New Asian Style Karaoke with Private Rooms Open in Las Vegas

A new karaoke club with 40 different rooms, each with its own unique decor, opens at the Grand Canal Shoppes. The 17,000-square-foot Kamu Ultra Karaoke offers private lounges for groups of six to 40 people who want to sing their hearts out to the thousands of songs in the venue’s catalog.

First to the safety measures put in place. Kamu originally planned to open in March, just as Gov. Steve Sisolak closed all nonessential businesses including casinos, restaurants, and bars to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Customers first walk through a thermographic disinfection door that screens for temperature and uses a full body disinfectant with ultrasonic vapor and UVC sterilizing lights. Each singer receives a disposable microphone cover to use. And each room undergoes a sanitation process after every use.

The decor is out of this world, with each lounge decked out in its own design. One suite for eight features a waterfall motif while another features roses on the walls. Other themes include neon, the Milky Way, the circus, zebras, an inferno, and a rainbow.

Executive chef Marty Lopez — a veteran in Vegas restaurants such as the former Herringbone at Aria, 35 Steaks + Martinis at the Hard Rock Hotel, the former Alizé at the Palms, Delmonico Steakhouse at the Venetian, and Bacchanal Buffet and Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace — takes over the kitchen. The menu features Korean fried chicken, kalbi tacos, bacon-wrapped scallops, and a 40-ounce wagyu tomahawk steak. The venue also offers a bar and bottle service.

Open daily from noon to 8 a.m. Room pricing starts at $50 per hour from noon to 7 p.m. and $70 per hour from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Enter the Blind Dragon (Karaoke)

Enter the Blind Dragon.The latest lounge iteration from H.Wood Group (Henry’s, Bootsy Bellows, The Nice Guy) has finally opened it’s doors for business.

The Blind Dragon occupies the Sunset Strip space in the old Chi Lin space. It’s being largely overseen by DJ/partner Wade Crescent, who wanted to drop an upscale, private room karaoke concept into Los Angeles. There will be private rooms for use and plenty of bottles to down inside the tight 2,800 foot space, with some communal areas for people who just want to dance or grab a drink at the bar. A full bar menu is available, including sharable punch bowls, while food consists of the cheeky-on-purpose combo of pizza and dim sum.

Inside, Asian touches mix with typical nightlife accoutrement, all done up in the high-end West Hollywood stylings that H.Wood Group is known for. This is a space for beautiful people to let loose, either by singing their hearts out in one of the well-appointed private rooms, or out in the main room alongside the rest of the riffraff.

Blind Dragon will be open for business Wednesday through Sunday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., starting this weekend. Blind Dragon bottle service is readily available.