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“What Changed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Hakka Restaurant and Bar

Hakka Restaurant and Bar
4 Taylor Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Ranked #13 of 95 restaurants in Port of Spain
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“What Changed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

I have always been a fan of Hakka cuisine and it has always been done right since Hakka opened its doors in the fashionable decorated restaurant on the avenue.

I must admit I was impressed by not only the quality of the food but the service as well.

Unfortunately it did not last, and it’s a pity for us as we were regular customers
The service was terrible the quality of the new staff needs to be looked at from, half way dinning placement, wrong order, to cold food. And no matter how busy a restaurant is it is no excuse for poor service, it’s at that time you should shine. Oh and whats up with the cheap mismatched cutlery IKEA is still around if you want to save.

The food when we did get it was cold and lacked flavour or the order was mixed up, it was all in all quite disappointing.

I am now left to wonder what the changed to bring about such disappointment. It is no longer high on our list.

Well at least the prices are still reasonable.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Fernando, Trinidad
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great taste for your money....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

The decor is a nice contemporary style....Food is tasty with big portions. Prices are very affordable. Service is a bit lacking. The waitress always seem to disappear. All in all, have always had a good time and left happy with a full stomach :)

Well worth a visit to experience the chinese/indian mix of food.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great decor, inexpensive food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We were a party of 10. The service was very good. We ordered many dishes, but when they came to the table everything looked the same. Even the taste of each dish was barely discernable from the other. Really was not impressed with the food, so I doubt that we will be back. Must say though that the decor was quite impressive

Visited May 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“It's alright - but nothing to go wow over”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This was my first visit with my wife to this restaurant, while the rest of the family had visited this establishment twice before.

My first impressions:
- The venue is clean, the decorations are modern and contemporary; though I felt that red was too overpowering to the eyes and furthermore it is somewhat offensive to include a bust of the Buddha in an environment where meat is served.
- Staff are friendly, though a bit slow.
- The food. We were going for vegetarian menu. Their selection is OK, though I found they were not very flexible with accommodating to the needs of vegetarian customers 100%. I heard from other family members, that certain dishes were not consistent in terms of taste, presentation and delivery. I have to agree with this, as an appetizer that was ordered was re-ordered as a main course..and the sauce and presentation were different.

It would be noteworthy to sample the non-vegetarian menu for consistency.
The overall score I would give this restaurant is 5 out of 10.
It's alright, but nothing to go wow over.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Trinidad
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20 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Overrated but ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The value for portion size is very good but this food, although fairly tasty, is not genuine Hakka. The service is always luck-and-chance, from friendly and quick to surly and extremely slow. Not high on my list of go-to restaurants.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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