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.”
Owner and Restauranteur
Tel: 0207 042 7171
FT Weekend & Laurent-Perrier Summer Menus: 9 courses £60 per person
From a set menu, includes a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé per person.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. All menus are subject to market availability and are therefore subject to produce and/or price change. Guests with allergies and intolerances should make a member of the team aware before placing an order for food and beverages. Guests with severe allergies or intolerances should be aware that all due care is taken, there is a risk of allergen ingredients still being present. Please note, any bespoke orders requested cannot be guaranteed.
Valid For: 1 - 6 people
Starts: 24 June 2019
Ends: 31 August 2019
Availability: Daily 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:00
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: 7 January 2019
Ends: 30 November 2019
Availability: Sun 13:00-15:45
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: 7 January 2019
Ends: 30 November 2019
Availability: Sun 16:00-17:30
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Sun 1:00PM - 6:00PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 6:30PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 6:00PM
The welcoming and guidance to the table was not very welcoming. When asked if we could change to another table we got a very abrupt and kurt response. Not a great welcoming which spoilt the initial impression given the lovely decor.
Our waitress however was friendly and the service level was good.
My 1st choice of drink was not available.
We asked to use the charging facility and then 30 mins later when asked for the phone back we realized it was never charged!
The food however was amazing and the cocktails were good! The dishes are unique and tasty. Lovely flavors and preparation + presentation!
Torniamo spesso in questo locale, posto decisamente accattivante, trendy ed alla moda. Cucina veramente ottima, e piatti belli da vedere.
Ci torneremo sicuramente.
Rafael’s service was great. Always very attentive.
Great birthday dinner.
Also Aileen was so sweet taking care of us on the terrace.
One of my fav places !
This was my 3rd visit to Chotto Matte and I am pleased to report the food has been top notch on each occasion. Delicious! Lively atmosphere and good service for a busy Saturday night.
Service was very slow, we had to wait along time for our drinks and each course took to long, very disappointed
Shocking service. No one had a clue. Drinks took 20 min. Forgot one item of food. And the best part - waitress told me the men’s room was downstairs; it wasn’t.
I have been to Chotto Matte on four previous occasions and would not hesitate to recommend. Great food, good service and a good atmosphere. Creative cooking at an affordable price.
It was Pride weekend so the experience was effected by this
Overall we had a nice meal but I have to say that the service needs some improvement! The staff was very polite but a bit forgetful! We had to remind them to bring our drinks three times and our food was delayed for 40 minutes and we asked two different people about where our food is and we got no answer! The food was very tasty but another thing that we didn’t like is that when the food arrived we didn’t know what it was and no one presented the dishes or explained to us what it was we were eating! I really hope they improve at that because I like it as a restaurant!
Very interesting place and fun
We ordered a beef from the robata menu and were sorely disappointed. It was too rare and very chewy. Sent it back to have it cooked better and when it returned it was still too chewy to eat, we ended up wasting the entire dish and had to pay for it regardless. Did not leave a good taste in one’s mouth, to say the least! Sadly will not be returning anytime soon after this experience.
Really liked the food! Slightly too dark and noisy inside though.
Thought the service and the atmosphere were great. Some of the dishes were a little underwhelming flavour wise. Wouldn't go back purely for the food but it was a really good vibe in there and the waiter was very friendly and attentive.
The food here is absolutely stunning. We had the brunch tasting menu and were delighted with every bite and also the wines included. At £50 per person, the food alone was well worth it and was sufficient enough to fill us up.
The staff here are very courteous and provide a good service. There are large bi-folding doors along the outer edge of the restaurant which give a medeteranian feel in the hot weather. The overall design is neat and modern.
Unfortunately, during our visit we had 2 really wobbly tables (we moved from the first so we could sit near the open side of the restaurant). The second one even pivoted so it kept spinning round on the spot. Such a simple thing to get right and disappointing to say the least.
The seating hear is not ideal for eating either. They use low, cushioned chairs that you flop back into like what you'd find in the lobby of an office complex or a hotel. Leaning forward to eat was a bit of a strain. This is only personal preference of coirse and may be ok for some as it adds to the funky design and is visually appealing.
Finaly, the toilets left us feeling like they had tried a little too hard to make it different. Flat steel pans in the space of basins with a fixed long tap pointing at the middle results in a 10cm gap to wash your hands in making it a bit of a squeeze to do this properly. There are only small round makeup mirrors on the walls allowing you to see only a small part of your face so you can't really check your tidyness before you leave the room. My partner noted that the Ladies toilet "smelt like raw sewage in every cubicle", despite us arriving as they had only just opened for the day. Generally, the toilets were very clean and well kept though.
