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NYC Greek Restaurant AVRA Expands Into Former Hakkasan Space in Beverly Hills

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The prime restaurant location sat empty for two years

Hakkasan, Beverly Hills
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

A new high-end Greek restaurant heads to Beverly Hills, with New York’s AVRA Estiatorio taking over the former Hakkasan space along north Beverly Drive. It’s unclear when AVRA will open, but Eater confirmed today that partners Marc Packer, Nick Tsoulos, and Nick Pashalis signed a lease at prime location in the Golden Triangle. The company also filed permits to commence demolition in August.

The Asian-themed Hakkasan was open for two years and closed in 2015. Since Hakkasan’s shutter, the landlord was unable to attract a tenant for the no-doubt pricey 10,000 square foot space.

AVRA opened in 2000, when restaurateurs Nick Pashalis and Nick Tsoulos partnered with Tao Group’s Marc Packer. AVRA has two Midtown locations in New York City and made a name for itself with well-prepared seafood flown in from the Mediterranean, and lush interiors meant to evoke the Greek countryside.

AVRA Estiatorio
233 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA


6421 Selma Avenue, , CA 90028 (323) 593-7888 Visit Website


233 N Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-888-8661