Two such gems include the aforementioned 'salt and pepper cod' ($6.95 lunch, $9.95 dinner) and 'salt and pepper shrimp' ($6.95 lunch, $11.95 dinner). Both are lightly battered and deep fried, then tossed with hot chilies and crispy garlic bits. The 'salt' description rings true as well, though they have successfully managed to not go overboard with it. I couldn't pick a favorite between the two options, as the cod is flaky and moist and the shrimp are plump and snappy. These are certainly the best two items on the menu, and you won't miss the 'chips' at all.
The sauteed vegetables ($5.95 lunch, $7.95 dinner) come with a nice variety of mushrooms, one of which is kind of chewy and sponge like. After a google search I think I can call it 'snow fungus,' though I can't be entirely sure. Pass on the Kung Pao cod ($9.95) as the only flavors emerging from the blonde sauce come from the peanuts and MSG.
The scene is a hurried and the staff are not entirely friendly, but for the prices of those fried morsels I'm willing to tolerate a less than stellar overall experience. Come in with low expectations (with the exception of the salt and pepper selections) and you will leave satisfied.
Today's Food Ratings:
Salt and Pepper Cod: 9.5
Salt and Pepper Shrimp: 9.5
Sauteed Vegetables: 7.5
Kung Pao Cod: 5.5
Would I go back?: OH MY COD, YES, BUT NOT WITH ANYONE WHO FAVORS AMBIENCE AND SERVICE OVER FOOD (you know who you are).
3400 S. Jones #15
Las Vegas, NV 89146
open 11AM to midnight every day
pictured above: salt and pepper shrimp