12 Unique Restaurants in Las Vegas Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before

In Vegas But Casinos Aren’t Your Thing? Take a Bite Out of the City’s Culinary Scene Instead with Everything from 80s-Inspired Eateries to Out-of-This-World Indian Food

So you're looking for unique restaurants in Las Vegas, Nevada huh? Nice choice! Las Vegas is unlike any other place in the world, and its food scene is just as unique as the city itself.

How’d ya get here? You probably searched for something like “Las Vegas unique restaurants” or “unique restaurants Las Vegas” or maybe even “quirky restaurants in Las Vegas.” Well don’t worry, you came to the right place. 

You didn’t really think Google would lead you askew or astray did you? Of course this is the place you are looking for! If you live in Las Vegas, are just there for an afternoon, or have a friend or loved one who is there. This list will feature some of the best unique restaurants you can find.

From retro cafes to tasty Indian cuisine, we’ve tracked down the best-rated restaurants in all of Las Vegas for this list. There is sure to be something on the list that piques your interest, or at least piques your appetite. And when you find it, we’ve done the legwork and provided links to every restaurant's website so you can plan your visit ahead of time. We’ll even let you know if one of these unique restaurants in Las Vegas accepts our quality and convenient digital GiftYa gift cards.

GiftYa digital gift cards, huh?

You don’t need to worry when you’re in Las Vegas looking for restaurants, stores, and attractions. GiftYa makes finding the perfect digital gift card easy. With thousands of local and national brands searchable by city, you can find unique restaurants and attractions in Las Vegas and other cities across the country in just seconds.

GiftYa allows you to customize your digital gift with a photo or message, send it wirelessly, and even schedule it in advance so you never forget to drop your gift in the mail again. Plus since it’s a digital gift card that can be linked to any of the cards your recipient carries every day anyway, they’re way less likely to forget it at home when they want to use it, too. GiftYa keeps track of your balance and automatically applies it to purchases, which is much easier than trying to keep a running tally of the remaining balance up-to-date in Sharpie on the back of the card. 

Not to mention their digital format makes GiftYa perfect anytime you want to send a gift card with a large sum to a loved one in Las Vegas *wink wink.* With a GiftYa there’s no writing multiple balances all over a card and hoping you can keep it organized. You also don’t have to worry about the card being lost or stolen with a GiftYa. 

You can keep track of them all digitally. So you don’t even have to deliver them in person to know they got there in time. There’s no relying on the Postal Service and hoping they don’t lose it or delay it before your loved ones' big day or celebration. And I’m sure you’ve noticed more and more restaurants going with digital menus and options. Don’t be embarrassed at a modern 21st Century establishment by handing over a clunky plastic gift card when you can upgrade to a sleek digital format today.

1. Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas

American Food and Celebrity Memorabilia Come Together at Planet Hollywood’s Vegas Location

3667 S Las Vegas Blvd | The Strip | caesars.com/planet-hollywood

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Planet Hollywood is known the world over as a unique chain of restaurants serving tasty American Food and decorated with celebrity memorabilia, and the Las Vegas location is much the same. However unlike other Planet Hollywood locations, the location in LV is a resort and casino as well.

Enjoy eye-catching art, take in panoramic views of the Vegas strip from your room, and chow down on delicious food at Cafe Hollywood – Planet Hollywood’s retro chic restaurant – or any of the other restaurants in the building, like Gorden Ramsey’s Burger, P.F. Chang’s, or Yolös Mexican Grill. 

“YALLL!!! hands down the BEST chicken pasta I've ever had! The service here was awesome. My friend had the pasta which of course I took a bite out of and ouuuuu. I had one of the breakfast plates and ate every bite! Bacon was perfectly cooked with that perfect crisp!” – Yelp Review

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2. Oddwood 

One of the Most Unique Dining Experience in Las Vegas’s Mesmerizing Area15

3214 S Ranchero Dr | Area15 | oddwoodbar.com

To understand Oddwood, you have to understand Area15, Las Vegas’s immersive entertainment and events venue. Part night club, part concert venue, part installation art, Area15 is unlike anything else you’ll experience in Sin City or anywhere in the world.

Oddwood Bar is known for its creative cocktails and mouth watering small bites. Ask the bartender about the sugary smoke bubble cocktail served in an icecream cone, or enjoy some fresh shoyu ahi poki in the ahi tuna tacos.

Enjoy your food in drinks beneath the magnificent centerpiece of the 2500 squarefoot venue, a 23-foot tall maple tree lined with over 5000 leaves lined with individually programmed LED lights. 

