Venetian Resort Dining at the Grand Canal Shoppes in Las Vegas

The five-star Venetian Resort is internationally famous for recreations of Venice, Italy attractions like the Campanile and the iconic gondolas. It’s also known as the world’s second largest hotel, which includes the all-suite hotel Palazzo. On the other hand, the Venetian Resort is also a mega-center of world-class entertainment, dining and shopping at the Grand …

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The five-star Venetian Resort is internationally famous for recreations of Venice, Italy attractions like the Campanile and the iconic gondolas. It’s also known as the world’s second largest hotel, which includes the all-suite hotel Palazzo. On the other hand, the Venetian Resort is also a mega-center of world-class entertainment, dining and shopping at the Grand Canal Shoppes. However, it’s not just retail shopping you can enjoy at TripAdvisor’s top rated shopping mall in Las Vegas. Indeed, you have over 80 food choices, including sit-down and casual dining. In case you’re looking for some restaurants recommendations, here is a look at some of the best at the Grand Canal Shoppes.


3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89101
(702) 420-2561

For a restaurant with a view Cañonita should be on your dining radar. With a perfect spot along Venetian Resort’s Grand Canal, this affordable restaurant serves traditional foods you would find in Mexico City. For example, among the menu items are barbacoa, Mexico City enchiladas ($26), fajitas and ceviche. Additionally, the restaurant led by chef Daniel Marquez has a taqueria that sells traditional favorites like tacos and chicharrones, along with sangria, beer and margaritas. With plenty of interior and patio seating, you can watch the gondoliers as they glide they guests along the scenic Grand Canal. To find the exact location of Cañonita, you can refer to the Grand Canal Shoppes online directory and its map view.

The beautiful Carousel Bar at Flight Club, at the Grand Canal Shoppes of the Venetian Resort
Flight Club Las Vegas Carousel Bar (credit: Randy Yagi)

Flight Club Las Vegas

3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Ste. 2720
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(707) 848-4188

Even in a city that seems to have everything, it’s safe to say you haven’t seen anything in Vegas like Flight Club. While you can find plenty of bars to have a drink and play darts, Flight Club takes your experience to a much higher level. In fact, with Flight Club’s social darts, you’re playing a high-tech version of your favorite dart game. If that’s not enough, you can also enjoy gourmet bar bites, signature cocktails and more. Of course, if you want to take it even higher, there’s a VIP menu which includes A5 wagyu tasting. Flight Club Vegas occupies about 17,000 square feet of space of the Grand Canal Shoppes.

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Insider Tip:

If you try to use Google Maps to find Flight Club Vegas, you will get lost. That’s because Flight Club is not correctly marked when trying to search for it. While Google Maps shows it close to WAKUDA, it’s actually closer to Miznon. In this case, you would find the closet entrance at the northern entrance of the Grand Canal Shoppes. This entrance is near the corner of Sands Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. In even more detail, you’ll be close to the cross-bridge that connects the Palazzo to the Wynn. Above all, you can visit the directory Grand Canal Shoppes website and view the map for Food.

Grimaldi’s at Grand Canal Shoppes

3327 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Ste. 2710
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(702) 754-3450

If you prefer New York-style pizza instead of Chicago deep dish, Grimaldi’s is among the best. After all, it’s one of the most famous pizza brands and its flagship store was once named the best in New York. What’s more, its popularity has spread across the country, including this spot at the Grand Canal Shoppes. In addition to New York-style pizza, including vegetarian options, you can order calzone, salads and bruschetta. That’s not to mention Italian sweets like cannoli and tiramisu along with other favorites like New York cheesecake.

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KAMU Ultra Karaoke

3327 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Ste. 2890
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(702) 445-7664

Sure, karaoke is not for everyone, especially for those who think they’ll embarrass themselves. Yet if you’re looking to not only live up your dining experience but improve your singing skills, visit KAMU Ultra Karaoke. Just like Flight Club for social darts, KAMU isn’t just some ordinary karaoke lounge. On top of that, KAMU is similar in size as Flight Club, boasting 17,000 square feet of floor space. That enables this hot spot to offer 40 themed private karaoke rooms which are all but certain to enhance your Instagram feed. As for food, KAMU has a dine- restaurant with a menu that includes gourmet sushi, sashimi and Korean dishes. You can find KAMU Ultra Karaoke at the Grand Canal Shoppes. In fact, it’s just a short walk from the Venetian Resort’s Flight Club and Grimaldi’s.

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3327 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(707) 607-0700

It’s safe to say that the Venetian Resort offers some of the best Asian cuisine in Las Vegas. For one, you have the venerable Tao Bistro that continues to be as popular as ever. For another, you have the hot new WAKUDA led by a two Michelin-starred chef. On the other hand, if you’re looking for the best sushi in Vegas, it might be Sushisamba. In fact, this sushi bar with a Latin twist was named the Best Sushi Spot last year by Las Vegas Weekly. Among the choices you might like are Samba Rolls starting at $12 and traditional nigiri and sashimi. That’s to say nothing of enticing dishes like Japanese A5 wagyu beef gyoza ($30) and samba-style chicken teriyaki ($32). Of course, you have additional food choices, along with a full bar featuring signature cocktails and more.

