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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
Most recent review
Let down by very slow service and missing food

There's so much that's good about Hakkasan, which you'd expect I guess from being in the Emirates Palace Hotel. The bar is impressive, the cocktails (50dhs each) were stunning and the backdrop from the outside area of Etihad Towers is pretty cool. The food was good, though not amazing, with a... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
wandojames
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

There's so much that's good about Hakkasan, which you'd expect I guess from being in the Emirates Palace Hotel. The bar is impressive, the cocktails (50dhs each) were stunning and the backdrop from the outside area of Etihad Towers is pretty cool. The food was good, though not amazing, with a menu that allowed you to spend pretty much what... More 

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Brisbane
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The bar in the restaurant is amazing and a great place to start your evening. The weather allows sitting outside at the moment and the atmosphere outside is exceptional. Food and drinks variety is superb although, as you would expect , pricey especially with the ++ taxes imposed by Abu Dhabi hotels. What slightly spoiled my evening on the last... More 

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Food - scrumptious! Decor - sumptuous! Serious - absolutely wonderful! We ate here at the end of 2014, quite unexpectedly. I usually like to research restaurants thoroughly prior to a visit, but this was very much a spur of the moment booking. Although we were deposited by a supposedly knowledgable local chap who insisted we were at the correct entrance... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited Hakkasan on Thursday 19th of February. Overall the experience was ok but at the prices they charge they really should do better. The cocktails to start were excellent. We had booked for 9 pm and went earlier so that we could enjoy a drink at the bar. The hostess wanted to seat us early at our table but... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Hakkasan experience. Could you please share your contact details with us so our manager can reach out to you directly ? We always thrive to create a perfect experience for all our guests, from our menu to the atmosphere in the restaurant and of course our employees’ attitude and... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Top quality is a landmark of abu dhabi, and certainly choosing hakkassan to run this restaurant inside Emirates Palace is nothing else than top. from the cocktail and wine menu to the delicious plates, from the refined decoration to the amazing location, we simply had a great night out!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Well worth a visit, excellent food and wine choice in wonderful surroundings. Second trip to the uae and this restaurant is one of the best in the city.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Surely one of the best restaurant in town, amazing food even if it's sometimes better not to look at the price which is definitely on a very high range.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hakkasan is a very nice restaurant. The ambience is great and the food is always exceptional. We have eaten here many times and it has never let us down. We have also eaten at the London Hakkasan and this one is every bit as good. Not cheap but truly memorable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Me and my boyfriend had a dinner for Valentines day at Hakkasan and we made a great choice.The food was super delicious and atmosphere at the patio was so romantic. Definately a night to remember !

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Having been at Hakkasan regularly for the past few weeks in Jan & Feb 2015 I can highly recommend the restaurant and bar. Excellent service and very very good food. I have lived in Asia/China as an expat for a long time and can only compliment the authenticity and quality of the food. My favourites are the steamed dim sum... More 

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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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