In a city that loves its restaurants small and local, Hakkasan--an outpost of modern Chinese cooking owned by an Abu Dhabi–based
company with locations in London, Mumbai, and beyond--is big and splashy. Its lavish dining room, on the second floor of a
downtown office tower, is a $7 million spectacle, partitioned into ornate dining nooks and anchored in the middle by a blue-lit,
V-shape bar. The food, on the other hand, is soulful and sublime, in particular the dim sum, from dumplings packed with earthy
morels to turnip cakes studded with sweet shrimp. As for the stratospheric prices ($220 for Peking duck with caviar), consider
them part of the glitzy appeal.
Last Reviewed May 2013