Don’t let the name of one of Las Vegas’s new Mediterranean spots keep you from checking them out. Despite what you may think based on the name, Bok Bok Chicken is a vegan-friendly restaurant in Las Vegas.
Bok Bok Chicken prides themselves on using nothing but fresh ingredients in family recipes passed down throughout generations.
Speaking of family, while the restaurant is clean and minimalistic, they also take great strides to greet everyone and make them feel like they are one of the family.
The vegans items aren’t specifically labeled, however, feel free to confirm your choices with the staff behind the counter. We went straight for the fattoush chopped salad packed with watercress, green onion, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and pita chips for a little crunch. If you prefer your salad with lettuce, check out the simple tahini salad.
What’s best with a salad? A tub of creamy hummus and fresh pita. Yes, tub. It’s delicious.
For the main dishes, the options are the falafel plate or wrap. You can tell the freshness of the falafel just by looking at it: crispy but not oily at all!
Pro tip: grab a side of the toom (a garlic sauce we want to purchase by the jar) and smother it on your falafel. You’re welcome.
Make sure to try the sarma, naturally vegan stuffed grape leaves. These morsels are nicely spiced rice wrapped in marinated grape leaves.
With the opening of Bok Bok Chicken’s second location in Green Valley, the restaurant has also expanded their vegan options.
Now, Bok Bok’s offerings feature their falafel, salad, sarma and hummus, as well three new dishes.
The tabbouleh, a Mediterranean staple, is a refreshing chopped parsley salad with tomatoes, onions and barley marinated in olive oil, lemon juice and spices … served in romaine lettuce boats.
Bok Bok Chicken has also added a Mediterranean potato salad, a cold side tossed in oil and herbs.
Be sure to try the quinoa salad, a fresh and healthy bite with red peppers and a little bit of heat. Like the rest of the menu, this vegan option at Bok Bok Chicken is a family recipe that Bok Bok owners have been enjoying in their for generations.
Quick tip – ask for a side of Zaatar and olive oil dip to spread on your pita bread. We asked to take a little home and put it on top of everything for the next few days.
6572 N. Decatur Blvd., 89131, 702-572-0955, 10 a.m – 10 p.m.; 7501 W Lake Mead Blvd, 89128, 702-761-9207, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; 9595 W. Tropicana Ave., 89147, 702-534-9552, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; 4949 N. Rancho Dr. 89130, 702-352-7561, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.