Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas
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Roy Choi’s new restaurant in Las Vegas, “Best Friend”

Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Chef Roy Choi is photographed next to a mural located inside the dining room of his new restaurant, Best Friend, inside the Park MGM hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Slippery shrimp is on the menu at Roy Choi’s new restaurant, Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Drinks called Arugula, left, and Banana, right, are offered at Best Friend. The ingredients in Arugula are gin, green apple juice and agave syrup. The ingredients in Banana are tequila, banana liqueur, lime juice syrup and cherry wine.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Tamarind black cod stew, including glass noodles, onions, ginger and herbs, at Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Tamarind black cod stew, including glass noodles, onions, ginger and herbs, at Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Spicy pork, consisting of thinly sliced belly & shoulder, kochujang and sesame, at Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Spicy pork, consisting of thinly sliced belly and shoulder, gochujang and sesame, at Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Nelly Dominguez displays buttons while sitting inside the store section of Roy Choi’s new restaurant, Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Hawaiian kampachi with beluga caviar, winter truffle and ponzu sauce at Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Liz Ishii feeds Jeff Staple a piece of a homemade hawaiian roll while dining on opening night at Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Chef Roy Choi sits at the chef’s table, located inside the kitchen of his new restaurant, Best Friend, at the Park MGM hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Chef Roy Choi is photographed inside the kimchi room at Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Chef Roy Choi greets patrons on the opening night of his new restaurant, Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

From left, chef Roy Choi and bartender Gilbert Lopez say hello to patrons Devin Dexter and Chris Stemmer as they eat strawberry cheesecake while sitting at the counter inside the store section of Choi’s new restaurant, Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Chef Roy Choi, left, has a discussion with his executive chef, Diego Echavarria, while inside the kitchen of his new restaurant, Best Friend.

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Roy Choi opens Best Friend in Las Vegas

Chef Roy Choi is photographed in front of his new restaurant, Best Friend, located inside the Park MGM hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

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