“Things to do at Las Vegas” by NINA KING AUGUST 7, 2020
One of the best things about Vegas is that there’s always something new to experience, like KAMU Ultra Karaoke near Sushisamba and the Xpot. The newly opened entertainment experience allows you to channel your inner Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears or Justin Timberlake and impress your family and friends to boot.
When you enter KAMU in The Grand Canal Shoppes, you’ll pass through a thermographic disinfecting door, which includes a disinfecting vapor that’s already in use in other parts of the country, as well as temperature screening and UV lights. You’ll get a disposable microphone cover and hand sanitizer.
The 17,000-square-foot venue features 40 socially distanced suites and private rooms, which can accommodate from six to 40 folks at a time. (They are sanitized after every group.) Each room has a different, exotic or fun theme, from the Circus Suite to the Milky Way Suite. After you are escorted to your room, whet that appetite with selections from the KAMU executive chef. Offerings include a 40-ounce tomahawk steak, Korean fried chicken, kalbi tacos and, for the lighter appetite, tuna tataki salad and prosciutto and mozzarella flatbread. Dessert? Try honey toast or a massive sundae. To accompany your dishes, you’ll find a range of cocktails and even bottle service.
If you’re shy or just tone-deaf, the small gathering suites may be just what you need to feel comfortable. And what will you choose to sing? With KAMU’s large library of hits to select from, you’re sure to find something appropriate (or possibly inappropriate; you’ll need to get feedback from your group to tell!). The venue also allows you to sing from your own music library, and even stream music from your phone.
Room prices start at $50-$70 depending on the time, and although walk-in groups are allowed, a reservation will make sure you don’t need to wait. Time slots begin at 6 p.m. (children are allowed from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.), and are available all night through 8 a.m.
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, kamukaraoke.com or 702.445.7664