Hakkasan Group's Chrysan closes after six months

03 April 2013 by
Hakkasan Group's Chrysan closes after six months

Chrysan, one of the most recent additions to the Hakkasan Group in London has ceased trading just six months after it opened.

The restaurant's website is no longer functioning and a voicemail message on its reservations line stated simply: "Chrysan has ceased operation", before directing callers to Hakkasan Group's main reservation line.

The business, in Moorgate, was a joint venture with three-Michelin-starred Japanese chef Yoshihiro Murata, chef-patron of Kikunoi in Kyoto and was intended as the first of an international brand of restaurants.

Located within Broadgate West, the 100-seat restaurant featured a chef's table for eight and a private dining room seating 12 as well as a bar called Nene for up to 30. Interiors were developed by Yoshiaki Nakamura.

The kitchen was headed up by Murata's protégé Daisuke Hayashi, who offered regional Japanese specialities incorporating UK ingredients and European flavours, with menus including a range of tasting menus and extensive à la carte options.

A statement from the company said: "Hakkasan Group has ceased trading the Japanese restaurant concept, Chrysan, and is considering options for the site in Broadgate West. Following the success of HKK, which launched adjacent to Chrysan last December, it is evident that there is a strong demand for Chinese concepts both in the City as well as Greater London. Hakkasan Group will retain and employ as many of the Chrysan staff as possible at its London restaurants."

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