Award-Winning Chinese Restaurant Yauatcha Set to Open in Riyadh
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Award-Winning Chinese Restaurant Yauatcha Set to Open in Riyadh

Chinese restaurant Yauatcha was founded in 2004 in Soho, London. Its Saudi branch will be located in Riyadh’s Al Faisaliah Mall - MODE. Learn more

A new Chinese restaurant Yauatcha is set to open its doors in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The award-winning restaurant was first launched in 2004 in Soho, London, and is popular among foodies who seek a combination of culture and culinary adventure. It also has branches in London’s City district and in the Indian cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata. In Riyadh, the restaurant is being launched by international hospitality group Hakkasan Group and Al Khozama, a developer of luxurious commercial properties in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They will be opening Yauatcha in the next couple of weeks in the freshly renovated  Al Faisaliah Mall - MODE. 

Commenting on Yauatcha’s debut in the Middle East, Senior Vice President of Restaurants for Hakkasan Group, Grant MacPherson said, ”Yauatcha isn’t just another Chinese restaurant – it’s blazing a trail on exemplary cuisine. We recognise that Saudi Arabia is a well-travelled nation with high expectations for unique experiences. Yauatcha really embraces the innovative, forward-thinking aspects of modern Cantonese culture and has a fresh and immersive take on fine dining, complementing Saudi Arabia’s sophisticated palate.”

Yauatcha offers an all-day dim sum dining experience along with star dishes such as its well-known Crispy Duck Salad which it shares with its sister restaurant Hakkasan. The food combines authentic Chinese ingredients with regional Cantonese cooking techniques to offer something different from the other Chinese restaurants. It is also known for its large selection of teas, assorted patisseries, mocktails and juices. The restaurant’s interior design is influenced by Feng Shui principles and will be similar to the flagship restaurant in London, which has visible kitchens, an aquarium and a pastel palette colour scheme comprising blues, pinks and greens. It seeks to offer an elegant but comfortable ambiance in which diners can enjoy food and drinks while socialising.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.

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