SAKE ROK PRESS
MEETINGS + INCENTIVE TRAVEL
A shishito pepper is my first taste of Sake Rok Las Vegas. The sweet, slim capsicum, sautéed with crispy garlic, lime and sea salt, is one of the dishes served at Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (WEC) 2017 opening party, which was held at The Park, an eating and entertainment space at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
The Las Vegas Strip continues to re-invent itself with new outdoor attractions and updated old favourites
The LEDs are bigger and brighter. The food is more diverse. The artworks are more defined. And they even have a sports team now! Yes, the Las Vegas Strip has been an ever-changing beast, but some of the changes across the last two years have been amongst the biggest the Strip has experienced for decades.
Whether for space concerns or state regulations, restaurateurs have been rethinking unisex restrooms and getting creative with their design and signage.
Unisex restrooms are not new, despite the fact that we may be hearing about them more lately.
“I hug,” is how Sake Rok’s creative director and OG emcee, Jonnis (whose full name is Jonathan Tannis), introduces himself—and then he hugs you. Jonnis earned the OG title because he helped craft the original vision for the entertainment at Sake Rok. And now, from producing the restaurant’s miniature shows to taking the floor as an emcee, he is responsible for infusing Sake Rok with a larger-than-life atmosphere every night.
It’s been a year since Sake Rok made a splash at The Park, bringing to the city Japan’s vibrant pop culture and the playful side of its cuisine. With a high-energy ambiance, interactive servers and live entertainment, it has become the place to be before or after a show at T-Mobile Arena or Park Theater.
The time is coming when we’ll shy away from anything hot, and Sake Rok has the perfect antidote. Made from gluten-free buckwheat flour, these chilled soba noodles pack deep flavor, from the dressing’s red miso and sesame oil to the cumin and pinch of sugar adding a pickled dimension to the earthy funk of shimeji mushrooms. It’s comfort food that won’t kill your diet.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
The newest hot spot in Las Vegas isn’t a hotel or a casino. It’s the side-by-side T-Mobile Arena and pedestrian hangout called the Park, which are scheduled to open next week.
This place is like a Japanese warehouse dance party that ran headfirst into sushi, foie-gras-buttered tomahawk steak and sake-spiked punch, shouted, “Well, excuse me,” and carried on, unabated, into the wee hours of the morning. So, basically, it’s fun.
The Las Vegas Strip is getting a new park, but this is not your typical city park – it contains a slew of new restaurants, attractions, and a 20,000 seat state of the art performance venue, the T-Mobile Arena.