|Born||1962 (age 53–54)
Alan Yau (Chinese: 丘德威; Cantonese Yale: Yau1 Dak1 Wai1), OBE (born 1962, Hong Kong) is a London-based restaurateur who is best known for founding the Wagamama food chain in the United Kingdom. A Hakka, he was born in Sha Tau Kok, Hong Kong and moved to King's Lynn, Norfolk at the age of 12 with his family, barely able to speak a word of English.
Alan Yau was awarded the OBE in the 2006 New Year Honour's List for services to the restaurant industry.
In August 2013, Yau collaborated with Swire Hotels as creative director for a new Peking duck restaurant called Jing Yaa Tang  at The Opposite House in Beijing. It is Yau’s first project in mainland China.
Alan Yau is also a director of Thai restaurant Busaba Eathai, which has 11 branches in London. His other projects include a Chinese noodle bar named Cha Cha Moon, which opened in mid-2008, Princi London, in collaboration with Rocco Princi, and more recently Babaji Pide Salonu, an Istanbul Pide Salonu. Recent projects include The Duck and Rice English pub with a Chinese kitchen and Park Chinois dinner and dancing.
- Business big shot: Alan Yau The Times, 10 January 2008
-  Mumbai Boss, 28 November 2011
- Former Michelin restaurateur opens venue at Opposite House Business Traveler, 26 July 2013
- China's Dining Acrobatics The New York Times, 15 October 2013
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