Wynn Las Vegas has named Min Kim the new executive chef of Mizumi, the resort’s fine-dining Japanese restaurant. Formerly the executive chef of Mizumi at Wynn Palace in Cotai, Kim has brought his traditional Japanese training and experience to Las Vegas and created an authentic and expansive menu of Far East favorites.
“My time at Wynn Palace pushed me to the next level of my career, and refined my skills to the highest standard,” said Kim. “Every opportunity is a learning experience for me, and I’m looking forward to continuing my endless journey of education here in Las Vegas.”
From Seoul to Tokyo to Sydney and Macau, Kim’s career has spanned the globe, but began at home in Korea where his father ran a traditional Japanese restaurant. After attending college in Australia, he returned to Seoul and worked alongside his father for two years before moving to Tokyo to hone his skills at the Michelin two-starred Narisawa and the Michelin three-starred Ryugin. Kim’s journey then brought him to Wynn Palace where he helmed Mizumi before leaving in early 2020 to lead the kitchen in Las Vegas.
Upon his arrival to Wynn Las Vegas, Kim has added an array of his signature items to the menu including cold chawanmushi and steamed Jidori egg-custard with grilled corn, snow peas and shiso flower; wild snapper sashimi usuzukuri with thinly sliced Japanese madai snapper, white soy and lime dressing, sesame seeds and konbu; and Yuzu and passionfruit souffle with vanilla ice cream, passionfruit jelly and elderflower.
Mizumi is open for dinner service Tuesday – Thursday from 5:30 – 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 – 10:30 pm. Reservations can be made by calling 702.770.DINE or visiting WynnLasVegas.com.