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7 Shoplands, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7RH, England
+44 1707 392388
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting is not ideal, within a parade of shops. The food is lovely especially the Tom Yam prawn soup. The service is always good and the staff are cheerful. It is good value for money.

Thank 163anon
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, lovely staff, lovely ambience. Little gem hidden away from main town. Have been here many times, it's never disappointed. Food is great, authentic and scrummy. Well worth a visit or few! Food tonight was Thai green curry, Rendang lamb curry, jasmine rice and sweet and sour something for the younger person of the group. Excellent as ever.

Thank xmx_11
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Hakalok because the Chinese restaurant that we usually go to isn't open on Tuesdays, so we decided to try something new. We were both very hungry so we didn't have high expectations. Unfortunately, the food was terrible. This is perhaps the worst Chinese I've tasted in my life. We asked for no garlic on our vegetables and... More 

Thank Niya D
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New to the area but lovers of Asian food we checked out Tripadviser for suggestions and ended up enjoying the deliciously fresh, home cooked quality of the food at the Hakalok. Generous portions at very fair prices. Our only complaint. The air con could not be turned off. We sat in our coats and braved the icy waves of air... More 

1 Thank Vanessa S
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Hakalok is a hidden gem of an oriental restaurant with an excellent menu offering and the highest quality food. I advise first time diners not to judge the quality of the offering by the somewhat austere decor of the location in a suburban row of shops. Highly recommended. Be sure to book Fridays and weekends but booking advisable to... More 

1 Thank Derek W
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a takeaway for 4 people. Quite expensive at £25 for not a great deal of food. Some dishes were good but Thai curry was very ordinary. Service was excellent though.

Thank David H
Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Always busy ! Which is a good sign . Had lovely mell there really enjoyed it . The take away is good also . Very nice the food is very yummy !

Thank Roz S
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 629 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Went for the first time early Sunday evening and we were welcomed and shown to our table - there were only one other couple at a table and some people waiting for their takeaway. We ordered our drinks and there was a small bowl of prawn crackers to nibble on whilst you check out the menu, which is a mixture... More 

Thank GinaG
Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Quick service - not massive portions but very tasty would definitely go again. Looks a slightly odd location but good food.

Thank Neil L
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one of my regulars for a consistently good meal. The staff are friendly and attentive. I can say without exception there are Chinese/Malaysian every time I have been which says it all really.

Thank Jane L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Shoplands, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn Garden City
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 392388
Authentic Malaysian, Thai Restaurant and Take-Away. Discover the traditional hospitality and cuisine of Malaysia.

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