Rio Hotel & Casino announced earlier this week that it will join the food hall trend that has taken hold as Las Vegas’s resorts phase out their buffets. Replacing the Carnival World Buffet, Canteen Food Hall will open in January 2024, featuring a “dynamic lineup of first-to-market concepts and Las Vegas favorites.”
“With a balanced mix of familiar favorites and some amazing first-to-market concepts, Canteen Food Hall is going to be a lively space where vibrant flavors and approachable cuisine unite.,” Trevor Scherrer, President and C.E.O. of Rio Las Vegas, said in a press release. “Our partners behind each of these restaurants have been nothing short of exceptional in their commitment to create food experiences that represent the future Rio and we are excited to introduce them to our guests.”
In the coming weeks, What Now will take a closer look at several of the concepts opening in the new food hall.
One local concept opening at Rio Hotel & Casino’s new food hall is Shogun Ramen, a ramen brand from world-famous master ramen chef Foo Kanegae and restaurateur Takashi Segawa, the culinary force behind Mon Restaurant Group.
“Known as one of Japan’s most influential ramen creators, Kanegae previously served as the Master Chef at world-renowned ramen chain Ippudo Ramen where he created over 600 types of ramen and was hailed as a key player in the restaurant’s international expansion into the United States, Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom and Australia,” says a press release from Rio Hotel & Casino.
The Canteen Food Hall location will be the third for the brand, which has locations in Las Vegas and Henderson. It will serve the same menu of “nostalgic, yet innovative ramen meant to be savored to the very last drop.”
The Las Vegas location’s menu includes Neo Tonkotsu Ramen, Miso Ramen, and Tan Tan Men, along with appetizers like Gyoza, Karaage, and Truffle Takoyaki.
Follow @shogun.ramenlv on Instagram to keep up with this growing Vegas-born ramen brand.