On the same block as MGM Studios and Imagine Entertainment, glamorous Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan started in London, went supersized with a nightclub and restaurant in Vegas and landed last year in Beverly Hills. One year later, the bar was expanded with dramatic blue lighting, while the restaurant area preserves the celeb-friendly privacy screens. A lavish tasting menu available until Oct. 12 celebrates the renovation and the Chinese Golden Week holiday.
Eat: Crispy duck salad, dim sum platter, grilled seabass with Chinese honey
Drink: Bitter Fortune, with gin, Aperol, rhubarb, grapefruit; Kumquatcha with cachaca, sake, Campari, kumquats, ginger ale, orange juice.
Go: 233 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills