The newly opened Hakkasan has made it extra easy for you to sample their high-end Chinese food. On Mon-Fri from 11:30am-2:30pm, they’re offering a special Taste of Hakkasan menu for a cool $29. The three-course lunch starts out with your choice of small eats, including steamed or fried dim sum options, then you can pick from one of several main dishes, such as spicy prawn with lily bulb and stir-fry black pepper rib-eye. For dessert, you get a colorful selection of macarons. The deal is only available during weekday lunches, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

One Kearny Place at Geary, 415-829-8148

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