San Francisco, California

In a city that loves its restaurants small and local, Hakkasan--an outpost of modern Chinese cooking owned by an Abu Dhabi–based company with locations in London, Mumbai, and beyond--is big and splashy. Its lavish dining room, on the second floor of a downtown office tower, is a $7 million spectacle, partitioned into ornate dining nooks and anchored in the middle by a blue-lit, V-shape bar. The food, on the other hand, is soulful and sublime, in particular the dim sum, from dumplings packed with earthy morels to turnip cakes studded with sweet shrimp. As for the stratospheric prices ($220 for Peking duck with caviar), consider them part of the glitzy appeal.

Last Reviewed
May 2015


1 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA