Americans know that New Year’s Eve is Dec. 31 and New Year’s Day is Jan. 1 every year. Not as commonly or exactly known is that Chinese New Year ranges from Jan. 21 to Feb. 20 (Chinese New Year occurred Feb. 5 this year). But did you know that Lao New Year is celebrated over three days each year from either April 13-15 or April 14-16? (It’s April 14-16 this year.)

No matter the fluctuating New Year’s dates for the Asian celebrations, one thing is clear: There is much cause for celebration for the bounty of fine-dining Chinese restaurants—both old and new—on the Las Vegas Strip, along with a few notable non-Chinese but definitely still Asian destinations on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The next time you’re craving Asian cuisine on the Strip—for this journalist, that’s each and every day—keep this list handy. (By the way, we love our Chinese and sister Asian restaurants off the Strip, as well, but this story is focusing on Las Vegas Boulevard.)

China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan
of Las Vegas

Photos by Anthony Mair

Opened in 2010, award-winning Chef Jose Andres’ China Poblano celebrates the distinctive cuisines of China and Mexico. The Chef’s Experience, for tastes from both nations, and The China Poblano Cocktail Experience, are both available on the menu, as is a vegetarian tasting menu, which also can be made vegan. It’s eight courses for $45. 

China Tang at MGM Grand

Photos courtesy China Tang - MGM International

Opened in 2018, Executive Chef Larry Ng’s China Tang offers Cantonese cuisine influenced by dishes from Sichuan, Shanghai and Beijing such as Peking duck and hammer chicken, plus all-day dim sum, entertainment and nightly noodle-pulling. The decor celebrates The Tang Dynasty’s cosmopolitan culture and 1930s Shanghai glamour with a curated Art Deco collection.  

Mott 32 at The Venetian

Photo courtesy Maximal Concepts

Opened in December, Mott 32 represents modern Hong Kong and a new chapter of Chinese dining. Named after the convenience store on 32 Mott St. in New York, Mott 32 represents NYC’s vibrant Chinatown and the bravery of its immigrants. Mott 32 embraces Chinese flavors and ingredients, and the Peking duck is a must-order for its presentations and preparations.

Mr Chow at Caesars Palace

Photo courtesy Mr Chow

Opened in 2016, Michael Chow’s Mr Chow in Las Vegas followed in the footsteps of locations in London in 1968, Beverly Hills, Calif., in 1974 and New York City in 1978. The ultimate in luxury and still a draw for celebrities, Mr Chow, whose Las Vegas outpost is overseen by Chef Cesar Laran, is known for its champagne cart, noodle-pulling demonstrations, Beijing duck and colorful chicken satay skewers.

Tao at The Venetian

photos courtesy Tao

Opened in 2005, Tao at The Venetian is the old kid on the Las Vegas Boulevard block but remains one of the highest-grossing restaurant-nightclub operations year after year. Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella developed a menu incorporating China, Japan, Thailand and Korea that includes Chilean sea bass satay, Peking duck, kimchi fried rice and sushi.