The mystery of what replaces the long-vacant Pearl at the MGM Grand is finally revealed. China Tang Las Vegas from Hong Kong-based hospitality company Lai Sun Dining makes its U.S. debut at the resort with Cantonese fare influenced by provincial dishes from Sichuan, Shanghai and Beijing.
Lai Sun Dining already has 17 restaurants in Hong Kong, London, Macau and mainland China. Its Ciak — All Day Italian was awarded with a Bib Gourmand from Michelin. The three Michelin-starred Italian restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bonbano Hong Kong, two Michelin-starred Italian restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana Shanghai, one Michelin-starred restaurants French-Japanese Wagyu Takumi, Japanese Wagyu Kaiseki Den, modern European steakhouse Beefbar and Italian restaurants 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana Macau and Ciak — In The Kitchen are all part of the restaurant group’s portfolio.
China Tang plans to sit in the MGM Grand’s The District, across from Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak and Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House. No opening date was teased.
Pearl, which served traditional Chinese cuisine with hints of Canton and Shanghai provinces, closed in November 2014. MGM Grand also has Hakkasan serving modern Cantonese cuisine.
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