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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 #15 of 317 restaurants in Las Cruces
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.
Restaurant details
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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Canada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
Senior Reviewer
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
1 review
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Aqua Reef is, by far, the best sushi that I have ever had in Las Cruces! My wife and I make it a point to visit at least once per month. Having worked previously in retail and food service, I base a lot of the overall dining experience on customer service when I dine out. The wait staff at Aqua... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We love this restaurant and it has th distinction of being the tiniest restaurant in which we have ever dined. Lovely, spare decor and excellent healthy and very fresh food artfully prepared. This isn't fast food and your entrée hasn't been languishing on a steam table awaiting your arrival. Service is sometimes slower than you'd expect and it would be... More

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Tampa, FL
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I eat at this restaurant often and have never been disappointed by the food. The sushi is always fresh and yummy. I particularly enjoy their Pad Thai Noodles, my entree on this last visit. The atmosphere is intimate and made for an enjoyable evening out with my signification other.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Aqua reef far exceeded expectations . Quality, consistency, service, atmosphere is by far the best in town ! We dine here many times a month.

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