Does hearing “Hakkasan” make you think world-renowned club or Michelin-caliber food? We’re not making you choose, but Hakkasan’s distinctive mod-Cantonese dining and craft cocktailing are served in some surprising atmospheres amid five floors of Asian splendor. Since the space behind those mammoth DJ-face signs on Las Vegas Boulevard can intimidate the uninitiated, here’s where to eat, sip and sit at Las Vegas’ latest, most all-inclusive dining and nightlife experience.
Date Night or Ladies Night
The first-floor dining room is sectioned off by floor-to-ceiling latticed woodwork that makes you feel like you’re eating in an elegant chinoiserie birdcage. It’s really just one big space, but each table feels a lot more secluded thanks to this intricate web of woodwork.
For a Hip Sip
The bar on the first level (behind the dining room) is long and narrow, and reminiscent of a secret back room at a swank hotel. Great for an after-work or a pre- or post-dinner drink with pals, but be the master of your own destiny and don’t wait to be invited out.
When Money’s No Object
The second-level private dining room mimics Hakkasan’s first-floor decor with its “Hakkasan blue” walls and latticework leading to the entrance. The dim space seats up to 20 at a long, well-dressed table while a posh couch and a few comfy chairs round out the all-in-one lounge-and-dine experience.
For drinking and clubbing minus the craze, the Ling Ling Club and Ling Ling Lounge on Level 3 are all about drink and vibe. The 10,000-square-foot club has rich turquoise bottle-serving booths, a main dance floor, two fly dancers and a bar at each end. For something a little sexier, the crimson-hued Lounge holds 120, has its own DJ booth and offers tasty mixology similar to the dining room bar and restaurant.
For The VIP Treatment
The club’s most exclusive real estate, Level 5 has four skyboxes overlooking the dance platform and its massive LED screens. Here, guests get bottle service, a model cocktail server, TVs and private bathroom access (worth its weight in gold). Reserve these as you would a VIP table for the ultimate in private luxury.