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Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant at Bellagio Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Rockwell Group


Designed by the Rockwell Group, Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge’s elegant wood and stone decor fosters a vibrant atmosphere while its intimate size exudes exclusivity. The restaurant’s signature design element - a 25-by-13-foot wall-mounted installation at the entrance - was created by the team at Brad Oldham Int’l, Inc. (BOI) using bronze metal scales that resemble the dorsal side of the eponymous fish.

Nearly 9,000 bronze scales – each 4 inches by 3 inches – were stamped into a custom shape and then hand antiqued to a warm finish before being placed onto a sculpted fishtail created out of fiberglass and wood. To create a 3D fish-scale look with visual movement, the structural support incorporated carefully placed grooves and raised areas; without these components, the piece would have come across as flat. The lighting of the piece was carefully considered in placement and color as it adds warmth and glow to the fishtail coming “out of the wall.”

The huge sculpture was assembled in the company’s Dallas studio. Once together, the team removed several vertical rows of scales and cut the sculpture into five pieces for shipping to Las Vegas. Each scale and section was numbered to provide for a one-day installation upon arrival. The installation team simply installed the five panels and drilled in the missing scales.

The Yellowtail design was recently named “Best Restaurant/Lounge” of the year in the Full Service category. Guests of Yellowtail seeking the quintessential Las Vegas experience can enjoy the excitement of The Strip from this restaurant overlooking Bellagio’s famed fountain show. This Japanese hotspot is also frequented by celebrities who enjoy the combination of world-class cuisine and the inventive chic dining environment.