It’s a sad day in the city of angels for fans of Hakkasan’s crispy duck salad and other haute-Asian fare as word has come that the group will shutter its Beverly Hills location following service on July 18.
In a statement to Vegas Seven, Hakkasan Group president Nick McCabe says,”The last 12 months have seen us realign our global business strategy with a number of acquisitions, including L.A.-based H.Wood Group. While Hakkasan remains a key strategic brand for the group, and continues to be a priority for development around the world, our priorities for L.A. have shifted, and as a consequence, we have decided to close the Beverly Hills location, and focus on our West Hollywood outlets including Blind Dragon, Bootsy Bellows, Herringbone, Hooray Henry’s and The Nice Guy. There are no current plans for a new Hakkasan L.A. location at this time.”
What will open is a second Herringbone in Santa Monica inside Santa Monica’s new residential tower, Ocean Avenue South. As for the former Beverly Hills employees, we hear that they have been given the option to be relocated within the company.