Hakkasan Shanghai, is luxurious Cantonese Cuisine. The restaurant located on “The Bund” in Shanghai was so incredibly chic and delicious! A friend of mine recommended this restaurant to me after seeing that I was visiting the magical city on Facebook. I love restaurant recommendations when I’m traveling by the way! I always make my best effort to try them.
The upscale restaurant is located in Bund 18 on the 5th Floor, right across from the famous Peace Hotel. The doors are tall, dark and mysterious. You’re not really sure what to expect when you slowly start to pry them open. All of a sudden, you will be greeted with the friendly receptionists in what seems like the entrance to a private club. We went on a Thursday night and did not have trouble getting seated, but it’s best to make reservations in advanced even if it’s the same day.
Once we checked in, the waiter walked us through the restaurant bar area pictured below and to our table. There are a couple of different dining areas in the restaurant and each room gives you a different feel.
We had eaten a few hours prior to our reservation so we chose to go with something light and recommended. We got the Dim Sum Platter which had 4 different types of fancy dumplings, Hot & Sour Soup and the Hakka Noodles. There was so much on the menu, it was hard to just pick a few items. However the best part is…the restaurant has locations worldwide and one of them right in my own city! I loved this restaurant and would highly recommended if you want to get dressed up and love exploring Asian cuisine. Though, be prepared to spend!
Bar Area (photo from their website)
Dining Area (photo from their website)
Hot & Sour SoupBest part of the restaurant experience…spotting Orlando Bloom! Don’t worry, I slyly faked a shameless selfie to get this picture.