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Las Vegas may be known for its top-notch dining options that run the gamut from sky-high restaurants to casino-based buffets. However, travelers looking for some of Sin City’s best eats need only travel less than ten minutes from the world-famous strip to Vegas’ Chinatown: a burgeoning, bustling labyrinth of strip malls dominating the desert landscape from Spring Mountain Road (and beyond) that’s home to a delicious cornucopia of about 200 Asian restaurants that serve up some of the most diversely delectable dishes around.


And while the eclectic neighborhood maintains its “Chinatown” moniker, the amount of cultures represented here is simply staggering—once visitors cross beneath the colorful archway marking the neighborhood’s unofficial borders, the myriad of restaurants on display represent a dazzling cross-section of almost every Asian country on the vast continent (and mashups, fusions, and modern takes of the above, the list goes on and on). A vibrant community that continues to grow from its humble beginnings as a single solitary plaza into a vast and incredibly diverse warren of nearly two dozen shopping centers scattered throughout, the Chinatown district is the place to be to snag Las Vegas’ most deliciously diverse fare.

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Traditional Faves Are On The Menu At Taiwan Deli

Delightfully authentic Chinese and Taiwanese fare is on the menu at this Chinatown mainstay that’s been serving up the goods for ten years. Now with two locations, Taiwan Deli’s OG Rainbow Road spot is not the only place diners can get their foodie fix that includes everything from traditional Taiwanese street food to popular Chinese faves made with the restaurant’s singular flair. The best part? Vegas visitors and night owls can start the day right with one of their famously delish all-day breakfasts, too.

  • Address: 4300 Spring Mountain Rd #116
  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Sunday 7 AM-3 PM; Closed Wednesdays
  • Price: $
  • Reservations: N/A
  • What To Try: Leek Filling Pancake; Radish Cakes; Taiwan Sausage; Yi Mei Rice Roll with Mustard Green; Handmade Super Steamed Bun

Fukuburger: Las Vegas’ Fave Food Truck

Voted Las Vegas’ best burger, the gourmet food truck Fukuburger is also the first of its kind—a gourmet food truck traveling the streets and serving up mouthwatering juiciness on a bun. And while Fukuburger can be found on the strip, its real home is in Chinatown, where it made a name for itself as an on-the-move food truck for all-American faves like burgers and fries served with a Japanese twist—and a sense of humor.

  • Address: 3429 S. Jones Blvd
  • Hours: Open daily 11:30 AM-1 AM
  • Price: $
  • Reservations: N/A
  • What To Try: Karai Burger; Fuku Foro Fries; Naga Dog; Tamago Burger

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Kitschy Hawaiian-Style Flair At The Golden Tiki

With its boisterously bright and bold setting and kitschy tiki bar style atmosphere, the deliciously retro feels of The Golden Tiki would fit right in on the Strip—however, its inspired Asian-style menu makes it feel right at home in Chinatown. Fans of live music, bustling vibes, and decor straight out of 1960s Hawaii will bask in the restaurant’s raucous vibes, all while noshing on the delightful Hawaiian-Asian mashups that make up the eclectic menu.

  • Address: 3939 Spring Mountain Rd
  • Hours: Open 24 hours
  • Price: $$+
  • Reservations: Recommended, via Resy (must be 21+ to enter)
  • What To Try: Surfboard Pupu Platter; Crab Rangoons; Spam Musubi; Spicy Ahi Negi Toro; Kalua Pig Sandwich; Lemba Lemba Akulapu (cocktail)

To-Die-For Dumplings At China Mama

While delish dumplings are a dime a dozen in Chinatown, a good place to start for first-timers is the deliciously authentic China Mama, whose menu is a modern/traditional mashup of perennial Chinese faves. However, the restaurant’s house-made buns and dumplings are undoubtedly the star of the show: mouthwatering packets of goodness that are a menu must-try. But don’t sleep on China Mama’s other delectable meals that round out its deceptively simple fare—there’s more than enough here to make for a delicious meal, too.

  • Address: 3420 S Jones Blvd
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 AM-3:30 PM; 4:30 PM-9 PM. Closed Friday through Sunday
  • Price: $-$$$
  • Reservations: N/A
  • What To Try: Mama’s Style Mapo Tofu; Szechwan TanTan Noodle; Sliced Fish in Hot Chili Oil; Mama’s Special pan Fried Pork Buns; Cabbage and Pork Dumpling.

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A Taste Of Thai At Lamaii

Serving up traditional Thai favorites, the elegant and sophisticated spot Lamaii is a popular place to grab some classic faves—and a delicious glass of wine. Known for their singular ambiance, bustling vibes, and a menu that spans the entirety of Thailand’s signature flavors (think northern specialties alongside southern staples), this hip eatery is the real deal when it comes to authenticity—and people-pleasing Chinatown cuisine.

  • Address: 4480 Spring Mountain Rd #700
  • Hours: Sunday through Thursday 11 AM-11 PM; Friday and Saturday 11 AM-12 AM
  • Price: $-$$$
  • Reservations: Yes, via Resy
  • What To Try: Satay Salad; Panang Crispy Prawns; Pad See Aew Chicken; Tom Zaap (soup); Parath Puff (dessert)

Las Vegas' world-famous cuisine scene means that visitors can travel the globe without ever leaving the Strip. However, just a short drive west brings visitors to a distinctively delish haven—the city’s fabulous, diverse, and oh-so-tasty Chinatown. Bursting with signature flavors from all over the Asian continent, this eclectic cuisine scene may only stretch a few miles into the desert (for now), but its sprawling shopping centers are home to some of the best food in all of Sin City. From traditional, authentic menus sporting hard-to-find delicacies and dishes to modern takes, updates, and fusions big on Asian-inspired flavors, Las Vegas’ Chinatown is a fabulous foodie journey just ten minutes from the Strip—but it might as well be in another (and even tastier) world.