I had been waiting to try Nobu at Caesars Palace since I first heard they were coming to Las Vegas. They were known for great food, fresh ingredients and inventive preparation. And they delivered on every single promise, including vegetarian and vegan options.
We visited for dinner, where I started with the edamame. Standard, but good. Next was a vegetable roll that, for once, was not just cucumber avocado. The vegetable Kushiyaki skewers were delicious, with the perfect sweet teriyaki sauce. But my favorite dish by far was the tofu Toban-Yaki, a sizzling hot pot of tofu, broth and vegetables. I wanted to order another one as soon as I’d had the first bite. As I write this my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
We sat at the sushi bar, which I’m not always a fan of (so. much. fish.) but we got to talk to the chef and he wasn’t phased by a vegetarian diner at all. Our server was also quite knowledgeable and attuned to dietary restrictions and allergies. They were able to modify dishes to be dairy-free for my husband without any issues; he even got dessert! Which gave my tofu dish a run for its money as my favorite–I got the cappuccino, which is actually layers of cake crumbles and cream with a whiskey foam. I’d recommend going just for that.
As far as vegetarian sushi options go, this has become one of my top spots in Las Vegas. I can’t wait to try more items, like the vegetable tacos. And the best part is that nearly all of the vegetarian menu items are also vegan, or can easily be made vegan. So save room, and make reservations at Nobu now.