If two heads are better than one, then two cuisine-noggins fused into one restaurant-body are better than one. Polycephalify your palate with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of tapas, drinks, and Korean barbecue at Match Restaurant, an epicurean hybrid that expands cultural palates.
At Match, the cuisine world's curious couple—Korean barbecue and tapas—are united in menu matrimony. Chilly nibbles from Spain, Korea, France, and Hong Kong pepper the cosmopolitan tapas menu. Try seared tuna or salmon with spicy garlic sauce ($6), Spanish olives ($3), or pork belly with chef's sauce and garlic ($5). Fans of fried fare will appreciate the Belgium-based frites with choice of dipping sauce (mayo, aioli, or sauce andalouse, $3), Singaporean dragon balls (spicy battered bits of tuna, chopped onion, and peppers served with eel sauce, $3.50), and cheese wontons ($3). Or, keep it simple with a cheese plate with three Spanish, French, or American selections ($12).
Match also serves up a variety of wild, internationally influenced entrees. Slurp Japanese noodle soup packed with smoked pork, veggies, and noodles ($8), or opt for the Chinese black-pepper beef ($12). Carnivores can sate their meaty cravings with four Korean barbecue options: pork, sliced rib eye, beef tongue, or beef short rib, plus choice of two Korean sides ($18). For palate-pleasing proof, pick Epcot Center–approved tour-of-continent tasting menus from Europe, Asia, and the United States ($16), or ring in for reservation-only paellas ($25 per person, minimum two people).
Check out what Las Vegas Weekly magazine has to say about Match Restaurant:
- The new restaurant’s menu covers three continents with most dishes falling into the category of “cosmopolitan tapas” before being further broken down according to preparation… Match’s space is equally multipurpose. A small bar is staffed by schoolgirl-outfitted ladies, and a large dining room is set up for Korean BBQ at wide tables that should hold all the trimmings without too much trouble. – Sarah Feldberg, Las Vegas Weekly