Yauatcha Waikiki Named Top Write In for “Best New Restaurant” at 2018 HONOLULU Magazine Hale Aina Awards

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Yauatcha Waikiki, a modern upscale dim sum teahouse by Hakkasan Group, received the distinguished honor of “Best New Restaurant” for Top Write In at the 2018 HONOLULU Magazine Hale Aina Awards.

Yauatcha Waikiki was announced as having the most write in votes for the top honor of “Best New Restaurant” as well as winning the Bronze award for “Best Chinese” in the state on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the gala reception in the Royal Hawaiian hotel.

“Receiving the people’s choice award for ‘Best New Restaurant’ in the state of Hawaii validates all of the impeccable work our team has put in this year,” comments Gert Kopera, Executive Vice President Restaurants Global of Hakkasan Group. “Knowing our guests are the ones who truly gave us this accolade fills everyone with immense pride. We strongly believed that Hawaii was the ideal place for Yauatcha’s first U.S. location and we have received such a warm welcome from the local community.”

The Hale Aina Awards by HONOLULU Magazine celebrate excellence and innovation in Hawaii’s culinary scene, spotlighting a special selection of restaurants each year per the editor’s and the people’s votes. With a wide variety of island and statewide accolades, the Hale Aina Awards are both the oldest and the most widely respected dining awards in the state of Hawaii.

Opening earlier this year on the third level Grand Lanai at Waikiki’s International Market Place, Yauatcha Waikiki continues to enjoy critical acclaim much like the original Yauatcha restaurant in Soho, London. With a refined interpretation of upscale Cantonese, patisserie inspired by European culinary techniques, a carefully crafted cocktail and an innovative tea program, Yauatcha Waikiki has earned a loyal following, attracting locals and visitors alike.

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About Yauatcha

Yauatcha is a Chinese dim sum teahouse offering an all-day dining experience. It launched in Soho, London in 2004 gaining immediate critical acclaim and receiving its Michelin star within a year of opening, which it maintains to this day. Yauatcha City opened in May 2015 following the success of the Soho restaurant. Yauatcha provides a unique dining experience,…

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