Chotto Matte

4.4
1374 reviews
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£41 and over
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Peruvian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Chotto Matte brings together the best of Japanese and Peruvian cultures serving high-quality Nikkei cuisine and colourful cocktails.

What is Nikkei?
Years ago Japanese immigrants travelled to Peru for work and could not find their authentic ingredients; to overcome this they used local ingredients to substitute. Nikkei was born.

What is Chotto Matte
It is the experience.
Our professional staff know every ingredient on all dishes and how to best serve you the customer. Added to which it is the Chotto Matte way that no GM no MSG, no artificial flavors are used. Product quality is key, it is our mission to provide the best experience possible.

“Let the waiter do it for you. They will work around your likes and allergies to craft the best experience possible just for you.”

Kurt Zdesar
Owner and Restauranteur

Email: info@chotto-matte.com
Tel: 0207 042 7171
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian, Sushi, Hawaiian
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday 12:00pm – 1:30am

Sunday 1:00pm – 12:00am

Follow us on social media: Facebook @ChottoMatteLDN Twitter @ChottoMatteLDN Instagram @ChottoMatteLDN
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Phone number
020 7042 7171
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jordan Sclare - Head Chef Michael Paul
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Area
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Cross Street
Bateman Street
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Parking Details
NCP - Brewer Street or Chinatown
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Public Transit
We are 5 minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus Stations.
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Entertainment
Dj & Live music
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Brunch: £50

4 course tasting menu, one cocktail or beer, half bottle of prosecco or wine.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 26 June 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Sun 13:00-15:45
Sat 12:00-15:45

Pre-theatre menu: bento box, dessert, glass of prosecco for £27

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 26 June 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Sun 16:00-17:30
Mon-Fri 15:00-17:30
Sat 16:00-17:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Thu 3:00PM - 6:30PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Fri - Sat 3:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1374 People Are Saying
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London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, great vibe with funky chill-out beats and amazing creative dishes that are always on point. One of the best places for pisco sours in the city!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Trendy place in soho with excellent food but very noisy so it is difficult to have a conversation with other People at the table. Background music very loud so my suggestion would be to significantly lower the volume.

Otherwise great food!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Delicious food but a shame the music was so loud...

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Everything was exceptional except the service. It took 25 minutes to get a waiter and a second bottle of water. It is such a shame - the food is outstanding, the ambience is great and it is sensibly priced considering the location and the menu. But the really poor service took some of the shine off.

A shame - it could have been great. But sadly not quite.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as usual. Very interesting cocktails and if you’re after something different this is the place to go.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The food was warm the waitress was rude not a patch on last time I went.

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time visit ! A bit pricy but the quality is there ! White wine served too warm ! Dishes are coming too fast !! Nice atmosphere all in all...

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RC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The whole experience was ruined by rude bounder like managers. It took one hour for any waiting staff to serve us (at which point one of our table had to actually find someone to take a drinks order). We were then, very rudely informed that we hadn't left ourselves enough time to order and eat our meal without being rushed and that we would not be able to order a second bottle of wine as there wasn't enough time left on our table slot - this is despite the fact that at this point in time we were yet to be served our main courses.

We were harassed from then until the end of the meal (when we were basically escorted from our table) being consistently reminded every time someone brought us something that we were on a ticking clock to vacate our table. Overall we found the managers aggresive, rude, unfriendly, and intimidating . When leaving, it was also apparent they were taking walk-ins and in doing so and over-booking, completely ruined our evening. It is common place in London for 2 hour time slots, but if you're not going to serve tables for an hour sticking to this policy is unreasonable. There is also a nice way that staff can inform you of these things if required - there was nothing nice about the way in which this was handled. Will not be returning.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Unfortunately we had to eat on the ground floor in a corner of the bar. It was really noisy, we could barley talk. We asked to change the table, but it wasn‘t possible.

Fortunately the waitress did a perfect job and the food great.

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JQ
London
14 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is wonderful at Chotto Matte and its clearly very popular. Myself and a colleague/friend had a really lovely meal and a very friendly waitress, so I couldn't fault the service. The only problem is the turnaround time on the table which is nowhere near enough for the sort of tapas/sharing plate style of dining that Chotto Matte do. The maitre d' became an absolute pain, coming over no less than 4 times to talk about the time he'd need the table back - he did extend our time by 25 mins but that still meant we had the table for 2 hrs 15mins (and a bill of £200 for 2 people). It ruined the meal to feel rushed and interrupted constantly. I get that they are busy and want to turn the tables quickly, but it is not good for customer service. For that reason I wont be going back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and food!

