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

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Hakkasan Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Hakkasan Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Hakkasan restaurant.
Paul A
Once we’d become accustomed to the d...
Reviewed 23 days ago

"Once we’d become accustomed to the darkness of the dining room, it was possible to discern the care with which it has been laid out and decorated to hint cleverly at the style of cuisine and to make diners feel comfortable from every point of view. The front of house staff, surprisingly all non-Asian, were very professional and constantly on hand when needed. The Taste of Hakkasan menu looked very good value and we started with one of their special house cocktails, a concoction comprising Belvedere vodka, Akashi-tai sake, lychee juice, lime, coconut and passion fruit which were mixed so as to produce a marvellously creamy, fruity introduction to the meal. The “small eats” to start were an impressive crispy pomelo spiced duck salad with pine nuts and shallots, and amazingly light chicken and prawn dumplings boosted but not overwhelmed by chilli and vinegar. We both chose the spicy prawn main, which was a colourful riot of tastes to accompany the gigantic curried prawns, including asparagus, almonds, lily bulbs, spring onion, and water chestnut - a beautifully and cleverly designed combination of textures as well. Our dessert was a perfect light variation on lemon tart with a sablé base for the sesame meringue, fresh lemon sorbet, white and black sesame seeds, candied lemon and white chocolate disks - a great way to end the meal. Altogether a very satisfyingly unpretentious and high quality dining experience."

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Tim H
Good, but still very expensive!...
Reviewed 1 months, 14 days ago

"Good, but still very expensive!"

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Vaughan L
The Dim Sum menu seems to have improved, an...
Reviewed 3 months, 25 days ago

"The Dim Sum menu seems to have improved, and must be one of the best value lunches in london."

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Gareth D
Good food and a wonderful setting, but it's...
Reviewed 4 months, 9 days ago

"Good food and a wonderful setting, but it's very expensive. -especially the wine list"

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Joe S
Gasro Chin pan Asian - very good....
Reviewed 5 months, 3 days ago

"Gasro Chin pan Asian - very good."

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Tim H
Busy, buzzy, and expensive. Excellent food....
Reviewed 6 months, 28 days ago

"Busy, buzzy, and expensive. Excellent food."

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Andrew L
Boozey sunday dim sum set lunch is the way ...
Reviewed 7 months, 18 days ago

"Boozey sunday dim sum set lunch is the way to do it: I am not sure it would be worth the eye watering a la carte. The venison dim sum particularly memorable."

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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: Sun-Wed 11pm, Thu-Sat midnight

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