Once

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Peruvian
Once is a one-of-a-kind Peruvian Nikkei dining experience from one of Los Angeles' most acclaimed chefs, Ricardo Zarate. Once (on-seh), which means '11' in Spanish and symbolizes Ricardo Zarate's spot in his line of 13 siblings, is inspired by the food of his native Peru.

Drawing distinct flavors from both Peru and Japan, along with the comforting dishes of Chef Ricardo Zarate’s childhood, the menu includes dishes such as Big Eye Tuna Sashimi Ceviche, with black truffle and kizami tigers milk; Arroz Chaufa, Peruvian fried rice, snow crab, yuzu aioli and crispy calamari; and Ox Tail Bibimbap, with black mint stew, tacu tacu rice, fried egg and plantains. To compliment the menu, there are 11 signature cocktails.
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 6, 2019

Ends: October 7, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:00PM

What 373 People Are Saying
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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a tremendous experience! Our waiter Ian was incredible, very knowledgable about the menu and uplifted the whole experience! The food was one of the most delicious meals I’ve had in Las Vegas, if not the most delicious. The oxtail bibimbap was out of this world. Very dish we had was very good.

JN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been a fan of Ricardo Zarate's Los Angeles efforts, we decided to make a reservation for my bachelor party in Vegas. Service was great, drinks were great and the entire meal was really great. Standout dishes for our group were the Pollada, the lobster Chaufa, the Braised Fennell salad, the Chiccaron Karage, the charred eggplant, and the fried dorado, but there were no let down dishes of the many we tried. It's worth walking back into the shops to find this culinary gem.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly, it was not busy given the location, service and quality of food. We will return and also recommend it to others. Great flavors with The Peruvian/Japanese fusion.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Everyone got their food late and not all together. From the first dish that came out to the last, there was probably a 30-45minute difference. We had to ask for water 3 times and waited over 15 minutes even getting out first sip. Food was sub par and not even hot. Server got a few of our orders wrong. They tried over charging. Just a slew of issues with this place.

MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Being a Peruvian/Asian fusion restaurant there were several flavor profiles we were not familiar with. Adam, our sever who was terrific, expertly guided us through the menu including the drinks and offered several suggestions all of which were excellent. Everything we ate tasted great. The dishes were flavorful, fresh and interesting. The atmosphere was laidback and welcoming, the service friendly and helpful and best of all the food was something we would come back for - the sign of a truly great restaurant.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food pairings are unique and delicious. Everything we tried was amazing. Service and ambiance were great.

JJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we found Once! The flavors were unique and bursting with flavor. We loved everything about it!!!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite dining. Authentic cuisine. Excellent service.

CS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Descent selection of authentic Peruvian cuisine, including drinks. Enjoyed the ceviche, lomo, and hadn't had a Cusquena in a while!

CC
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food at Once. The food was Peruvian/Japanese fusion and we were lucky enough to try 5-6 items as a table. Everything was fantastic. The PERUVIAN ARROZ CHAUFA dish was a must order.

Great experience.

MS
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Loved for dinner not so much for lunch! Very limited menu. Had a delicious drink but don’t expect a normal size glass very small for $17!!!! Too expensive!!

F
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We have never returned an item but the octopus was burnt and terrible. I liked the other dishes but they were just okay. The best thing on the menu was the bread. The quinoa bread was to die for. So tasty.

P
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was solid and despite a industry event party going on in the outside seating area the noise level was manageable at all times. Highly recommend for anyone - great for a date, a business dinner or anything in between.

MC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Once’s food and ambiance was OK, but everything seemed rushed — as if they wanted us out to resell the table to the next couple.
We understand tapas are served when the kitchen prepares them, but we have never had a tapas restaurant serve all 6 dishes at once (maybe that is why the restaurant was named that)! So be forewarned, you apparently have to stage the timing of your own food by ordering only a bit at a time!

DS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great place, was not familiar with Peruvian food. The waitress was very helpful with our order, the food was different and tasted wonderful. We most definitely would do it again. The ambiance, the vibe is a little low key for Vegas, not sure what they could do to turn that up a notch, it was quiet for a Saturday night. But if you're just interested in good food good there, you'll love it. I hope this place fills up with people, I want it to be there my next trip to Vegas.

