OMG-That amount of food is just unreal! The California really does cater to Hawaiian visitors and the food I'm told is very authentic. My in-laws will be in LV this fall so I'll mention your other recs in case they haven't been to any of them yet. (They used to go every year to LV for my MIL's high school reunion-she's from the Big Island. They always stay at the California Hotel) Thanx for doing the dirty work and forcing yourself to eat at all those places!
The next two days in Vegas, I was eating 4-5 meals each day.
The next morning I had a ridiculously sized breakfast of fried chicken and bacon waffles at the Hash House a Go Go .
This was followed by lunch of Hokkaido style ramen (miso ramen with butter & corn) at Monta Noodle House on Spring Mtn.
That night I had an amazing dinner at Aburiya Raku, a Japanese robata grill on Spring Mountain west of Chinatown. Pics
We started with cold apps: housemade tofu with choice of toppings including green tea salt, chile powders, plum deuced soy sauce/daikon, a slimy umami rich bowl of uni/poached egg/okra/mountain yam/mushrooms, Kobe beef liver sashimi, amberjack sashimi, and firefly squid sunomono. The robatayaki we had were tomatoes, Japanese eggplant, Kobe skirt with garlic, Kobe filet with fresh wasabi, lambchop, tsokone, Kurobata pork cheek, pig ear, and Kobe beef tendon. The chef offers a Kaiseki meal if you book far in advance that looks amazing in some blogs I've read.
The next day, I located a few places in Vegas that make malasadas, a doughnut popular in Hawaii, inspired by Portuguese missionaries. I also ate at Aloha Treasures in the California Casino downtown- known for their Hawaiian food including Loco Moco, Saimin, and Spam items. I had the Hawaiian tripe stew with a mac salad.
For my last meal in town, I went to Soyo Korean Barstaurant, a late night joint that is like an izakaya but with Korean cuisine. They had a good Korean fried chicken, the rice dumplings in spicy sauce, a dish with corn topped with mozzarella cheese, potato pancake, and grilled squid. Pics
I'm lookin' forward to getting some of those Malasadas (and Cocoa puffs of course) of my own next month