The owners of Hakkasan, the super high-end Chinese restaurant with locations in London (the original), Miami (in the Fountainebleu), and Abu Dhabi appeared before Community Board 4 last night to apply for a liquor license for a space on West 43rd St., DNA Info reports. The Hell's Kitchen restaurant will seat 250 and was easily approved by the board, who were just happy that unsavory area of the neighborhood (between 8th and 9th Avenues) was attracting something other than a nightclub. Called the Chinese equivalent of Nobu by its owner, the London location won a Michelin star, and the Miami location is known for its gorgeous setting, its scene, and solid but high priced food.
The chain is also expanding to Mumbai and Dubai later this year. Check out the Miami menu here.
· 'Chinese Nobu' Restaurant Hakkasan Coming to Hell's Kitchen [DNA Info]