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
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: 28 May 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
They are kind staff and food was amazing
Actually I'd give 4.5 stars to the food. Certainly will come again, very nice experience. An interesting choice of ingridients add a twist to classic dishes, but sometimes it seems there's an experiment just for the sake of trying something different, and certain things better left untouched. Some of the dishes as a result turned out to be either blunt, or too messy: the presentation occasionally looks a bit of an overkill, and ingridients which were not supposed to be together mixed up and distorted the taste. Not crazily priced (for London) for the quality, bottom line: highly recommended
Third time we’ve been and the food remains exceptional - amazing choice across the menu to try many small dishes and sample flavours. Always a safe bet!
Lovely food, great vibe and perfect for a buzzy night out
I love this place. I have been here before and really enjoy the whole dining experience. I love Japanese food and Peruvian food...where else would I choose for my food fix? The sushi wAs fresh and beautifully presented. The cocktails were flowing. We had lunch with our 3 children who also loved the food.
Food is good ,but very small portions.very hot inside,very slow grill items.
It was our daughters 15th birthday treat
Quality has gone down since opening. Still very good
We tried 12 dishes altogether and every single one was absolutely delicious. I especially recommend the smoked purple potato mash.
Had a lovely evening celebrating my 10yr anniversary with my husband. Service was amazing and got great recommendations. They have definitely come a long way since the first time I visited. Will definitely be back:)
The food was superb and good value for money - we had the pre-theatre set menu. However when we were being seated, the waitress was rude and tried to make us squeeze in a seat which we were unable to pull out to sit in, due to another customer sitting behind. She proceeded to try and force the chair to fit, and we had to ask to sit elsewhere.
Very good food, but service was extremely slow. Also, waiter was very reluctant to serve my wife’s poke with the sauce on the side (she is very sensitive to overly seasoned food). She insisted, he asked the kitchen and it was fine at the end, but not the level of service one would expect.
We went on a few recommendations online thinking this would be a great meal. We did not even stay for the food. My husband ordered a bourbon that was almost $30 and was barely even visible in the glass it was such a small pour. I ordered a cosmopolitan that tasted like cherry Tylenol. It was very loud and very hot as well as cramped upstairs. We decided to leave before eating.
Chotto Matte delivered yet again. The quality of the food is much better than Coya. Really like this place, even if it is a bit pricy.
Wait staff was average at best but food quality and presentation was excellent. Ambiance was also very good.
A wonderful dining experience for an 18 year old’s birthday
Really enjoyed this Japanese Peruvian fusion.
Quality is top notch
Presentation is top class
Nice buzz in a well presented setting.
Staff were all pretty friendly too
Special surprise birthday with friends. Definitely worth it here. Staff Made it very special
Waitress was extremely attentive.
Cool staff, food, ambiance,..
The place is more of a lounge vibe so to enjoy it go for late diner 9PM+
Good food but would recommend fish and BBQ over other things !
Had an amazing time for my wife's birthday. The staff were really kind and friendly. Never felt like they were there but they always cleared plates and refilled glasses as soon as they needed to be. The food was incredible. We had a set menu which was more than enough food for the both of us. The only bad point is the chairs and tables are too low to sit at to eat a meal on. Very comfy but are a funny angle. (but this is not a reason to not go). We will defiantly be returning.
Cool restaurant with huge range of food and great atmosphere.
Ordered to share amongst four. Food was lovely especially the sushi. Interesting flavours.
Good food, great service. Tried the cherry blossom inspired menu which was quite good, the sushi was very very good. Service was so good.
Cuisine délicieuse. Tous les plats sont réussis. Nous avons pris les menus dégustations et tout était excellent.
Le seul bémol la musique à fond dans le restaurant. Nous avons demandé au manager deux fois de baisser car on ne s’entendait littéralement plus du tout. Il a été adorable et a un peu baissé le volume. Mais pour un repas pour discuter ça reste compliqué....
Service too fast to take off dirty dishes but in the same time brought the dishes one at time that let the wait of food too long.
We sat downstairs which became very busy and noisy with people popping in after work. We were to the eork station so stuff were constantly at our elbow. Felt cramped and uncomfortable. We chose the sharing menu which was well cooked and presented but at 50 pounds a head represented poor value for money. I left feeling hungry and light of pocket! Ten for a glass of Proseco seemed steep but perhaps I'm just not uses to central London prices!!
Great food & service with reasonable prices, definitely recommend!
Had a lovely Mother’s Day lunch at Chotto Matte. Staff were very accommodating, didn’t rush us off the table even though we were over our allotted time. Food was fresh and very tasty. Would definitely go back!
Fantastic in every way — only downside was that we requested starters then mains and they brought it all at once.
Perfect at all: food, service and music!
The dinner was wonderful. We combined the vegetarian menu with the fish/meat menu and enjoyed it thoroughly!
Restaurant is gorgeous and the food is delicious. Service however wasn’t great and staff didn’t understand a lot of our requests. Also had to ask numerous times for my friends birthday dessert to come only to be snapped at by a waitress. And my chair was knocked every single time a waiter went past, never an apology.
We have dined at all the top Japanese restaurants however Chotto Matte is one of the best we have dined at!
The peruvian and Japanese fusion was excellent – it was innovative and delicious.
We went for the most expensive taster menu and thought it was good value for money.
I will be back!
All good with the exception of the wine list. Selected 3 and none were available. Turned out, that out of about 20 whites in the list only 6 were available! Apparently updating their list but this isn't good management.
Other than that the food is predictable good and the service helpful and interested.
Service was awful! Really disappointed to even have to be writing a review, however, our waiter was inattentive, rude, and slow! I had to waive at him to get his attention or ask for our waiter multiple times. Our food came at awkward times (he did not inform us that food would se served as it comes) and clearly forgot about our last two dishes and put the order in late (I saw him walk over to the area and ask). After the sushi came 45 min late I told him to cancel it and he argued that it’s been ordered and would not. Later he came back and said he took it off the bill, but it was still there. I was entertaining business clients so it was a difficult situation to argue and also uncomfortable for them to have such a poor experience.
Noisy, not particularly tasty, quite chavvy. Tables are extremely close to each other. I won’t be going back. Service was fine, albeit impersonal
Buen servicio y trato
Platillos muy buen sabor y bien presentados
Good food. The food was excellent both the ingredients and the preparation.
Too much noise, making almost impossible to talk.
Food was great had the sharing menu BUT too many plates have creams/ mash/ purées which made it a bit overwhelming and I found myself wanting something fresh to balance it. A bit too rich!