Wakiya, New York

06 September 2007
Wakiya, New York

This new restaurant in Manhattan bills itself as a new style of Chinese eaterie inspired by the traditional cuisines of Shanghai, Szechwan, Canton and Beijing. Housed in the Gramercy Park hotel, it comes from the man behind Studio 54 and is run by the team behind Nobu.

  • Opens: This month

  • Owners: Ian Schrager Company and RFR Holding

  • Head chef: Koji Hagihara

  • Manager: Jack Chang

  • Designer: Gilles & Boissier

  • Capacity: restaurant, 153 private dining, 50

  • Food: includes crab caviar soup Washu beef carpaccio with black beans lobster with sweet taoban or black bean sauce and pan-seared whitefish with golden sand.

  • Prices: about $120 (£60)

  • Address: 2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 100010, USA

  • Telephone: 00 1 212 920 3300

  • Website: www.gramercyparkhotel.com

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