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|Address:||17 Bruton Street, London W1J 6QB|
|Tel:||020 7907 1888|
|Price: £76.00||Wine: £28.00||Champagne: £70.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-5.30pm Sun-Wed 6-11.15pm (Thurs-Sat -12.15am)|
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I just came out of Hakkasan an hour ago, most of my senses satisfied and already planning my next visit. God it's good! You walk in and the intoxicating smell of jasmine hits you gently and makes your mouth water. We were seated on the ground floor, a lovely room in red, dark wood and beige leather. It is definitely brighter than the original restaurant, but still cozy. The menu is extensive. There is a separate dim sum menu for lunch and the normal a la carte. Sipping our fragrant jasmine tea, we waited in anticipation for our starters. A sharing dim sum basket of 8 dumplings arrived, 2 of each: scallop with tobbiko, crab and prawn, mushroom and bamboo and prawn and chives. The former two were outstanding, the plump juicy seafood wrapped in a delicate translucent noodle sheet. This was followed by an unbelievably good crispy duck Salad of generous proportions with grapefruit and spring onions, and a deep fried spicy soft shell crab – the best I have had in years. We were in heaven. To be honest I could have had exactly the same again for our mains. However, those were the infamous silver cod in champagne and Chinese honey, which melted in your mouth, the jasmine tea smoked chicken and a scallop egg fried rice. The fried rice portion was surprisingly large, but we finished it all, and appreciated it's size. I hope this won't change. Service was charming and efficient and the financial damage fair, considering the high standards. I can't wait to go back (a truffle chicken and an Alaskan king crab needs to be tasted) and I'm delighted that Hakkasan has finally come to Mayfair.