Slot Vegas Twilight — Game Review
Mizumi is currently closed for renovations. From May 26 through September, visit Min’s Test Kitchen as Mizumi’s Chef Min Kim pop-ups at Jardin, nightly. This limited engagement is an exploration of the inspirations behind Kim’s culinary artistry.
Min’s Test Kitchen
Beginning May 26, join Michelin-recognized Chef Min Kim on a creative culinary journey at Min’s Test Kitchen. This exclusive pop-up lets diners experience Chef Kim’s diverse culinary background through authentic Asian cuisine, fashion, art and music.
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Children under five are not permitted.
«Some of the most prized cuisine in Las Vegas, and frankly, the world. The food here is pure, unadulterated elegance.»
— Conde Nast Traveler
Meet Mizumi Las Vegas Executive Chef Min Kim
Influenced most by his father, who is also a chef, Min Kim’s resume lists high-profile restaurants and accolades; however, his philosophy remains simple. Source the best ingredients and use a precise, well-honed technique to produce artistic, awe-inspiring dishes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there more than one way to dine at Mizumi?
Executive chef Min Kim offers infinite possibilities for you to curate your dining experience as you wish, even if your wish is not to choose. In the teppanyaki room, guests gather beside a spectacular 90-foot waterfall, as chefs cook and serve dishes around the communal grill tables. As entertaining as it is satisfying, the teppan experience offers all of the theatrical flair and excitement of a cooking show in a stylish, fine dining setting. At Mizumi’s gleaming robatayaki counter, guests may enjoy a wide range of specialties — from Pasture Raised chicken and Maine lobster to Alaskan king crab legs — all of which are fired over an authentic Japanese Binchotan charcoal grill. The a la carte menu is where chef Kim brings together his to craft savory Japanese dishes that are both contemporary and timeless.
What are the signature “don’t miss” dishes at Mizumi?
Chef Kim’s sashimi usuzukuri is a gorgeously composed plate combining ultra-thin slices of Japanese madai snapper with white soy and lime dressing, roasted sesame seeds and konbu. Toothfish saikyo-yaki is a sweet miso-glazed Peruvian toothfish with freshly pickled Japanese vegetables and Karashi Japanese mustard. One of the most dramatic dishes is surely the wagyu hot stone Ishiyaki style, where precisely sliced certified Kobe wagyu beef or certified Hokkaido Snow wagyu beef is served raw table side for guests to sear them on a hot stone. We also carry A5 Kobe and Miyazaki beef as other options.
What is Chef Min Kim’s background?
For chef Kim, who guided Mizumi at Wynn Palace in Cotai to the most elusive of prizes — the Forbes five star award, the opportunity to cut a new swath in Las Vegas was irresistible. As a young man he apprenticed in the kitchen of his father’s Japanese restaurant in Seoul, learning the culinary disciplines that would serve him well in his career. Honing his skills at the Michelin two-starred Narisawa and the Michelin three-starred Ryugin, both in Tokyo, he would make his way to Sydney and then to Macau. His cuisine is a masterful merge of contemporary presentation with authentic Japanese flavors and techniques.
What is the dessert selection like at Mizumi?
The desserts at Mizumi take their inspiration from chef Kim’s artful savory presentations. Each of these irresistible Instagram-worthy sweets turn heads in the dining room, from the roasted chestnut Mt. Fuji with chestnut ice cream, chestnut puree, Nikka Japanese whisky parfait, mandarin poached pear and golden meringue to the yuzu and passionfruit soufflé with passionfruit jelly, elderflower and vanilla ice cream.
What is the outdoor dining experience like at Mizumi?
Moored on a pier at the center of the lagoon is one of America’s most unique dining destinations — the floating pagoda. Here, you can dine beneath the stars, surrounded by a 90-foot coursing waterfall and tranquil gardens. Whatever you choose, with chef Kim at the helm, Mizumi will be both a sensory and culinary experience not soon forgotten. Kindly note outdoor tables can be requested but are not guaranteed.
What is the setting like at Mizumi?
