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“Great sushi in the desert” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aqua Reef Euro-Asian Cuisine

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 307 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Vegetarian, Asian fusion, Dim Sum
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Description: Aqua Reef is a unique dining experience where East meets West and blend together for a true culinary treat. Always sensitive to your dietary needs Aqua Reef offers an extensive vegetarian and gluten free menu. We invite you to experience the intimate, romantic setting that Aqua Reef has to offer. A delicious assortment of beer, wine and sake await you. Come experience a unique splash of world cuisine sure to delight-right here in Las Cruces.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Great sushi in the desert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

We went to Aqua Reef for a family dinner. We had fantastic service. Try the hot rock experience with kobe beef - fun to cook at the take and yummy beef. All of the sushi options were delicious too. You can sit at the bar and pick your sushi from the moat too - fun for preteens and adults!

Visited March 2012
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

To start the service was great, the food was amazing me and my wife picked from the bar, they were accommodating to my wife's shellfish allergies and were very helpful in noting the foods that would be better suited for her on the Menu AND even had our food Fried in seperate Oil to ensure her allergies were not aggravated. The sea weed salad was awesome and the cucumber (minus the crab) was very tasteful and refreshing , from there we picked off the Bar there were two sushi rolls that were Amazing the Spicy Salmon and Mango Tuna both very Delicious. We ordered the Dim Sum Tower which we were able to pick and combine different stuffings we went with chicken, vegetable , and Pork ....all very worth it, Another good item My wife noted was the Flavored Green Tea she said was very flavorful but not overpowering or sweet. Definite recommendation we went earlier in the evening the place is on the smaller side, but atmosphere was calming and different for Las Cruces. Definite surprise Highly recommend.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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“neat place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

small & cozy but very modern. the food is interesting and very good. you can watch the chef make food if you sit at the bar. i love the moat around the bar. ther are little boats that float with sushi and things.very cool

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Always Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We eat here every time we go to Las Cruces and sometimes make the hour long drive specifically to dine here. Always friendly service, never rushed, in-obtrusive and even tolerant of our three young children when we bring them.

Food is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!! So wonderful, creative and fresh. Favorites are the dimsum sampler, sesame tuna salad, rainbow roll, wakame, kobe plate, and any sashimi. Yumm, always.

Saki cocktails are all creative and fun. Great way to kick off a romantic dinner!

We just tried the Japanese soda today and it was delish! Treat yourself!

Never a bad experience - wish they were in our town!!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Eh”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

After reading good reviews on Aqua Reef I just had to try it.I guess I was expecting too much of a sushi place in the desert.It was okay but not great.I went especially for the kobe beef.It just didn't have the flavor of kobe I've had in the past.They claim it is from Japan.I wonder...At $20.00 for a fairly small amount it was not a good value.I also had a seaweed salad and a salmon roll.Again,okay but nothing special. All I can say about the Reef is eh.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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