The newly opened Haka is the best thing that could happen for people who love Asian food but are tired of the usual Indo-Chinese fare. Haka has a wide variety of Asian food and is a dream come true for Non-vegetarians as they serve a wide variety of Seafood, Shrimp and Beef as well.
My visit at Haka was quite nice and it came with its share of ups and downs. The Ambiance here is beautiful however the service was quite poor and kept deteriorating as the evening went by. The food here was the best part.
We began with a round of mocktails, my favorite Pinacolada and a Cranberry Mojito. Both had a decent flavor but a bit sweet for my taste.
Like any good Asian restaurant, the served us a complementary round of Kimchi Salad and Chili Garlic Sauce/Chutney. A nice way to send those taste buds soaring.
Chicken and Prawns Shumai seemed like a nice way to start the evening and indeed it was, it had a nice mild flavor of Chicken and Prawns. Next we tried out Cocktail Shrimp and Chili Garlic Lamb. The shrimp was one of the best Shrimp dishes I have ever had, even the size and freshness of the shrimp was mind-blowing. Worth a try!
Impressed by their starters we went for another round and ordered Butter Garlic Fish, Golden Fried Prawns and Spicy Chicken Wings. The Fish was mild and delicious though the strong taste of garlic overpowered the fish but still a very nice dish. The Fried Prawns were again huge and fresh, with a nice light and crisp batter coating. The Spicy Chicken Wings lives up to its name, it was spicy and delicious.
We went for another round of drinks and ordered a Oreo Shake and a Fruit Punch, both of which were quite similar to the previous drinks. The Oreo was a bit better than the punch.
Finally before main course we decided to try our luck with a last round of starters and ordered Dynamite Prawns and Chili Lamb. Sadly luck was not on our side, the Shrimp looked amazing with its presentation in a wine glass but didn’t taste fresh at all, a total opposite of the previous shrimp dishes. However the sauce served along it wads nice. Even the beef was very tough and chewy, a complete disappointment.
The staff recommended Fish Sizzler with Pepper sauce was our choice for mains. It was quite interesting to see Asian food served on a sizzler. The fries were the best part of the dish and sadly everything else just failed to impress, the fish was average and the sauce/gravy was just overloaded with peppercorns. Though I like the flavor of pepper, I do not like a mouthful of peppercorns, another disappointment.
The downhill experience continued with order of Peach Ice Tea and Fresh Lime Soda, the Lime Soda was very sweet and the Ice Tea had sugar crystals at the bottom of my glass. The flavor however was quite nice, just needed a little more effort in the preparation.
Finally the downhill experience climaxed with our order of Caramel Custard which neither looked good as it was crumbled and didn’t taste great either. However our last order of Honey Noodles with Ice Cream was a game changer, it was absolutely delicious and lifted up our fallen hopes. The noodles were crisp and flavorful and went well with the Ice Cream, even the presentation was lovely. Worth a try!
Overall, it was quite a nice experience at Haka, though everything seemed to get out of hand, we ended on a high note. The pocket friendly prices and amazing variety will surely make me come back for more. Worth a Visit!
Location : Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort
Cuisine : Asian, Chinese
Cost for 2 : Rs.1400 (approx)