Yokohama Kaigenro claims to have “the best ramen noodles in Las Vegas” and without much competition, they very well may be onto something. On second thought, maybe they are just on something. I’ve always said that a sushi restaurant serving ramen has do not enter written all over it; shockingly, that same proverb does not apply here (although I can only speak for the ramen). It’s definitely not close to being the best I’ve ever had, but Yokohama Kaigenro’s ramen does a decent job of comforting the gambling soul. And yes, even in temperatures surpassing 100°F.
Kaigen Ramen: I asked for their specialty and got this. It’s a shoyu based seafood and vegetable ramen that is very similar to an umani ramen without the pork. Shrimp, scallops, napa cabbage, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, and carrots are only some of the toppings included. The soup is a typical shoyu flavor that is thickened by the sauteed toppings. I actually enjoyed it. Although the mediocre noodles brought my msg high back down to Earth.
Down the street from Hard Rock and a block from UNLV, Yokohama Kaigenro is located in what looks to be an old, vacated Japanese strip mall. It’s about 5 minutes from the strip and a good place to regroup after (or during) a long night. Hours are unknown so call ahead to check if they’re open.
4503 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109