Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles, located in the Rampart Casino at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa, offers Chinese and Japanese dishes, a stellar ambiance and an ambitious cocktail menu.
The large sliding doors that provide the main entrance to Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles are an apt metaphor for the larger-than-life experience that diners will enjoy inside. Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles is set on the promenade between the bustling casino and JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort’s Palms Tower, providing distance from the smoke or heavy foot traffic that could disturb an intimate outing or business meeting. The stunning patio is partially surrounded by tall palm trees, and nearby waterfalls provide peaceful background noise. The modern interior has seating available at the bar, multiple dining areas and counter seating for a teppanyaki experience.
The beverage program at Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles is clearly given much attention. A variety of hot and cold sake, American and Japanese beer selections (plus Tsingtao from China), and a California-centric wine list are complemented by specialty handmade cocktails. Multiple mules and martinis are offered as well as Jade’s signature red and white sangrias. For the sangrias, Jade uses a house wine blend, fresh fruit and multiple liquors. The result is a refreshing but potent sangria that can be enjoyed either on its own or with your meal.
The dining menu is organized clearly, with each style of cuisine given its own section and then broken down further into subgroups. This made reading and choosing selections from the extensive menu much more enjoyable.
Starters include appetizers, dim sum selections and soups. Classics like pot stickers, char siu (BBQ pork ribs) and edamame are served as well as other standards. One of the items in the dim sum section – the BBQ pork buns – is served in quantities of three. The delicate pork is encased in soft, warm buns, and the sauce provides a touch of sweetness.
The Chinese entrees are divided between items from the wok and house specialties. Many of the wok items could be described as Chinese comfort food. General Tso’s chicken, Kung Pao beef and other favorites make up the bulk of the selections. The house specialties are where Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles’ team of chefs, led by Executive Chef Yidi Mao, can show off. One of the specialties – the whole roasted duck Beijing (also known as Peking duck) is presented beautifully and traditionally, sliced and served with hoisin sauce and bao buns. The crispy skin and tender duck meat mesh perfectly with the buns and sauce. It’s an impressive dish to experience.
The Japanese section is separated by the various sushi preparation styles, including signature and classic rolls, chef specialties, nigiri/sashimi and the chef’s omakase options. The chef’s omakase sashimi is 15 pieces of the chef’s choosing, sliced thick and presented on a single large plate with lovely garnish. The selections for this evening included salmon, tuna, yellowtail, albacore and octopus, and was served with ikura and masago. The final sections are noodle and rice dishes and tofu and vegetable selections.
Dessert is also available, and the newest addition to the dessert menu is ube cheesecake, which delivers a creamy, mild flavor that comes from the increasingly popular yam. Chinese mango pudding and mochi are also currently available.
Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles is open for dinner Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10:30 p.m. Happy hour is served at the bar and patio from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday.
For more information about Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles, visit www.theresortatsummerlin.com.
221 N. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145