SBE Takes Over Management Of Three Owned Restaurants In Las Vegas - Food & Beverage Magazine

SBE Takes Over Management Of Three Owned Restaurants In Las Vegas

Award-Winning KUMI, Iconic RED SQUARE, and Hot Spot CITIZENS at Mandalay Bay Now Managed
In-House by 
sbe’s Talented Operations Team  

Leading global lifestyle hospitality company sbe and Disruptive Restaurant Group, a division of sbe, announced that they have taken over the management of three of their current sbe-owned culinary venues from Hakkasan Group. Effective immediately, sbe now manages KUMI Japanese Restaurant and Bar, RED SQUARE Restaurant & Vodka Lounge and CITIZENS Kitchen and Bar, all located at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  This exciting expansion further reinforces sbe’s strong relationship with MGM Resorts International, which already includes Mandalay Bay’s management of the iconic Delano Las Vegas.

With the addition of the restaurants to the Disruptive Restaurant Group portfolio, sbe further pursues its strategy to expand its offering in the lifestyle hospitality segment worldwide in top travel and culinary destinations, with a focus on unique dining concepts and elevated culinary experience for its guests.

“We are proud to expand our long-term relationship with MGM Resorts by bringing in-house the management of these sbe-owned important culinary experiences at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino property in Las Vegas. We appreciate the continued support of Chuck Bowling President & COO  of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for an ongoing trust in sbe,” said Sam Nazarian, Founder & CEO of sbe.

Mandalay Bay President & COO Chuck Bowling said, “sbe delivers fun, entertaining dining experiences through delicious cuisine, incredible dining room energy and world-class service. We look forward to a great ongoing partnership as sbe embraces its new role at our Mandalay Bay venues.”

As an innovator and leader in hospitality, sbe, helmed by Nazarian, is expanding its culinary and dining management portfolio in Las Vegas which includes HYDE Lounge at T-Mobile Arena, HYDE Bellagio and SLS Las Vegas, inclusive of sbe culinary brands Cleo, Katsuya, Umami Burger and Bazaar by Jose Andres.

Mandalay Bay Restaurants Managed by sbe

KUMI Japanese Restaurant and Bar by Chef Akira Back has received extraordinary support and welcome since their opening. The restaurant features a modern Japanese menu with a Korean-American twist. Guests are welcomed by an extraordinary ambience of raw natural woods, hammered steel accents and touches of red lacquer to compliment the dining experience. Kumi is the principal culinary destination for Japanese cuisine in Las Vegas. Kumi’s menu features Chef Akira Back’s signature Korean-American twist on traditional Japanese dishes. Constantly inspired by his childhood and global travels, menu items include a variety of shared plates such as Whitefish Carpaccio with hirame, dried shallot, Nanbanzu and Rock Shrimp Tempura with Siracha ranch, micro celery. Traditional Japanese entrees are complemented by Chef Akira’s creative specialty rolls, which include the Seoul Garden with baby spinach, carrots, grilled shiitake, Pop Rockin’ with spicy tuna, crab, salmon, avocado and pop rocks, and the 007 Octopussy with crab salad, spicy octopus and crispy potatoes.  (Hours of Operation: LOUNGE Sunday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday – Saturday: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. DINNER Sunday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.)

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RED SQUARE Restaurant & Vodka Lounge at Mandalay Bay launched in 1999 as one of Vegas’s premiere dinner, cocktail and nightlife destinations. The exquisite menu – featuring easy-to-share plates such as Steak Tartare, Chicken Kiev with Bacon Brussels Sprouts and an impressive caviar selection – takes contemporary American favorites and infuses them with exciting Russian influences. With an incomparable vodka selection, as well as an intriguing list of signature cocktails and vodka infusions, Red Square creates the perfect nighttime dining destination on the Las Vegas Strip.  Escalating the guest experience, Red Square allows diners to peek behind the “Iron Curtain” with its iconic Vodka Vault. This private cellar, reaching temperatures as low as 5 degrees, accommodates 6 to 8 people comfortably and welcomes guests with luxurious hats and fur coats. (Hours of Operation: LOUNGE 4:00 p.m  – 11:00 p.m. DINING ROOM Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm – 10:00pm HAPPY HOUR 4:00pm – 6:00pm)

CITIZENS Kitchen and Bar continues to revolutionize the dining scene with a crafted menu featuring American comfort food available 24/7 for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a fully stocked grab-and-go counter and juice bar. Offering everything from continental breakfast to soup & salad options, hearty build-your-own sandwiches and signature entrees, the casual eatery has a dish to satisfy any guest’s craving. Signature dishes include: Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with guacamole, slaw and chipotle mayo; Toasted Reuben with turkey or corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island Dressing; Brick Chicken, a half chicken with loaded mashed potatoes and broccoli; and Spicy Gumbo with Andouille sausage, shrimp, and Alaskan Crab Leg. Completing the meal, Citizens also offers a mélange of side dishes including Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Mac & Cheese with bacon, white cheddar, and scallions and Steamed Veggies.  (Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours BREAKFAST Monday – Friday until 10:50 a.m., Saturday – Sunday until 11:30 a.m. LUNCH/DINNER Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – Late, Saturday – Sunday 11:30 a.m. – Late)

sbe continues to revolutionize the group’s collection of diverse brands in the hospitality and dining scene, delivering unforgettable culinary experiences on the Las Vegas Strip. For more information on sbe, visit
sbe online.

ABOUT SBE

Established in 2002 by Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately-held, leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is devoted to creating extraordinary experiences throughout its proprietary brands with a commitment to authenticity, sophistication, mastery and innovation. Following the acquisition of Morgans Hotel Group, the pioneer of boutique lifestyle hotels, in partnership with AccorHotels, sbe has an unparalleled global portfolio which will see 29 hotels and over 180 global world-renowned culinary, nightlife and entertainment venues by the end of 2019. The company is uniquely positioned to offer a complete lifestyle experience – from nightlife, food & beverage and entertainment to hotels and residences, and through its innovative customer loyalty and rewards program, The Code, as well as its award-winning international real estate development subsidiary, Dakota Development – all of which solidify sbe as the preeminent leader across hospitality. The company’s established and upcoming hotel brands include SLS Hotel & Residences, Delano, Mondrian, The Redbury, Hyde Hotel & Residences, and The Originals. In addition, sbe has the following internationally acclaimed restaurants and lounges under subsidiary Disruptive Restaurant Group: Katsuya by Chef Katsuya Uechi, Umami Burger, Cleo, Fi’lia, Carna by Dario Cecchini, Leynia and Diez y Seis by Chef José Icardi, Hyde Lounge, S Bar, Doheny Room, Skybar, Bond, and Privilege. To learn more, visit sbe.com

ABOUT MANDALAY BAY

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas.  Mandalay Bay is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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