Hakkasan often gets lumped in the “clubstaurant” category with its buzzy atmosphere, moody lighting and multiple locations throughout the world. But where this modern Chinese restaurant sets itself apart is the quality of its dishes, from steaming baskets of dim sum to crispy Peking duck. For the Lunar New Year, a prix-fixe menu ($98 per person) available January 25-February 8 includes the popular yu shen salad and an excellent baked salt-crusted chicken—which can all be paired with a rum-based cocktail.
Among the best ways to celebrate Chinese New Year—or the Lunar New Year as many people call it because various Asian cultures celebrate the holiday—is through food. To get your fill of noodles, dumplings, fish, rice and other dishes that are considered part of bringing good fortune in the Year of the Rat, New Yorkers have plenty of options that go beyond the best Chinese restaurants or Chinatown. Here’s where you’ll want to consider dinner to celebrate one of the biggest holidays.
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