Vegas Eats: Kokomo's at Mirage Las Vegas Restaurant Review
Kokomo's is reminiscent of your average hotel buffet restaurant, but three times the price!
Kokomo's is the first restaurant that every guest checking into the Mirage sees, potentially the only thing one can stare at while waiting in line since the famous aquarium that used to back the reception area has been covered up. The name alone conjures up that old Tom Cruise movie and blended alcoholic treats. Ko-ko-mo. Is it a real place? Where is it? Did it exist before The Beach Boys immortalized it for Tommy and Lizzy Shue?
Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take ya...
Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby, why dont we go
Off the florida keys
Theres a place called Kokomo
Thats where you wanna go to get away from it all
Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
Well be falling in love
To the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo
Tropical, right? That means pineapple, jerk chicken and slaw to me. The Mirage, however, had a different take on it. They were thinking meat. Thats right, steak. Turns out, Kokomo's is a steak joint nestled near the entrance of the casino and within the atrium that Steve Wynn boldly installed years ago. Kokomo's is an 'open air' joint, with the atrium standing in as the sky. The dining room is surrounded by trees and sometimes one can spy a bird flying about.
We ended up there only by process of elimination. We wanted to avoid steak since we knew that the following evening we would be checking out Craftsteak at the MGM. However, given that every other joint available to us was either coffee shop style or very expensive, we found ourselves at Kokomo's asking for a seat from the anamitronic host with the shellacked hair and shiny suit, while trying to control the manifestations of our falling blood sugar.
After being helped by an additional five people, we placed our order, with the one we assumed was our actual waiter, but we never really did confirm that. Bread, gin and tonic and Pellegrino all arrived in a timely manner and the appetizers soon followed.