How the mighty have fallen!
Restaurant: Hahns Kitchen
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 19th July 2019 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 2.75

The review was done after paying for the meal

It was not far back that we admins had chosen Hahn’s kitchen for our monthly meeting and we were so impressed by the food here that we went back a couple of times more. This time, after many months, attracted by the eazydiner offer, we went again to Hahn. And we were in for a shock. The food was mostly disappointing and below average.

We realised there was trouble in our food paradise when we weren’t served the yum starters and when we asked for them we were told not till we placed our order. Post our ordering, four pretty pointless starters arrived. Kimchi, which is supposed to be the pride of any Korean place was not fermented, with no intensity and a poor imitation of Gochujang paste. And any refills came grudgingly and lazily.

The almost Punjabi restaurant quality of kimchi also ruined the two dishes we had chosen - Kimchi Jjigae or Pork Kimchi stew (Rs 595) where not only was kimchi so lackluster that one had to add chilly sauce to it but also the quality of tofu used was poor too; and Kimchi Dumplings (Rs 900) which just tasted like cabbage momos. Except that the same would have cost us Rs 40 on the streets.


The sole decent dish of the meal was chosen by Shefali. Grilled Prawns (Rs 895) were cooked right and made for a good starter. My choice was the bizarre Grilled Makchang (Rs 2000), a dish made with pig intestines. I had heard that this was a delicacy. Except that it was significantly undercooked giving the dish a texture of a thick rubber band. Shefali refused to touch the dish and despite our best efforts Shivendu and I could not finish this dish. It was obvious – the Indian chefs who have replaced the Korean ones do not know how to make this dish and it may be a good idea for the restaurant to drop this dish from the menu. 

The cost cutting continued till the end. The customary fruit at the end has been discontinued, and instead some unexciting and not so Korean dessert menu was offered in the end.

I don’t think any of us will be going back to Hahn’s kitchen any time soon. It’s time to explore other Korean options, perhaps even go back to Gung whenever we want Korean food.

Ratings (Out of 5)

Food: 2.5 | Ambience: 3.0 | Service: 2.5 | Value: 3.0 | Overall: 2.5

Meal for two: Rs 1800 | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: Yes

Address: T1-101, Plaza Level Tower 1, One Horizon Center, DLF Phase 5, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon -122002. Tel: 0124 257 5600

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Restaurant Information
Hahns Kitchen Hahns Kitchen
One Horizon Centre, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Telephone: 0124 2575600 view on a map
Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 11:00 PM
Cuisine: Korean
Average Price: Rs. 1500 - 1800