Hakkasan Group is closing its Michelin-starred restaurant HKK with immediate effect.
The restaurant group said that executive head chef Tong Chee Hwee, who heads the restaurant on Worship Street, will be prioritising growth in other markets and will not be able to dedicate enough time to HKK.
In a statement, the company said: “As Hakkasan Group continues to focus on its global expansion with imminent projects in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and across Europe, chef Tong and his team will be prioritising this growth and ensuring global consistency of all brands within the Asian Luxury Collection (Hakkasan, Yauatcha and Ling Ling). Therefore chef Tong will be unable to dedicate as much time to HKK in London.”
Tong added: “HKK has been an incredible experience for me and my team. We are immensely proud of everything we have achieved and whilst we are sad to see it close, we understand the business need and look forward to continued success with Hakkasan, Yauatcha and Ling Ling in new and exciting markets.”
HKK opened in Shoreditch in 2012, offering a series of seasonal tasting menus. The site is leased by Hakkasan Group and the firm is currently considering its options for what it does with the venue now.
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