Spicy Tuna

In mid-July, my brother and sister-in-law made it out for their first visit to Las Vegas since the Husband and I moved her last year.  I was super excited to see them and show them around our new town.  They came to visit for 3 nights and then were headed to Los Angeles and San Diego where we would meet them later in the week for our grandfather’s birthday.  Based on their travel schedule and points they were using to fly out, they flew to Los Angeles, rented a car, and headed out to Vegas.  We weren’t sure how tired they would be when they arrived, but when they did and got settled, we decided to go out to dinner and then meet up with friends for the final Harry Potter movie.  As we went through options for dinner, the suggestion of Spicy Tuna, a recommended sushi joint from some friends, moved to the top of the list.  My brother and sister-in-law are as big of fans of sushi as the Husband and I so it was an easy decision.

When we arrived at the restaurant, we were greeted warmly and shown to a table.  Our waiter was friendly and informative from the get-go.  After we ordered, we received the often usual cucumber salad to munch on while we waited for our sushi.


We also ordered some edamame to share.


The restaurant is quite large and has a very big sushi bar to sit at – likely a great place to sit during the lunch hour rush.


While I really do love sushi, I’ve discovered in the last year that I LOVE seaweed salad.  It’s the first thing that comes to mind at any sushi restaurant so I was happy to enjoy some at Spicy Tuna.


Unfortunately, for the first two rolls, I’m not quite sure what we ordered and it’s difficult to determine that by the online menu (as there are nearly 100 items!).



I believe this roll was the Dancing eel roll with eel sauce.  The Husband has declared that unagi (eel) is his favorite so we tend to order it when we get sushi.  This version had shrimp tempura, cucumber, spicy tuna, eel, avocado, and crab plus eel sauce.


The next dish we ordered was the Justin special which we ordered in honor of the Husband Smile It was not what we expected, but it was very interesting and flavorful.  It was fresh salmon, crab meat, kaiware, avocado, cucumber, onion, and tomatoes, in a ponzu sauce.


Overall, we enjoyed our sushi dinner.  However, if you don’t like Spicy Tuna, you might not want to dine here.  A good number of the dishes had it in it, likely why they’ve named the restaurant as such, and while it is good, it does get a little old after a while.  However, the prices are good, and the service was top notch.  So, if you like spicy tuna rolls, be sure to try Spicy Tuna!

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