Photo Credit: Northstar

There seems to be a huge growth in casual ramen noodle restaurants, and a new one has just opened in Henderson. RAMEN BELLY has now hung their sign with its own unique twist that lets all diners customize their order, whether it be a bowl or salad and up to 30 different toppings.

Ramen Belly is replacing Pei Wei restaurant at the Retail Shops at Sunset, close to the intersection of Stephanie Street and Sunset Road.  The family-owned Ramen Belly prepares all its own noodles and broths daily, so you get fresh to the minute.  

You can dine in or take it out.  The ramen bowls, soba salads and rice bowls can add a multitude of toppings, with pork belly, chicken cashew, baby bok choy, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, tofu, egg and truffle salt, plus a choice of broths: miso, shio, tonkotsu, shoyu or vegetarian.

Authentic Japanese beverages of Yakult, Calpico or Ramune are available and side dishes include gyoza, chicken karaage, Japanese spring rolls, fried wontons and a Hawaiian-style fried rice, created with 3 different meats, including spam, bacon and braised pork belly.

Located at 1311 W. Sunset Rd. #120 in Henderson. 702-848-2884. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week. 

A favorite for locals for over 30 years, NORTHSTAR BAR AND GRILL in Vegas is a great place to dine. One of the best locals place around with a sports bar, TVs and a dog-friendly patio.  Great food no matter what you order.  Calzones, linguine, salads, steak and eggs, burgers, breakfast, everything is done to a T!!  The prices are incredible. So, let me say the service is absolutely the best!!!  Nicole is an awesome host/bartender.  The food!!! 1 word—BURGERS.  Raul is the cook and can he serve up a really "best" burger.  The food NEVER disappoints. The staff here is always happy, smiling and fun to be with. Drinks are perfect. Everyone I know would give them a 5-star review. Always an amazing place!!  The waffles are so fluffy, their steaks are juicy, their chicken and veggie bowls are yummy and fries are the crispest. Steaks are only $9.99! Carved and cooked to perfection. James, the owner, has been a restaurant owner for years.  He loves a friendly crowd and welcomes everyone.

Located at 5150 Camino Del Norte in North Las Vegas. 702-675-9524. Open 24-7.