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KS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a really good meal here. All the dishes we ordered were fantastic, especially the duck and miso chicken. I would recommend this restaurant but warn that the music can be very loud in the evening so if you don’t like that vibe, book for an early table.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

I have been a few times to this restaurant and it was my favourite but this time the service was really poor, having to clear up our own plates and some staff members lack general manners. Not good value for money!

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E
London
16 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Catch up with friends and was perfect location for conversation accompanied by amazing food. Each dish was cooked perfectly with an amazing mix of flavours.

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P
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice service, food great.
Thank you for giving us an enjoy able eve

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CH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and attentive service. Well worth the money, will come back!

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night with great service, my friend and I really enjoyed it. Would definately go again

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VO
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We liked the restaurant and were happy to sit upstairs... Down it was a bit noisy. Food was delicious with a nice presentation, staff friendly but maybe a little bit to fast in serving...

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LF
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for a pre-theatre meal at 4pm on a Sunday. We decided to take the brunch menu as it offered a fantastic selection of food, a cocktail and wine/prosecco all for a very fair price. And we were not disappointed! The flavours of all of the dishes were phenomenal, especially the ceviche! Our waiter also provided us with an explanation of each dish, and I think the owner/manager also provided an option to talk about the food. Service was attentive, the only odd thing was the constant provision then removal of prosecco glasses, as we were having our cocktails before moving onto prosecco; I'm not sure the servers all knew what the etiquette was!

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FM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

A surprise birthday cake request turned up to be an expected birthday cake as they had the not so brilliant idea to sit us next to 3 other birthdays celebration with birthday cake arriving every 5 min. Disappointing

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TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and fun ambiance. We need more places like this in London.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Definetely not a place to go for dining!! Worst service ever
Just a place for drinks

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AN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Vibrant and fun, delicious food, pricey but good for an occasion

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JB
London
27 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner celebration went well with good waitress service- overall a good experience if a little too noisy for my tastes

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious sushi, but a bit overpriced food for what they have to offer in general

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was awesome

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent menu options even for non fish eaters. Good quality but expensive

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Demasiado ruido para cenar y mesas muy pegadas. Camarero nada atento contando que somos extranjeros. Calidad precio es muy caro.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere.. good tasty and well presented food, good value for money

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food really enjoyed it, delicious in every way, the food melts in your mouth.the restaurant decor is nice, I would definitely will be returning!

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Still one of my favorite restaurants in London. Sushi is quality and the grill dishes are fantastic...if you haven’t already give it a go! Budget ~£70 a head each with drinks.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Felt a bit crammed. Ordered a drink that arrived and had to ask for water refill several times before waiter obliged. It seemed generally not easy to get the attention of a waiter, we had the feeling the restaurant had more ushers than actual waiters. Would not go in a bigger group as quite noisy and hard to communicate when sitting further apart. Food and drinks were very good.

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GH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was sixth time back and the sixth time I've been blown away by the whole experience.
Absolutely love this place for the food and the atmosphere.

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LB
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful place to dine with friends on a special occasion. The staff was absolutely terrific!! Such a fun evening!

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

the quality of the food and the choices are amazing even though the price is high. The only negative that I found was the restless too crowded for the price that you pay.

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SM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with good food. An ideal choice in soho for group dining!

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LL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every plate was utterly delicious. The beef, the corn kernels and the teriyaki salmon were stand out. Also we had two members of our party that have allergies and the staff took it seriously and couldn’t do enough to ensure they had tasty and safe options to eat. Great decor too.

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S
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and ambiance! Great service and location

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t
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I went in with very high expectations to celebrate my wife’s birthday, and although the food was very good, I was disappointed for 2 reasons
1. The grill and the main kitchen are separated, meaning that the sides arrived ling before the grilled mains (about 15-20 min), so we ended up eating most of the sides separately before the mains arrived
2. We really like peruvian cuisine, so we concentrated on the peruvian dishes instead of the japanese, and they gave us the impression of all being based upon the same recipe (spicy citrusy)
The desert and birthday message was really nice though.
The ambiance is really nice, so would definitely go for cocktails in future. Will try dinner there again but yet to be completely convinced

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I have visited chotto matte a few times before and have beeen seated in the dinnng room. On this occasion we were placed at a table of 7 at the bar. We could not enjoy any conversation. Additionally the standard of food was not as impressive as previously experienced

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