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“Over rated”
Review of Hakkasan

Hakkasan
Ranked #15 of 2,111 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 29, 2012

My first visit (a birthday treat) was excellent and I hadn't been back for a while. We had some friends visiting and as a again, a special occasion we took then to Hakkasan. We had the dim sum (fried meat and steamed veg) & the prawn toast as starters. The prawn toast went down very well with everyone. But the dim sum (especially the meat ones) were very average. The mains were pipa duck - very simple duck breast with no trimmings just a tablespoon of hoi sin sauce. The beef cheek was tender but nothing special. The highlights were the fish dishes, but again not the wow-factor one would expect at Hakkasan. We did consume a few cocktails and the bill was 500 dhs per head.

Don't think i will be going back...although the bar is so cool!

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Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

The provided me with a coeliac menu to meet my dietary needs which I was impressed with. The experience was fantastic.

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

I love everything about Hakkasan. Great place to take visitors and make sure you get there early to have a few drinks at the bar before getting seated, it is a beautiful restaurant, food is amazing and the staff are fab.

Thank roxynsw
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Got sat facing the front door even though the restaurant was empty when we arrived. Thought they could have given us a better table. Food ok, not the best I've had.

Thank Bubachunks
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

The whole experience was amazing. The decor is beautiful, there is a lovely outdoor space. The staff were simply delightful, warm, friendly and clearly enjoying their work A special thanks to the kind waiter who helped with my camera! . Food was superb.Best Chinese food I've ever eaten.

1  Thank AFF29
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