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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An evening to be remembered !!

A great place to go for dinner with friends. I visited the restaurant with 2 friends and we ordered to many dishes. Would have been good if the staff would inform us when they noticed we order to much. But overall food quality and taste was good. Service a bit slow. Loved the music and deco.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
fabioarvin
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi is located inside the Emirates Palace. The palace is stunning and worth a visit. The actual restaurant is much more ordinary, the service is good, but there is a clear separation as you walk through the restaurant of locals and tourists and where they are placed to dine. We pre booked a table and were left waiting... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A great place to go for dinner with friends. I visited the restaurant with 2 friends and we ordered to many dishes. Would have been good if the staff would inform us when they noticed we order to much. But overall food quality and taste was good. Service a bit slow. Loved the music and deco.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had heard so many good things, no excellent things, about this restaurant but we did not experience any. Escorted to the table with not much of a smile or then they might have been a smile but it was too dark to see. Perhaps the lights are down so low so as not to see the other guests dressed... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If youever wondered what chinese cuisine would taste like if it were prepared and served with the care, quality of ingredients and attention to details of a 5-star restaurant, then Hakkasan is the place to visit as far as Abu Dhabi is concerned. Among the dishes I would recommend. certanly the Duck salad

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food and service were excellent. One of the top 3 restaurants in Abu Dhabi. My wife and I always looked forward to going back again. Highly recommended.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Best Chinese restaurant in town by far. Service staff offer good advice on the menu and some are aware of how Chinese enjoy their food - shared!! Well balanced menu in terms of choice of food and price as well. Special thanks to Simon for making our evening perfect.

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Shame about the service and the cost PLUS the distance to reach it until you find you can approach from the far side! Steep outside stairs not for the faint hearted if wearing 5 inch louboutins! Love the outside area but again service not the best in the world more attentive at ARAB UDUPI Have been several times and would... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Hakkasan Abu Dhabi and sharing your feedback. We are sorry to read that you didn’t find our service fully satisfactory. We always strive for perfection and we’d be happy to give you a call to understand what went wrong. Please message us your contact details and one of our team members will reach out to you.... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very good food and terrific cocktails at the beautiful bar. The portions are generous and the wine list complete but totally over priced as expected at the emirate palace. Only to say that the service at the restaurant is nothing special at all. We had to stand up and go for our bottle of wine as they never refill it,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I love the Hakka cocktail, you will always have a second glass or more is the weather is perfect outdoor. Try the dimsum platter that is absolutely good for 2 if you want to have 2 main with 1 side dish Of course a Peking duck is always a choice to try as their signature dish I would suggest if... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very nice, cool and chill place. Food is just amazing. Service is great and fast. Menu is very big so do read it fully. Very recommendable place!!

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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, Indian, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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