Call it Middle Eastern. Call it Mediterranean. We call it vegan-friendly and we call it good. Opening just in time to ring in 2020, Sultan’s Palace is a vegan-friendly restaurant in Las Vegas and has plenty of options from appetizers to dessert.
After taking in the ornate fountain at the entry and the sultry decor, the next thing you’ll notice is the aroma. Every dish coming out of the kitchen deserves its own “nose” moment, like a fine wine.
Especially the Mana’eesh.
This open-face pita is topped with Zaatar featuring oregano, thyme, sumac, sesame oil and olive oil. You can also get the M’hammara topping with roasted red peppers, onion, fresh garlic and olive oil. If you like it spicy, tell your server and they’ll crank up the heat! Both are amazing on their own, but we couldn’t help but dip them in hummus.
And speaking of hummus … this creamy Middle Eastern staple is a must. Especially when the Hummus Al-Sultan is made with extra garlic. Plus, we love the added flavor and texture of the pomegranate seeds that come on top.
We also love the grape leaves. These morsels come stuffed with a rice and veggie mix. Along with eggplant-based baba ghanouj, classic Tabbouleh or the rich and creamy lentil soup, you’ll have a hard time choosing which tasty starter to go with.
Another staple at Sultan’s Palace is falafel. Order the plate with vegan tahini sauce, or get this chickpea fritter atop a salad featuring tomatoes, radish, pickled cucumber and pickled turnips. Side note: who knew pickled turnips are so yummy?
Owner Misho Anastassiou tells us he’s planning to add more vegan entrees to the actual printed menu (but you can still get these dishes in the meantime).
First up is the “Las Vegan” platter. We were delighted to dive into this medley of cauliflower, green and lima beans, carrots, corn, peas, onions and broccoli in a light, flavorful sauce. Pickled veggies, tomatoes, jasmine rice and a lovely salad of onion, sumac, parsley and mint adorn the plate.
And because any good feast needs a good drink pairing, order one of Sultan Palace’s specialty cocktails. We’re partial to the Grand Sultan, which mixes Stoli Vanilla, Stoli Raspberry, fresh lemon and orange with a Grand Marnier float. Yum!
Whatever you do, save room for dessert. Good luck choosing your favorite from a variety of vegan baklava made with vegetable ghee.
But then, there’s also the traditional Turkish Delight for dessert, which is a necessity if you’re with a group. This pretty smorgasbord is a favorite at Sultan’s Palace and it’s easy to see why.
Served by the platter, it’s nearly impossible to eat just one of these nutty, fruity, gooey (but not too sticky) bites. And, the best part? You can drop by to grab a pre-made platter. Imagine walking into your next dinner party with a variety of Turkish desserts? It’s guaranteed to be a hit! Plus, you don’t have to tell the omnivores they’re all vegan … because they will never know.
Offering family recipes with a modern twist, plus a full bar, sports on TV, hookah and live music, this spot delivers a fun night out.
8125 W. Sahara Ave., 89117 ,702-330-0400, 11 a.m. – after midnight.