Restaurants & Bars Miami-Fort Lauderdale

Hakkasan Miami Beach

tpigeon | | Apr 28, 2009 07:38 PM

Obscenely expensive but some great dishes. Keep in mind that chinese food is not my specialty (I love it but I have been living here for a long time and where I have traveled I have not gone to places where chinese food is exceptional so keep my lack of experience in mind). I would love to compare the food here to the best in SF and one day when I have the time, I will.

Peking Duck - by far the most obscenely expensive dish I had (they do serve it with osteria caviar though), unfortunately it was easily the best PKD I ever had. The pancakes were awesome and the caviar (which I don't like in general) added value to the dish in both taste and texture. The duck itself was cooked to perfection. It takes an hour to prepare this dish btw so be warned. This dish is only for those that must know what the very best is no matter what price so they can compare it to other great ones. That being said, you may want others opinions first who have been around the peking duck block much more than I have before you drop 2 franklins on a dish.

Dim sum platter - again, at least twice as expensive as it should be, but they were heaven on earth. Best dim sum I ever had. Har Gau, Scallop, Veggie and possibly one other (either 6 or 8 dumplings total -2 of each) All were amazing, better than mr chu when mr chu was great and better than tropical.

Crab corn soup- really great but not worth the price to me.

Shrimp Toast - excellent, but overpriced but not as terribly so as the above dishes. I would recommend this dish as it was a lot of food relatively for the money and it was a favorite.

Shanghai Chicken Dumplings - good but nothing special, however, 6 dumplings for $8 makes it the the value champ on the menu.

Wyagu beef pot - not recommended, good but overpriced nothing special, you can do much, much better than this dish here.

Bean curd pot - mushrooms and eggplant in black bean sauce. Obscenely expensive for what we got but I would order it again it was so good. Easily the best beancurd dish I ever had. Awesome job.

Desserts - don't bother - not bad and not terribly overpriced but nothing amazing. I would skip it. I did like their molten chocolate cake more than the one at scarpetta but neither wowed me.

Bottom line. I would eat here again even though it is terribly expensive because some of the dishes are that good. I would have to say I enjoyed my meal here overall moreso than at Scarpetta which I also thought was great and possibly the top italian in miami right now.

BTW service is excellent which was a pleasant surprise given the place has been open only about a week.

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