Hakkasan Coming To Mumbai
We hear that Hakkasan, the Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant/lounge from London will be opening in the city in December somewhere in Bandra West. Hakkasan has teamed up with local partners Ka Restaurants, owned by businessman Kishor Bajaj (he owns the franchise for Italian clothing brand Brioni in India). The layout of Hakkasan will be similar to that of the award-winning London restaurant, long considered one of the world’s 50 best restaurants, where “reservations are traded on the futures market”. It will be designed by Paris-based Gilles et Boissier whose dark wood, sleek Oriental aesthetic can also be seen at Hakkasan in Miami, and Buddakan in New York. Ka also plan to bring in trendy dimsum eatery Yauatcha, another London restaurant part of the Tasameem stable, to India. Abu Dhabi-based Tasameem bought Hakkasan and Yauatcha in 2008 from founder Alan Yau, who also founded Japanese eatery Wagamama.
On another note, Vie Lounge in Juhu might want to re-think their version called ”Hakka Sun” which has been open for the last five months and bills itself as the “oriental kitchen @ vie”.Tags: Food scoops, Hakkasan, Ka restaurants, Kishor Bajaj, Kishore Bajaj