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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 321 restaurants in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Dim Sum, Vegetarian, Asian fusion
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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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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English first
Las Cruces
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were in Las Cruces in May for a graduation and looking forward to the event. We were not really sure about the food, expecting the usual Southern New Mexico/Texas fare. What a surprise! A small and delightful fusion restaurant. Good service, good atmosphere and good food. Very enjoyable and certainly well worth stopping by.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Tried Aqua Reef after reading TripAdvisor reviews and was not disappointed. The food was great! I had the soft shelled crab and it was very good. My grandmother used to prepare soft shell crab for my cousins and me when we were kids. Aqua Reef's were not grandma's, but they definitely brought back very enjoyable memories and I will have... More

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Canada
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Not the usual menu for Las Cruces ! Interesting food choices well composed and presented . For such a small seating capacity one has to admire the ability to execute such an interesting ( and delicious ) menu.Definitely worth a visit.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Aqua Reef served it up tonight! First off the customer service was superior. Everyone we encountered had an extremely pleasant attitude. Katherine was our server and we sat at the Aqua bar. What a treat. Elizabeth and Ramona rock! They really can roll the sushi out. The atmosphere is lovely. I like the décor and coziness of the place. We... More

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

The best sushi in Las Cruces without a doubt! Very fresh with beautiful presentation. Excellent service, too.

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Albuquerque
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Aqua Reef was our first stop on our trip to the Mesilla Valley. My husband, a sushi fanatic, picked it. We were the only diners in this small space & the waitress (Katey) made us feel like family. She helped us with each item we selected, giving detailed descriptions that may not be obvious from the menu. My husband was... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We have dined at Acqua Reef several times in the past few Years, with a great experience every time.The menu is long and diversified including a glutin free menu. from noodle dishes to rice dishes, sushi,paella, ribs and everything else are served with great presentation, and quality by a top notch Chef''s recipes and supervision, and best tripple Creme Bulee... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My first visit, but will return often. One of the best in Las Cruces....Everything ordered was delicious and presented very graciously.

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