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“An excellent evening out”
Review of Hakkasan Dubai

Hakkasan Dubai
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Ranked #127 of 9,663 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: Chinese, Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Emirates Towers Metro Station
Description: Hakkasan Dubai opened in November 2011 in the iconic Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. The restaurant's 88-seat terrace features rustic wooden pavilions, lush exotic greenery and Hakkasan's signature oak latticing. The restaurant accommodates an additional 152 guests, including the opulent Ling Ling lounge, designed in black, gold and white. In addition to Hakkasan signature dishes and those created especially for an Emirate clientele, guests can also enjoy an extensive selection of spirits and world-class cigars. Hakkasan Dubai is open daily for dinner from 5:00pm, and from 12 midday until 4:00pm for Brunch every Friday.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“An excellent evening out”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We have been a couple of times to Hakkasan, both in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Actually, more than a couple of times. Hakkasan was by far our favourite in Abu Dhabi, so when they opened in Dubai at the same times that we moved there, they had a lot to live up to.

Live up to it they have. We have been numerous times, the last being yesterday. From reserving a table to staff in the restaurant and bar, they are always friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. We started the evening as usual at the bar, which has an excellent atmosphere. The Asian Martini (made specially, and not on the menu) was just right. The Manhattan dry was created to perfection, you could really taste all the flavours. As usual, the Strawberry and Ginger Bellini was the best you can get in Dubai, and boy, I’ve tried a few!

I have to eat gluten-free, and there is a separate menu for this, which is just bliss. There is a good selection, which you don’t always get for gluten-free, and the food tastes no different to the rest of the menu. My favourites are the Lettuce Wraps, and the Spicy Prawns. My non-gluten-free husband likes the Crab and Sweetcorn soup, and the Mongolian Venison. The menu is vast and its all great – we have four vegetable dishes, and because it’s so good, always finish them all! There is no pressure on you to finish your food quickly, the waiting staff are polite, responsive and well-informed, and the managers genuinely concerned that you are enjoying yourself. The ambience is Modern Chinese, and the music is mixed there and then, and is great.

If you want a good weekend meal out, this is the place to go: we always take friends and family when they are in town, and without fail, they love it too.

  • Visited November 2012
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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“good food and quality and service”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

variety and service, choice of food was well presented and the venue was quiet although an integral part of the hotel itself.
lots of room to move at the table and table set correctly for food being served.

Visited November 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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“A sneak peak of China”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

This was our first time to Hakkasan restaurant and we were absolutely delighted.

We went for a Friday "brunch", it consist of a Dim Sum set menu with Tea or alcoholic beverage option (there is also the option of Champagne).

Every dish was perfectly cook and you could feel every single ingredients.
We loved especially the Wagyu beef cheung fun, Har Gau and Grilled Vegetarian Shanghai Dumpling.

Both Tea and Wine served were really good match with the food.

The service was spotless.

We stay inside and the ambience was modern Chinese with dark wood and soft light.
The restaurant has also a terrace.

Pricewaise, It is not cheap but you can taste and feel the difference between Hakkasan and the other Chinese restaurants.

  • Visited November 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Continuity in excellence”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

The dishes, wine list and service are excellent.The decoration inside and outside are comfortable and elegant. Currently with the good weather in Dubai,having dinner outside adds to the pleasure.
Hakkasan is a wonderful chinese cuisine experience and amongst the three best restaurants in Dubai.
Cantacuzène, Dubai resident.

  • Visited November 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Great Location, perfect ambeince, charming staff and acceptable food”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Hakkasan has been a good addition to the buzzing restaurant scene in Dubai, its located perfectly at the foot of Emirates Tower, a pleasant walk from DIFC or a 5 min cab ride from Downtown Dubai. Its relatively easier to reserve a table through there very friendly staff here compared to for example the obnoxious La Petit De Maison, DIFC staff who would say no in the most absurd manner. The atomospehre in the bar is electic on a busy night and they have a great selection of wine and spirits, the bartenders are usually recommending the best stuff. The outdoor seating area is very romantic and comfy but it does get a bit chilly in Dec/Jan at least until a few glasses of red wine ;) In terms of food I loved the appetizers specially the one with crab meat and wagyu beef but the main course at best was okay. I highly recommend it!!

  • Visited July 2012
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