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Hakkasan, Mr. Chow, or Philippe?

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Lotus7 Apr 20, 2010 09:40 PM

Hi there! I'd like to make dinner reservations at an upscale Asian resto on South Beach--of course looking for the best food. Any insights on which one is the best?

Thank you.

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  1. Frodnesor RE: Lotus7 Apr 21, 2010 09:47 AM

    The only one I've been to is Hakkasan so I can't compare, but based on what I've heard of the others I suspect it's your best choice.

    Some more on my visits to Hakkasan here ->
    http://www.foodforthoughtmiami.com/se...

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    Hakkasan
    Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

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      purplemax99 RE: Frodnesor Apr 21, 2010 10:02 AM

      I was at Mr. Chow on their opening night, so service and everything was most certainly at it's peak ; however, it was awesome. Great atomosphere and the food was amazing - as with all Mr. Chow's, tell the waiters to slow down with their service. Sometimes, the food ends up piling up on your table as they bring it so quickly. We just told our guy we were in no rush and things were fine.

    2. Blind Mind RE: Lotus7 Apr 21, 2010 10:37 AM

      Ive been to Chow and Hakkasan and Chow was not good food. Hakkasan food was great, albeit very expensive for what it is. I haven't been to Philippe.

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      Hakkasan
      Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

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        dlgc RE: Blind Mind Apr 22, 2010 06:09 AM

        We have eaten at all three and we find Hakkasan to be far better than th other two. We will be there Friday for dinner and just love the food.

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        Hakkasan
        Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

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          HabaneroJane RE: dlgc Apr 22, 2010 08:25 AM

          I have been to all three as well and while I don't cry tears of joy like everyone else does with Hakkasan, if you have to choose between the three, I'd do Hakkasan and completely avoid the other two.

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        eajesq RE: Lotus7 Apr 23, 2010 04:18 PM

        Bond Street Lounge....it blows the doors off the others though its mostly a sushi joint so if you prefer non-sushi asian...I guess out of those go with hakkasan....the other too are all show...no go !!!!

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          jessierandall RE: eajesq Apr 25, 2010 08:16 PM

          Mr. Chow is a glorified P.F. Changs and Philippe is a little south of mediocre. Hakkasan is your best bet.

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          Hakkasan
          Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

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          Mat Josher RE: Lotus7 Apr 26, 2010 09:45 AM

          I tried Hakkasan out on Saturday. The food was good, but it left me feeling like I paid way too much for it.

          So far I like Mr. Chow the best, but only for dim sum. They rolled the carts out at exactly 1:00pm last time I was there. We showed up at noon and had to wait a while.

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            Frodnesor RE: Mat Josher Apr 26, 2010 11:59 AM

            They do pushcart dim sum service at Mr. Chow? How extensive are the selections? Their website does not even show that they have a lunch service.

            Hakkasan is very pricey, particularly depending on how you navigate the menu. I remain convinced that it's actually possible to have a reasonable meal there if you order right, but I haven't quite done it yet.

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            Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

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              Mat Josher RE: Frodnesor Apr 26, 2010 01:53 PM

              Oops. I got Mr. Chow confused with Mr. Chu's, which is closed according to several websites. Darn.

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                Frodnesor RE: Mat Josher Apr 26, 2010 01:59 PM

                Mr. Chu closed some time ago, though the chef has resurfaced in Coral Gables with Chu's Taiwan Kitchen (no lunch/dim sum service yet, though I've heard they will be rolling it out eventually).

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