea Kahn, Custom Publishing Writer