Resorts World Shuffles Food Court Line-Up, Mozz Closes

There’s a food stall shuffle afoot at Resorts World, so we had to check in to see what’s new and who’s out.

Resorts World’s food court (dubbed Famous Foods Street Eats) is one of the best features of this new Strip resort, featuring a wide range of options and a focus on Asian cuisine.

Are there photo ops? Pho sure!

Resorts World recently announced four new food stall concepts, which we took to mean four stalls were being replaced, but that’s not really the case. The recent changes involve moving things around, not showing four venues the door.

One stall did get the ax, however.

As the focus is on Asian food, it may come as no surprise the first venue to be removed from the Famous Foods line-up was Mozz, an Italian eatery.

The chicken parm sandwich at Mozz was excellent, but chef James Trees says, “I had a great time working with them. The Western concepts just didn’t do as well as the Eastern ones that people were expecting.”

The good news is fans of the chicken parm sandwich can still get it at the chef’s downtown restaurant, Esther’s Kitchen.

Mozz has been replaced by a new offering, Burger Barn.

Food courts are like sharks. They must constantly move forward to survive. Possibly our worst analogy, ever, thanks for noticing.

As with many of the stalls at the food court, the Burger Barn menu is modest, consisting of just three burgers.

It takes about as long to read the Burger Barn menu as it takes to memorize the Burger Barn menu.

The next new concept is Fuhu Cha Chaan Teng, which translates to “tea restaurant” in English. Yes, we knew that without looking at the news release. We are very

While the other food stalls use shared seating, Fuhu Cha Chaan Teng has its own. This new restaurant is a repurposing of Ms. Meow’s Mamak Stall, a retail space that provided cover for the hotel’s hidden speakeasy, Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den.

The speakeasy is still there, thankfully. Here’s how you get in.

The entrance to the speakeasy is behind one of the shelves. Let’s keep this between us.

Fuhu Cha Chaan Teng has the most extensive menu of any of the stalls at Famous Foods and is a traditional, sit-down restaurant.

Fuhu Cha Chaan Teng serves many of the items from other stalls in the food court. You just don’t feel like you’re in a food court.

Also new is Harajuku Ramen. Ramen was previously served at another stall in the food court, but Harajuku Ramen makes it easier to find.

“Harajuku” means “meadow lodging” in Japanese. This is going to come in handy if you’re ever on a gameshow.

Here’s the description of Harajuku Ramen: “Harajuku Ramen allows guests to either order the premade Harajuku Special with Tonkotsu broth, noodles, chashu, scallions, corn, butter, wood ear mushrooms, nori and Nitamago, or build their own ramen and select from a variety of mixed-in ingredients.”

We even understood some of those words! We’re pretty sure it’s soup.

Thank you for not overwhelming us with options, Meadow Lodging Ramen.

Up next is Famous Pho.

Again, not so much a new concept as calling out the fact pho is the specialty at this counter.

We should’ve saved a “pho” pun for this caption. Fail.

Famous Pho serves three traditional variations of pho, including Pho Tai (rare beef), Pho Gau (fatty brisket) and a combination option, Pho Tai Gua Sach Bo Vien (rare beef, fatty brisket, beef ball).

Most of the food stalls at Famous Foods have the luxury of doing a couple of things very well.

The latest changes at Famous Foods seem to be refinements rather than big moves. The entire food court feels thoughtfully curated, as fan favorites are highlighted in new ways.

We’re still hoping they’ll find a way to provide guests with ice for their drinks, but nobody’s perfect.

You can see all the Famous Foods Street Eats options at the official Web site.

While we’re on the topic of restaurant changes at Resorts World, we confirmed the recently-announced, plant-based Crossroads restaurant will move into the spot previously home to Marigold.

Marigold has been engulfed by the Mystical Transitioning Cloak, a staple of Las Vegas resorts.

An affiliated quickie restaurant, CB Crossroads Burgers, will move into the former Goldie’s space.

From sweets to burgers. Shark analogies welcome.

The 24,000-square-foot food court at Resorts World is easily one of the best in Las Vegas, and well worth a visit, especially if you like Asian food.

All the items we’ve tried have been universally excellent, despite the fact we can’t pronounce most of them. We need to get out more.

Famous Foods now boasts 17 stalls, along with a center bar and the speakeasy.

Resorts World says, “Famous Foods is the only destination in the country with the most Michelin Plate and Bib Gourmand recognized concepts under one roof.”

We don’t know what those are, but let us know what you think when you visit what we agree is Resorts World’s “destination food court.”