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TAO Las Vegas

3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89109(702) 388-8338

A mainstay since its opening in 2015, TAO Bistro is an excellent choice for upscale dining at the Venetian Resort. Featuring stylish Asian-inspired décor, TAO offers exceptional Japanese, Chinese and Thai dishes. For instance, there is a nice selection of sushi and sashimi along with a Omakase Chef’s Selection starting at $119. In addition, you have dim sum choices like egg rolls and gyoza, along with tasty items like satay chicken and pork bao buns. That’s not to mention other items like BBQ dishes, tempura, gourmet noodles and rice and seafood dishes. To compliment your meal, you can order sake by the glass, fine wine or TAO specialty cocktails. Later in the evening, you can stick around to enjoy one of the hottest nightclubs in Las Vegas. TAO Asian Bistro and Nightclub is conveniently located near the Las Vegas Strip next to Buddy V’s Ristorante and Rockhouse.

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Trustworthy Brewing Co.

3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(702) 607-2337

If you’re looking for a brewery in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, you have only a few choices. While Brewdog is a familiar place, it’s known to be very pricey and its beer primarily comes from Ohio. On the other hand, you have Trustworthy Brewing Co., featuring award-winning craft beers and affordable bar bites. Also at the Grand Canal Shoppes, you can order beers on tap by the pint or 24 oz mug. In addition, you have options for crafted cocktails and premium wines. Of course, you can build your own flight or beer or ask about current special release beers. On weekends, you have additional food and beverage choices, including favorites buttermilk pancakes, mimosas, bloody marys. Among Trustworthy Brewing Co.’s distinctions are from the Great American Beer Festival and a Gayot rating.

Interior of Villa Azur Las Vegas, with white tablecloth tables at the Grand Canal Shoppes, Venetian Resort
Villa Azur Las Vegas (credit: Randy Yagi)

Villa Azur

3327 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Ste. 2900
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(725) 289-0048

One of the hottest new fine dining options at the Palazzo is a French-Mediterranean restaurant and lounge. The newest location in a growing epicurian empire, Villa Azur is led by founders Jean-Phillipe Bernard, Paul Breuza and Michael Martin. Equally impressive is the culinary staff led by executive chef Sani Hebaj, whose resume includes an identical role at the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York City. Chef Sani Hebaj’s menu features several standouts including seafood, pasta, and meat dishes. As for suggestions, you might like whole brazino ($55), whole roasted chicken ($32) and 10 oz wagyu strip steak ($150). In addition are shareables like a 40 oz dry aged prime tomahawk steak ($300) and a 2 lb prime chateaubriand ($165).


Like its other Villa Azur counterparts, the Las Vegas location has an upscale bar and evening entertainment. For example, on one night you can enjoy music from a DJ while another you might find a live band on the stage. At the stylish bar or at your table, you can select finely crafted cocktail or items from its impressive wine list. You can order wine by the glass or by the bottle, from regions like the Napa Valley, Piedmont, Tuscany and Bordeaux. Villa Azur Las Vegas is conveniently located near northern entrance to the Palazzo.

X Pot

3327 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Ste. 2884
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(866) 888-9768

The last of these Grand Canal Shoppes dining recommendations is certainly not the least. Indeed, like many of your options at the Grand Canal Shoppes, X Pot is far from ordinary with its hot pot offerings. Take for example, the robotic servers, complementing the regular human staff. Then there are immersive 5D experiences and an extensive list of A5 wagyu items. While the choices are yours, among the top options are the Tasting Menu ($159 with optional wine pairing) and VIP Tasting Menu for $1688 for four guests. On the other hand, you have several more options from the a la carte menu. You can find X Pot at the Grand Canal Shoppes, in the same area as Sushsisamba and Trustworthy Brewing Co.

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3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89109

While Miznon isn’t technically a restaurant found in the Grand Canal Shoppes. However, it’s deserving of a mention for excellent dining at the Venetian Resort.. Located on Floor 1 near the north entrance of the Palazzo, Miznon is a restaurant featuring Israeli and Mediterranean street foods. This includes a variety of Instagram-friendly pitas and out-of-pita selections like the World-Famous Baby Cauliflower. The newest location and the first in the western U.S., Miznon is led by celebrity chef Eyal Shani. Miznon Vegas also sells beer, wine and cocktails and has ample space for sit-down dining.

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About the Author

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across over 20 CBS websites, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. During his peak years with CBS, Randy had a reported digital audience reach of 489 million and 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additionally, his stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS News, CBS Radio, Engadget,, and He earned a Media Fellowship from Stanford University in 2012.