Hakkasan - San Francisco

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Located in one of the most food-centric cities in the U.S., Hakkasan San Francisco has become a culinary destination for locals and tourists alike. Accessible yet sophisticated, Hakkasan has redefined the modern Chinese fine-dining experience. “Modern authenticity” is at the heart of everything from the design of its chic, sensuous interior to the execution of its Michelin-starred modern Cantonese menu, to an expansive wine and cocktail program, carefully curated by the talented Hakkasan mixologists.
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4.6
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RG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner, beautiful setting, and the food is outstanding.

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything we ordered was lovely—Hakka noodles had a nice taste. The cod, beef, dim sum all very good. Dan Dan noodles were like regular chow mien and not what I expected as it deviated quite a lot from the traditional dish I’ve had in Taiwan so would not order that again for that reason. Cocktails also great. Thank you.

s
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was incredible and the food was fantastic. Little pricey, but in this case the excellent service made up for the price.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !

LP
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is beautifully done, unique tastes, something that I can not duplicate. It’s an experience.

P
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening with friends, outstanding family,service ambiance. The wine paring was excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience in celebrating two birthdays.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service- 5 stars

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as always. Food was delicious. Service is always on point.

H
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is the fifth or sixth time that I have eaten at Hakkasan. The food is always excellent, but this time the cost of the lunch for two without alcohol or tip was $176! That was excessive for what we ate. I have recommended the restaurant to many people, but will not do so in the future.

KS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I've reviewed Hakkasan several times here over the years. Food is consistently very good. However more often than not, the service is not in the same league as the food. We spent $200 a head for a party of 7...yes there were several bottles of champagne and more than one round of cocktails involved...and when you spend that much you kind of expect the service to be top notch. Again this time, it was not.

For the most part our waiter was very attentive and took good care of us. The bigger issues appeared to be the kitchen's fault this time. Several of us didn't have our entrees until the others were almost finished eating. And worse, one person had to ask for his side of rice several times. He was over halfway through eating his fish entree before the rice showed up. That's just nonsense for a restaurant of this supposed caliber.

Another disappointment was several of my favorite items have been removed from the menu. The vegetarian fake chicken dish is gone, so I got the vegetarian ma po tofu instead. It is alright, but a pretty basic rendition of the dish and nothing special. Also the fabulous macarons have disappeared. So as a vegetarian I was disappointed in the reduced options. Other restaurants are adding vegetarian and vegan options as plant based popularity increases. Sad to see Hakkasan going the other way.

GF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peking duck with black bean sauce was incredible. Everything we ate exceeded expectations...

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely be back, the halibut was cooked to perfection.

SW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. A few more options on menu would have made it absolutely perfect.

MT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience3

My husband and I came here for our 2014 NYE dinner and had a fantastic time, this year we decided to return for our 2020 NYE dinner and was tremendously disappointed.
The price we paid were very similar. The difference was that we paid ~$100 less 6 years ago, but had 2 wine pairings along with our meal, while this year we only got a low-mid price bottle of wine and no wine pairings.
The differences in experience is HUGE:
- There were no holiday/ NYE decoration and vibe. Entrance was not decorated (it was FILLED with balloons a few years ago), and we weren't given fun party treats to celebrate with anymore. No confetti, fun hats, nothing. Huge disappointment.
- The food was mediocre. We expected great, we got just ok. Food were brought out "family style" for our table of 2, not as individual dish for each of us. It didn't feel as lux and nice, and the food was very ok. The meal is broken down to 3 parts: starters with ~4 types of dimsum - these were the best part of the meal imo, main course "family style" including halibut, kobe steak that was cut very large and they didn't provide a knife (wasn't sure how we can eat them), bokchoy and mushroom, and a mediocre stir fry noodle plate. The presentation was ok, not super nice but wasn't bad, and lastly a white chocolate dessert that was too sweet and too large. We couldn't finish the desert since it was way too sweet, not delicate at all.
- Service was ok - Some food came out with no description, my husband had to ask the waiter to "explain what we're eating." It was rather funny.
- Ambiance was sad. We had a 9pm reservation to pump us up for the countdown. 6 years ago it was poppin' with music, all the tables were full and everyone was fun and happy. This year, our dining room was mostly empty, quiet, no holiday music - really killed our mood.
All in all, our experience was bad. everything felt underbudget. We don't recommend and won't be returning.

