Chotto Matte

4.4
1345 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£41 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Peruvian
Top tags:
  • 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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Peruvian, Hawaiian, Sushi
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
020 7042 7171
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Jordan Sclare - Head Chef Michael Paul
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Area
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross Street
Bateman Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking Details
NCP - Brewer Street or Chinatown
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public Transit
We are 5 minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus Stations.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
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 September 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 September 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 1345 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
D
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

Report
Helpful
F
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
M
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
GH
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
LB
London
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Good food and ambiance! Great service and location

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
h
London
102 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I really wanted to love this place, the reviews were great, the venue lovely and staff friendly but... service was very slow, food arrived before the drinks order, menu was poorly explained and only after I asked for help. Dumplings were excellent but the other dishes were just ok, chicken teriyaki was fatty, salmon terayaki was barely cooked. Probably won’t return in a rush

Report
Helpful
PM
London
32 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent in every respect
Food was outstanding

Report
Helpful
LT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. I have a chilli allergy and unfortunately virtually every course on the 2nd sharing menu had chilli. However they were very accommodating and served me nice alternatives.
One of our guests had another issue and this was dealt with speedily and satisfactorily.
The food was interesting and tasty and the desserts were delicious.
Service was good.
As usual in London - it was too noisy despite being on a round table
We will come back and try the à la carte

Report
Helpful
L
London
15 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at the restaurant and we put ourselves in the very capable hands of our waiter who put together a fantastic menu of tapas based on our preferences. From the yummy nibbles (padron peppers were great!) to the bursting-with-freshness sashimi to the bold and zesty lamb chops, everything was top flight. We'll be going back again!

Report
Helpful
OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Partner’s birthday.
The pre-theatre menu was great. Good value and presentation was excellent in the bento box. An item or 2 weren’t the best tasting, but the octopus was sensational.
They really accommodated us with great cocktails and a complimentary mochi dessert with fireworks to celebrate my partner’s birthday.

Would definitely visit again and keen to try more on the menu.

Report
Helpful
AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Had a reservation for my husbands birthday which was slightly underwhelming as I asked them to make the occasion special but nothing happened- I specifically asked for a birthday message with the dessert... not delivered. Food was very good however overall it wasn’t anything fantastic, so definitely won’t rush back.

Report
Helpful
HH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place, yum food. Their weekend brunch is amazing value for money, lots of food and very tasty, too. The place is not crowded, but the service can be a bit slow at times (hello, we are half way through our food, where is our wine?). The interior is lovely. I am a regular there and would recommend.

Report
Helpful
N
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food. All the flavours fit perfectly together. Great plates to share. We had an amazing evening.

Report
Helpful
F
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

2 hour limit even though we ordered starters and dessert. Not enough time and waiter handed us the bill without us asking and there were spare tables. I also noted in my reservation that we are celebrating and no acknowledgment happened from restaurant. Disappointed but good food.

Report
Helpful
MC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 3

Another great time out

Report
Helpful
GS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

great food and staff and value for money def worth a visit

Report
Helpful
z
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and cocktails were delicious. Was tough to decide what to have on the menu! Would definitely recommend for a special meal out.

Report
Helpful
AL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really enjoyable, although very busy and once we were given our food there was little interaction other than to be told we had to give our table back in 10mins.

Report
Helpful
TG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was here when it was just opened.It was lovely place - nice fusion food, vibe and fun.Now it's pretty
tired place with average food and similar service.

Report
Helpful
OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by friends

Report
Helpful
OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the tasting menu (adapted for a gluten free couple) - it was sensational. Everything was excellent. Give it a go!

Report
Helpful
JS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great atmosphere! The price is definetley worth expierience we had!

Report
Helpful
R
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

For the amount of staff they have walking around - Chotto Matte could really try harder to provide better service especially for the amount they charge. One of the waiters tried to argue with me about my order which I found quite unprofessional. In regards to the food - I am half Peruvian and did not really see or taste anything Peruvian. We went for my mother’s birthday and this was communicated to Chotto-Matte - which we then ended up having to pay £30 for a dessert which none of us really ended up eating. Quite frankly, will never go back here.

Report
Helpful
R
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were constantly rushed. We had a reservation from 7.30-9.30pm however at 9.00pm we were told to start wrapping things up by someone that looked like they worked in security. He did the same thing 2/3 times. Disgraceful service from him but our waitress was lovely. All in all the food was excellent.

Report
Helpful
OK
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance - one of my favourite spots in Central London

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb sharing menu!! Great food. Lots of variety for vegetarians also.

Report
Helpful
A
London
20 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a pre theatre menu for a Birthday. The Bento box was great and a good selection of food Miguel the waiter was really helpful. With one cocktail and one gluten free guest the meal for pre theatre ended up about £40pp. The gluten free chocolate pudding with perfectly molten middle was to die for. The experience was good and enjoyable. Would go again.

Report
Helpful
l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 21st birthday celebration. The age range of our group was 21 to a young at heart 91! Exciting (young) vibe, sublime sharing food and despite the very loud music, the acoustics somehow enabled us to hear each other - even the over 60s. Memorable evening.

Report
Helpful
K
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The place is a bit rushed. The party of four next to us had been enjoying their meal. The guy who organises the tables went up to them and rushed them to leave as they wanted the next customers in. The guy needs to brush up on his customer services skills and communicate better. Being named after a Japanese saying this place is nothing like Japanese service. I would avoid this place. But then again I guess they don’t really care about repeat customers.

Report
Helpful
H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was great and I understand the concept is as the food is ready it comes out but all of our side dishes - rice dishes - all came out first which doesn’t make sense to me.
We had children with us and the service was great - very accommodating!

Report
Helpful
SK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s the best pre theater menu around, highly recommended it

Report
Helpful
DC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing but the only bad point is the music that is too loud ... it’s a pitty because we can’t even speak with people at our table...

Report
Helpful
E
London
18 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Friend lunch. Good mix of foods to share. Black cod, duck, chicken, sashimi with sides.

Report
Helpful
AM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El restaurante está muy bien, buena comida, un poco caro

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
34