It’s not often that people leave the strip when visiting Las Vegas. The shiny and luxurious hotels are filled with eateries by world-class chefs and restauranteurs. A few hotels boast delicious buffets that are the selling points for many tourists who stop by.
Seeing as trying new food was the primary driver for our recent visit to Las Vegas, we actually decided to venture off the strip to try out a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant called Flock & Fowl. Typically we try to take Yelp reviews with a grain of salt, but this place definitely earned every one of its stars and rave reviews.
From our hotel on the strip, we hopped in an Uber and arrived in under 10 minutes at a tiny strip of stores. Nestled next to a costume shop and theme wedding specialty store, Flock & Fowl is quite the hidden gem.
Online reviews tout its authentic Hainanese style eats and delicious free-range chicken. Asian food and chicken? Check and check.
We walked into the small restaurant that could probably seat close to 30 people at the most. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the staff with a “Welcome!” and huge smile. “Have you been to Flock & Fowl before?”
The staff up front gave us a detailed breakdown of how their menu worked, explained what food items were specialties, and pointed out customer favorites. Each member of their staff that spoke to us was super friendly AND helpful in a way that made us feel like they really cared about sharing their love for the food they made with us.
Side note: for the Chinese, it’s the year of the rooster this year, which also happens to be my year! I loved the dedication shown to the bird, even in the cute decor of the restaurant.
While we waited for our food, we sipped on some yummy iced coffee.
Our meal started with an appetizer of wings, thai caramel chicken wings with crispy garlic to be exact. They were some of the best pieces of fried chicken I’ve had in my lifetime. They reminded me a little of Korean fried chicken wings – the perfect balance of sweet, salty, crispy and juicy. My mouth is legit still watering thinking about these guys.
Our main courses came shortly after. Roasted Spring Chicken for me and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders for him. Everything on the plate was a 10/10, from the chicken to the pickled vegetables to the rice to the sauces.
Flocking delicious? I’d say so.
Next time you have a chance to visit Sin City, venture off the strip and give Flock & Fowl a try. I’m definitely going to go off the beaten path every time I travel in the hopes that I’ll find a cute, unassuming restaurant with food as amazing as this place has!