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Summary

For a “classy” night out, these “noisy”, “nightclub-style” operations (the seeds of what’s now a global brand) have a huge reputation, with their “clever Chinese/pan-Asian” cuisine and “theatrical” Bond-lair styling. “Eye-popping” bills and “up-itself” service have always been hazards here, but accusations that they are “over-hyped and ridiculously over-priced” grew this year.

£94
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Dark”, “seductive” and “very sexy” styling – “like a nightclub” (and with “loud” noise levels to match) – provide a “funky” backdrop to a meal at these “dramatic” venues (the cradle of what’s a growing global franchise). Though “not cheap”, the Chinese cuisine’s “top notch” too, especially the “superbly original” dim sum.

£89
Very Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

These “dark and brooding” nightclub-style haunts “elevate westernised Chinese food to a new level” – despite their crowds, noise, “snotty” service and “out-of-this-world” prices, they are the bedrock for what’s now a growing global brand; “to avoid a second mortgage, check out the extraordinary dim sum at lunchtime”.

£89
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Average
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Oligarchs and their leggy girlfriends” party at the newer Mayfair branch of these dimly-lit “beautiful-people” haunts; regular folk, though, appear to be finding them ever less attractive – even if the Chinese cooking is “decent”, prices seem ever-more “ferocious”, and service is sometimes “spectacularly bad”.

£86
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Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Hakkasan Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Hakkasan restaurant.
Peter T
Continues to provide excellent and innovati...
Reviewed 6 months, 21 days ago

"Continues to provide excellent and innovative Chinese based cuisine. Lunchtime set menu including cocktail at £38 is pretty good value for this quality of establshiment!"

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lunch noon - 3.15 pm, Sat 4.15 pm, Sun 4.45 pm dinner 5.30 pm - 11.15 pm, Fri-Sat 12.15 pm
Last orders: 11 pm, Thu-Sat midnight

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