The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod Welcomes Asian Cuisine with CHĪ Asian Kitchen
November 11, 2022
LAS VEGAS – Nov. 11, 2022 – Last night, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod celebrated the grand opening of its new Asian restaurant, CHĪ Asian Kitchen, adding to the iconic lineup of dining offerings throughout the property.
Taken from the Chinese word meaning “eat,” CHĪ serves an array of authentic and reimagined Chinese and other Asian dishes. Reminiscent of a bustling Chinese alley restaurant, the street-inspired interior includes a variety of traditional and unique design touches and décor.
“We are thrilled to officially welcome CHĪ Asian Kitchen and are looking forward to offering bold and flavorful Asian cuisine to our guests,” said Stephen Thayer, vice president and general manager of The STRAT. “You can always count on our food and beverage options to be top-notch, and the cuisine at CHĪ offers some of the best Asian cuisine on the Strip.”
CHĪ offers a wide variety of traditional dishes, including Chinese curry puffs, crafted with ground prime beef and toasted cumin; salt and pepper calamari, made with jalapeño, garlic and ginger crunch; Japanese-style fried chicken, served with spicy soy mayonnaise and pickled daikon; and potstickers, made with pork and shrimp, pan-fried or steamed.
Additional dishes include fried pork sauce noodles with crushed peanuts, cucumbers, carrots cabbage and rice noodles; braised mushroom yee fu noodles, crafted with spicy braised mushrooms, bok choy and crispy garlic; bulgogi fried rice, made with shaved marinated ribeye, kimchi, mushrooms and a sunny-side up egg; and a spicy cucumber salad, topped with spicy garlic and chili dressing, among others. Mango sticky is available for dessert, crafted with lighly sweetened rice, coconut milk and sliced mango.
CHĪ also serves an array of signature cocktails, including the “Heart of the Dragon,” infused with Ciroc Peach Vodka, Lillet Rosé Apertivo, lychee juice, yuzu juice, cranberry wash and rose water; “Confucius’ Smile,” made with Casamigos Respado Tequila, Chinola Passionfruit Liqueur, Lilikoi Lime Juice, vanilla syrup and Peychaud’s Aromatic Bitters; “Age Before Beauty,” crafted with Askashi Ume Japanese Plum Whisky, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, yuzu juice, lemongrass syrup and blackberries; and “Nĭ Hăo Cucumber,” made with Roku Japanese Gin, Tyku Japanese Infusion Sake, Yellow Chartreuse Liqueur, cucumber, Thai basil, lime juice, sugar cane syrup and aquafaba.
Complimentary parking and valet are always available at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod.
About The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full reinvention of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the newly remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino. The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360-degree rotating dining room on the 106th floor; the Observation Deck, which offers SkyJump Powered by MTN DEW, 108 Eats and 108 Drinks, located on the 108th floor; and thrill rides, located at the top of the tower, including: Big Shot, Insanity, and X-Scream. The STRAT’s main floor has introduced PT’s Wings & Sports, View Lounge, and STRAT Café, each offering chef-driven cuisine; the William Hill Sports Book; and REMIX Lounge. The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, WET24, located on the rooftop of the 24th floor, open seasonally; and the Elation Pool, with three oversized spas and poolside café. A variety of shows and entertainment include “Banachek’s Mind Games Live,” a mentalist act; Xavier Mortimer: The Dream Maker, an illusionist show; iLuminate, a multi-sensory blend of dance and technology; ROUGE, an exciting, topless spectacular and immersive, sensual experience; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcases up-and-coming stand-up comics. Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, True Rewards, is now available at The STRAT and 140+ other locations. Free valet and self-parking are available anytime for all guests. More information is available at www.TheSTRAT.com or by calling 702-380-7777. The STRAT is on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – casino operations and distributed gaming. Golden Entertainment operates over 16,700 slots, 120 table games, and 6,200 hotel rooms. Golden Entertainment owns 10 casino resorts – nine in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at over 1,000 locations and owns over 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. Golden Entertainment is also licensed in Illinois and Pennsylvania to operate video gaming terminals. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com.
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