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West Corniche Road | Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 690 9000
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Hakkasan Abu Dhabi opened in June 2010, bringing Hakkasan's award-winning...
Hakkasan Abu Dhabi opened in June 2010, bringing Hakkasan's award-winning cuisine to the landmark Emirates Palace. Comprising a restaurant, bar and lounge as well as four private dining rooms, the 16,000 sq ft space is separated by carved wooden screens and latticing that echo the rich interiors of the London flagship restaurant. Long-time design partner Gilles & Boissier designed the space with the Hakkasan ethos of the modern ethnic, interpreting it for the United Arab Emirates. Embroidered furniture and marbled Chinese forms enrich the space, and the main dining area is crafted into a wooden cage surrounded by backlit blue glass and a stainless steel frame. Signature Hakkasan dishes like Peking Duck with Caviar and Grilled Wagyu Beef with King Soy Sauce are served alongside a set of new dishes created especially for an Emirate clientele. The restaurant is headed by chef Lee Kok Hua, who was previously at Hakkasan Hanway Place where he worked under Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee for five years.
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is a fabulous place to go for a quiet dinner out of the ordinary or just as a group of friends.. The food on both occasions has been absolutely fabulous.. The wait staff are attentive and professional.. I wouldn't expect any less at Emirates Palace but it's always nice when the service and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Yvonnecaldwell
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a fabulous place to go for a quiet dinner out of the ordinary or just as a group of friends.. The food on both occasions has been absolutely fabulous.. The wait staff are attentive and professional.. I wouldn't expect any less at Emirates Palace but it's always nice when the service and food are always up to par..... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've been to this restaurant many times. The food and setting are great. The service, however, is another story. This last time around I was sitting there for 10 minutes and no one came to the table with menus. I had to ask for it. The food also took quite a while to reach the table. They should definitely train... More 

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HakkasanAE, Public Relations Manager at Hakkasan, responded to this review

Thank you for being a regular with us and we are glad you enjoyed the food and setting. We are very sorry to hear about the service and will be sure to address the issues in our ongoing team training. We sincerely hope to see you with us again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Hakkasan was amazing. Its not as expensive as you would think, although typically here in Abu Dhabi wine brings the bill upwards. The restaurant is amazing in design and the staff are fabulous. Service is impeccible and they know the menu well. Food, is as expected fantastic, so take your time and enjoy every bite. I would reccommend this restaurant... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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150 reviews 150 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went for diner with a friend. Ambiance is nice and service pleasant. Ordered dim sum appetizer. Excellent, 4 pairs of varied dumplings all excellent. In fact all food was cooked perfect with nice presentation. I would recommend all items highly. Main course had the Charcoal grilled silver cod. This course was my one quibble, large piece of fish with no... More 

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Mequon, WI
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We ate outside on the rooftop Hakkasan at Emirates Palace. It is a very unique Chinese menu but very authentic. The view out towards the Etihad towers is stunning.

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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On the occasion of the Chinesa new year and having been very satisfied with our various experience at Hakkasan in Doha, my wife and a friend of ours decided to have a try of the Abu Dhabi. It is usually not my preferred plan to go out on these kind of occasion, but having freshly arrived to AD, we wanted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We LOVE Hakkasan whether in London or Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi you cannot go wrong! If you love your Cantonese food then this place is a must! The surroundings are great and the cocktails are even better! Another restaurant I can confidently recommend where you will have a great meal. 10/10

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was my Fourth visit in 12 months and I brought 2 guests and build up their expectations only to have them completely dashed! We showed up without a reservation (now there is a telling story) - We didnt need one, it was less than 25% full on a Friday night. We decided to have a pre-Dinner drink at the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I was really excited to go to Hakkasan but quite disappointed in that the quality of food was average at best and the prices were completely unjustifiable. Can get better everything at many other places in AD.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Well well, asian fusion kitchen has arrived on it's peak. Not only the quality of the food and drinks is very high, also the price. But we only live once ;)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West Corniche Road | Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 690 9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi opened in June 2010, bringing Hakkasan's award-winning cuisine to the landmark Emirates Palace. Comprising a restaurant, bar and lounge as well as four private dining rooms, the 16,000 sq ft space is separated by carved wooden screens and latticing that echo the rich interiors of the London flagship restaurant. Long-time design partner Gilles & Boissier designed the space with the Hakkasan ethos of the modern ethnic, interpreting it for the United Arab Emirates. Embroidered furniture and marbled Chinese forms enrich the space, and the main dining area is crafted into a wooden cage surrounded by backlit blue glass and a stainless steel frame. Signature Hakkasan dishes like Peking Duck with Caviar and Grilled Wagyu Beef with King Soy Sauce are served alongside a set of new dishes created especially for an Emirate clientele. The restaurant is headed by chef Lee Kok Hua, who was previously at Hakkasan Hanway Place where he worked under Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee for five years.

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