Hakkasan comprises of a restaurant, bar, lounge and four private dining rooms, perfect for special occasions. It’s carved wooden screens and latticing, echo the rich interiors of its London flagship restaurant. The main dining area is crafted into a wooden cage surrounded by backlit blue glass and a stainless steel frame. The design offers a trendy yet private setting, with the wooden cage separating most of the tables.
The Taste of Hakkasan menu consists of a choice of starter, soup, main and dessert. Priced at AED 165* The Taste of Hakkasan menu is available daily from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. With a price tag so reasonable we are a bit sceptical of the portion size however Hakkasan does not disappoint.
For starters we select the crispy duck rolls and the chef’s selection of dim sum. Also featured on the menu is Hakkasan’s much talked about crispy duck salad this is available for an additional AED 30. The dim sum is great but we really enjoy the crispy duck rolls. I’d go as far as to say this is one of our favourite dishes in Abu Dhabi. Perfectly pulled duck is packed into large tasteful crispy rolls, making each bite as flavourful as the next.
Up next the soup, we select the sweetcorn soup with crab meat and the Chinese wild mushroom soup. The sweetcorn soup has a generous helping of crab meat, a big thumbs up. The Chinese wild mushroom soup is authentic Chinese soup at its best. Created using a variety of mushrooms it’s refreshing to see a dish that has kept it authenticity.
The main course, we are surprised to see such a wide selection of great dishes. The menu includes everything from crispy wagyu, tofu, sweet and sour chicken, red snapper, stir-fried roasted duck to wok-fried wild prawns.
We opt for the steamed red snapper with yellow bean and fresh chilli sauce and the crispy wagyu beef with mooli in osmanthus sauce. We order and wait sceptically, expecting a tiny portion to arrive.
We are pleasantly surprised, the portions are more than enough and come with a side dish of rice. The crispy wagyu is delightful but the red snapper is phenomenal. Now the red snapper does have a slight kick due to the fresh chilli sauce but there is no denying this dish is a must try. The crispy wagyu is an additional AED 50 but the red snapper is better value for money.
For dessert we keep it simple and go with the homemade sorbet which has been made in the restaurant.
Overall for AED 165* the Taste of Hakkasan menu offers great value for money and what’s even better is that they haven’t skimped on quantity or quality of the dishes.
Hakkasan Abu Dhabi
02 690 7739