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Hakalok

7 Shoplands, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7RH, England
01707 392388
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Cuisines: Nonya
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Hatfield, Herts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We tried this restaurant for the first time last night. We got a takeaway so I can't comment on the restaurant itself (although my husband said it looked nice). The food was amazing, quite possibly the best takeaway I've ever had. I can't remember the names of the dishes, but we had a slow cooked lamb curry, which almost melted... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I thought we were popping in to Hakalok to order a take-away, but my husband decided we should nab the last available table. For a restaurant next to a supermarket in a short parade of shops, away from the main town in WGC, this place is amazingly popular. There has to be a reason why people keep coming back and... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Just kidding, did it get your attention? Anyhoo, the restaurant didn't have to fight to get my attention. I was on a nostalgic visit to WGC with my beautiful companion and felt like something different to eat. A quick scrutiny of TA brought this place up and although it is out of the town centre, I know the area and... More

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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This Malaysian restaurant is hidden away in a local shopping centre in Welwyn Garden City. The menu is rather mixed, having Malay, Chinese, Thai and Indonesian dishes. I'm not too sure how authentic it is - I don't think nasi goreng has pineapple in it. Anyway, the dishes that I chose (steamed dumplings and a rendang curry) were both very... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Enjoyed the set menu with some extras. Friendly service but waited a little while for extra glasses and water. Looking forward to trying the ret of the menu.

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Innerleithen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This local restaurant doesn't pretend to be fancy, but there are linen cloths on the tables. The staff are authentic, friendly and attentive, making suggestions where appropriate and happily accommodating variations. The food was freshly cooked to order and there was plenty of it. I went with two friends for a chatty supper and there was no pressure to leave.... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family and I have been going to Hakalok for several years now for the best Malaysian/Singaporean food we've had in the UK. My Mum is from Singapore and her and her other Singaporean friends regularly make the 30min trip to this restaurant as they deem it the closest quality food to what they expect back home. The staff are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My mother's family are chinese, from Malaysia and this is more or less the only oriental restaurant we visit outside of London. The dishes are well prepared and reasonably authentic, and the staff know us and know what we like, so visiting is always a pleasant experience. Service is usually prompt, despite a brisk takeaway trade, and the dishes are... More

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were a party of 8 and were staying in WGC for 1 night and decided to have a meal at Hakalok. The staff were friendly, the service was very good and the food was enjoyable and cooked to our liking. There is a wide variety for everyone, as I don't like spicy food I asked for a very mild... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We recently moved nearby and ordered a takeaway from this highly recommended restaurant. The food was excellent and quickly prepared. We'll definitely be going for meal in the restaurant soon!

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