The City



Following the opening of Chrysan next door, this is another City Hakkasan restaurant. This time, they'll be serving a single tasting menu of Chinese and Cantonese dishes. The menu has been created by Hakkasan executive chef Tong Chee Hwee.

Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7.5
Richard Vines Bloomberg
Reviewed on March 17, 2014
"HKK has grown into a great restaurant at lunchtime. I can’t immediately think of a lunch in the City that offers such quality ingredients and cooking for so little. You won’t be distracted by the decor, which is heroically understated." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Lisa Markwell Independent
Reviewed on February 23, 2013
"When it's right, Chef Tong's flavour-balance is oh-so-good. Go if you want to try on "moneyed", to see how it feels." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Andy Lynes Metro
Reviewed on February 28, 2013
"Although the kitchen might have a way to catch up, there’s enough stupefyingly good food on offer to make HKK A-OK by me." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed by February 02, 2013
"This place is amazing. Fourteen of the best courses I’ve had anywhere." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Anon Time Out
Reviewed on February 10, 2013
"HKK is testament to the potential of Cantonese cooking, the finest of China’s regional cuisines (when executed properly). Just don’t go with an empty stomach or wallet. The portions are tiny; the bill is not." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Richard & Peter Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on January 29, 2013
"Some of (the chef's) dishes here are very good indeed. That’s not to say that all are sure-fire hits, but the dim sum (a selection of three) are probably as good as you will ever sample." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on January 15, 2013
"The beef was great – slow cooked, Euro-style, but still springy, Asian-wise, rather than the flaky, disintegrating texture I was primed to expect. It had been cooked in sugar, but was in no way too sweet. It was so exquisite I semi-resolved to cook beef in sugar ever after. I don't know how this is going to go down at home." READ REVIEW


Restaurant details

Address: 88 Worship Street, London EC2A 2BE

Telephone number: 020 3535 1888

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Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Nearest station: Liverpool Street

  • Nearest Station: Liverpool Street

  • Nearest Station: Shoreditch High Street

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