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Hakalok

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Asian, Nonya, Malaysian
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7 Shoplands, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7RH, England
01707 392388
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Would recommend

Very friendly staff, the food was excellent and the children were made to feel welcome. The restaurant was full when we left about 8:45 pm so would advise booking in advance for a Saturday night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff, the food was excellent and the children were made to feel welcome. The restaurant was full when we left about 8:45 pm so would advise booking in advance for a Saturday night.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

I'm not a fan of this place. The food is identical each time you go leading me to suspect it's pre packaged. It tastes that way too. That said the staff are friendly but there isn't much ambience to the place. Ok for a business lunch if you're not looking to impress too much

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Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We've been here several times now and every time we love it! The food is delicious, and is freshly cooked to order. The staff are very helpful, and are always eager to suggest a dish to suit your tastes. We'll be back!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have never had a bad meal here and they will also cook off menu. I'm not a fan of tofu but theirs is incredible.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Hakalok was recommended to us years ago...and we've been back ever since! Not necessary the best Malaysian but good enough. We had many celebration dinners there - catering up to 20! The owner Mr Choon is friendly and accommodating & the staff are very friendly. Yes we have had some disappointing dishes but most of the time its been good... More 

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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It seems to be a family business with simple but decent food with not bad selection for vegetarians. Place not very pretty, but clean. It's away from highstreet and free car park is next to it. Better to book

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very friendly service makes you comfortable. They recommend good options when you are not sure of the menu. Made a special dish for me as I wanted a spicy one. Ordered many dishes all of them were awesome

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

We went to Hakalok on a quiet Monday night. We ordered soft shell crab and Malaysian chilli chicken with rice. The food was very average but the bill was quite high compared to the quality and taste of food! The soft crab shell should be served with some soya based sauce on the side. I think the restaurant is doing... More 

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Herts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Before booking, I rang ahead to enquire whether they could accommodate coeliacs. They said that they could, but advised me to avoid Fridays and Saturdays, those days being their busiest times. I therefore booked a table on a Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. On arriving at the restaurant however, the head waiter expressed reservations about being able to deliver gluten free... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant on average twice per month since it opened some years ago. We consider ourselves very lucky to have such a lovely restaurant within walking distance of our home. The menu is varied, consisting of Thai, Malay and Chinese food - everything we have ever ordered is cooked to perfection. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Shoplands, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn Garden City
  • Phone Number: 01707 392388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Nonya, Malaysian

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