3. Picasso

Experience The AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star Rated Restaurant

3600 Las Vegas Blvd S | Bellagio Hotel | bellagio.mgmresorts.com/picasso

Looking for a slightly more elevated dining experience in Las Vegas? Then Picasso should be high on your list. The award winning restaurant is equal parts dining experience and art exhibit, boasting several original Picaso paintings amongst its decor. Choose for yourself or get the chef’s recommendation with the Prix Fixe menu for a tour of all the flavors the restaurant has to offer. Looking for something to wash it all down? Picasso has an impressive collection of over 1500 bottles of wine from the best vineyards in Europe.

“One of the best dining experiences - put this on your bucket list. Service was impeccable, the food was wonderful and you get a front row view of the water show. The menu was very well thought of as you progressively build the delightful flavors embarking on this amazing journey.” – Yelp Review

4.Ghost Donkey

Track Down the Ghost Donkey for a Unique Night at One of Vegas’s Hidden Speakeasies

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Looking for a little bit of adventure? Then go searching for the Ghost Donkey! Hidden away in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, this NYC Mezcal and Tequila bar serves up a sumptuous selection of specialty drinks and major speakeasy vibes. Just look for the ghost donkey on the door – don’t worry, it’s not really an exit!

Guests love the Ghost Donkey’s cocktails, but their sharable bites get rave reviews too. Add some of the Ghost Donkey’s creative nacho creations – like the Huitlacoche nachos or the Black Truffle nachos –  to your tab to round out your night.

“This is an amazing speak- easy! My friend took me here and pretended that we were going to a bathroom. I had no idea this place was a real thing and I absolutely loved it! It's a very small bar so if you are claustrophobic then I wouldn't go there! The decorations are perfect and the service was amazing.” - Yelp Review 

Ghost Donkey doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding unique restaurants and attractions in Las Vegas!

5. Mott 32

Step Back in Time to Old Hollywood with the Dazzling Art Deco Interior

The dramatic backdrop of Mott 32’s interior will leave you entranced for the whole meal. Image courtesy of Yelp.

3325 S Las Vegas Blvd | The Venetian | venetianlasvegas.com/mott-32

Modern Hong Kong culture meets traditional Chinese flavor at Mott 32, The Palazzo’s upscale restaurant. Choose from your favorite Cantonese, Szechuan, and Beijing flavors as you take in all of the rich details of the decor – tables made from vintage roulette wheels, feather boas draped over a chandelier, and more. 

“The BEST Chinese Restaurant in the strip ever!!!! I don't know how many times I've been there. All my clients or friends ask me about any suggestion of Chinese restaurant, Mott 32 will be the #1!” – Yelp Review

6. Back to the 80s Cafe

Gear Up for a Blast from the Past Unlike Anything Else in LV

4755 S Maryland Pkwy | University | backtothe80scafe.com

Life today has its perks, but sometimes it’s all a bit too much. Take a trip back to the pre-smartphone era, when glam rock was big and everyone’s hair was even bigger. Back to the 80s Cafe curates a unique dining experience that’s like stepping back in time to your elementary school cafeteria… or at least, if your elementary school was cool enough to have arcade games, music, and tv. Staff even dresses the part!

Be sure to try the Doc Brown Burger, the Tetris Tots, and other 80s-inspired menu items. 

“Back to the 80's was great! The decor brought back so many memories for me and it was fun to explain all the stuff to my kids.  The food was delicious and very affordable prices. I can't wait to go back again.” - Yelp Review 

Back to the 80s Cafe isn’t accepting GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check here for all the otherGiftYa available for unique restaurants in Las Vegas

7. 8 East

Asian Fusion, Tapas, and Creative Cocktails – All in One Place


8 E Fremont St | | circalasvegas.com/8-east

The ambiance isn’t the only unique thing at 8 East. Sure, the wall of waving cats is unlike anything else in Las Vegas. But the menu is what truly steals the show.

From short rib dumplings to lobster fried rice to tokyo crepes to chicken wings, there’s something for everyone at this highly rated Asian fusion restaurant and cocktail bar. 

“8 East is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is amazing (especially the brisket fried rice) we are local and come here a couple times a month.” – Yelp Reivew

8. Yardbird

A Modern Take on Southern Comfort Comes to the American West

3355 Las Vegas Blvd | The Strip | venetianlasvegas.com

You don’t have to head to Georgia or the Carolinas to find authentic Southern Comfort food – Yardbird offers a unique, modern take on all your down home favorites right on the Vegas Strip. From fried chicken and waffles to deviled eggs and fried green tomatoes, Yardbird is serving up all of your favorites… in style.

Locals love the craft cocktails – find the perfect pairing for your dinner, or stop in for brunch and sip mimosas while you eat.

“Legitimate!! Southern born and bred, this hurr is the truth. Couldn't recommend more (unless delivery somehow quickened up, ha!) Well worth the wait and comes in hot!” - Yelp Review 

You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to Yardbird at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new unique restaurants and locations in Las Vegas are added all the time!

