At Kuro Japanese Craft Kitchen, Inventive Dishes Are More Than A Meal—They're An Experience
Tucked away from ringing slot machines and smoky air, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Japanese craft kitchen, Kuro, continues the Las Vegas at-home illusion with elegant, over-the-top dining.
A monstrous chandelier laced with bronze beading is positioned above the oval-shaped bar, and elevated ceilings arc above the dining room’s 240 seats. A wide staircase leads guests past a wall of 100,000 hand-placed seashells, and along the left wall, 2,136 bottles of wine are stacked inside a glass cellar.
Outside, diners are seated above water on a glass platform boasting fluorescent, color-changing lights. Waterfalls disrupt the pool below and can be heard inside when floor-to-ceiling windows are cranked open.
Executive Chef Alex Becker’s creations mirror the restaurant’s design features, boasting dishes that impress diners the second they’re seen leaving the open kitchen. But the shareable plates are even more intricate close-up.
Take the Hokkaido Scallop Sashimi for example. The shell comes centered in a bowl on top of ice with yuzu, pickled ginger, sea salt and decorative edible flowers.
Flowers also make their way into desserts, like the Chocolate Hazelnut Bar with spiced ganache, strawberry gel and sesame brittle; and cocktails, like the ROKU shochu, with prosecco, coriander, honey lemon and pomegranate molasses topped with a thin layer of ice.
Kuro at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood / 954.327.7625 / seminolehardrockhollywood.com