2 Of David Chang's Las Vegas Restaurants Just Closed

While there are no shortages of eateries in Las Vegas, the city recently lost two high-profile restaurants. Nestled inside of the bustling Venetian Resort, David Chang's Majordōmo Meat & Fish and Moon Palace have both closed suddenly on June 6, 2022. 

"We are forever grateful to the guests who have joined us over the past three years and the teams who brought the spaces to life," explained a statement published on Majordōmo Las Vegas' Instagram page. The team also expressed that they "remain committed to Las Vegas and look forward to sharing information soon about [the] future." Naturally, this begs the question of whether the restaurants are gone for good or will make an appearance elsewhere on the strip.

Rumors about the closure had previously been circulating last week following mass unavailability for reservations. But, patrons were shocked to learn that there was truth to the claims, with many taking to social media to express their regret. While the reasons for closure haven't been shared, Vital Vegas speculates that it may be due to the sale of The Venetian to Apollo Global Management, which may have prompted restaurant partners to be re-evaluated.

Remembering Majordōmo Meat & Fish and Moon Palace

Chef, author, restaurateur, podcaster, and television personality, David Chang is known for redefining modern Asian cuisine. He first ventured into the Las Vegas food scene in 2017, introducing another Momofuku location (via Eater). Since then the mogul has welcomed a bunch of other dining concepts, namely in New York, Washington D.C., Toronto, and Las Vegas. 

With the success of Majordōmo Los Angeles, Food & Wine reports that Chang unveiled a secondary location in Las Vegas at The Venetian on December 30, 2019. The restaurant offered guests steakhouse fare with a flair, serving large sharing plates of lobster and Wagyu beef for nearly $300 (via Yelp).

Eater explains that Moon Palace (which set up shop next door just weeks later in January of 2020), focused instead on grab-and-go fare. The menu was limited to burgers topped with cheese and grilled onions, seasoned and fried potato chips, and pancake sandwiches filled with marshmallow fluff and dipped in chocolate. 

While these two restaurants are no more, according to the Momofuku website, Momofuku and Bang Bar, which are both based in Las Vegas' The Cosmopolitan, continue to be operational.