The restaurant was developed by the same team behind Buddakan and Asia de Cuba, and was designed by Hospitality Alliance in conjunction with Hirsh Bedner Associates. Additionally, architects will be guided by famous Chinese Feng Shui Grand Master Huang Dao who worked on Forbidden City and the Beijing National Olympic Stadium.
This group promises to deliver stylistic décor, inventive menus, and imaginative cocktails. The 11,000-square-foot space will be complete with indoor and outdoor seating, a pagoda, various water features, a wine tasting room, and a lounge with a DJ booth.
“BUDDHAzen combines beautiful architecture, rich décor, luxury experiences, delicious dining, and an enchanting nightlife experience for guests to enjoy and come back to time and again,” said Andy Lakha, CEO of Fortress Development.
Lahka said he looks forward to sharing this unique dining experience, that pays homage to his South Asian heritage, with friends and family once it is completed in 2021.
Avenue Bellevue includes a 100,000-square-feet of retail space, as well as a luxury condo and hotel within the development planned for downtown Bellevue. BUDDHAzen is the second restaurant announced so far, after Angler Bellevue, a Michelin Star winning sealife-focused restaurant with locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles.