Chotto Matte

4.4
1269 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, Hawaiian, Sushi
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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: 31 August 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: 31 August 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

Daily 3:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1269 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

My new favorite restaurant!

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OT
1.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was extremely poor. We came back as we had a very good experience 2 years ago but this time the food was really poor. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Increadible Food!!! One of the brat sushi ive ever had.

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OT
3.0Dined 2 days ago

Over rated.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

The waiter was absolutely horrible.. he didn't feel like recommending anything and wasn't paying attention to us, forgot the appetizers and didn't look after us at all. Used to go there several times a month, you won't be seeing me anymore..

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AP
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was fantastic. Service was excellent! We even had the chance to meet one of the chefs who made some excellent recommendations!
Will definitely visit again

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

My girlfriend and I went on a date and had never been to Chotto Matte. We could not understand the waiter very well. We got the paper thin veggie salad which tasted good but had very little substance. For the entrée we ordered the sashimi dinner for 2 which we expected to fill us up. It did not. It came with enough food to fill up one person with a small appetite. We paid our £65 bill and went home to cook our own dinner.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

We ordered a number of dishes and none of them were outstanding - they were average and overpriced. For example, the prawn spring roll was okay but the sauce that accompanied it was bland.

I would not recommend going to Chotto Matte if you want sushi rolls. We ordered three different types of sushi rolls - spicy tuna, soft shell crab and dragon. The sushi rolls took a very long time to arrive (we had to ask where our order was twice) and it really wasn’t worth the wait. The rice was hard and the sushi overall was underwhelming. In addition, the spicy mayonnaise that was served with the soft shell crab sushi roll was unnecessary and, rather than enhancing the crab, overpowered it.

The service was also extremely slow despite the restaurant not being busy.

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ME
3.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Great food, poor service, the pricing was very high compering to the poor seevice we received

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

The restaurant was very good and the food was excellent. I think that the music could have a little less volume so people can actually talk during dinner

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1.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Possibly the worst experience here having eaten here many times before. Didn’t appreciate when seated next to a large television that it would soon be on at full volume to entertain a few tables in the bar area watching football. They seemed more interested in football than providing the high end dining experience that they aspire to. The floor manager could not have been less interested in attending to the diners, even our outstanding table host didn’t appreciate the TV blaring in the corner. We didn’t order a second round of food or a third bottle of wine and left.

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OT
5.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Too cold inside! But awesome everything

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NM
4.0Dined on 5 July 2018

Great vegetarian food. Would recommend without any reservations.
Real Buzz. Expensive but much better value then Coyo, though Coyo is more upmarket, better ambience for a more adult environment.
The only downside is the terrible soundtrack - thumping, repetitive, dull and too loud to converse easily.

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AZ
4.0Dined on 3 July 2018

Overall we had a good time here. The restaurant is located in the heart of Soho, so its always buzzing. And would recommend this place.

The Goods
The food is really tasty, service was good at times and there's a good variety on the menu. We originally asked for a bigger table, but had a few last minute cancellations and this was dealt with minimal fuss.

The Bads
When i arrived there was some confusion on the time allocation for my booking. Also requested a table with a good view of the TV screen (to watch England vs Columbia), but instead was right beside the order and bill counter for the waiting staff so there were times when we couldn't see the screen.

I would suggest the restaurant anticipate on days when they maybe busy and plan on where people that have requested seats should sit and all staff are aware. It is a bit pricey so would suggest checking out the menu as all portions are served to share (they recommend 2-3 items to be ordered per person)

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KK
5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Brilliant restaurant/bar. Fantastic food will definitely be back. Thank you

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

29 June 2018

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NS
4.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Lovely food and fun ambience!! Really enjoyed our pre-theatre menu and the cocktails! Good service! Deffo going here again ☺️

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

It's my second time at this place that I discovered last year,, i decided to celebrate my birthday with a very good friend of mine and is really amazing, the food the serving all is perfect, i can go there zillions times more...

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2.0Dined on 23 June 2018

We came special from the mainland to eat and where placed next to the television where the soccer games presented. The sound was very loud so that you can bearly could talk to eachother. After complaining we were replaced to another part of the restaurant. Further food is ok but we did not get the miso soup as part of the menu item. So my experience was not good, specially if you look at the price level. It is not a Macdonalds.

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m
5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Went for a meal on a recommendation and found this to be a fantastic restaurant. Great tasting food, ambiance and will be back to try the tasting menu.

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3.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Have been twice before and really enjoyed it, less so this time. Music was a little too loud and found waiter rude. His credit card machine wasn’t working and he caused a mini scene by suggesting my card was at issue. I told him to get another machine which worked. He didn’t apologise however despite trying to embarrass me in front of my date.. Not impressed..

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AV
5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Loved it - was recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed 😀

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5.0Dined on 18 June 2018

Went on a date to this fine restaurant with excellent creativity tasting food. The atmosphere and buzzing trendy but elegant vibe really helped me have confidence on my date. So thank you chotto matte! Will definitely recommend and visit again.

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5.0Dined on 18 June 2018

Fabulosu food as always - the pre theatre menu is such a bargain. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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1.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Very very disappointing. Way too loud, poor service, waiters constantly rushing, not giving time for customers, food below average.

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1.0Dined on 15 June 2018

The food quality dropped massively. It used to be tasty now it is just very average food which is not worth it, certainly not for the high price

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JA
5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Absolutely fantastic. Had been recommended by a friend. We only had an hour to eat and the staff were so brilliant with this. Everything was very speedy-on our request. Can’t wait to come back and take our time!

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OT
3.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Our table was not ready and we had to wait almost an hour for our table

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EB
4.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Food is tasty, the Peruvian Japanese fusion is very interesting. Staff very very helpful and the place is very well decorated. You certainly pay for all this, but it's worth it as a nice dinner treat!

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AW
2.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Everything was good except that the waitress misunderstood a part of our Order. And we had the feeling that she was accusing us instead of apologize for her mistake. We feel forced to drink a cocktail that we didn’t order. And above all, pay twice for it, once because she misunderstood and twice because we really wanted to try what we first order. What a pitty...

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

superb. delicious food in stylish surroundings. A true challenger to the stranglehold of Hakkasan, Yauatcha & Co in Soho and the West End.

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3.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Good food but terrible service

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Excellent selection of very fresh Peruvian sharing plates. The food is colourful and very tasty and the waiter was very attentive. Perfect food for a lovely sunny day in Soho. Jolly atmosphere.

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CI
2.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Very poor service indeed and the restaurant was only half full! Asked a waitress to take our order, she said she can’t take it and will send someone over - nobody came. Asked another waitress and got the same story - again nobody came. This happened a third time and I was then ready to leave and take my custom else where when our waiter turned up to take our order, about 20 minutes after we first asked to make our order. This was especially frustrating as there were staff EVERYWHERE (no idea what they were all doing). Food here is of a high standard, not the best ever but it is good. The wine list, however is very poor. When we had just started eating we had finished our drinks so I ordered another pisco sour (it was a very good pisco sour) so I ordered another one but it didn’t come for about 25 minutes by which time we had finished eating. So in summary, great venue, good food, very good cocktails, poor wine list, terrible service. I won’t be going back.

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OB
4.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Great food
Special
Too much noise
Expensive but worth it

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OT
5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Amazing food but the service is quite slow.

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EJ
5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Absolutely fantastic, great cocktails, food and there is a dj downstairs even on weekdays.

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L
5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Lovely meal for a family birthday. The food was great - the staff were attentive.

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j
3.0Dined on 4 June 2018

Large and open restaurant. Unfortunately we were seated in the back corner on an uncomfortable sofa with annoying lighting. Service was very poor. It took 20 minutes for drinks, which I think the server forgot to place the order for. Server was also awkward and uninformative. Food was good. I’ll definitely return but will 100% request a table in the front section of the restaurant. Hopefully service will be better, too.

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3.0Dined on 2 June 2018

I’ve been several times to Chotto Matte and was very excited this time to take my mom and best friend. Although the host staff was accommodating the floor staff wasn’t. We waited 25mins to be attended by our waitress. When she arrived and asked what we wanted to drink, as we answered she suddenly cut us off and started an argument with the other waitress as there was a miscommunication between them. Later on the service was very slow. When the drinks came they gave my mom the incorrect order. When we asked if it could be changed the waitress said “I asked you if you wanted this and you said yes.” She probably didn’t understand my moms request, and I understand as the music is loud, but questioning my mom or a any guest in that was us not good customer service. The swap was appreciated either way.
I would like to return in the future and hopefully the service will be better. In the meanwhile please focus on the customer experience as your food and ambience is great!

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