Right across from UNLV, is Rumbi Island Grill, a new fast-casual Las Vegas restaurant. We visited for dinner this last week and have photos, and thoughts, to share on the experience.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Rumbi Island Grill. All opinions and photos are 100% my own or those of my family.
First, let me say that I’m a pretty big fan of fast-casual restaurants. I like how they are the in-between from fast food to your casual restaurants. I like that at many of them, you can get fresh, quality ingredients. We usually eat at fast-casual restaurants when we are out shopping and running errands during the day or when we need a break from cooking dinner at home. I have my favorites that usually mean Mexican food and sandwich places, but now I’m adding Rumbi Island Grill to that list too.
Let me start by saying that I really like the Rumbi menu. It’s a nice balance of items that works for our family. Most of my kids love burgers, so chances are, if they are on a menu, that’s what they will order (and they did). But I also like that there was plenty of entree salads. While I didn’t order that today, I definitely prefer fast-casual restaurants that have great salad options.
Rumbi serves Coke products and I was happy that there was Coke Zero, which is one of the drinks I often pick when I am out. One of my tests for a restaurant is if their self-serve beverage area is clean. I know these areas get trashed pretty quickly if you have a lot of customers coming in and out, but if it’s messy, I will usually think twice before returning. Every area at Rumbi, including the drink area, were very clean.
I had a very hard time deciding on what to order, but since rice bowls seem to be the specialty at Rumbi, I decided to go with a full size (only $1 more than the half size). My choice was the Fire Grilled Chicken Rice Bowl with Honey-Orange Sauce. The rice I chose was Rumbi Rice, after a recommendation from the owner. I was really happy I went with that because it was my favorite part of the rice bowl. All the veggies and the chicken were delicious too. I did enjoy the sauce, but was hoping for more orange flavor, so I’ll probably try another sauce next time.
My husband had nearly the same exact thing I had, but he opted for the Spicy Hawaiian Teriyaki sauce. He also loved the Rumbi Rice, which we highly recommend if you like coconut.
Our oldest son order the Kahuna Burger, which was two patties marinated in teriyaki sauce, with grilled pineapple, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. He said it was great, and even though a bit messy, he would definitely order it again.
When looking at the menu, I saw that they had a soup called Bahama Mama’s Tortilla Soup. It’s definitely NOT soup weather in Las Vegas, but after reading the description (I’ve never had a tortilla soup with coconut milk in it), I had to try it. It had amazing flavor and while I loved my rice bowl, this is what I’ve been craving since we got home.
Our entire experience at Rumbi from the customer service to the atmosphere to the food was great. Every one in my family says that they would definitely eat here again and I know my oldest two kids have already recommended it to a few of their friends.
If a fast-casual restaurant with quality food and island flair appeals to you, I highly recommend you check Rumbi out. They are located on Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas and for a limited time, I have a coupon that you can print to save $5 off of a $15 purchase. Rumbi also has daily specials and kids eat free on Mondays and Tuesdays. And if you are local to Vegas, be sure to like their Rumbi Las Vegas Facebook page.