Las Vegas, aspiring to be the nation's culinary epicenter, has attracted its first Sacramento restaurant. Officials of Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar just announced that they have signed a lease to open a branch at The Village at Queensridge, an $850-million upscale retail, restaurant and entertainment complex in the Las Vegas suburb Summerlin, 11 miles northwest of the Strip.
The 7,200-square-foot restaurant, modeled after Taro's By Mikuni at Arden Fair, is to open late next year, says Jeanne Mabry, Mikuni's director of communications. This will be the seventh Mikuni's, and the first in Nevada. Five others are in the Sacramento area, and the sixth, originally scheduled to open this past winter at Northstar At Tahoe between Truckee and the north shore of Lake Tahoe, now is slated to debut later this year.