Chinese food isn’t my favourite food in West because of how it is altered and westernized but you do come across some good exceptions; Hakkasan is a really nice high end Cantonese restaurant located near Tottenham Court Road and also in Mayfair.
This place is quite strict on reservations (some disadvantages of going to a Michelin Star status) so we arrived on time, it was a bit difficult to find because it is tucked away in a closed corner street near Tottenham Court Road and the entrance looks more like a spa than a restaurant but it all changes when you get to the reception cum cloakroom. We were promptly seated and the server provided us with the drinks menu.
The food menu was quite a list with specials ranging from duck and Caviar to red meat including venison.
We decided to go for crispy duck salad, duck rolls, golden fried soft shell crab and dim sum platter for starters (it was 4 of us). The service was surprisingly fast and the food arrived shortly, I have to say crispy duck salad was the best and soft shell crab was slightly disappointing but first impression was generally good.
Then came the main course for which we went for prime beef with black sauce, duck with truffles, spicy prawns and Mongolian style Venison. Again the food was quite awesome but what really won everyone over was Mongolian style venison which had a very delicious sauce.
Hakkasan was a pleasant surprise and can be used for a formal or special occasion or daily if you can afford £90 per meal and love Cantonese food.

Food Experience       ★★★★
Service                        ★★★★★
Ambiance                   ★★★★
Price                             £££££

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