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Opened in 2015 by Morimoto alumna Dan Krohmer, Other Mama in Las Vegas is an “American style” raw bar and cocktail lounge off The Strip.
The menu focuses on tapas-style seafood prepared in styles from all over the world, though highly Japanese-inspired.
Did you know? The restaurant is called Other Mama because the space has a distinct feel of being in your mother’s dining room and kitchen.
Guests can belly up to the raw bar or spread out in the dining room, all with bright blues and reds peppering the space. It’s fun to sit at the bar where you get to see the action in the kitchen as your food is being prepared, and you can also talk to Dan as well.
At Other Mama, there’s a chalkboard that lists the specials of the day. Also, every day from 5-6PM is their Happy Hour which includes $1 oysters, drink specials, and rotating small bites.
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Must-Try Food at Other Mama
My favourites were the Rhode Island Calamari, Spicy Fried Mexican Shrimp and the Kimchi Fried Rice.
The Rhode Island Calamari was crispy on the outside even with the sauce on it and the calamari had a strong squid flavour, which I rarely find in calamari from American restaurants.
The Spicy Fried Mexican Shrimp was highly addicting! The sauce was just so good with the shrimp. Though it may be spicy for some, I really loved the spiciness.
The Kimchi Fried Rice resembled dolsot bibimbap but the kicker is the melt-in-your-mouth tender pork belly that they added. No wonder it’s a Yelp favourite! Wish they gave more than four pieces though.
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- Ceviche – $13 – Octopus, Shrimp, White Fish, Habanero
- Rhode Island Calamari – $15 – Hollandaise, Pickled Peppers
- Hush Puppies – $9 – Blue Crab, Jalapeno
- Kimchi Fried Rice – $15 – Pork Belly, Farm Egg
- Crab Tostada – $15 – Daily Specials Menu
- Spicy Fried Mexican Shrimp – $17 – Daily Specials Menu
- Grilled Octopus – $16 – Daily Specials Menu
- Japanese Cheesecake
Hope this Las Vegas restaurant review gives you an idea of what it’s like to dine at Other Mama and what to order.
Website / Address: 3655 S. Durango #6, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Disclaimer: Although the food was subsidized by Other Mama, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the company.