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China Tang

Hong Kong’s Lai Sun Group made its debut on this side of the globe when it opened the otherworldly China Tang at MGM Grand. The restaurant celebrates China’s golden age of cosmopolitan culture and cuisine, which is apparent in the fit-for-royalty service, vibrant dining areas and exceptional bill of fine fare. Every bite is magic—from the delicate steamed pork Siu Mai to the stir-fried wagyu beef with broccoli to the outstanding lobster presentation. However, the Peking duck is what an adventurous appetite’s dreams are made of. The chef shaves the delicate, crisp skin tableside, followed by the tender breast meat; he then walks diners though the trio of ways to enjoy the fruits of his labor, including simply crowning the golden skin with sugar (which, basically, is heaven). 

A.Y.C.E. Buffet

It’s a fact that one can’t go to Vegas without visiting at least one buffet. If over-the-top presentations and fanfare aren’t your style, the A.Y.C.E. Buffet at Palms Casino Resort will suit you just fine. The buffet has a strong Craftsman style with fun, kitschy artwork and a focus on worldly cuisine. Diners can dig into from-scratch eats from seven delicious stations, including fresh sushi and bao, vegetarian bites and plenty of comfort food staples like mac and cheese, carved meats and warming soups. For a little—or a lot—something sweet, there’s ice cream, cookies, puddings and pastries (even sugar-free options) to choose from.