Stepping into Mizumi is a completely transporting experience. All sleek wood and crimson lacquer finishes, the room opens onto a mystical Japanese garden and koi pond. At night, the restaurant’s large sliding glass doors are opened to reveal idyllic views of the meditative gardens and a 90 foot waterfall.
What is the signature cocktail at Mizumi?
Mizumi’s cocktail list offers an eclectic array of highballs, hand crafted cocktails, small batch whiskies and Japanese craft beers. Some of the more popular offerings include the Yuzu highball, made with Elephant gin, Yuzushu, Kimino Sparkling and yuzu zest; burnt old fashion, Iwai 45 Japanese whisky, Okinawa black sugar syrup, angostura bitters, dehydrated dragon fruit; and the Cherry Blossom Margarita, made with Codigo Rosa Tequila, Mancino Cherry Blossom Vermouth, lime, lemon and Umeboshi salt.
What is the sushi selection like at Mizumi?
Creativity and imagination are evident in each of the applause-worthy sushi platters at Mizumi. The fish is pristine, flown in fresh from the oceans around the globe. The snapper and bluefin tuna come from Japan, the toothfish is from Chile and the red spotted prawns from Santa Barbara. Each ingredient has been carefully chosen by the chef to support the authenticity and sustainability he is committed to. There are perennial favorites too, like spicy tuna, and yellowtail rolls each impeccably fresh and impressively presented.
What is the wine and sake list like at Mizumi?
The list is curated by Mizumi’s certified sake sommelier and features a unique selection of premium wines from Europe and the United States as well as more than 60 types of sake — some which are exclusive to Mizumi at Wynn Las Vegas.
Is the Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf worth it?
The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf is an 18-hole themed course located in Horseshoe Casino (formerly Bally’s) on the Las Vegas Strip.
Sci-fi fans will be delighted at the attention to detail this course has and even boasts themed weddings.
Twilight Zone Mini Golf Info
Our experience at Twilight Zone Mini Golf
Navigating the inside of casinos has always been a challenge for us. They seem like mini cities with poor signage and a maze of slot machines to keep you lost forever.
The Horsehoe Casino is no different and can be a challenge to find what you’re looking for.
Once inside, find the large escalator down to level 1 and follow signs for either the Bodies exhibit or the Sportsbook.
You’ll find the mini golf course on the left hand side near the arcade and slightly before the Horseshoe Food court.
Hot tip: The monorail station has a stop at Horseshoe which is incredibly close to the mini golf location. We were able to hop on it without winding through Horsehoe to get back on the strip.
Once we found the venue, we bought our tickets and started to play.
The first hole starts off through a doorway into creepiness. The level of detail put into the decor at the course was impressive.
Throughout the course, there were larger than life statues of various creatures and figures.
We aren’t experts in the Twilight Zone series, but the excellent attention to detail encompassed many characters from the original TV show, such as:
- Talky Tina
- The Invaders
- Pig Face People
- And many more…
You can watch a clip from the original show about “Talky Tina” here.
Be nice to your children’s dollies!
Fun tip: Wear a white clothing item to glow in the dark under the black lights.
There were also clips of movies playing on TVs embedded in the walls.
Most of the course is on the easier side, but there were a few fun trick shot style holes that were difficult.
How long does a round take?
It took us around 45 minutes to play the 18-hole round. With low crowds the day we visited; we were able to play at a leisurely pace.
Does the venue accept reservations?
Yes, you can make reservations online here.
Should you visit the Twilight Zone mini golf course?
Rating: 4.5 Mooses
- The decor for the venue and black lights were top notch.
- The course was well maintained and clean.
- The crowds were low the day we visited.
- They had great music playing throughout our game.
- The employees were super friendly.
- We received a 2 for 1 coupon for our next visit after we played.
What we didn’t like
- There were only a few holes with trick shots on the course and we prefer having more.
- We were hoping to play a round of air hockey after our game of golf, but the table was jammed in the corner of the venue making it impossible to play.
Verdict: If you’re a mini-golf aficionado and love sci-fi, this is the course for you!
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Published May 12, 2022 By Traveling Mooses
Categorized as Las Vegas
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