Hakkasan, the super high-end Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant with locations in London (the original), Miami (in the Fountainebleu), Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai will be opening a branch in San Francisco at One Kearny. Since the planned New York branch is still en route, the best inkling we have of what to expect comes from Hakkasan's only existing U.S. restaurant in Miami Beach. Looking at the website, it serves (expensive) "modern Cantonese cuisine," vodka and tequila cocktails, and a very glamourous design that architect Gilles & Bossier describes as "modern Chinoiserie." Hakkasan is owned by Abu Dhabi-based Tasameem group, where CEO Niall Howard describes the restaurant as "the Chinese equivalent of Nobu." The brand is also looking to expand in Los Angeles and on the strip in Las Vegas, although the timeline on everything is unknown for now.
· Hakkasan to Open in U.S. Cities as Michelin-Starred Restaurant Goes Global [Bloomberg]
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