9. Sparrow + Wolf

Inspired by Diverse Neighborhoods, Classic Culinary Training, and Chef Brian’s Midwestern Roots

4480 Spring Mountain Rd | Chinatown | sparrowandwolflv.com

Sparrow + Wolf is based on foundational elements of the American culinary tradition – from the diverse neighborhoods Chef Brian visited during his travels to his roots to his Midwestern upbringing – the American experience echoes in each of the dishes S+W serves up.

From Foie Gras to Beef Cheek Dumplings, Honey Toast to Spanish Octopus to the “Big Ass Pork Shank,” there’s sure to be something on the menu that every palette will enjoy at this unique confluence of culinary styles and cuisines.

“One of my favorite spots in Vegas! It truly feels like a culinary experience, but the portions are also filling. I've been two times now and would go again when they change the menu to try new things.” - Yelp Review

As always we’re busy adding attractions and unique restaurants in Las Vegas to GiftYa all the time but you can’t get one for Sparrow + Wolf just yet. Check back soon.

10. Momofuku

Award-Winning American Asian Cuisine by Chef David Chang in an Elegant Atmosphere

2 Boulevard Tower | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Looking for a unique restaurant experience? Try sitting at the noodle bar at Momofuku. Established by Chef David Chang, Momofuku is located in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where they serve up a wide variety of delicious Asian Fusion entrees for lunch and dinner. Reviewers can’t stop raving about the Ginger Scallion Noodles and Shoyu Pork Ramen, so be sure to consider adding one to your meal!

“Yes yes yes!! I heard a lot of buzz about this restaurant and I was not disappointed. All the dishes had a fantastic flavor and their cocktails were A+. I believe I heard the brand has frozen items at the Whole Foods - I'll definitely be on the lookout.” - Yelp Review 

There aren’t GiftYa digital gift cards available for Momofuku as of the date of this writing, but there might be now! Be sure to check GiftYa itself for all the gift cards available for unique restaurants  in Las Vegas.

11. Marrakech

Serving Standard Mediterranean Cuisine to Las Vegas Since 1979

3900 Paradise Rd | Eastside | marrakechvegas.com

Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of Vegas for a bit? Pay a visit to Marrakech in the city’s Eastside, and you’ll be transported to another world entirely. The restaurant is decorated with all of the rich colors and textures of a Moroccan tent, and live belly dance performances throughout the meal for a one-of-a-kind Mediterranean dining experience in Las Vegas.

The six-course meal is prix fixe, but diners don’t have complaints about being locked into to their food choices. The Mediterranean shrimp scampi, Harira lentil soup, and couscous platter all get rave reviews.

“Absolutely loved this place, the whole experience was like being transported to a far away place.  Fantastic food, great service and entertainment.  I would highly recommend trying this place and I shall be looking forward to my next visit.” - Yelp Review 

Right now you aren’t able to get a GiftYa digital gift card to Marrakech but check back because there’s more unique restaurants and stores in Las Vegas added all the time.

12. Delhi Indian Cuisine

Delicious Indian Fare at This Buffet-Style Restaurant in Eastside Las Vegas

A mouthwatering spread made up of butter chicken, kashmir rogan josh, rice and garlic naan. Image courtesy of Yelp.

4022 S Maryland Pkwy | Eastside | delhiindiancuisinelv.com

Awarded the Best Indian & Nepalese Restaurant in Las Vegas, Delhi Indian Cuisine is a must-stop restaurant for anyone who’s looking to spice up their dinner selection. Delhi Indian Cuisine caters to a variety of dietary styles and needs, including North and South Indian Food, Nepalese Food, and food for individuals with Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Halal, Kosher, Jain, and other requirements.

Visitors love the Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala, but you can’t go wrong with the Goat Curry, Butter Chicken, or any of their other unique menu offerings either. 

“Great service and delicious food!! So much to choose from- tons on the menu. I'd go back again and again!” - Yelp Review 

Delhi Indian Cuisine is one of the best unique restaurants in Las Vegas and they accept GiftYa digital gift cards and you can grab one for you or someone on your list by following the link!

That’s it for unique restaurants in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Today we’ve covered everything from 80s-inspired theme restaurants to hidden speakeasies tucked away in one of the many famous hotels in Las Vegas. The city offers plenty of unique restaurants and experiences, and we hope that this list has given you some inspiration for your next night out or trip to Vegas.

And remember, you can grab a GiftYa digital gift card for yourself or someone you care about to any of the locations noted on the list. Be sure to check back often because we’re always adding more unique restaurants and things to do in Las Vegas to our catalog, and we’re always adding new city guides to the GiftYa blog. See you soon!

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