- The dramatic U-shaped bar is a defining element of the San Francisco Hakkasan.
- A view of the main dining room, which sits on the right when you walk into the space.
- More main dining room.
- Here's a view from the lounge, through the "caging," into the dining room.
- Here's the lounge, which sits on the left when you enter.
- Live fire woks in the kitchen.
- The sign on street level.
The tenth member of the Hakkasan 'network' is about to hit San Francisco with its 7 million dollar buildout, including the lushest of lush designs a la Paris design firm Gilles & Bossier. Leading into the Monday debut, the time for a first look around is right now. This particular Hakkasan is the only one where the bar plays such a central role. The owners have also developed a menu at a more affordable price point than outposts in New York, London and Dubai. Remember their chef just got a Michelin star for his work in New York, and he's looking to go big with two stars here. Now do take a moment to peek back at the early Plywood shots here for comparison's sake. Everything else you could possibly want to know about Hakkasan, including the menu, is available right here in the Eater Archives.
Judging from the pictures, how would you describe Hakkasan? Is it refreshing to see something so over-the top? Too much? Totally rad? Your thoughts in the comments.
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