LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hakkasan Ltd. is proud to announce the opening of Hakkasan Beverly Hills, a 10,000-square-foot restaurant with a vibrant and energetic atmosphere located in the heart of Los Angeles's most exclusive neighborhood. Hakkasan Beverly Hills will offer a unique combination of authentic Cantonese cuisine with impeccable service and an opulent ambiance – all designed to create an unforgettable dining experience that will resonate with discerning Angelenos.
Slated to open in early fall 2013, the distinguished restaurant group's newest venture will be spearheaded by Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon. With 24 years of experience at several of the world's most celebrated Asian restaurants and a member of the lauded brand's team since its inception, Chef Ho will create a typically vibrant menu featuring a mixture of Hakkasan classics alongside dishes created specifically for the Beverly Hills location and clientele. Complementing his exceptional culinary expertise, Hakkasan Beverly Hills will offer a bespoke beverage menu - featuring an array of Asian inspired cocktails, wines and sakes, along with thoughtfully designed, luxurious private dining options.
"The decision to bring the Hakkasan brand to Beverly Hills reflects our plans for expansion into the most prominent, sophisticated environments," said Hakkasan Ltd.'s CEO, Neil Moffitt. "In securing one of Los Angeles' most desired locations, we will introduce a new upscale and approachable dining experience to Beverly Hills which is comprised of world-class cuisine and outstanding yet unobtrusive service set in an exceptional 'haute Chinoisierie' environment."
Added COO of Hakkasan Ltd. Nick McCabe: "We are very excited to be a part of a community that is known for its exceptional taste and world-class culinary scene. Hakkasan Beverly Hills will offer our guests a diverse dining experience in a beautifully-designed setting that is destined to be a local favorite."
A favorite among celebrities, the esteemed international brand is known for being one of the most popular dining and nightlife destinations in each of its locations. Hakkasan Beverly Hills will present authentic, Cantonese cuisine executed with modern flair, featuring eclectic dishes specifically designed for this iteration. The menu also will feature Hakkasan classics such as the Roasted Silver Cod with Champagne and Chinese Honey, the Crispy Duck Salad and the Stir-Fry Black Pepper Beef Rib-Eye with Merlot. In addition, Hakkasan Beverly Hills will offer a range of options to suit all patrons' needs, with an eclectic a la carte dinner menu featuring small bites, shared dishes and an exotic assortment of steamed dim sum platters. The lunch menu, available until 3 p.m., as well as the weekend brunch menu will focus on Hakkasan's wide range of dim sum selections, encompassing more than two dozen types of steamed, baked and pan-seared options as well as a colorful and enticing selection of salads, soups, rice dishes and noodles.
Conceptualized by renowned Parisian design firm Gilles & Boissier, Hakkasan Beverly Hills will feature an intricate and sultry Shanghai Chinois inspired aesthetic throughout, translated into contemporary design and infused with the chic style of Beverly Hills. The space embodies the Hakkasan design ethos of the modern ethnic now found in Hakkasan restaurants around the world.
Located at Beverly Drive and Dayton Way, Hakkasan Beverly Hills beckons guests from the street with the signature Hakkasan blue facade and ornately patterned stainless steel doors, opening into a richly hued entryway. The interior, rich in texture and detail, boasts a beautifully designed and dramatic main dining area that seats 132, featuring sculpted white marble calacatta walls and oak accents. The restaurant is surrounded by a series of intricately carved Chinese screens known as the "Cage," a signature Hakkasan design element, giving guests a sense of privacy at their respective tables. At one end of the room stands the impressive 66-foot long bar, a blue backlit glass monolith, where skilled mixologists will craft innovative and exotic concoctions.
In addition to the web of latticed panels, the main dining room is accented with beautiful Oriental motifs, lanterns and screens. The exterior walls are smoked glass, allowing for natural lighting that creates nuances of brightness and shadow, and connects the restaurant's interiors to the street during both day and night. The kitchen, as in all Hakkasan locations, is visible through the blue glass partition at the back of the restaurant - creating a compelling culinary show for patrons.
For guests that seek a more intimate meal, The Lotus - the private dining room directly off the main room, which can seat up to 18 guests - offers a quiet and elegant space for a tastefully enhanced VIP experience. The main entrance of the restaurant will be conveniently located on Beverly Drive and will feature a spacious and convenient valet area that completes the luxurious environment.
Hakkasan will be open daily from 12 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m. for dinner. The venue will also be available for private events and are currently accepting inquiries. For more information, please visit hakkasan.com/beverlyhills.
About Hakkasan Ltd.
Hakkasan was founded in London in 2001 and quickly established itself as the most successful modern Cantonese restaurant concept in London. It has since expanded to locations including Miami, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, New York, Doha, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. Offerings in Beverly Hills and Shanghai are opening soon. The Hakkasan group is owned by the Abu Dhabi-based investment company Tasameem. Hakkasan opened to critical acclaim, achieving a Michelin star in 2003, the first Chinese restaurant in Europe to receive such an accolade. For further details, visit www.hakkasan.com.
SOURCE Hakkasan Ltd.