On my Plate: Hakkasan, Dubai
Ideal for… an impressive private dinner.
Restaurant name and location: Hakkasan, Emirates Towers Dubai
Cuisine: Modern Chinese (Cantonese)
Atmosphere: Dark & Mysterious. I went there for a weekday lunch, it was quiet as it’s quite large, but still enjoyable.
What they say: Hakkasan Dubai opened in November 2011 in the iconic Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. The stunning 88-seat terrace, which was recently re-launched, is the restaurant’s main attraction: a natural oasis of charm that features rustic wooden pavilions, exotic greenery and Hakkasan’s signature oak latticework.
The restaurant area accommodates an additional 152 guests, including the opulent Ling Ling lounge, designed in colours of black, gold and white. In addition to Hakkasan classic dishes offered alongside dishes created especially for the UAE market, guests can also enjoy an extensive selection of spirits and world-class cigars.
Hakkasan Dubai is open daily dinner.
What to order:
-Shanghai dumplings (chicken and prawn)
-Wagyu beef ribs smoked with jasmine tea (tender, flavorful)
-Chinese prawn and chive dumplings
-Sweet and sour chicken with pomegranate (A delicious sweet and sour dish)
-Roast chicken with satay sauce
-Edamame egg fried rice (interesting touch of Edamame)
-Hazelnut bomb (popping candy and a white chocolate ball)
Service: Great service, completely taken care of.
What I loved:
-If you love it in London, you will love this.
-Lunch was slightly empty, but very relaxed which I enjoyed.
-The outdoor seating is lovely for lunch and dinner.
What I didn’t love as much:
-Hidden in Emirates Towers, so easy to forget it!
Bill for two: AED600