5040 W Spring Mountain Ste 5
Las Vegas, NV 89146
5 pm – 1 am Tuesday Thru Sunday
I’ve been waiting for the day this type of cuisine to come to Las Vegas. Ever since the day my tongue tasted the wonderful uni spagetti at famous Cafe Hiro in Cerritos, CA, I’ve dreamt about my favorite fatty subtrates – UNI & carbalicious-al-dente pasta.
Trattoria Nakamura-Ya just opened a couple weeks ago. So fresh and new that they didn’t even have their liquor license when we went. Hopefully, the license has been approved by now. Like popular Raku in town, Trattoria Nakamura-ya has a chalkboard of their daily specials. In this case, it was specials of their pastas and other dishes. A sucker for advertisement, we went for mostly specials.
On to the food:
Fresh warm rolls – Fluffy, soft, warm. Slather on a pat of butter…Need I say more?
Hirame Watercress Salad – This was fantastic. The texture whore in me was jumping for joy. The crunchy watercress paired with the crunchy deep fried cracker (?) and the tangy sweet dressing was perfect. After breaking up everything and tossing well as recommended by our server, every bite was a texture sensation
Madai (Red Snapper) Carpaccio – Fresh snapper, crunchy sprouts and a touch of fish sauce. Unique and delicious.
Uni & Tomato Cream Pasta – Al dente, al dente, perfectly al dente + buttery uni =)
Manila Clam & Torako Pasta – This dish was a touch salty but still enjoyable
Scallops Sauteed in Marinara Sauce – Scallops are not my favorite seafood, but I could appreciate the tender meat and flavorful sauce.
Tiramisu & Creme Brulee- I love Japanese versions of non-Japanese desserts. Somehow they make the level of sweetness perfectly to my liking (not too sweet).
Conclusion: Fusion Japanese & I get along just fine.