Paradise >Food & Dining > Pearl At Mgm Grand
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV | Directions 8910936.101400 -115.172877
Great food, amazing atmosphere – This place has the best atmosphere out of all the restaurants I have been to in Vegas. The food was good...HOWEVER, my boyfriend and I did the hibachi thinking because we were in Vegas, it would be the best hibachi show we had ever seen. Instead it was by far the worst performance, and I was very let down. The guy didn't speak to us, nor did he light a single thing on fire - he just simply cooked the food in front of us. The food was so good though, that I would recommend this place...just don't expect to be amazed by the hibachi.
I've had better Sushi at Whole Foods – We'd read some wonderful reviews on this restaurant on a different site, which was why we chose to come here. We love Sushi, being fans of Takashi's in Salt Lake City, Fuki Sushi in Palo Alto, CA (most of the time), and Yoshi's in San Francisco, so we've got some decent Sushi experience under our belts. When it came to Shibuya, I have had better sushi at Whole Foods. Their Kampachi and Hamachi were flavorless, their Salmon tasted soapy, and their Rock and Roll hand roll had barbs. We ordered the vegetable tempura which was fair at best. Another appetizer my husband had was actually decent once he decided to eat half of them instead of the whole piece (they added a RIDICULOUS amount of rice to it). I agree with other posters that the portions were small on the whole. As for the ambiance: Interesting design and color scheme made it fun to look around and appreciate the design. However, it was also FREEZING in the restaurant, and it was so loud our ears were ringing when we left. With 5 industrial cooking fans in the main dining area, it is no wonder. There is little opportunity to talk because the tables for 2 are quite long and there are no walls or partitions between any of the tables. Service was decent, but we paid $180 for our meal (which was ridiculous and so surreal we were just flabbergasted that we were charged so much for such sub par food) and we felt genuinely robbed. I would completely avoid this location if you want sushi while in Vegas. Try "Yellow tail" in the Bellagio instead - at the very least you'll be able to hear each other while you talk. We will NEVER eat here again. 2 stars.
A Saki Lovers destination – Try the Kirin "Koshihikari" with your sushi. Sublime! The best Uni I have had so far & worth the $
what an outstanding restaurant – I'd taken a vacation to Las Vegas last weekend with my girlfriend and I decided to stay at the MGM Grand. My girlfriend and I had decided to eat over at shibuya since we've heard from other friends that it was one of the greatest places to eat. I must say, the food such as the sushi, the soup, and desserts tasted so good that I can honestly say its the best eating I've ever had in the past few months. The prices were reasonable, but to be honest, the service that I got from the servers that night, made it all worth it. My girlfriend and I agreed that it's a place that we'd recommend to anyone.
During our meal our servers were making us warm and welcome. I decided to ask our server to get us refills on our waters. We decided to order something else but we remembered that we asked our server for the refill, so we asked this mexican lady if we could place another order. She was so rude to us, she looked at us and said no, your server is the one who will take care of that. I politely asked for her name, and she it was Celene and that she was the manager. I told her, there is no reason to be rude to us, she just turned around and walked away without apologizing. She just gave us that look.
The reason why I didn't give this restaurant 5 stars, was because of that single incident with that manager. She was just horrible.
Bad Bad Bad – We ordered the Shibuya roll and it was terrible. It tasted like it had been sitting in a fridge for a day. The portions were extremely small. The sashimi looked like it was cut with a dull knife. It is overpriced and not worth it!!
Spectacular food must try – I laugh when I see some of the comments people who want to eat for less than $40pp in Hotels on the strip should go to the Buffet not in fine dinings.
Friends recomended Shibuya to us last year, we've been 2 times since, our experience was amazing every time. We must say both time Shibuya was better than well known highly rated Nobu and other praised sushi places.
