June 22, 2022 Casino, Land Based, Partnerships

Japanese restaurant WAKUDA opens venue at the Venetian Resort, Las Vegas


Renowned chef Tetsuya Wakuda collaborates with 50 Eggs Hospitality for his first US restaurant.

Japanese restaurant WAKUDA Las Vegas, has officially opened at the Venetian Resort in what is a highly anticipated debut for the company in Sin City.

WAKUDA will be located in the lobby of The Venetian Resort's Palazzo tower and helmed by globally acclaimed chef, Tetsuya Wakuda. This marks Mr Wakuda’s second restaurant collaboration with the 50 Eggs Hospitality Group and his first restaurant in the US.

His food is Inspired by the Shinjuku area of Tokyo with its vibrant, eclectic ambience and an emphasis on the omakase experience. WAKUDA promises to offer Japanese flavors steeped in tradition and served with utmost simplicity.

The restaurant offers myriad experiences for diners, from à la carte style dining in the main dining room to alfresco dining on the patio, to artful Japanese mixology at the bar. WAKUDA will also unveil an omakase and private sushi room, a unique heightened private dining experience not to be found anywhere else on the Strip.

WAKUDA's omakase room houses only eight diners and promises to offer them an individualized experience, featuring courses prepared à la minute – determined by the interplay of chef and guest.

CEO and Founder of 50 Eggs John Kunkel said: "We've been working on this concept for 5 years, and I am proud to finally open in Las Vegas.

“WAKUDA is incredibly different from our other concepts in the 50 Eggs portfolio, and a complete change of pace from Tetsuya's other restaurants. WAKUDA brings a different dynamic to The Strip, and offers something for everyone, from those that enjoy elevated Japanese cuisine, to those looking for a sophisticated dining experience."

The restaurant offers expertly crafted Japanese-style cocktails, with a variety of over 100 different sakes. A revered expert in Japanese gastronomy and a lover of sake, Chef Tetsuya was honored as the first international Sake Ambassador by the Japanese sake industry in 2006.

Founded in 2001 by seasoned restaurateur John Kunkel, 50 Eggs Hospitality Group is a global restaurant group that hires critically acclaimed chef partners. It aims to bring cutting-edge brands to the US from abroad.


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