CR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything tasted great. I like that it wasn’t noisy. We enjoyed the meal and trying the unique menu choices.
We did have desert and I ordered a cup of decaf coffee. My one criticism is the coffee was lukewarm. I requested a second cup and was told that she made decaf espresso because they didn’t have decaf coffee and if I wanted more I would need to pay per cup. All that fancy food and no coffee? I decided to pass on that. Little things matter too.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our group of 6 had pretty much all the same opinion of the entrees, tapas and ceviche we shared family style. The food was just ok. Nothing really stood out that I would ever have to have again. They tried to be creative with the blend of Peruvian and Japanese but most dishes were a mash of too many flavors that didn’t always compliment each other.

Cocktails were definitely better than the food. Might hit them up for happy hour and see if we just caught them on a bad day.

EM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was OK.
forgot birthday plate even we left note on open table

JN
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a group of 10 for Business. Had the wait staff just bring an assortment of dishes.
Everyone loved the unique dishes. Somethings you may never try, turned out to be fantastic.
Staff was great and had a good time with us as well.
I will highly recommend to others.

VG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the service and the quality of the food as well

j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service 2nd to none! Recommendations were spot on. I've never had this style of cuisine before and I've been missing out! Give this place a try in the Palazzo!!

EB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once was great! We had wonderful service the whole night and the food was delicious! Definitely unique flavors that you can't find any where else.

FG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Great! Amazing flavors!!!!! This will be new staple for my visits to Vegas

SD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, the service and the vibe at Once. It was a great meal that we'd be excited to have again. The Baked Alaska was a special treat!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meek foodie's opinion: Cocktails and food were very delicious. Highly recommend.

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoy the food. Nice ambiance, good service. I will coming back again when I'm in town.

s
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackie is the best! She is solid in every way and makes our evening awesome!

RK
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience4

This is a tapas restaurant. The food is delicious and creative. The cost is expensive and the portions are very small.

DC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch experience at Once! Would definitely return!

ST
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was very poor. Waiter was neglectful. He ignored us. We could not get refills of water let alone new drinks. The restaurant was out of several dishes in the menu.

The dishes that were available were excellent. The drinks were good. The atmosphere met expectations. The noise level was fine.

Overall rating would have been better if not for the poor service.

S
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very good meal and the service was great. The price was a little high.

r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had six different dishes and each one was very unique and delicious. I will definitely go back there again.

T
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty but small portion. Spice level is high for those that aren’t too keen on spicy food. The steak was tender and flavorful. Shrimp delicious but not enough. The cookie ice cream sandwich to die for. Service was excellent.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The restaurant opened almost 15min later than it was supposed to, and since our reservation is right at the opening time, we had to wait awhile before getting seated.
Also, the Japanese soufflé pancakes on the experimental menu weren’t like the normal Japanese soufflé pancakes that are usually super fluffy and airy... the soufflé pancakes there were flat and weren’t that different from normal pancakes.

M
Las Vegas
65 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our second visit to Once; the first was wonderful but the second was only average. A ceviche mixto meant to be shared was a small portion - tasty, but tiny. The pollada was a pared-down version of what one might expect in Peru, where at least a vegetable salad and potatoes would come with the traditionally fried chicken. This was sweet, sticky chicken with some sliced onions and nothing else. The sea bass was also a portion of fish on a plate with no accompaniment. This meal for two, with no beverages except water, was $100. Service was uneven. We waited a long time for a waiter to approach us after we were seated. Even in Las Vegas, there are better options at this spending level.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, such interesting flavours and the service was great too

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Service has to be better and friendlier

GZ
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very stylish Peruvian restaurant with Japanese fusion. The service is excellent and the chicha morada (a Peruvian mocktail) is the best! Certainly ask for recommendation from the servers!

AE
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not $$, small “sharing” plates were super expensive 35-45$ and the smallest cocktails for $17

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was good but not great.
The service was very poor, server forgot about us, he had to get up to order everything.
Drinks, food, dessert.