“Even in a city with no shortage of great restaurants, Hakkasan restaurant is truly special. The original restaurant in London was the first Chinese restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star, which it has retained to this day – setting the benchmark for the exceptional experience guests can expect when visiting Hakkasan Dubai.”
Enter a haven of sophistication at Hakkasan Dubai – an award-winning independent restaurant where exquisite food and modern, authentic decor combine to create a unique dining experience.
Hakkasan restaurant offers a modern take on Chinese cuisine, one that celebrates freshness and purity of flavour and where signature Hakkasan dishes are offered alongside those specially created for Dubai.
Outdoor seating at Hakkasan
With cooler weather on the horizon, alfresco drinking and dining has returned, and to coincide, Hakkasan Dubai has reopened their elegant terrace. Dubai residents and visitors can once again escape the bustle of city life and experience this unique outside space whilst enjoying inspired Cantonese cuisine, expertly made cocktails and chilled beats courtesy of the resident DJ. Seating up to 112, the design of the terrace echoes the rich and sophisticated interiors found in Hakkasan restaurants around the world. Signature oak latticing, lush exotic greenery and elegant water features embody the space, whilst rustic wooden pavilions are ideal for intimate gatherings. Low lighting and fire pits add to the atmosphere, creating a relaxed retreat in which to drink and dine. Guests will be able to enjoy Taste of Hakkasan, Only At and Hakka Brunch on the terrace as well as the usual à la carte menu.
Set Menu at Hakkasan
I tried the set menu at Hakkasan priced at AED189 per person. This includes alcohol (one signature cocktail or sommelier’s selection of wine by the glass) and a 4 course meal.
The first course was a choice between a chef’s special soup or a sweetcorn soup with edamame. We opted for the latter. The soup was delicious enough for me to run out of patience and burn my tongue. Additionally, it wasn’t too dense neither too running, just perfect.
Second course were the starters. We had to choose 2 from 3, believe me, it wasn’t easy. After several minutes of contemplation, we chose the chef’s selection of steamed dim sums and the duck roll! The dim sums were fresh and the outer covering was thin enough to melt in your mouth. The duck rolls on the other hand, were super crispy but stiff enough to not completely crumble down.
Third course was the main course! My sister and I opted for spicy prawns, sanpei chicken claypot and wagyu beef rib eye. All the dishes were very light on the tummy as I didn’t feel excessively heavy or bloated by the end of it. The spicy prawns were delicious and seasoned well, but I wouldn’t term them as ‘spicy’. The chicken claypot came with spring onions, dried chilli and sweet basil. The texture was very different from other chicken I’ve had, but appetizing. The wagyu beef was apparently one of the best my sister’s ever had! 🙂
No points for guessing what the fourth course was – dessert! We tried Hakkasan’s selection of homemade icecream and the Hazelnut Jivara bomb. The homemade icecreams comprised of green tea, chocolate and vanilla icecream, vanilla being my favourite. However, the bomb had its ups and downs. Although it was delicious, it was very hard to cut through since the icecream was probably frozen at a very high temperature.
Overall, this brunch was amazing! The service, ambiance, quality and quantity of food were all great.
Click here to read about Hakkasan’s Friday Brunch.
Brunch – Every Friday from 12PM to 4PM
Dinner – Monday to Sunday from 6PM to 3AM
Bar – Daily from 5PM to 1:30AM
+971 4 384 8484 or email [email protected] for reservations