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New restaurant adds to culinary options at Area15

Updated May 12, 2023 - 3:56 pm

You might think of them as hand-held devices, by way of the sea.

This spring, Kaia Handroll is set to open at Area15, offering its namesake sushi dishes stuffed with bluefin tuna, blue crab, truffle lobster and more.

The Japanese-inspired restaurant with an island-inspired name (“kai” means “sea” in Hawaiian) joins eight other food and drink outlets at Area15, an art and entertainment district near the Las Vegas Strip, including Lumin Café & Kitchen from Elizabeth Blau, The Beast from chef Todd English, and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, a 16-course experience guided by the Jules Verne novel.

The menu at Kaia Handroll also features sashimi, starters like a Japanese Caesar salad with a furikake-Parmesan crisp, several styles of dessert mochi, teas and sake, Japanese beer and whisky, plus to-go chirashi bowls with rice, fish and vegetables.

Kaia Handroll incorporates countertop seating, vibrant design celebrating the water and AI-generated images of women who slay. The restaurant is now hiring, with details at area15.com/careers. Chris Garcia has been named executive chef overseeing all food and drink offerings at Area15.

Contact Johnathan L. Wright at jwright@reviewjournal.com. Follow @ItsJLW on Twitter.

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