7150 S. Durango Drive, No. 110, 702-750-0150
Volcano Grille recently moved to a home with more space in the dining room and the kitchen. With a background in traditional teppanyaki, knives and spatulas are flying, so the chefs can use all the space they can get. Patrons at the fast-casual eatery can select a bento box, with a choice of two proteins and two sides; a bowl, with a choice of one protein and rice or yakisoba noodles; or a grilled wrap, a sort of Japanese fusion burrito filled with a choice of a protein and rice or noodles. Protein options include Angus beef, chicken breast, shrimp, tofu, salmon or omelet roll. Sides offered range from white, brown or grilled Japanese rice to gyoza, spring rolls or a salad. The dishes are grilled and served sauce-free to allow diners to select their own accompaniments, which are made fresh daily, at the sauce bar. Plastic sauce cups allow customers to sample as much or as many as they wish, with choices such as Hot Lava, Fuji Yummy, ginger, sweet or spicy teriyaki, Hot Magma, sweet garlic, hot mustard, Japanese salsa, ponzu and wasabi. Be sure to save room for dessert — the Molten Chocolate Cake and Strawberry Chocolate Lava Cake come out steaming hot, topped with ice cream and drizzled with chocolate, fudge and caramel or strawberry sauce. Both are big enough to share. Dishes range from $6.99 for bowls and wraps to $9 for bento boxes with extra charges for premium proteins such as Angus beef, shrimp and salmon. Volcano Grille is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit volcanogrille.com.