Last May came word that Alan Yau, creator of worldwide Asian noodle chain Wagamama, planned to grow a separate concept, Hakkasan, his high end brand of Cantonese, Michelin-starred restaurants (London, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, and Miami) to Los Angeles, potentially in partnership with sbe.
Here now, Bloomberg confirms much of the aforementioned, writing that in the US Hakkasan restaurants are planned for Manhattan, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and on North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. And actually, Yau sold Hakkasan four years ago to Abu Dhabi-based hospitality firm Tasameem Group, so they're behind this new growth.
The currently functioning domestic branch of Hakkasan in Miami's Fontainebleau Hotel sports a strong four star Yelp rating, and here's a quick look at dining options which include a dim sum menu, and an a la carte menu where many entrees cost $40+ and Peking duck with Russian Osetra Caviar will set you back $198. Step aside, Mr. Chow. No news on opening timeline.
·Hakkasan to Open in U.S. Cities as Michelin-Starred Restaurant Goes Global [Bloomberg]
·SBE Considers Partnership with High End International Chinese Eatery Hakkasan [~ELA~]
[Photo: Hakkasan Miami.]