Akebono echoes the balance and delicacy of Japanese cuisine with sleek but welcoming décor in which soft black fabric and muted grey leather is juxtaposed with polished timber furnishings. Unusual contemporary art—such as the "Traverse" installation, consisting of translucent trees backed by an abstract and dream-like forest mural—evokes a dream-like quality, while dimmed lights plus electric candles in the evening inspires calm. Robatayaki-style open teppanyaki and sushi counters provide an interactive experience, while semi-enclosed seating is available for up to eight guests.
Utilising only the best ingredients, Akebono serves authentic and enticing modern Japanese cuisine with traditional touches. Savour teppanyaki dishes made with local seafood, Wagyu beef, and other irresistible treats. Sample sushi, sashimi, tempura, and our signature Shake Lemon-Shouyu-Yaki, with salmon, wine sauce, and ginger shoots. A wide array of hot and cold sake selections with varied mild, smooth and rich flavour notes can be explored on their own or as the perfect pairing with your meal.
Five semi-partitioned teppanyaki-style private dining rooms accommodate up to 12 guests. Unique chandeliers create a one-of-a-kind impression; one room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows while another offers its own teppanyaki table.
Located on the lobby level, the popular Latest Recipe beckons with a vibrant open kitchen, plus interactive food stations where seasoned chefs showcase their talents by preparing international and local specialities to your liking with the freshest ingredients. An oversized dinnerware sculpture at the restaurant’s entrance pays lighthearted homage to the enjoyment of food and communal dining. Inside, an unobtrusive combination of slate grey, polished black stone and white oak banquettes ensure a comfortable experience centred on food and conversation. A colourful “family” sculpture energises the dining area and a wall of windows overlooking a cobblestone street brings in plenty of natural light.
Stimulating flavour combinations are the hallmark of our breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets as well as an extensive à la carte menu offered all day, and monthly buffet themes highlight Asian and European favourites.
Every morning, experience Le Méridien’s Signature Breakfast. Awaken your palate with an Eye Opener juice, and choose from one of six nourishing and flavourful signature breakfast dishes to start your day.
Lunch and dinner entrées range from light ensembles like seared diver scallops with fresh pineapple, fresh coriander, and kaffir lime leaves; and whole grilled sole with shallots and mushrooms in a dry white wine sauce; to hearty and comforting Western fare like an Angus steak sandwich or a Margherita pizza with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. We also offer a special menu for children ages 3 to 12, and a kid-friendly Shirley Temple “cocktail.”
Choose a glass from our extensive international wine list to enhance your meal. During or after relax with an imported Italian Illy Coffee or one of our French Daman teas.
The Latest Recipe features a private Wine Room for special occasions or celebrations of up to 20 guests. Beautiful glass cases hold a wine cellar display, and a chandelier of baccarat crystal, styled in the form of an old-fashioned chair and lit from within, is a striking conversation starter. Reservations are required.
Latitude 34—centrally located alongside the Hub, a creative gathering spot—is our stunning bar with a lounge-like feel where you can relax and enjoy sunlight streaming in from a three-story atrium inspired by the Longmen Grottoes caves. Mingle amongst chic Modernica-style sofas and armchairs in silver, glass green, white, and black while the light sounds of jazz play in the background. Natural materials— leather, wood and slate—are juxtaposed with stylised accents such as a Phillip Starck-designed Baccarat crystal chandelier lamp. In the evening, specially designed "stalactite" lighting fixtures shed a soft, ambient glow while live entertainment, from 7pm to 11pm, sets an irresistibly mellow mood.
Enjoy the art of conversation or savour a quiet moment over delicious Illy espresso beverages made by our talented barista, including our signature spicy "Chilli Illy", as well as exclusive teas, rich, dense cakes, and flaky French pastries. In the afternoon or evening, stop by for Jean-Georges Vongerichten-style innovative tapas like braised plum tomatoes with bocconcini, wild rocket leaves, and rock salt, paired with a glass of wine chosen from an international selection or a unique cocktail.
Special events include signature high teas and old and new-world wine pairings.
Le Mei—our signature Chinese restaurant—reveals modern design with antique touches marked by polished oak furniture and a black stone floor, bamboo latticework, and two-toned grey stone walls. Modern art pieces include a "Cranky LIttle Bird" installation, featuring birdcages with birds that "talk" when a curtain is opened. This singular atmosphere sparks the imagination and conjures an essence of Chinese culture and history that accompanies guests' exploration of traditional Cantonese dishes, or a reinvention of Dim Sum or local cuisine with contemporary influences. Attentive service and beautiful private dining options make Le Mei ideal for elegant lunches, corporate dinners, or family celebrations.
A seasonal menu features highlights such as as crispy prawn rolls with broccoli and mustard sauce, pan-fried Wagyu beef with salt and chili, and our signature 'Buddha Jumped Over the Wall' a bowl of savoury broth featuring abalone, sea cucumbers, scallops, and pork ribs.
In addition to an extensive range of local and herbal teas, an international wine and champagne list showcases a wide choice of wines—including special Chinese selections—available by the glass.
Le Mei offers 10 stunning private dining rooms, each with a unique interior and seating for up to 20 guests.