Though I’d eaten here 3 or 4 times, it’s been about a yr since my last review of this tucked away hidden jewel. Wazuzu is a sort of casual but overall fantastic Asian eatery located off the casino floor of The Wynn Encore Resort. The...decor is bit upscale or even overdone for a casual place, but hey, it’s Wynn Las Vegas. The colors are bold red and soft cream; as is most of Wynn resort. And of course there’s a mural on the wall, in this case, a magnificent 27’ crystal dragon showcasing the entire rear wall of the restaurant.
The menu ventures all over Asia, with a nod to mostly China. There’s seriously something here for most any appetite: From sushi to noodles, and from Thai curries to general Chinese entrees. I went the simple route: A spicy Tom yum goong soup, and for an entree, a simple but tasty Mongolian Beef. The soup is bold and spicy with flavors from abroad, including a touch of cilantro and some thin mushrooms. The Mongolian Beef was, as usual, simply the best version I’ve sampled. The more I’ve ordered this dish here, the more I appreciate the tenderness of the beef, the freshness of the vegetables, and the minimal sauce applied. Many versions I’ve tried elsewhere, have been quite a bit too sweet, and too gooey: Not here; And that’s a good thing. Of course rice is a la carte; but again, it’s Vegas these days: So nothing is included. All n all the food gets a 5.
Service was really good, as it has been in the past. Nothing is too overly thought out or pretentious here; but this is a casual place, so it’s not really suppose to be. Everything was brought out in a timely manner, and piping hot. One note: The beer here needs to be timed perfectly when ordering to assure it’ll be served cold( generally speaking, not the coldest beer I’ve tried). I told my server to bring it out with the food, so it wouldn’t get warm: It was decently cool, but not as cold as I’d like. Maybe it’s an Asian thing, or something else, but it seems most Asian restaurants I’ve been to, rarely serve beer as cold as we like it in America. But anyways, just a note….
Overall: I’ve eaten here 7 times in the past 2 yrs with great results. And yes, I absolutely positively, and very highly recommend giving Wazuzu a go; especially if you’re looking to grab some tasty Chinese or Asian at a reasonable price(well, for Vegas!). For acmore upscale setting, yes there’s Wing Lei: Buy then there’s Wing Lei’s pricing, and dress code; which have their place, but not everyday. In other words, you could eat Wazuzu on the fly, or as a sit down place, and not feel; well, out of place. Note: They do not take reservations, and the wait gets lengthy in the evenings and especially on the weekends, so plan to arrive earlier in the day. You can get on the wait list once you arrive, and they’ll text you while you’re playing in the casino; so no big deal either way…. EnjoyMore