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Beijing, 1 August 2017 – China World Summit Wing, Beijing, a Shangri-La hotel, announces the appointment of Chef Hiroaki Karasawa as the new chief chef of Nadaman, the hotel’s signature restaurant. 


Chef Karasawa, who is from Tokyo, was previously chief chef at Japanese Restaurant Zipangu by Nadaman at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur; Nadaman Japanese Restaurant at Imperial Hotel, Tokyo; and Nadaman Japanese Restaurant at the China World Summit Wing, Beijing for five years from 2010. 


A highly skilled chef with exceptional knowledge in traditional Japanese cuisine, Chef Karasawa brings a wealth of experience from his various posts with the Nadaman Japanese restaurant chain since 2001.  With nearly 28 years of expertise in Japanese cuisine, Chef Karasawa follows the fine-tuned tradition of using only the freshest ingredients of the quality to create innovative Japanese dishes. 


With Chef Karasawa at the helm, guests can expect a delectable dining experience that is bound to impress even the discerning palate. 


Nadaman offers a taste of fine culinary art.  Here, guests can savour time-honoured specialties, such as kaiseki-ryori – which is described as the art of transforming the blessings of nature into food – along with an extensive selection of authentic Japanese dishes, all meticulously crafted using high-quality seasonal produce. 


Meanwhile, Akutsu Yoshiya, the chief chef from Nadaman Shinjuku Japan, will visit Nadaman at China World Summit Wing, Beijing from 7 to 13 August 2017.  With 34 years of Japanese culinary experience, Chef Akutsu started his career in Japan as the teppanyaki chef at Sengoku Steak House in 1983.  In 2009, he joined Nadaman Shinjuku as chief chef. 


On his visit to Beijing, Chef Akutsu will present a special teppanyaki menu, which includes Japanese and French infusion dishes.  Highlights of his signature creations include Grilled Live Lobster with Sea Urchin Cream Sauce and Rye Flour Bread, Sautéed Foie Gras and Fully Mature Banana with Plum Shaoxing Wine Sauce, Australian Premium Beef served with Garlic Chips, Watercress, Rock Salt, Pepper, Radish and Onion Sauce. 


Nadaman opens daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m.  For enquiries and reservations, guests may call (86 10) 8571 6459 or send an email to  They may also follow the hotel’s WeChat account at “bjcwsw” for the latest offers and promotions. 


About Nadaman 

With a rich two-centuries-old tradition of fine Japanese cuisine and gracious hospitality, Nadaman debuts at China World Summit Wing, Beijing, treating discerning diners to traditional Japanese cuisine.  Nadaman also features à la carte dining, ideal for business entertaining or simply socialising with friends and family.  A series of private dining rooms, including a semi-private sushi bar, three semi-private teppanyaki rooms and three private dining rooms, are available for occasions that are more exclusive. 


Nadaman traces its roots to Osaka in 1830, when founder Nadaya Mansuke opened his first restaurant, which later became the foundation of today’s Nadaman group of restaurants.  Since then, the group has expanded with exclusive restaurants in Tokyo’s discriminating locales, patronised by the country’s political and business elite, as well as at select Shangri-La hotels in key Asian gateway cities. 


Since its origins in 1830, the Nadaman group of exclusive restaurants in Japan has strived to transform contemporary Japanese dining while carefully preserving its ancient culinary traditions.  In overseeing the debut of a new Nadaman in Beijing, Chef Karasawa Hiroaki introduces a new menu promising to respect the time-honoured traditions of authentic Japanese kaiseki cuisine while rolling out contemporary authentic Japanese specialities. 


About China World Summit Wing, Beijing 

With unrivalled views over the city centre, China World Summit Wing, Beijing occupies the upper floors of the China World Tower, which soars 81 floors over the China World Trade Center complex in the heart of Beijing’s central business district.  The hotel comprises 278 guestrooms and suites, and some of the city’s award-winning dining and entertainment destinations, with four designer restaurants, two bars and a lounge, and three exclusive venues devoted to private dining.  The hotel also houses Shangri-La’s signature spa brand and retreat, CHI, The Spa, on level 77.  The hotel provides fresh and clean air in all guestrooms, restaurants, and banquet and recreation areas through an in-built air filtration system. 


Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit 


PRESS CONTACT:                

Nora Li 

Director of Communications  

China World Summit Wing, Beijing 

Tel: (86 10) 6505 2299 ext. 6314 




Catherine Liu 

Assistant Communications Manager 

China World Summit Wing, Beijing 

Tel: (86 10) 6505 2299 ext. 6316 




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(86 10) 6505 2299 extension 6344


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