The Aoki Brothers Open Anime-Inspired Las Vegas Restaurant – EDM.com

Superstar DJ Steve Aoki and his brother Kevin, a renowned restaurant owner, are opening a new Japanese-inspired restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip.

Kuru Kuru Pa opens this summer as part of the Zouk Group’s rollout of Resorts World Las Vegas, the first resort built on the Strip in the last decade. According to the restaurant’s social media, the design and concept were inspired by Japanese culture and Japanese anime. Kuru Kuru Pa’s menu includes a selection of yakitori and kushiyaki (grilled or skewered chicken) and yaki onigiri (grilled rice balls).

Kuru Kuru Pa isn’t the first restaurant business for the Aoki brothers. Back in 2012, they opened the Bluetree Café in Honolulu, a juice bar and café known for their beautiful açaí bowls. The restaurant was inspired by her grandfather, Yunosuke Aoki, who, according to Honolulu Magazine, owned a coffee shop in Japan that served coffee and desserts during World War II.

Kevin Aoki at Bluetree Café on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

Kevin Aoki was Vice President of Benihana, the legendary teppanyaki restaurant chain founded by his father, Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki, before opening his own sushi restaurant in Waikiki in 2008.

You can follow Kuru Kuru Pa’s journey through the dedicated Instagram page.

Resorts World Las Vegas recently announced its official opening date on June 24th and is now accepting hotel reservations. Find out more here.

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