At A Glance

In this review of Sparrow + Wolf Neighborhood Cookery & Libations, one of our contributors heads to Las Vegas’ Chinatown to a foodie favorite and one of the hottest restaurants in town.

Overall Rating – 4.5 out of 5

Highlights: Oxtail hummus, octopus, ambiance, and the overall thoughtfulness with everything involved in this restaurant, from the website to the service to the ingredients

Room for Improvement: One dish

Would Recommend? Absolutely!

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Sparrow + Wolf Restaurant Review

  • Website
  • Location: 4480 Spring Mountain Rd #100 in Chinatown
  • Phone: 702.790.2147
  • Hours: Sunday – Thursday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Friday – Saturday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Pricing: Entrees are $35-$60, appetizers are $16-$28. They recommend 2-3 dishes per person, so figure $100 to $125, including tip/tax per person with a cocktail.

Many friends of Premier Vegas consider Sparrow + Wolf to be their favorite or among their favorite restaurants in Vegas. The restaurant has also won a bunch of awards.

This review largely validates that this restaurant is awesome.

PLEASE NOTE: The menu changes with the seasons and the availability of ingredients, so a dish we might rave about may not be on the menu when you go.

Ambiance + Atmosphere

The atmosphere is considered fine dining, with a comfortable environment and pleasant, upscale decor.

Sparrow + Wolf positions itself as a neighborhood restaurant and bar. It is very comfortable inside. We especially love its faux fireplace. Tables are fairly close together, but you won’t notice your neighbor’s conversation. The bar is not far from the tables, adding an enjoyable energy.

There is an extra comfy couch and a few chairs next to the host stand in case you have to wait for your group to arrive.


With a menu focused on intricately prepared food, sharing is a must. In other words, you will want to try everything.

Our favorite part of the meal was the oxtail hummus. The hummus itself was great, and the naan bread was fantastic, too, but the oxtail absolutely stole the show. Every hummus we eat in the future will be naked without Sparrow’s oxtail. Sorry, we did not take a picture of this dish as it was eaten too quickly (oops).

Our other appetizer was the kanpachi tiradito with blood orange, aji amarillo, and olive oil. This dish was the most disappointing of the meal. Although the kanpachi was good, the potato it was paired with was too heavy, and the sauce fell short compared to the other food items mentioned.

For the main course, we got two entrees and two sides.

The octopus sukiyaki with noodles was good. The octopus was phenomenal, and the root vegetables and noodles it came with made it feel like a nice Fall dish, even though it was June!

Our other entree was the lamb rack. The waiter recommended cooking it medium rare, and it was perfect. It came with a delicious yogurt sauce.

For sides, we ordered baby carrots and charred broccolini. Both were amazing, and we had no complaints. Funny enough, they seem to always have these same two vegetables on the menu, even though we remember the preparation of the carrots being different this time.

We were too full for dessert. Maybe next time!

What We Liked

  • Oxtail Hummus (5/5)
  • Octopus (5/5)
  • Lamb (4/5)
  • Carrots (5/5)
  • Broccolini (5/5)

Room for Improvement

  • Kanpachi (2/5)


Sparrow’s beverage menu is creative, to say the least.

Many cocktails include fresh-squeezed juice, including the one we ordered with pineapple juice. We also got a mojito. It was very well prepared and refreshing on a hot day. Finally, we got a nice glass of pinot noir.


The service is among the best in town. The servers, kitchen staff, and back waiters are knowledgeable and can quickly answer questions and make recommendations. When each course is brought, the server describes each dish in detail.

The other reason we like the service is that it is not robotic like a chain restaurant or ‘salesy’ like you will get at many fine-dining restaurants on The Strip. They talk to you like neighbors, but they also really know their stuff.

The host was pleasant upon arrival and while seated. The host was also courteous when taking my reservation over the phone when I made it earlier in the week.

PREMIER TIP: Reservations are recommended and require a credit card.

Interested in other reviews? Check out our review of LPM Restaurant & Bar.

DISCLAIMER: This review was written by a real Las Vegas local. The reviewer and Premier Vegas were not compensated in any way for writing this review. If you are interested in writing reviews for Premier Vegas, please contact us here.

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