Kyara Japanese Tapas
6555 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Neighborhood: Spring Valley
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.
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.