Shishito, Cauliflower, Pistachio
Organic Salmon Poke, Beets, Avocado, Sweet Potato Chips
Spicy Tuna Tartare, Waffle Fries
Sashimi Platter – Amberjack, Fluke, Ocean Trout, Big Eye Tuna, Snapper, Octopus, Salmon with Daikon, Fresh Wasabi, Ginger
Deviled Eggs, Fried Oyster, Pickled Peppers
Japanese Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Dressing
Kentucky Fried Lobster, Buttermilk Dressing, Seasonal Salad
Beef Tataki, Mushroom Tempura, Garlic Soy
Grilled Octopus, Confit Tomatoes, Chipotle Remoulade
Kim Chi Fried Rice, Farm Egg
Jidori Chicken Thighs, Bacon, Zucchini, Pipian
Whole Grilled Branzino, Sweet Potatoes, Rosemary, Seasonal Salad
Spiced Apple Pie, Vanilla Ice Cream
Quickly approaching five years serving Las Vegas, and recently joined by two additional Restaurants from Chef Dan Krohmer, Other Mama was selected for dinner on Thursday night thanks to not only its cuisine and service, but the presence of a private dining room with AV capabilities to host a celebrated out of town guest.
Coordinated by pharmaceutical representatives located several states away, though the venue was specifically suggested by the publisher of this site based on both dietary constraints and budget, it was shortly before 6:30pm that all were present and accounted for, plates of Edamame and blistered Shishito Peppers present within minutes, and unfortunately the only items served for the first hour per speaker’s request.
A cozy room for twelve, closed doors and dull subject matter creating an environment conducive to sleep, it was after a breath of fresh air and chat with Chef de Cuisine Paul Mares that dinner officially got started, two familiar jars each showing off big flavors and housemade Chips for dipping while Other Mama’s Sashimi Platter continues to show evidence of quality sourcing and good knife skills offered at a fair price.
Successful in the rare trifecta of wowing critics, social media as well as local chefs ever since opening, and continuing the same on this evening for a range of ages, races and palates, it was alongside Deviled Eggs topped with Fried Oysters and Peppers that Fried Chicken was served, one attendee claiming it was one of the best things he’d ever tasted but almost immediately retracting that statement and replacing it with Chef Krohmer’s “Kentucky Fried Lobster.”
Familiar with nearly every plate from past visits, the Beef Tataki an exception that outpaces the version at Hatsumi thanks to thicker cuts atop breaded Mushrooms, those seeking one of Las Vegas’ best plates of Cephalopod need look no further than Grilled Octopus Adobo while the Jidori Chicken with Pork and Squash is also exquisite, though best with Pipian Mole that was served (by request) on the side.
Busy for a Thursday in the suburbs, the hand-crafted interior moody but welcoming and bar packed, there’s simply no denying the deliciousness of Other Mama’s Kim Chi Fried Rice unless one is entirely adverse to heat while grilled Branzino rounded out savories prior to an Apple Hand Pie with plenty of Cinnamon and housemade Vanilla Ice Cream.
FOUR AND A HALF STARS: Making a name for itself the right way, a combination of great ingredients, hard work and skill impressing almost everyone who walks through its doors, Other Mama remains one of the best answers to “where should I eat Off-Strip,” though for those who’ve been a few times it would be nice to see some new composed plates in addition to the daily Sushi specials.
RECOMMENDED: Organic Salmon Poke, Japanese Fried Chicken, Beef Tataki, Grilled Octopus, Kim Chi Fried Rice, Jidori Chicken.
TIP: The PDR can comfortably seat approximately a dozen. Please contact the restaurant to confirm cost and availability as a number of options are offered.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.