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Aqua Reef Euro-Asian Cuisine

900 B South Telshor Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88011
+1 575-522-7333
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Ranked #14 of 318 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Dim Sum, Vegetarian, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Description: Under the culinary direction of notable Chef Tatsuya Miyazaki, a little gem in the desert was born. Come see for yourself why Aqua Reef is an award winning culinary destination. Whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary, promotion, engagement, or first date, we invite you to experience the intimate, romantic setting that Aqua Reef has to offer. Aqua Reef is a unique dining experience where East meets West and blend together for a true culinary treat. Dim Sum, Sushi, Tapas, Miso, Salads, Rice Bowls, Tempura, Seafood, Paella, Bento Boxes, Satay, Noodles, Pecan Breaded Katsu, and the tender Teriyaki Ribs! Special diets/allergies are top priority and we will always strive to handle your dietary needs with the utmost care. A vegetarian menu as well as Gluten Free offerings are available. Aqua Reef's atmosphere will transform guests with its creatively designed space, and calm and soothe guests at the Aqua Bar. Conscientious, attentive, and respectful service where you can expect to have your expectations exceeded. Whether entertaining clients during a business lunch, sharing an elegant dinner for two, celebrating life's special moments, catering an important event, or simply ordering take out, Aqua Reef offers a unique splash of world cuisine sure to delight its guests. Owner Chef Tatsu Miyazaki is an American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Executive Chef with more than 20 years as a restauranteur and executive chef. He has been formally trained at various institutions throughout the world in the culinary arts. He has been a chef instructor at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas, and has owned and operated several restaurants throughout the world.
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El Paso, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The food was delicious. We all had a great time. Started out with the crab salad the cucumber was still firm and crisp even marinated in their dressing. Others had various sushi and stated the fish was fresh great spices. The Bulgogi Beef , lemon pepper shrimp, and satays were fantastic. The services was good, the atmosphere was just as... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Cosy atmosphere, excellent service, and artfully presented food are what you can look forward to at Aqua Reef. The food is delicious. We have eaten fish, sushi, food in bento boxes, and Ahi tuna. It is fun to try new dishes each time we visit. You can't go wrong. It's one of our Las Cruces Favorites!

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Decent Japanese fare. It's a small place, but nice. Service was good. Hatch chili tempura was a nice twist on a New Mexico staple. Spicy shimp miso was very good and almost a meal by itself. Disappointed that they served chinese long grain rice instead of the more traditional short grain sticky rice.

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Chugiak, Alaska
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant was really good; I had a couple of sushi rolls that were amazing and an order of seared Ahi that was also really good. It was not busy when I was there but it is not a large restaurant so I could see how it could easily fill up quickly. Service was also spot on.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have been going to Aqua Reef since our engagement five years ago. It is outstanding! We have taken guests from all over the globe to this Las Cruces treasure and all are amazed at the quality of the food and service.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We tried this because online it said they had dim sum. They only had 4-5 choices, so I don't consider that dim sum. Overall, it is pretty good. My husband liked his bento box and my teenagers liked the pad thai. I tried the rice paper salmon. It's one of those fancy dishes you might see on TV, but I... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

My hubby and I checked this restaurant out.Place is cozy and food was good too.The taste was good and oh wow ... very nice presentation of the food.Prices are reasonable.Thought from the exterior it looked ugly but like the saying goes " don't judge the book by it's cover".Our Lady server was extraordinary attentive to our requests.We've been here 2... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After a fine meal at Savoy de Mesilla decided to give this place, under the same ownership, a try, but the weirdness wasn't limited to the name. "Euro-Asian"? Nothing Euro about it, as far as we could tell, except for the paella tucked away in the bewildering menu. Hummus? Asian, just not Far East Asian. The petits fours? With carrot... More

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Las Cruces
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is our go-to date night treat. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere very romantic. They have a variety of rolls and many feature green chile, unique and delicious!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have been all over the country and Asia and have tried a lot of sushi but have rarely come across a restaurant that puts so much time and energy in preparation and presentation of their menu items. They say that you eat with your eyes before you eat with your mouth and no where is this more true than... More

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