If you’ve visited Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Restaurant in Las Vegas, you’ve likely met Chef Kenny Chye. And, if you’ve ever talked to Chye, you know his plans to open a vegan dim sum spot.
After years of talking about it, Chye is making good on his plan. This January, he opens the first vegan dim sum restaurant in Las Vegas.
The menu at Chef Kenny’s Vegan Dim Sum
Located at 5570 W. Flamingo Rd., Chef Kenny’s Vegan Dim Sum features the same menu as Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Restaurant with the addition of vegan dim sum.
Dim sum are small steamed or fried savory dumplings filled with various ingredients. Chye hasn’t shared his offerings yet.
The vegan dim dum is served daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Popular dishes at Chef Kenny’s include Chinese staples like orange chicken and spicy Mongolian beef and shakes. But, then there are other eats like his steak sushi roll that people love.
Over the years, Chye’s offerings have become known across the country. His restaurant is always on lists of must-eats for visitors to Las Vegas looking for vegan food.
The growth of Asian vegan restaurants in Las Vegas
“It was the right timing and right location,” explains Chye regarding his upcoming opening.
In addition, the vegan sushi scene continues to grow with the opening of Chye’s new restaurant.
Every vegan Asian restaurant in Las Vegas offers sushi.
From creative options like Chikyu, to all-you-can-eat at VeggiEat Xpress to Chye’s veganizing of popular rolls like Eel, there’s never been more vegan options for sushi in Las Vegas.
Chye also has an outpost of his flagship restaurant in Houston, Tex. which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. He’s also posted about opening a new restaurant in Park City, Utah.
Photos: Chef Kenny Chye
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby and has emerged as the face of plant-based dining in Las Vegas and the leading plant-based restaurant consultant in the city. She spent a decade in the travel blogging world before switching gears to work in elephant rescue in Thailand. Diana travels the world to meet chefs and try vegan food, as well as speak at events focusing on travel, tourism, veganism and entrepreneurship. She’s a partner with the prestigious James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinners at the James Beard House. Diana is also a partner with Life is Beautiful, curating the all-vegan Farm Stand.