Tuesday - Saturday, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Marssa offers Happy Hour specials including $6 Marssa martinis and an assortment of small dishes ranging from $6 - $10 each.
Marssa now features wines from Il Borro Estate, including Lamelle, Pian di Nova, Polissena and Il Borro.
Chef Osamu "Fuji" Fujita creates amazing delights at Marssa. Chef Fuji is the only master sushi chef in the United States to receive the recognition of achievement in 2006 - 2007 by the Japanese Chefs Association. He is also a third generation sushi chef. His father was the personal chef for the emperor of Japan.
Fuji is the corporate sushi chef of Loews hotels, but he can only be found in the kitchen of Marssa at Loews Lake Las Vegas, where his faithful customers and new guests alike can dine on his extraordinary cuisine nightly.
Sushi varies from the simple to the extreme with options from the California roll and the spicy tuna roll, to the Marssa box, layers of tuna, snow crab, rice, roe and wasabi caviar pressed tightly and cut into bite-sized rectangles.
One not-to-miss specialty is the tuna cocktail, cubes of big eye tuna in Maui onion, spicy black pepper vinaigrette and julienne scallions. The dish is artfully plated in a stemless martini glass and served atop a bowl filled with dry ice. Not only are the flavors absolutely heavenly, but the special effects add to dinner experience.
Though Marssa has a beautifully decorated full dining room, the sushi bar offers an interactive experience where you can watch your food being prepared.
Food includes a tropical salmon dish: a balanced combination of tuna, avocado, salmon, mango and a bit of lemon juice.
In addition to sushi, Marssa offers a variety of Asian-inspired dishes, including crispy tempura, creamy white truffle edamame dumplings with a delicate shiitake mushroom-mirin broth, and crispy lobster, with pineapple chutney and cumin aioli.
A flavorful Kobe beef satay served with Thai basil and coriander pesto sauce is another popular hot dish.
Hot soups and crisp salads like a mild miso soup, mushroom soup, and spicy fish salad are refreshing in between courses.
Desserts include an apple tarte made with a flaky pastry, green tea ice cream in a tuille shell and one of the best chocolate lava cakes ever.
Marssa is worth the trip to Lake Las Vegas. The extraordinary sushi, friendly service and tranquil ambiance makes sure you will have a memorable evening.
-- Review by Nikki Neu