We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Top level”
Review of HKK

Ranked #319 of 24,124 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: City of London
Description: HKK offers a unique Chinese fine dining restaurant experience, epitomising the skill and creativity of Michelin-starred Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee and his kitchen, and showcasing the true diversity and unparalleled range of ingredients, styles and cooking techniques of Chinese cuisine. The menu at HKK changes regularly, illustrating chef Tong's passion for creating complex flavoured Chinese dishes with a modern flair. With a philosophy that tells the story of both ancient and contemporary China through reviving and modernising recipes, chef Tong and his team use the state-of-the-art kitchen as a culinary laboratory to develop unique dishes. The kitchen combine authentic wok and barbecue cooking methods alongside modern techniques, using local and organic produce and coastal seafood from the British Isles where possible. The wine team, headed up by Christine Parkinson, Head Wine Buyer at Hakkasan Group, have curated a wine and cocktail flight that complements each of the dishes on the tasting menu, including wines, cocktails, teas and Japanese sakes. Chef Tong holds 11 years' experience at Hakkasan Group, first as the Head Chef of Hakkasan Hanway Place, and then as the Executive Head Chef for the group globally.
Reviewed July 20, 2013

In a cool atmosphere you experience a mesmerising modern take on one of the greatest cuisines on earth. One complex dish after the other is prepared with meticulous precision. The produce is of the quality one finds in Michelin starred western restaurants. For example, their cherry wood oven roasted duck had a superb depth of flavour and beautiful fat. This was a dish to remember, with three parts: a crispy skin, a slice of breast, and a pancake with shredded bits to dip in the best hoisin sauce you've ever had. Also memorable were the dim sum trilogy (lobster, scallop and caviar; iberico ham and mooli; cucumber and chicken (spicy)), and the Wagyu beef with sea chestnut.

We had the 8 course tasting menu, which at dinner can only be consumed at the counter (but they will allow you to sit in the dining room if the restaurant is not full). Otherwise at dinner it's only the 15 course tasting menu. At lunch there are several more options.

Service is extremely smooth and attentive. The pacing of the meal is frighteningly precise (once you see the enormous kitchen and the large brigade you understand how they can manage this). Prices are high but this is top level cuisine.

Thank thoughtfuldiner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (432)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

370 - 374 of 432 reviews

Reviewed July 19, 2013

The overall of foods were ok but not really memorable except the duck course was served 3 pcs of duck with skin but good one. Keep reminding me the taste as sweet and salty, probably not rush to return. We sat on the booth was comfortable but table reminded me in conference room but in dark office.
If you expected for same level of food with Hakkasan would make you disappointing. Just do not expect as much as Hakkasan's menu deliver, would be more enjoyable there. It is hard to judge whether it is reasonable price or not.
Have heard from the staff that most of dishes were same since they opened in last year, sounded not promising for improvement of the menu for more than 6 months time.
Something different experience but felt blended. Dessert was petit four as French offers.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank eatcity
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We've really enjoyed the Hakkasan experience in USA and London so we tried Hkk and sadly we were all disappointed. The food and service was very good but we were shocked by the price. We could only order the set meal for £195 a head and were told that's all we could order.
For the 3 of us with a small amount of wine and a tip I spent over £700.

Thank Algarvehaydn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I booked an 8 course tasting for my partner and I. He'd never had really good chinese food before, and so didn't have as high an opinion of it as say Japanese or Indian cuisine. I set out to change his mind, and with HKK was definitely successful.

The location was a little odd, a rather confusing part of the City, surrounded by building works, empty buildings and lots of people just hanging around aimlessly. We were on the right street, but kept walking past the building as there was no sign (explained later by a waitress) and the building just didn't look occupied. Eventually I called them and they were more than helpful, and quickly directed us to a very attractive, comfortable and appealing looking restaurant.

From then on it was a completely different experience - fun and a bit of a magical mystery tour, as we didn't know what sort of dishes would be arriving. The highlights were the duck, the wagu beef, but everything was imaginatively cooked and presented to perfection and we enjoyed an extremely well-balanced and delicious 8-course meal. Every course was served and explained very well by the staff, who seemed quite relaxed and happy to answer any questions.

All in all, an exceptionally good experience, and we will return.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank ValerieUK_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 14, 2013

came here to try the 4 course lunch set menu, there were 2 choices : a seafood and non-seafood, it would have been better if they have prepared the menu listing the components because i had to ask the waiter to tell me the details of each set menu.
i went for the seafood version and each course was beautifully presented. the serving is tiny, even for the main course which was a monkfish with egg fried rice, you basically get a few tiny pieces of fish stir fried with equally small pieces of asparagus and a ball of fried rice the size of a ping pong ball. the dessert was very nice, a refreshing coconut panacotta with mango sorbet.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank philiplk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed HKK also viewed


Been to HKK? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing