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 406 People Are Saying
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4.3
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Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here because we were in town for the shot show. Reserved on open table, but couldn’t find the place at first. Ended up calling them and didn’t realize that it was in the mall.
We arrived earlier than our reservation time and they seated us right away. Our server was excellent!! She offered suggestions and was extremely helpful. The food is delicious. Had the beef heart, which was tasty. You won’t be disappointed if you like adventure.

AJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food in a nice setting

BW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it. Unique and family style was refreshing! I loved the flavors together

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Petty satisfied!

Will be back again!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, nice place

OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Explosions of incredible tastes!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food... excellent atmosphere and great value. Ordered several small plates... really enjoyed it. Waiter should have checked on us more but really enjoyed the food!!

TO
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and had great service. The food and cocktails were unique and delicious! This was our first time there and we will be back.

AR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Overpriced, poor quality food and negligent service.

GG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good and interesting menu. Food was well prepared and flavorful. Beautiful decor. Seats are a little uncomfortable.

MN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not at all impressed with lunch during CES. Website stated a special a la carte lunch menu, but only had a three course fixed menu available. $45 got you a fairly generic soup, salad or tiny charcuterie and entree that was the size of an appetizer. Third course was tiny ball of sorbet. Left hungry and feeling like I paid way to much.

r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique menu and amazing eats and cocktails! Highly recommended for a truly delicious meal in Vegas

R
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was horrible we got our food before we got our drinks. The food is not even close to real Peruvian food. We always suggest good restaurants to friends to try when they go visit vegas this restaurant will not be one of them.

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food (especially the sea bass anticucho)!!

s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food, nice restaurant. Good service. A couple of dishes were a little bland but overall was very good.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The food wants to be more Peruvian than Japanese. In fact, most dishes in the menu are supposed to be Peruvian. We had a full dinner there. The waiter was very nice, even though the dishes came too fast. The Peruvian dishes were far from what they should have been, not to mentioned way overpriced. If you want to experience real, good and fairly priced Peruvian food, this is not the place

T
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

After being told that no other tables were available because of New Years we were sat next to a table of small children that were noisy. When asked if we could be moved we were told no other tables are available. The manager was nice enough to place us at another table. We left the restaurant after our meal and still there were more than half the tables available. Poor host services

J
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I visit the Venetian about three times a year and I had been keeping an eye on Once to bring my Peruvian wife. We visited on NYE and I went with the Prix Fixe menu as it was geared towards more traditional Peruvian dishes. For $95, I got a salad, Lomo Salgado and a desert sampler that included an Alfahore, a small piece of flan, and a sketch piece of Pannetone. Bear in mind, this is a $25 meal at best in any Peruvian restaurant anywhere else that isn’t a Gaston Acurio restaurant.
While the Lomo had a better cut of meat than I expected, the flavor was pedestrian and lacked authenticity. All in all, it was a terrible value and really doesn’t fit in with the culinary map of the Venetian. I could have gone to Sushisamba and gotten something more in line with a Japanese influence on Peruvian food.
Once (English spelling) is probably an apt name for the restaurant as that’s exactly how many times I’ll visit.

p
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Food is super fresh and tasty. Excellent service. Totally recommended!

OT
Monterrey
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A+ on everything

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall! Service is very friendly and food is truly amazing: very tasty, fine cuisine from starters to desserts. Very nice ambiance as well, and lovely decor.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was poor and the server was staring at us awkwardly from behind the bar. Never checked up on us. Appetizers were really good, but the entries were a complete miss. Wasn’t worth $300.

D
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good but the sticky white rice was fantastic. I’ve never said that about rice before but this was cooked and seasoned to perfection. The restaurant was quiet which can be hard to find in Las Vegas. I would recommend it for a business dinner or just a quiet get together with friends.

DC
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Peruvian-Japanese restaurant is a hidden jewel. Even though it's in the Venetian-Palazzo, it's upstairs in an area that is currently being renovated (near Sushi Samba). The food is excellent. We had eaten there a year ago, when it first opened and loved it. The flavor profile is wonderful. The menu has changed somewhat, and we ate there for lunch, but we did check out the dinner menu and are anxious to come back as soon as possible.

SR
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was excellent, very tasty and well presented. Only problem, and one that’s becoming way to common in the restaurant industry, is that they’re understaffed. So getting drinks was slow, getting food took about one hour after food was ordered. But, our bartender and waiter were very pleasant.

L
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Over all the food was good. The red snapper appetizer was very sour and the fish...what fish? Maybe pieces bigger than my thumb nail so the sauce over powered it. Our waiter and bus staff were great! I have a bad tailbone so the chairs are all wood so sitting was uncomfortable. Maybe they should offer cushions?

j
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great. The meal was one of the best steaks I’ve eaten in a long time.

SW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Vegas! Incredible mix of flavors and comfort.

AF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed Once very much, food was delicious, we shared everything. Our favorite were the ribs, they were tender and yummy! Service was impecible.

EM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very accommodating of our large group (including an infant), and it was quiet enough that we could actually talk to each other!

GA
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable dining experience at Once. Our server was outstanding, she made great recommendations and was very attentive as were all of the staff. The octupus was tasty, pork ribs were tender and flavorful, kampachi ceviche was excellent, and the Pollada was a favorite. We were very happy with our food and service. Unfortunately, there are some renovations going on at the Canal Shops right in front of Once, which hampers the foot traffic for them. It is a great place to dine.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Visiting Vegas with wife

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
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 on November 16, 2019
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 on November 16, 2019
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 on November 16, 2019
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
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
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
3 reviews
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.