Vegas – it really is one heck of a city. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. It’s a place ideal for the wealthy because everything is so expensive, yet it manages to balance a level of high class with a level of ridiculousness. Lindsay and I ventured there for the first weekend of spring break, and trust me when I say one weekend is more than enough.
We went out for dinner at Rice & Company our first night in Vegas. This restaurant is located in the Luxor Hotel, which was conveniently attached to the hotel we were staying in. We began our meal by splitting an order of the salt and pepper calamari, which was light tempura batter, fusion of peppers, scallions, sambol aïoli, onion and sweet chili sauce. This calamari was really interesting because it didn’t look like typical calamari with how it was shaped. It was ridiculously good, though, but Lindsay and I can’t quite put our finger on what exactly it was. The batter was light so it wasn’t overwhelming, and the peppers, scallions and onions added a depth of flavor. Sweet chili sauce is always good but I thought the star was the sambol aïoli because it added a nice level of creaminess.
I followed the calamari up with the sexy lady roll, a roll of king crab, seaweed salad, tempura crunch, avocado, spicy tuna, eel, fried parsnip, micro cilantro and sambal mayo. This roll was tasty, and I was happy the cilantro wasn’t overwhelming because too much of it can really ruin a dish for me. Lindsay ordered the Hot Dang roll and we both agreed mine was tastier. It was good sushi, but the calamari was the star of the meal.
Overall, the food was good and so was the service. The restaurant also had a sleek, modern and warm atmosphere, which I liked. The food is quite pricey, but all of Vegas is expensive so it wasn’t absurd in comparison. If you’re in Vegas looking for a good sushi place, Rice & Company is a good place to find it.
Rice & Company
3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Mon-Sun 5:00 PM-11:00 PM