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“Not a kids-friendly place(”
Review of Hakkasan

Hakkasan
Ranked #50 of 1,038 Restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Hakkasan - Modern Chinese Cantonese Restaurant in Doha Cantonese feast for every sense. The restaurant features a main dining room, bar, Ling Ling Lounge and terrace as well as two private dining rooms. The space is separated by carved wooden screens and latticing that echo the rich interiors of its London flagship restaurant. Ling Ling Lounge is ideal for intimate gatherings and the bar & terrace offers extensive drink list. Menu includes signature Hakkasan dishes served alongside a set of dishes created especially for the Doha restaurant, such as the Stir-fried duck with wing bean and Shanghai fried lamb tenderloin. Brunch and dessert menus are available, as is Hakkasan’s award-winning wine list, signature cocktails and world-class cigars. ACCOLADES: Tripadvisor – Certificate of Excellence 2014 Tripadvisor – Certificate of Excellence 2015
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly discriminatory maître d’ toward young families. As a family with a 2.5 years old son we decided to finally discover the mouth watering dumplings all of our friends talked so much about. We did give a call in advance and were told that, kids were allowed on week days, we also have friend who went with their own kids under similar circumstances. Much to our surprise and disappointment we were unceremoniously sent back home, despite tables being free.... the lady at the reception has not even tried to contact her manager, but instead insisted, that their restaurant was not meant to be a place, where the little ones were tolerated (despite the aforementioned assurances we were independently given) . It is so funny, how at Shanghai Club (Shangri La Hotel), where we are regulars, they are so welcoming and are extremely happy to see our son (no matter the time and day of the week). Well...turns out, there are some “adult only” restaurants in Doha, so wether the food is good or not, how you are welcomed maters as well, hence the 1 star and the assurance that we will not go there again.

1  Thank juliaschiby
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paul d, General Manager at Hakkasan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018



Dear Julia,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I’ve reached out to you in an email should you wish to discuss further.

Sincerely,
General Manager
Hakkasan Doha

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Food is absolutely delicious I cannot fault it at all

Serving staff attentive and helpful

Sitting outside brings a hideous noise every 5minutes which is a car park extractor fan (think of putting your ear next to a plane as it takes off!!) and will leave you semi deaf.

Booking with this restaurant is a huge let down. I don’t know why they can’t get it right, book by email because when they don’t record it they will challenge you for evidence and make you feel unwelcome. Book by email, and phone the day before and an hour before to make sure they log your booking. The receptionists are not welcoming but luckily the bar staff are great and restore your evening!

1  Thank Nicola_Rowe
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This restaurant is becoming my favorite restaurant in Doha. I think so far it is the best I have been to in here! This time we ate non-veg dumplings, steamed and fried. They were excellent. It was a windy evening and we sat in the terrace, it was a delightful evening! We will be back.

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Thank PuckPasha
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

It's a must go place to eat in Doha - simply excellent food and service in every sense - though the latter was a bit too quick to bring the plates and typically over obsequious - if that's an issue...

Thank jwdinaspen
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

1- nice vibe
2- O.K seating
3- great food
4- amazing service
5- love the crispy peking duck!
6- I still go back there & enjoy it!

Thank iamwaleed
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