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About Us

The Restaurant

SOHO Modern Japanese Restaurant is a contemporary upscale restaurant that is more than just
a dining room away from home. Our modern and spacious layout with an elevated Japanese
fare embodies sophistication and elegance to accompany the perfected creations of our award
winning chef, with more than 30 years of experience in Japanese cuisine.

Our Kitchen

Chef John

Chef John Chien Lee has had over 30 years of experience in Japanese cuisine and worked in every position possible in the kitchen. Chef John got to work alongside some of the best chefs in the world on the Las Vegas strip and eventually became the executive chef of Social House at The City Center Las Vegas, where he spent “the best times of his life” growing and creating with his team.


 “The winner of 2014 Best of Vegas” award, SOHO Japanese Restaurant, opened in 2013 by Chef John, continued on to be #3 on the yelp “Top 100 restaurants in the United States” for 2015, and many more accolades.

SOHO Restaurant Group continued to grow with more establishments after the success of SOHO Japanese Restaurant. With each establishment as a fragment of his affection and devotion in his art, SOHO Restaurants Group showcases his passions and skills in bridging various culinary concepts with Japanese cuisine. 

Chef Leonard

Chef Leonard’s relationship with Chef John spans over 10 years where they worked together at Social House after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu. From there, he moved on to become part of the opening team at Comme Ca Brasserie under the direction of David Meyer. Chef Leonard concluded his career in Las Vegas at Twist by Michelin rate chef Pierre Gagnaire at The Mandarin Oriental. He spent 5 years at Twist honing his skills in both modern and classic French pastries. 

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