Published November 27, 2012
A Peek Inside FiDi’s New Hakkasan
Last week, you feasted.
This week, you recover.
Next week, you feast again. And you’ll be doing it inside something called the Cage...
Brace yourself for Hakkasan
, a sexy Cantonese sanctuary with smart cocktails, nightly DJs and
weekend dim sum, opening Monday in FiDi.
If you’ve been to any of the other nine Hakkasans—in New York, Dubai or London—you’ll recognize the
sapphire-hued accents, the carved wood, the tons of Carrara marble. (You’d recognize that marble
anywhere.) One key difference: this one has the
biggest bar of them all
It’s the sort of place you’ll keep in your back pocket for some noontime deal closing. Reserve one of
the dragon-embroidered banquettes (they’re flown in from Shanghai) in the dining room they call the Cage.
(Presumably to honor Nicolas.) Take the elevator up, settle in and summon one or three gin martinis and a
spread of Mongolian-Style Venison Stir-Fry
or Black Truffle
Or if you’re here at night for a different sort of deal closing, venture to the opposite side of the
massive, blue-lit bar to the DJ-equipped Ling Ling Lounge, where you’ll down smoky Negronis made from gin
aged in oak barrels. You’ll also want to hit the sommelier bar—tucked toward the back of the main
bar—for easy access to the ample wine and sake selection, as well as to the guy behind it all.
You love that guy.
1 Kearny St
(at Geary St)
San Francisco, CA 94108