Ondori Asian Kitchen debuts at The Orleans

Mar 1, 2016 3:01 AM

An elegant, upscale fusion of Chinese and Japanese cuisines – has made its debut at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
“Ondori Asian Kitchen is the embodiment of tomodomo, or the art of togetherness,” said Mark LaVoie, Vice President of Food and Beverage for Boyd Gaming. “Our menu brings together delicious and adventurous flavors from China and Japan, masterfully crafted into memorable dishes. From hand-rolled sushi and tossed noodle dishes to our comprehensive sake collection, Ondori offers the best of Chinese and Japanese cuisines, carefully prepared with authenticity in mind.”
Make a reservation and read the full menu at www.orleanscasino.com/dine/ondori

Those seeking an authentic Chinese experience can indulge in a selection of traditional classics, including fried rice, lo mein and chow fun, or a bountiful selection of entrees, including chicken, pork, beef, duck, tofu and seafood. Or explore the chef specialty Oxtail Pot, a delightful blend of tender oxtail bathed in sweet red wine with bean curd sticks.

From the Japanese islands, choose from a wide selection of sushi and sashimi. Enjoy the freshest cuts of tuna, yellowtail, salmon or snapper on their own, or blended together in whimsical signature rolls created especially for Ondori – such as The Orleans roll, featuring tuna, yellowtail, salmon, snapper, daikon sprouts and crab, wrapped around a thinly peeled cucumber and topped with ponzu sauce.

Or, indulge in Ondori’s signature tomodomo menu, a small-plate experience that delivers selected flavors from both menus. Priced from $5-$10, selections on the tomodomo menu are ideal for sharing, a nod to the concept of togetherness.

And of course, no meal would be complete without a selection from Ondori’s ambitious drink selection. Choose from Ondori’s carefully curated selection of delicious sakes, or enjoy a selection of authentic beers from China and Japan.

Ondori pays homage to tomodomo not only in its menu, but also its design. Long, communal tables divide the front of the restaurant into two socially minded bar spaces – a sushi bar to one side, and a cocktail bar to the other. Design elements invoke a whimsical pairing of Asian-inspired motifs. A wood-paneled entry rotunda is visually striking and modern, while splashes of red – known in Chinese culture as the color of good fortune and joy – adorn the main dining room, from the accent walls to the fringed crimson lanterns hanging from the ceiling. Large parties can convene comfortably in the rounded booths that snake throughout the main dining room, while smaller parties can enjoy a more intimate experience in Ondori’s secluded booths.

Ondori is the second of five new dining concepts scheduled to debut at The Orleans in 2016, as part of Boyd Gaming’s ongoing, $30 million enhancement of the popular Las Vegas resort.

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