To summarise, the feel of the restaurant itself is far from premium but the service and fantastic food make this place well worth a visit.
We had an absolutely fantastic meal here after finding the restaurant at the Taste London event recently. We went for the FT Summertime Menu which is 9 courses and a glass of champagne for £60 per person - this turned out to be amazing value.
Each dish was incredibly tasty and came in well sized portions, we loved it all but highlights were the crispy calamari and the cod, both just divine!
Want to go back again to have the same meal before the end of summer, it was that good! Great atmosphere in the restaurant too with chilled house music providing a laid back ambience. Highly recommended.
I went to chotte matte for the very first time with an old friend and we both loved it. Great atmosphere, the food recommendation by our waitress was excellent.. the taste of each dish was unique, mouthwatering and simply delicious. The desert was perfect, we got the sharing platter so they specially designed it to our liking. The salted caramel and chocolate fondant were perfectly bittersweet. There cocktails were blended well, worth every sip. Thank you for serving us with a fantastic meal. It was heavy on the pocket but worth every penny😊
Food is outstanding
If it weren’t so good I’d never go back given their service.
We had a fantastic meal at Chotto Matte while traveling in London... We discovered this foodie gem at the Taste of London event and were able to get a booking while we were in London. We loved the fusion food and are excited to try the Toronto location!!
So glad to know that this restaurant will also open in Toronto this summer. Very impressed by the service level. Our server Austin is just awesome!
We went to Chotto Matte as I wanted to propose to my girlfriend. I had written to the restaurant and also mentioned it to them when they called to confirm my reservation. The ambience was good, food excellent, but as I worked up my courage to get down on one knee, one of the service managers came up to me and told me that we would need to leave the table as there was another booking on the same table. Obviously I couldn't say anything in front of my girlfriend - so I just had to nod and say ok and ask for the bill. I was quite disappointed by this.
Great food and service, would recommend if you’re okay to splurge a bit. Nice for a date or a night out with friends and the restaurant decor is beautiful. Food was nice and service was attentive but not annoying.
Amazing dinner, will go there again
I have been there many timed and honestly one of my favourite places to go out and meet my friends for a meal before the theatre! Amazing!!!
Great atmosphere, The food was delicious.
Food and service was really great! Would definitely go back again
Unfortunately we got stuck on the tube and then walked the wrong way so we only had 45 mins to enjoy our meal pre the theatre! Will need to come back again when we have not other commitments
The vegetarian Bento box with the Proscceo was incredible more than enough and the chocolate desert was was fab. Pleny of food for a very good price.
Look forward to sampling many other things on the menu when we next return
This was my third visit to Chotto Matte. However, the food was not to the standard I was expecting. The other two times the food was totally amazing. So was a bit disappointed.
Great service from the whole team and food was fantastic
Great experience, had a lot of fun.
We had the pre theatre Bento box, which was great value. Food was lovely, but a bit heavy handed with the yuzu and the broccoli and rice an unnecessary edition. That being said i'm not using a fan of pork belly, but this was delicious.
Waiting staff are incredibly friendly, if you're in the area, would definitely recommend popping in
Great place for a birthday celebration. The food was inventive and very tasty, the vibe was trendy but not painfully so. We had a great night. It is expensive and the portions are small (you are supposed to order lots of plates) but kind of standard for that kind of restaurant.
Exellent food and atmosphere. Our server was very knowledgeable and provided good recommendations. Slightly slow service when getting the bill but would go back again.
Had read great things about this restaurant however sadly expectations were not met. Food was average but prices absolutely do not reflect this. £35 for a very sad sashimi platter, an amount we would not have resented paying had the amount and quality of the fish been of a high standard. £7.50 for a single hand roll that was completely unseasoned, we have had better sushi at high street chains. Also, cooked prawns with the Sashimi platter seemed a bizarre addition. Service was adequate but for the cost of this meal we would have expected more attentive staff. Overall, very disappointing.
The food is amazing and the service great. Highly recommended!
Very bad and slow service. Table was wobbling after several complaints. No one cares.
The wine didn’t arrive until we had finished our meal - which wasnt great.
It was amazing food I and my friend really enjoyed
Great food but not so service,
Although the waitress did apologize for the slow service and removed the service charge however this need to attend to.
Really enjoyed the food!! Loved the chicken the most!! Great service too!! We will definitely be back!
The food was very good and innovative. However, the menu was served in a weird order and the service was poor. A smile would have been nice...
the brunch was excellent value for money, very good food