Yauatcha Waikiki is now open for business and serving dim sum, tea, French-inspired patisserie and cocktails on the Grand Lanai at International Market Place in Waikiki. This is the first U.S. location for Yauatcha, an innovative dining concept from Hakkasan Group, the global hospitality company that has pioneered fine Chinese dining.

What is Yauatcha? It is flavor. Sharing. Spirit. Infusion. Harmonious.

Yauatcha Waikiki is flavor: The a la carte menu features Supreme Special Dishes such as chicken and abalone shui mai, wok-fry whole Kona lobster, and Peking duck with Tsar Nicoulai Reserve caviar. The extensive menu, overseen by Chef Ho Chee Boon, also includes a heady array of delectable foods grouped under the categories of steamed dim sum, cheung fun, baked/fried/pan-seared dim sum, congee, soup, salad, fish and seafood, poultry and meat, tofu, vegetable, rice, and noodle.

The wide selection of delectable patisserie items is specially handmade in-house with an influence of the four seasons. Executive pastry chef Graham Hornigold directs the sweet production of colorful petits gateaux and a variety of macarons with flavors such as Jaffa orange, coconut, salted caramel, lavender honey, salted popcorn, pandan, rose, and sesame. Additional patisserie items such as the Tropical Dome, made with coconut dacquise, liliko‘i and pineapple and the Apple Vanilla Choux, made with Calvados raisin, crème diplomat and crumble choux.

Yauatcha Waikiki is sharing: Dim sum, a culinary tradition and intricate art form begun thousands of years ago as a snack with tea, and has since evolved into a culture of baked, steamed, and fried delicacies to be shared by friends and family as a meal or light bite.

Sociable menus on the Yauatcha Waikiki menu that are designed for sharing include:

A Taste of Yauatcha: A 10-item menu including baked venison puff and jasmine tea smoked pork ribs (minimum two people, $58 per person)

Signature Menu 1: 12 items including bamboo dumplings, crispy aromatic duck, and fried chili squid (minimum 4 guests, $78 per person)

Signature Menu 2: 12 items including crispy foie gras salad with sesame dressing, stir-fry scallop with lotus root and macadamia nuts, and black truffle roasted duck (minimum of 2 guests, $118 per person)

More not-to-miss menu items are the Chinese chive flower dumpling, poached chicken Beijing dumpling, pork and prawn shu mai, wok-seared lamb chop in Mongolian sauce and a crab croquette made with locally sourced taro.

Yauatcha Waikiki is spirit: An extensive cocktail list, inspired by both local and Chinese ingredients, will feature the following:

Ginger Smash
Virginia Black whiskey, Hum botanical, cardamom, vanilla, lemongrass, lemon, ginger beer

Elemental Fashion
Roca Patrón reposado tequila, vanilla, burnt caramel, cocoa nib, sour cherries, aromatic bitters, sandalwood smoke

Flower & Stone
Bombay Sapphire East gin, strawberry, fennel, apricot, yuzu, mint, rhubarb

Buddha’s Palm
Maker’s 46 bourbon, Velvet Falernum, yuzu juice, yuzu marmalade, black grapes, white balsamic vinegar, mint

Nashi Momo
Belvedere vodka, peach liqueur, nashi pear, lemon, coconut, guava

Scandinavian Scarlet
Krogstad aquavit, Thai basil, ginger, beet juice, white balsamic vinegar, lemon, egg white

Yauatcha Waikiki is infusion: A modern incarnation of the traditional Chinese teahouse, Yauatcha Waikiki offers a wide variety of teas, as diverse as the food itself, sourced from China, India, Japan, Taiwan, South Africa, Egypt, Paraguay and Hawaii.The roasted tender branch Jade Oolong tea made with locally sourced hibiscus flowers will be exclusive to the Yauatcha Waikiki location.

Yauatcha Waikiki is harmonious: The restaurant’s elegant yet comfortable design is influenced by principles of Feng Shui. The calming color blue is infused in the smooth glass of doors, partitions and shelves that are trademarks of Yauatcha and help to create a relaxed social dining experience for convivial conversation.

Yauatcha is located on the Grand Lanai level at International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii. Indoor and outdoor dining options are available, with ample valet and self-parking. Guests interested in receiving more information can visit www.Yauatcha.com/Waikiki for promotions and additional details regarding the restaurant or by visiting www.Facebook.com/YauatchaWaikiki or www.Instagram.com/YauatchaWaikiki.

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