Hakkasan is a leading high-class Oriental fusion restaurant in the West End of London, England, at Hanway Place. The restaurant was created by Alan Yau, also behind the Wagamama Japanese restaurant chain and the newer Yauatcha restaurant, also in London. The multi-million pound interior was designed by the French designer Christian Liaigre who has fused distinctly modern aesthetic with traditional Chinese motifs. The restaurant gained a Michelin star rating in 2003.
In January 2008 Alan Yau sold a majority share in Hakkasan and has opened a new restaurant, this time Japanese; Sake No Hana, located in St James', London.
Previous Chinese London restaurants awarded a Michelin star have been Lee Ho Fook in Soho (1974), Poons of Covent Garden (1979-1980), Tiger Lee in Earls Court (1980-1986), and The Oriental at the Dorchester (1993-2000).