Is there a more personable chef on the Las Vegas Strip than Roy Choi? From his groundbreaking Kogi food truck to his numerous restaurants across California to his numerous television shows, Choi can be found everywhere these days and has helped bring numerous kitchen styles to the masses, but they all have one thing in common: they’re straightforward and just plain fun ! And nowhere is this concept more evident than in his Best Friend restaurant in Park MGM in Las Vegas.
The best friend’s menu is a nod to Choi’s Korean heritage. In case you weren’t sure whether Choi wanted to make this experience as fun as possible, take a look at some of his menu titles. Start with “dranks,” which include a highball with Suntori Toki whiskey, fancy soda water, and citrus fruits, and the Salty Dog with Ketel One Botanical Rose and grapefruit vodka, grapefruit, and pink peppercorn. (There’s an extensive wine and beer menu too.) Then switch to Vegas Sh * t, which (obviously) has options only found on the Las Vegas Strip. Choose between a dry ripened tomahawk served with Gochujang Maître d’hotel butter or the grilled whole fish served with jalapeño ponzu and garlic vegetables.
There is also a great grill menu with Kalbi (bone-in short rib), a vegetable combo with baby bok, carrots and long beans, spicy pork served with gochujang and sesame seeds, and soy-marinated garlic chicken.
If you’re struggling to start here, opt for the Chef Menu ($ 55 per person), which includes banchan (pictured above), kogi tacos, slippery shrimp, fried kimchi rice, and spicy grilled pork Belly or garlic chicken, barbecue bulgogi ribeye or veal and either date cake or lemon cake. This could be one of the best values in all of Vegas!
Park MGM, 702.730.7010
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