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Restaurant Week is supposed to be a platform for restaurants to show case their best but unfortunately in case of Hakkasan, it turned out to be a show case of their worst.
Went to the Mumbai Hakkasan as part of Restaurant Week in April 2013 with a few colleagues. Was thoroughly disappointed with the food. This is all we had:
1. Chicken Sweet Corn Soup: Felt like having a puree of Sweet Corn with some water and chicken bits added to it 2. Chicken Shu Mai: For a place that positions itself as one of the best Chinses/Japanese restaurant, this was the most disappointing dish.... read more
For a restaurant that sells itself with its Michelin stars, this place is downright awful. My husband and I are aficionados who enjoy fabulous dinner experiences around the world. And we were shocked that this place was trying to pass off as a starred restaurant. The waiter had no clue what was in any of the dishes, neither did he know the order in which they were to be served. And why was it being served indian style? In separate bowls to be shared? Strange for an asian restaurant. And what was that nonsensical ice-cream trying to pass off as dessert? The dim sums were probably the only palatable... read more
I have to admit, reading most of the recent reviews of Hakkasan one does tend to be intimidated. After all, when reviewer after reviewer tends to pan the place for one reason after the other, you can’t be faulted for thinking that there can’t be smoke without fire. Sometimes though, you must take that leap of faith not knowing how you’ll land up at the other. Sometimes, it’s a risk worth taking.
But I couldn’t really risk it. I was looking to make a Valentine’s Day booking, and it was the first V-day after my marriage, so I wanted it to be just a little bit special. It was serendipity... read more