DL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner. Expensive but not special. No festive mood. No count down.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I was really disappointed in the food. It was cold and some of it was bland. I spent $600 on 2 people and it was among the most underwhelming meals I’ve ever had.

AZ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I read a lot of reviews for somewhere upscale for vegan food in SF on NYE. I made the reservation here due to the sufficient vegan options. I even called to make sure they’d be available. Upon arriving there was a prefixed menu for the night that had no vegan options and was outrageously expensive. Since it was NYE we had no other plans or place to go. Very disappointed with the last minute change of menu and no notice

B
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Booked for 2 for new years eve. Was a set menu which was 160 dollars each. The food on offer was unpleasant and boring. We asked too even share one menu between us but were told it wasnt allowed. It was nothing more than an attempt to take the maximum amount of money from guests with the minimum effort. Would never return.

VC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I definitely do not recommend the new year's eve fixed menu dinner!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The meat was disgusting and the fish inedible. The chicken for the kids was uncooked and the duck had a smell. We’ve been to two other Hakkasans in NYC and London and this was subpar

JW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

4 people $870 for a diner, it seemed not worth the money

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and great service/food

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

While the food here is elaborate and delicious, the service we received was less than what we would expect at a restaurant of this potential and at this price point. Our server was clearly overwhelmed and unable to service the various tables she was managing (forgetful of bringing all our entrees at the same time and forgetting to take our dessert order). Perhaps even more annoying was her glowering over us as we ordered - convinced that we hadn’t ordered enough (we did actually). The food here though was very good - we enjoyed the ribeye, the duck, and the spicy curry prawns. While perhaps still on the pricey side, if they can get their service better organized it is still a nice treat in a sophisticated setting for a special occasion.

NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nothing like the one in NYC, especially the food. It just tastes like normal Chinatown food. Won’t come back anymore.

NA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service however this place is a bit overpriced

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Steamed dim sum was delicious! The clay pot pork belly however was not very good. Huge pieces and falling apart but to a degree that it was mushy..and the flavor was extremely bland. Not what you’d expect out of a $30 entree!

Service was great though - from coat check to our waiter.

A
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was not as good as expected. The only dish I would recommend is cod baked in Champagne. It was really good. We have ordered 5 dishes but others weren’t worth the price. You can easily find equivalent substitutes at better price in other Cantonese restaurants. The service was great.

e
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with vegetarian and vegan options, professional and friendly staff.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hakkasan was recommended by a friend. It is an amazing dining experience with very delicious food. Service was amazing and decor was besutiful.

AM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Bad food, overpriced, indifferent and bad service. Avoid and skip this one.

ID
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great. Also very nice ambiance !

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and flawless service. Lots of smiles , and always attentive when needed. Alyssa and Laney are wonderful. Will visit again soon!

s
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience1

We love the freshness and subtle flavors at Hakasan.

SF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

food always tasty and delicous, please do not change the seabass! this is what our regular dish either for lunch or dinner.

RS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hakkasan never disappoints! We’ve been many times and have never had a dish that was not superb.

L
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday treat for my husband. Took him here for lunch in the middle of a stormy day. Food was delicious and service was impeccable.
We had tea, dim sum platter, an order of har gau, hot and sour soup, spicy prawns, stir fried pepper beef with merlot, jasmine rice, egg fried rice, bok choy, duck rolls, and chocolates.

OT
Washington DC
247 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool location. Food was very good but I guess my expectations were too high as I was not blown away. Excellent service.

PN
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good but severely over-priced. Have had much better food for lots less money.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Birthday Lunch .. person taking order not very helpful .. did not tell us about food & took long .. food was so - so

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