Located right in the heart of Beverly Hills, Hakkasan's a glittering, high-end Chinese restaurant that's also got locations in San Francisco, Vegas, and London -- England, not Jeremy, or it'd be telling stories of abduction while claiming to definitely, definitely not be on drugs. But once you see their silly-awesome, science-savvy drinks and fancified eats, you might think you are. So read on to find out the best way to hit it.
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Kick things off with some delectable fried squid.
And booze it up with this ACTUALLY-SMOKY Negroni served tableside...
... and still smoking when it hits the glass (and your lips).
You'll move on to some dim sum: fried-ness like these Hoisin-topped duck rolls...
... steamed goodness like these pork buns...
... or these pan-seared dumplings.
Grab another drink, like this somehow-didn't-get-arrested-for-smuggling-heroin Chinese Mule.
Now you've got to work your way through the mains, like, perhaps, this grilled Chilean sea bass topped w/ fried shimeji mushrooms.
Or get all barbarian on this super-moist Mongolian-sauced beef.
Of course, you're also gonna want some starch; these hand-cut noodles are topped w/ crispy garlic.
One more drink? Sure. How 'bout a spicy mezcal-based Birds Nest Margarita?
Finish things off with this terrarium-styled dessert, which not only looks like what you got your mom for Christmas last year, but is actually full of tapioca-laced coconut pudding.