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The Chinese New Year Menu is Back at Hakkasan Las Vegas

The popular Chinese New Year menu has returned to Hakkasan Las Vegas for a limited time.

​Another new year means another Lunar New Year celebration at Hakkasan inside MGM Grand Las Vegas. A favorite among locals and visitors from around the world, the exclusive holiday set menu changes every year. The festive flavors and imaginative presentation are always a crowd-pleaser. We had the chance to check out the new menu at a media tasting to kick off Lunar New Year—read all about it below. 

Lunar New Year at Hakkasan Las Vegas

The Menu

“This Lunar New Year, we have crafted a menu featuring fresh dishes that are believed to bring luck, happiness, and prosperity. In honor of the Year of the Rabbit, which symbolizes patience and luck to bring peace and success into the new year, our menu was created to excite the palate and incorporate hints of the Rabbit through presentation and ingredients,” Chef Andrew Yeo, Global Corporate Executive Chef for Hakkasan told us. 

Happiness Dim Sum Trio at Hakkasan Las Vegas | WHERE Traveler®
Happiness Dim Sum Trio at Hakkasan (Courtesy Tao Group Hospitality)

This year’s Year of the Rabbit menu is available for parties of two or more and includes a set menu for $158 per person. Enjoy small bites to start, including the Lo Hei’ Prosperity Toss’ Octopus Salad and Happiness Dim Sum Trio, which features an upscale modern spin on traditional Chinese dim sum classics. “The menu also includes traditional Lunar New Year dishes such as the “Happiness” dim sum trio, which symbolizes good fortune and a prosperous future, and the ‘Lo Hei’ “Prosperity Toss” octopus salad, served for guests to toss up their salad to bring good fortune in the new year,” Yeo said of the menu’s symbolic touches. 

Main courses include selections like the Cherrywood Smoked Roasted Duck, Steamed John Dory and Stir-Fried Wagyu Beef. “Lunar New Year is Hakkasan’s most important holiday as it brings in new beginnings and invites guests to enjoy a festive meal with loved ones,” Yeo explained of the menu creation process. “Hakkasan preps months in advance to ensure we have the proper time to create a specialty menu that promises to meet our guest’s standards and honor our Chinese roots. As we offer the Lunar New Year menu globally, we take the time to curate a menu that meets the high expectations of those around the world.”

Two sides were added to complement the dining experience. The Treasure Poon Choi and Cornish Handpicked Crab and Beetroot Fragrant Rice can be enjoyed alongside the main courses. Make sure to save room for dessert—The Lucky Rabbit is the perfect way to top off the Year of the Rabbit menu. “We take inspiration from the Lunar New Year’s zodiac animal with a vision for dishes we feel represent new beginnings, along with Lunar New Year traditions,” Yeo told us. “Exceptional ingredients and elegant presentations are always at the forefront of the offerings.” 

Stir-Fried Wagyu Beef at Hakkasan Las Vegas | WHERE Traveler®
Stir-Fried Wagyu Beef at Hakkasan (Courtesy Tao Group Hospitality)