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The chic understated elegance that this fine-dining Michelin star restaurant stands for, is matched by its menu offerings of modern Cantonese food. Head Chef Raymond Wong who has been instrumental in creating the ‘Only at’ local section of the menu, ensures that the local ingredients shine and the dishes are executed to perfection. 'Braised Indian Mutton with Taro' served in a clay pot, is a must-try dish. Dim sum lovers will relish the unique, neatly bundled, 'Black Fungus Dumpling'. Abundant vegetarian options available on the menu. The 'Hakka Hand-pulled Noodles' pair well with 'Stir-fry Tofu and French Beans'. Carnivores must-try the 'Golden Fried Soft Shell Crab'. The swish long blue bar with bartenders adeptly creating unique cocktails makes for a fascinating spectacle. The bespoke teas, especially the 'Strawberry and Champagne', is a must-have. For dessert, the 'Chocolate Raspberry Sphere', is a treat. The service is expectedly impeccable and the staff articulate and alert. Apart from regular favourites, the new additions and set menus are worth trying.
India has become an attractive playground for international culinary brands. They have come to realize the amazing potential of Indian fine dining market, which has gained a polished sheen over the years due to trendiest and fanciest of eateries piercing the market. Every global cuisine is welcomed here, no matter how exotic or eccentric. Indian palate has become sophisticated and are eager to learn even more. One celebrated brand name arrived on Mumbai’s shores with a lot of pomp and show. With awaited breath, Mumbaikers welcomed ‘Hakkasan’ to its glittery fold and shifted to fit it on Waterfield Road in Bandra West. The locality was an ideal fit for a posh restaurant like Hakkasan. The understated elegance of the restaurant beckoned Mumbaikers and once they tasted the food, there was no other place for them.
Hakkasan is a popular restaurant of international repute. It’s known for its modern Cantonese offerings and gives its patrons an excellent meal made of high quality ingredients. Other than the a la carte menu, the restaurant’s set menu gained instant popularity with the gourmets. It allowed them to sample little bit of everything without squandering too much time, of which they are always in short of. The chef is a master of his craft. You will agree with that too after having just one bite. The bill will be quite hefty, be prepared for that. Make your first course of, wild mushroom & vegetable wrap, fried soft shell crab, crispy duck salad and grilled vegetable shanghai dumplings. After whetting your appetite with starters move along to, wok-fried lobster in XO sauce, mabo tofu, hakka braised pork belly, chilli prawns with mantao and peking duck with ossetra caviar.
Wash it all down with one of their unique refreshing cocktails. The place is highly sought after, book ahead. In desserts, mousse cake, cinnamon-pineapple ice cream, chocolate cheese cake and choco bomb will do very nicely. Finish with a pot of gourmet Chinese tea. It’s highly recommended. Similar to the menu, Hakkasan’s décor reflects the same sleek modern element. Interiors are very swish and mostly comprising of wooden finishes but the addition of electric blue LED lights in bar lifts up the entire scene. Have a few drinks at the glowing bar before moving onto the main dining table. A private dining room is up for grabs for those looking for a bit of seclusion. A contemporary glamourous space.