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Published on June 19, 2020
Vietnamese food and more: What's trending on Las Vegas' food scene?Photo: Cousins NY Pizza & Pasta/Yelp

Want the intel on Las Vegas' most happening local spots?

We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to discover which restaurants have been getting a noteworthy uptick in attention this month.

To find out who made the list, we looked at Las Vegas businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increased their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.

Read on to see which spots are extra hot, right now.

Saigon Baguette

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Open since May 15, this Vietnamese spot, which offers sandwiches and more, is trending compared to other businesses categorized as "Sandwiches" on Yelp.

Citywide, sandwich spots saw a median 2.2% increase in new reviews over the past month. Saigon Baguette only recently appeared on Yelp, but while many new businesses struggle to gain reviews, it has seen strong initial popularity.

Want more about the business's specialties?

"We welcome you to stop in for authentic banh mi sandwiches. Our baguettes are handcrafted daily with no added preservatives. Vincent, our head chef, has been honing his craft for over 20 years. This family-owned business is excited to serve you and your family," its Yelp page says.

Located at 5845 Spring Mountain Road, Suite 15, in Spring Valley, Saigon Baguette offers barbecue pork buns, egg rolls and patê sô, in addition to a variety of banh mi sandwiches. It also serves Vietnamese coffee.

Saigon Baguette is open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. every day except Wednesday.

Cousins NY Pizza & Pasta

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Whether or not you've been hearing buzz about Spring Valley's Cousins NY Pizza & Pasta, the restaurant is a hot topic according to Yelp review data.

While businesses categorized as "Pizza" on Yelp saw a median 1.8% increase in new reviews over the past month, Cousins NY Pizza & Pasta appeared on Yelp relatively recently. Many new businesses struggle to gain reviews, but it has seen a surge of interest.

Open at 9773 W. Flamingo Road since early May, Cousins NY Pizza & Pasta features more than a dozen varieties of pizza, including pepperoni, barbecued chicken and white/four cheese pizza. Chicken wings, calzone, pasta dishes, salads and sandwiches are also on the menu.

Cousins NY Pizza & Pasta is open from 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday and 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.


Photo: Dyanna L./Yelp

Downtown Summerlin's Jing is also making waves. Open since February at 10975 Oval Park Drive, Suite 100, the global Asian restaurant has seen a 28.9% bump in new reviews over the last month, compared to a median review increase of 0.8% for all businesses tagged "Steakhouses" on Yelp. Moreover, on a month-to-month basis Jing's review count increased by more than 730%.

Curious about this business? We found this in its Yelp history section: "For over a decade Jing has been one of the most recognized and best-rated restaurants in Denver. Jing has been known in Colorado for its exceptional cuisine. The fire and water in Jing create perfect chi for the best dining experience.

"Jing's menu features Asian fusion with a touch of global cuisine, spanning from sushi to steaks, using products from locally sourced and organic farms. We provide a full menu of international wines, sake, craft beer and liquor curated by our certified sommeliers to perfectly pair with your meal."

Over the past month, the outlet in Summerlin has seen its Yelp rating tick down from 4.5 stars to four stars.

Jing is open from 3 p.m.–2 a.m. daily.

Wolfgang Puck Players Locker

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Also in Downtown Summerlin, Wolfgang Puck Players Locker, a franchise of the notable chain, is currently on the upswing in the traditional American category on Yelp.

While businesses categorized as "American (Traditional)" on Yelp saw a median 1% increase in new reviews over the past month, this sports bar, cocktail bar and traditional American spot increased its new reviews by 26.2% — and kept its rating consistent at 3.5 stars. Review counts increased by more than 140% on a month-to-month basis.

Open for business at 10955 Oval Park Drive since January, Wolfgang Puck Players Locker is dedicated to the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team. Menu items, named for players, include Tuch's Reuben sandwich, Karlsson's vegan burger and Deryk's fish and chips.

Wolfgang Puck Players Locker is open from 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Sunday.

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