Chrysan, at Broadgate West, 1 Snowdon Street, EC2, was opened in partnership with Michelin-starred Japanese chef Yoshihiro Murata, chef patron of Kyoto’s Kikunoi restaurant but closed last year. The venue was Hakkasan’s second Japanese restaurant in the capital following its purchase of Sake No Hana in 2012.
Restaurant Property head of sales Mark Calder said: “This is an excellently located, very high specification restaurant close to L’Anima and HKK restaurants which are both trading very strongly. Restaurant Property has been solely instructed to market this restaurant and we expect to achieve a substantial premium for our client. As the economy has picked up so has the interest from operators to have more restaurants in the City and we expect intense competition for this site.”
Since its original London offerings at Hanway Place and Mayfair, Hakkasan has since expanded globally to locations including Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and Shanghai.
Owned by Abu Dhabi’s property investment company Tasameem, the Hakkasan Group also operates Michelin starred dim sum restaurant Yauatcha in London, with an outpost in Mumbai.