Hakkasan - Abu Dhabi

4.4
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$50 and over
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Chinese
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.
What 90 People Are Saying
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M
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found the music a touch too loud. We couldn’t hear each other very well when having a conversation

SF
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Nice premises, food was only ok and not worth paying such a high price for. Service was poor for such an expensive place.

Overall, a decent restaurant but not worth paying the money for.

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Bar staff amazing good food as usual but server could not smile

ME
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Exceptional food...small portions though! Very expensive...could not afford regualrly

d
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good place and food! Pleasant dining with friends!

JS
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We tried tasting menu. The best part was Dim Sum, the rest dishes were not impressive. We came to celebrate my husband’s birthday and I informed the restaurant about our occasion in advanced. However, they didn’t say a wishing word, let alone a piece of a birthday cake. There are other Chinese restaurants in Abu Dhabi with the same cuisine level and far way cheaper.

O
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and nice cocktails. Music should be tuned down a notch

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife's birthday

b
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, stunning setting with great ambience....... will definitely be returning when we come back to Abu Dhabi 👍🏼

SS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very Nice decor. Food was amazing also. Atmosphere was a little Too quiet. Service was Nice, but lacked communication skills. Food wasnt presented clearly meaning you could barely hear what was being said. Seemed rehearsed. And know added knowledge when asked about a certain dish.

RR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must go to place in Abu Dhabi! Loved it! Pricy but worth it for the food, excellent service, and ambiance...not to mention its location in Emirates Palace!

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and wine. We ordered 2 mains and 1 rice and that was enough for us to share. The lights are a little too bright above the table and it would improve the ambience if those spotlights could be dimmed a bit. We weren’t impressed with the limited desert menu, so we had drinks at the bar instead. The bar is very nice and with a great selection of drinks and cocktails. We were told the bar gets lively at weekends. Service was attentive and very good. There’s chilled house music playing at an acceptable volume.

MC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff , excellent service and food! Recommended 100%

AD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. Service very good. Really nice bar and well trained bartenders. One negative is that people are allowed to smoke inside the restaurant. Even with designated smoking/non smoking area you can still smell the cigarettes and it does ruin the experience.

DU
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I choose Hakkasan for my birsday diner with my wife because we has been there 1 month ago, it was fabulous.
But this time time i felt strange, like a piece from a big machine without any importance! The service it was very bad, for this restaurant level.
For example my wife has finish but didnt finist my starte and the waiter comes remove my wifes plate leaving me alone with out asking.
This was an unexpectad lack of training and waiter quality.
I am not feeling ok to return again!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My FAVOURITE restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Everything was absolutely delicious! We ordered sooo much food (the waitress was in shock 😂).

Personal favourites are the following:
• Szechuan french beans (with minced beef)
• Vegetable lettuce wraps
• salt and pepper squid
• wagyu beef rib
• lamb chops

The only dish I didn’t love were the charcoal king prawns.. I found the smokiness to be a little bit overwhelming.

E
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Only point of criticism is the acoustics, not great.

AM
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I am regular customer, no comment on the food and services, all very good as usual. The noisy coming from the kitchen is not comfortable, self and my guest comments on it several time earlier.

Postachios served earlier on the bar had better taste compared to the mixed nuts.

MB
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A little bit too cold inside. Price to value too high

SA
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I want there for my friend birthday i loved the surprised birthday cake , food was delicious

AD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and value , professional staff . One of the best in the world , I will be back for sure

R
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Birthday setup was requested in advance to write just happy Birthday on a plate, however nothing prepared.

GB
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and service was excellent too.Only minor criticism was the cold air and the dark

GB
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent,the ambience was good,an extremely enjoyable experience.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and lay out, bar was nice as well. Quite pricey but to be expected due to location and definitely worth it.

G
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely evening my only criticism would be that the food came out far to quick! We had the set menu and the service was amazing but was all abit rushed!

t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had. A lovely wedding anniversary dinner. The setting is stunning and the design inside - well what one would expect from Hakkasan.

CG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, Michelin start service and attention to detail. Highly recommended.

EE
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best gourmet , luxury Iftar in town....................!!!

OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran comida Oriental los menus armados muy recomendables y bastante vastos
Un poco caro pero si lo vale

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E
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I have been to several Hakkasan all over the world, and this isn’t a good one. Something not right about the food. The tea smoked beef ribs were too sweet, the fish was too dry, etc. It’s inside the palace hotel

FA
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly the best meal I ever ate. The wagyu ribs are a must have!

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Noisy , poor service , food expensive and no taste

b
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the meal for two, fabulous starters and mains, great desert, good food would recommend it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good.

S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, food was good but not amazing

FD
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has fantastic food and beautiful place!

LJ
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmospheric restaurant , lovely food , good service , we sat outside which was nice as we sat on a comfy sofa type seat at a table meant for 4 but there was 2 if us .
It was my Birthday and I was greeted with a friendly Happy Birthday from the lady at the desk and guided to our table .
I would have liked it if our table had faced the view rather than side on but not a deal breaker ! Would recommend

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

- wunderschöne Location (empfehlenswert einen Tisch draussen zu reservieren)
- gutes Essen
- freundliches Personal
- am besten vor oder nach dem Essen noch einen Drink in der Bar geniessen

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MD
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic restaurant, really Great Food, good service. We were outside, fantastic weather, maybe only missing some nice chillout music to increase the ambiance.

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