This might be the saddest thing Las Vegas residents have heard this week.
A beloved dessert shop located in Chinatown just announced they are closing permanently. Sweets Raku made the announcement this morning on their Instagram page.
According to the post, Sweets Raku will be closing their doors for good on June 30, 2023. Which gives their regular patrons a little more than a month to enjoy the last of their favorite treats. The Instagram post implied the closing wasn’t necessarily a voluntary choice, saying it was due to circumstances beyond their control.
Sweets Raku has been a favorite of Las Vegas locals since they opened their doors in 2013.
A truly unique experience, the restaurant served up fine-dining level desserts in a casual environment. In fact, you could even sit at the bar and watch the chef craft your order in front of you. The loyalty of Sweet Raku‘s patrons partially comes from their insanely cool dessert presentations. Not only are the dishes delicious, but how the chef serves them is definitely something to see. Check out this video that shows just a couple of the cool presentations available.
The Chinatown location is a spin-off of the Japanese grill restaurants called Raku. But Sweets Raku is all desserts, all the time. You’ll know it in Chinatown as the place with the giant silver spoon outside the door. I highly recommend stopping by for the experience at least once before they’re gone for good.
If you don’t know what to order, you can’t really go wrong with anything on the menu.
But if you want something fun, try the Pistachio Cream Cake, which looks like a pile of spaghetti carbonara on your plate. Or the Puffy Cup, which grows as it gets injected with vanilla cream. All good choices.
And I know I speak for many Las Vegas locals when I say, “We’ll miss you, Sweets Raku!”
– Wendy Rush, 96.3 KKLZ
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