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7 Shoplands, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7RH, England
+44 1707 392388
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had read many good reviews so decide to visit this place. The restaurant is in a very tucked away location and not much going on around it so only go there if you don't care about the ambience or atmosphere at all. The staff are a bit stiff and the service is fast but not quite warm and friendly.... More 

Thank Useetheworld2
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I walked 2 and a half miles to get here (we were being nosey about a house for sale too) and it was well worth it, the food was excellent and the service great - would definitely recommend for a mid-week meal.

Thank Gregor M
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food as on previous visits but the service was diabolical. It was Chinese New Year so busy and slow service to be expected but the waitress was rude and aggressive and managed to end up arguing with each member of the party at some point.

Thank luap007
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took friends for a meal to check Hakalok was still as good as I remembered. This was to check before booking a very large party for my staff. The food was very good. The "service" was disgusting. I have never had a meal where everyone of the party were argued with and treated so badly. We have eaten here several... More 

Thank blondie002
St Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was brought up in malaysia, and hakalok is where I go when I want malaysian/chinese food. The staff are friendly and professional, while the food is great value and very tasty.

Thank law1971
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Always beautiful food and good service! We regularly eat here and get take aways, have never had a bad meal. The restaurant has a laid back Thai Cafe vibe which suits the area. Try their steamed, ginger, spring onion and soy sea bass, to die for!

Thank swiftyb
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Unsurprising! Awoke with stomach pain today. Last nights meal was awful, unrecognisable sweet and sour chicken, beef so tough and tasteless, spring rolls fatty and bland, horrible experience altogether. Would not return.

Thank lollyallen
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Have just come out of this restaurant and I cannot stop smiling. The food is absolutely amazing. The staff are so friendly and the prices are really good for the quality. Have included some photos of what we ate. I opted for some Penang favourites and I was not disappointed. The flavours made me feel I was right back there.... More 

Thank 205189
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a meal on way home from work as our usual chinese restaurant was closed. Lovely meal at a reasonable price. Very helpful staff.

Thank David_G_Pu
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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