Hakkasan Group will debut its first US location of Yauatcha, a dim sum teahouse, on February 1st, 2017 in Honolulu.
Located on the Grand Lanai level of the newly redeveloped International Market Place, the indoor-outdoor restaurant will feature dim sum, a patisserie, an extensive tea menu and eclectic mixology program in a contemporary setting with 276 seats.
Yauatcha Waikiki will be one of the key restaurants in the recently redeveloped International Market Place, a storied location that is part of the land bequeathed by Hawaii’s Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV that continue to fund Queen’s Hospital.
Launched in London in 2004, Yauatcha Soho earned a Michelin star within its first year, which it has since retained.
The innovative dim sum dining experience, a modern interpretation of the traditional Hong Kong teahouse, is ideal for a light lunch of steamed, baked, grilled or fried dim sum or larger feasts of duck, fish and noodle dishes.
Yauatcha is also famed for its wide selection of teas and assorted patisseries and is a popular destination for social cocktails with friends or colleagues.
Paris-based design firm GBRH created the interiors, as the firm has done for two previous Yauatcha locations.
Keeping to the restaurant’s contemporary take on traditional Asian design, GBRH’s designers approached the project with the intent of creating a warm and sleek atmosphere, comfortable yet elegant enough to set the stage for Yauatcha’s cuisine.
Each colour of the five feng shui elements is represented throughout the restaurant — blue, yellow, red, black and white.
From the furniture to decorative lighting and intricate design throughout, each detail was considered to create a truly unique concept that feels both balanced and harmonious.