Chinese Restaurant Hakkasan on Its Way to Vegas

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Hakkasan, which already has an outpost in Miami (pictured), plans to open at the MGM Grand in December.

The MGM Grand is about to get another Chinese restaurant. Hakkasan, which has Michelin-starred restaurants in London, plans to take over the Studio 54 space at the resort, opening in December.

Angel Management Group, which already has Wet Republic at the resort, is running Hakkasan with the restaurant brand.

The new venue is part of the resort’s “Grand Renovation,” a 360-degree renovation updating MGM Grand’s guest rooms and its casino floor as well as entertainment, dining and nightlife experiences. The transformation will expand the size of the former venue, creating an indoor/outdoor space with views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.

Hakkasan Las Vegas will be the first location to incorporate an extravagant nightclub component. Hakkasan serves redefined traditional Cantonese cuisine executed with modern flair. The company has locations in Miami, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Mumbai and a New York location opening in March 2012 as well as talk of one opening in Los Angeles.

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