You may have heard of Las Vegas being referred to as “the ninth island.” But, why? The term is an affectionate nickname because of the city’s dense population of people from Hawaii. With that comes a few places in Las Vegas where you can get a taste of authentic Hawaiian culture and food made by people who grew up on the islands.
Signature dish: oxtail soup
We can’t mention Market Street Cafe without talking about their famous oxtail soup. This hearty stew of fall-off-the-bone oxtail, vegetables and a deeply flavored broth has gained its own following with raving reviews from acclaimed chefs to Hawaiian locals. If you can only try one thing, make it the California Hotel, Las Vegas oxtail soup at Market Street Cafe!
The best late-night menu
After a long night of partying in downtown Las Vegas, we all know what it’s like to get a hankering for some french fries, burgers or some other delicious indulgence. This is where Market Street Cafe shines. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find the best breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes with an island flair.
Open until 3 a.m. every day, pop into The California restaurant for these Hawaiian favorites:
- Oxtail soup
- Loco Moco
- Hawaiian hamburger steak
- Fried Saimin
- Katsu Curry
Serving up daily specials
Switched up daily, Market Street Cafe also serves Hawaiian specials made with seasonal ingredients and island flavors. Depending on what day you visit, you can sink your teeth into these daily specials, served with steamed rice and classic Hawaiian macaroni salad:
- Spicy Korean chicken thighs
- Slow-roasted Kalua smoked pork and cabbage
- Island combination plate with spam, Korean spicy chicken and Portuguese sausage
- Pan-grilled chicken katsu
- Tender teriyaki sirloin steak
- Center-cut fried pork chops
Another highlight on the Market Street Cafe menu is the all-day breakfast. With generous portions and prices you can’t beat, this is definitely where you should indulge in a casino breakfast just steps away from The Cal slots.
The Philippine Favorite features three eggs and crispy tocino pork, while The American offers tasty corned beef hash with eggs and bacon. Of course, you can always go for an authentic plate of Hawaiian Loco Moco, which is fresh eggs with a beef patty covered in brown gravy.
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Don’t take our word for it!
“We always drive to Vegas late at night and we know this place is always open… One thing that makes this place special for me are the workers. I feel at home with how they treat their customers and they make it such a comfortable experience.”
“We literally took an Uber from the Strip into downtown just to try this famous dish. This place was crazy packed. Their Famous Ox Tail Soup… was amazing, definitely ranked among the tops of my soup list…”
“The spot to eat at. Ox tail soup was as amazing as everyone says. There’s a reason why almost everyone orders at least one bowl per group. Expect a line as tons of people come here.”