Fast-forward one week later and our five-strong girl gang are sitting in the swanky Sake Rok Japanese restaurant on the Las Vegas strip. A DJ plays Motown hits in the corner while we feast on hamachi sashimi, salt and pepper shrimp, balsamic seabass and a delicious sushi platter.
Suddenly, the restaurant staff, in glitter-gold blazers, congregate in front of the sushi bar before breaking into a dance routine to Bruno Mars’s Uptown Funk — and that song title describes this place perfectly.
Loud music, flashing lights, impromptu performances, lip-sync battles and diner participation are all par for the course at Sake Rok (sakeroklv.com). As the name suggests, there’s a lengthy sake and cocktail menu on offer. But for me, the tempura and theatricals will do just fine.