Mizumi, the premier Japanese restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas, is now open. Helmed by rising star chef, Devin Hashimoto, Mizumi introduces a taste of Japan to the heart of Wynn Las Vegas. Drawing its inspiration from timeless Japanese design motifs, Mizumi captures the sophistication of modern Japan, creating the perfect complement to Chef Hashimoto’s re-imagined and seasonally focused approach to Japanese cuisine.
“The development of Mizumi has truly been one of the most exhilarating culinary experiences of my career to date,” says Hashimoto. “I’m very excited and hope everyone will enjoy my new menu, which features both classic and traditional dishes, along with my spin on contemporary Japanese cuisine, utilizing classical French influences and seasonal ingredients.”
The menu at Mizumi is a reflection of Hashimoto’s mastery of kaiseki , traditional skills and Japanese cooking techniques, learned through studies and travels to Japan. The menu features classic entrées, sushi and sashimi, robatayaki selections prepared over authentic Japanese charcoal grills and teppanyaki offerings.
Chef Hashimoto pays homage to his heritage with unique creations including a 72-hour braised American Wagyu shortrib “kakuni,” with creamy satsuma potatoes, fava bean and shitake ragout and red wine miso sauce, as well as seafood Inaniwa pasta with scallops, king crab, octopus, roasted tomatoes, shiso, lime and uni butter sauce. Other Japanese favorites, such as dobin-mushi soup, with sea bass, shrimp, shimeji mushrooms, yuzu, mitsuba and bonito-kombu dashi, and Okonomiyaki, a traditional Japanese pancake made with shrimp, scallops, cabbage, tonkatsu sauce, creamy mustard, aonori and katsuo, round out the bill of fare.
Mizumi features contemporary interiors designed by Roger Thomas, executive vice president of Wynn Design and Development, setting the perfect stage to showcase Chef Hashimoto’s cuisine. Throughout Mizumi, traditional Noh theater masks, embroidered obi sashes, hand-painted fans and other iconic Japanese design themes pay homage to tradition, while the bold color motif of crimson with gilded accents strike a distinctly modern tone. “Mizumi,” a popular female name in Japan, speaks to the feminine design elements found throughout the newly renovated space. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the main dining room have been expanded to fuse the elegance of indoor dining with the beauty of coursing waterfalls and tranquil Japanese gardens. Whether seated in Mizumi’s main dining room or the theatrical teppanyaki room, the space offers unimpeded views of a captivating Japanese eco-garden.
The elaborate garden and pond, filled with live koi fish, was meticulously designed with vegetation and rockery characteristic of Japan. Central to this scene is exclusive seating that has truly earned the right to be called the best seat in the house at Wynn Las Vegas—the “Floating Pagoda Table,” situated over the pond in full view of the sparkling waterfall. Photo credit: Brian Brown
Mizumi at Wynn Las Vegas is open for dinner nightly from 5:30 p.m. For reservations, please call (702) 770-DINE.
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