Kyara…. 2nd visit

6555 S Jones Blvd
Ste 120
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 569-4405

Now this was the visit I was wanting from the previous visit. Flavors were delicate, yummy and textures were there! For the first time, I thought that the bomb items would naturally come from the “special” menu, but this time, we went with the gut feeling and ordered more instinctively from the main menu. This time is was truly good.

Bonus appetizer:
*Deep fried yamaimo (Mountain Potato) – It was like eating delicate fries. The potato had tempura batter and very lightly salted. Crispy and delicious!

*Albacore w/Drew Special and Tuna Carpaccio- I’m going to group this dish with the Tuna Carpaccio in terms of flavor. Both had tangy sauce that complimented the tuna.
*Agedashi Tofu – Kyara makes a slighty darker and saltier sauce, but I appreciated the delicately fried tofu cubes.
*Eggplant Steak – This was on the saltier side, but I enjoyed it overall
*Butabara – Bacon slices on a stick!!!! Being the piggies that we are, we ordered one order each of the salt and soy sauce/terikyaki-ish versions. I’m a lover of most things greasy and bacon. This was a winner and the soy sauce version was the overall winner of the two.
*Kaisen Chawanmushi (steamed egg custard with seafood) – This was probably our favorite of the evening. The steamed egg custard was perfectly salty infused with the essences of the seafood within it. Slurped it all up.
*Chicken Garlic Ponzu – This is basically a super tender pice of chicken cutlet with my fav flavors of garlic and ponzu.
*Tori Meshi – soboro (seasoned ground chicken) with rice, hearty rice and seasoned chicken. Good!

Conclusion: I am warming up to Kyara. It’s definitely not Raku caliber Japanese tapas, but it will do if you forget to make a reservation for Raku.

Chicken Garlic Ponzu Tuna Carpaccio Tori Meshi Butabara Deep fried yamaimo Agedashi tofu Eggplant Steak


Kyara Japanese Tapas
6555 S Jones Blvd
Ste 120
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Neighborhood: Spring Valley
(702) 569-4405

Excitement soon turned to disappointment after the first bite. Everything we tried seemed more middle of the road flavor and we tried a lot of stuff. Perhaps, I’m comparing the “wow” factor that I get from Ichiza, but Kyara isn’t there, yet. The only wow items were actually the two desserts.

What we ate….
1. Daikon Salad – visually appealing but just tasted like it was dunked in regular soy sauce.
2. Maguro and Ume Madai sashimi – Not so fresh
3.Maguro Yukke – Tasty because it was slathered with spicy ponzu concoction
4. Albacore w/Drew Special – Similar dish from what Naked Fish has to offer over there. It has ponzu and jalapeno. One of the better tasting dishes, but only because you can’t go wrong with ponzu
5. (Sunomono) Abalone sashimi – fresh, but bad choice on our part. Abalone sashimi is kinda crunchy.. hmmmm
6. Gyutan (beef tongue) – just a tad too salty
7. Beef tataki – ponzu sauce to save the day again
8. Spicy tuna and rice crackers – enjoyable crunchy texture with spicy/sweet tuna
9. Dashi Maki Tamago Yaki – Sweet egg omelet, meh
10. Age nasu – fried eggplant, meh
11. Deep fried skewered fish – fluffy fish, but i’m not sure about the cheese imbeded with it.

DESSERT… wowsers
1. Vanilla Tofu Mousse – the tofu was so smooth and creamy and it wasn’t too sweet. perfect compliment with the raspberry sorbet
2. Chocolate Fondant (a.k.a. Chocolate souffle) – The server failed to mention during the meal that this particular dessert takes 10-15 minutes to make. Definitely remember to order before you’re done with your main meal if you don’t want to wait. …. but…. WORTH THE WAIT!! This rivals the best souffles out there! Ooey gooey warm and sweet.

Conclusion: Through so many dishes, I couldn’t help but feel that there was something missing. I won’t give up, yet, Kyara. I know that you’re trying to break out and do something different than your sister Naked Fish. I hope you shine soon. 3/5 beeps.

Daikon Salad Maguro, Ume Madai Sashimi Maguro Yukke Alacore w/Drew Sauce Abalone Sashimi Beef Tongue Beef Tataki Spicy Tuna and Rice Crackers IMG_0551 IMG_0552 IMG_0553 Vanilla Tofu Mousse Chocolate Fondant