Template:Use British English Template:Use dmy dates Template:Refimprove Template:Advert Hakkasan is an upscale, modern Chinese restaurant in the West End of London, England, at Hanway Place. The restaurant was created by Syra Khan and Alan Yau, also behind the Wagamama Japanese restaurant chain and the newer Yauatcha restaurant, also in London.Template:Cn The multi-million pound interior at the original Hakkasan was designed by the French designer Christian Liaigre who fused distinctly modern aesthetic with traditional Chinese motifs.Template:Cn In January 2008 Alan Yau sold a majority share in Hakkasan.Template:Cn It has opened branches in Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, and Mumbai.
The restaurant gained a Michelin star rating in 2003.Template:Cn
The British Restaurant magazine released its sixth annual global ranking of the 50 Best Restaurants in April 2008. Hakkasan was rated 19th in the list, with a total of five London restaurants listed.Template:Cn