– Once –
[ Peruvian nikkei]
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, including an Rum & Cola “slushee” machine for an irreverent, Vegas-style twist on a boozy classic.