Last night was another of our Friday after-work outings. We made our way back to South Point Hotel Casino not far from our house. It’s a great locals place that’s also popular with visitors from California valley towns.

After reacquainting ourselves with the property a couple weeks ago, we were ready to try a meal at their sushi restaurant, Zenshin.


 We were seated right away in a nice booth. We were soon given water to drink. We held off from ordering a *real* drink, saving that for later in the Silverado Lounge.

We ordered several items from both the happy hour and the regular menu.

Fried Oysters, Shared


Spicy Thai Chili Chicken, Shared


Spider Roll, Kathy
Soft Shell Crab, Masago, Cucumber, Kaiware, Avocado, with Eel Sauce


Hamachi Nigiri, Rich


This place was a wonderful find. We walked by it before and weren’t drawn in, but after looking at the menu online, we decided to give it a try. And we’re glad we did.

The fried oysters were absolutely amazing! They were soft, hot, and tasty. We just wish there were more than three. The chicken was delicious and filling, although we would probably order more of their fish instead next time.

Kathy raved about the spider roll. It was very flavorful and even the eel sauce was yummy. My hamachi nigiri was incredible. You know it’s good, fresh fish when it just melts in your mouth. Ever since our experiences at Kona Island in the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World, I’m a bigger fan of nigiri than of other sushi. Nigiri is just fresh fish served on top of a ball of rice. Wow, love it!

We were thinking of sharing the hamachi appetizer with ponzu sauce, but since it would take 15 minutes to prepare, we decided to get another order of the hamachi nigiri instead. Kathy had a bite so she could experience this exquisite dish.

The service by everyone was perfect: attentive, friendly, and gracious. We will definitely be coming back. Next time we’d like to try two orders of the fried oysters instead of just one. Kathy would like to try the Ultimate Shrimp roll, and I’d like to try the Ahi Poke Tacos appetizer and anything with hamachi.

After our delightful meal, we headed across the casino floor to the Silverado Lounge where Kathy had a Ketel One Vodka Martini on the rocks, and I had a Dewars and water. We enjoyed more of our evening relaxing, sipping, people watching, and sharing each other’s company. It was another enjoyable Friday night on the town in our exciting city of Las Vegas.

About Rich Eckardt

Byzantine Catholic Convert. Knight of Columbus. Celebrant of the Divine Office.