Las Vegas continues to see some of its biggest restaurants reopening, and now Hakkasan, the modern Chinese restaurant at the MGM Grand reopens its massive space on Thursday, July 1. The restaurant went through a renovation while it was closed during the pandemic, and revamped the menu. Tao Group bought out Hakkasan Group in April, merging the two hospitality giants under the Tao name.
The renovation opens up the main dining room and bar area for a more social and community environment.
Hakkasan classics remain on the menu with new dishes including a variety of dim sum available a la carte; a raw bar featuring oysters with caviar, lobster cocktails, and a raw seafood tower; and new dishes including and A-5 wagyu scallion pancake with sweet cilantro soy and chili aioli and crispy Guangdong whole lobster with crispy garlic and black bean chili soy. A 32-ounce bone-in rib-eye tomahawk steak comes with black garlic steak sauce.
Returning dishes include a vegan dim sum basket filled with wild mushrooms and truffles, edamame jade, crystal vegetables, and pea shoots while the roasted Chilean sea bass comes with bumble bee honey. Crispy duck salad returns with pomelo, pine nuts, and shallots and the signature Peking duck comes in two course, first with pancakes, cucumber, and scallion and then stir-fried with a choice of ginger scallion sauce, black truffle sauce, or black bean sauce. For steaks, the restaurant has black pepper beef filet mignon with asparagus, bell pepper, and merlot sauce as well as jasmine smoked wagyu short rib with sweet glaze and pickled lotus root.
The restaurant initially plans to be open Thursdays through Saturdays from 5:30 to 11 p.m., and Sundays from 5:30 to 10 p.m. For reservations, visit https://hakkasan.com/ or call 702-891-7888.