Great flavors, textures, amazing presentations of innovative food did it for us ( if some classic like Miso black cod, spicy rock shrimp tempura, california roll are there " I imagine it is a must have to please the tipical demanding spoiled American customers")
Even so it seems a bit pushy at times service was good "nowadays waiters are vendors more than servers, but thay had great sake and food knowledge, it seems like there is something for everyone with differents taste and wallet's budget, we have eaten great a la carte for aroud $80 each before. They had a $58 menu that seemed to be of great value but decided to go for the $130 Omakase tasting "worse every pennies", well balance with very fresh sashimi dressed with special sauces, signature hot dishes top notch (hard to find in any Japanese restaurant) well executed dishes "we understood when the server told us they have a French executive chef that teamed up with Japanese master sushi chef". This place must do over 600 covers but still pulled of such a great performance with timing, presentation and quality of about 14 dishes in 7-8 courses, we ate in 1 hours and 20 minutes, well delivered as we mentioned we where going to a Show. I guess a Chef that can pull this off in those conditions is a true master of his trade, the restaurant was packed. Michelin guide must have forgotten to visit there as it is was far better than a lot for Japanese one michelin star we've been to a New-York and Los Angeles.
Avoid Shibuya at MGM – My wife and I celebrated our aniversary at Shibuya Restauratnt at MGM and then went to see Robin Williams perform on 5/25/08. After the show my wife came down with serious lower intestinal problems. The next morning I came down with the same malady. We spent 200.00 at Shibuya and I wanted the restaurant to know they had served some tainted food to prevent it from happening again. I called MGM customer service who took the information and promised the restaurant manager would call. Nothing........ Will not go back to this overpriced dirty restaurant.
All glitz, not much else.... – The food was okay and the setting truly Las Vegas. But they really push the saki. No problem there, but being a novice when it comes to saki, I asked the waiter for assistance. By his reaction you would have thought I was asking him to solve a complex math problem. He got very flustered and abrupt. From there, it was a downhill experience.
The highlight of my trip! – I can?t believe I?m the first person to leave a review for this place!
I traveled to Las Vegas on business recently and since the company I work for is working with MGM Mirage we were treated to quite a few of the clubs/shows/restaurants etc. The fact that dinner at a restaurant with only one menu item I could eat (I don?t eat Seafood) was the highlight of my trip has to say something about the place, right?! I had the best Teriyaki Chicken I?ve ever had ? and as someone who doesn?t eat seafood and lives in LA where everyone is always ?going for Sushi? I have eaten more than my fair share of Teriyaki Chicken!
The Sake selection is mind-blowing. I never knew there were so many choices when it came to Sake ?our sommelier even gave us little info cards for each Sake ? very cool. If you feel like splurging do the Sake Tasting - it was fun and we learned a lot.
The girls that I went with both had the tasting ? I can?t find what it was called exactly on their menu online but it was basically a sampling of 7 dishes. Both were very happy with the food and we all agreed it was the best we?d ever eaten in Las Vegas.
Great place to treat yourself!
MGM Shibuya Means "Trail-Sour Pack Horse for Inexperienced Tourist" in Vegas-ease – Decor & ambience are the best features. Sorry. Check that. Sake is the best feature here. Hope you LOVE sake. If you don't care about sushi or your money but love fun drinky-poos, hang out here. If you do care about superb sushi &/or excellent experiential value for your money, but a few cool adult beverages make you happily forget those annoying elitist worries, this is the place to be. For everyone else: Service is superb until it's time to for the bill & they suddenly disappear. Other high-priced Vegas joints can't wait to turn the table over & even seem to bask in the "wow your bill is SOOO Big!" Here, they don't even push desserts or digestives or more sake for that matter. That's probably the weirdest phenom you'll encounter here & it's kinda not that bad. Especially if you need a quick nap before you head to wait in line for one of the mega-clubs. Now that I think of it, this place is like one of those fancy Asian sleep-pod hotels. Only you wake up $300 USD lighter, hungry &slightly disoriented with deja vu that you just ate a sushi dinner in a fancy place but the food was Red Lobster on a good day. Yet, like EVERYTHING in Vegas, looks are deceiving & the Japanese chefs at the sushi bar are making TOMORROW's rolls. For those of you just waking up in your Jap-pod: this place does not serve the freshest sushi. Even cooked sushi was served at wrong temps. Just ask them. Why would your server lie & spoil your special trip that is maxing your credit cards? If you really REALLY love sushi, that means you avoid rolls, ask for the daily list of nigiri, order sashimi, or have a super-specific favorite that isn't yellowtail, toro, salmon, eel, cooked shrimp or mayonnaise. If this sort of even a tiny little bit describes you: don't eat here. This place is not about sushi just like casinos are not about winners. Anyone who posts positive comments here about this place are displaying cognitive dissonance. This place isn't the worst, it's just expensive to figure that out.
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