Chotto Matte London

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Peruvian
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

Special Offers

Pre-theatre menu: bento box and glass of prosecco for £24

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

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 1:00PM - 6:00PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 6:30PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Fri 12:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1864 People Are Saying
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ED
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!!! Would reccommend 100%, can’t wait to go back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Terrible. Badly trained staff. Far too loud music as was blasting out from a speaker right by us. Waited ages to give order or even get hold of menus, drinks never arrived without chasing and big delay, Wrong food arrived (suspect waiter couldn’t hear order properly!), wrongs kids dishes arrived (restaurant realised but we had to take what came as kids couldn’t wait any longer to eat)! One of my dishes took so long after the whole of rest of table had been finished for ages including their desserts that I had to cancel it. Total shambles which ruined a special occasion. I will stick to hakkasan or roka next time!

s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

took my family, 2.5 to 60, at 4pm Saturday , I would not take a small one later in the evening, the food was very good, and they made every effort to cover allagies

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to eat. Me and the Mrs went for a date on a Saturday afternoon and the vibe was outstanding. Great service, was given 2 portions of the Japanese Pancakes instead of 1... Only to have the 2nd to be taken away by a waiter and thennnn returned as a gesture of good will! Would highly recommend as those pancakes Are the bomb!

KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food. The duck (very tender ánd crispy!) , the tuna sushi (best ever), the mushroom tostada’s: yum yum yum!

KL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We both ordered a different feast so we shared over 18 plates. It was a unique and wonderful experience including the drinks and fusions of food of which were served in order of cuisine hierarchy. The food is served in an order to help you keep up with the small portions. At the end of the meal you will be beyond full. ☼

GE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Took my daughter & her BF there for a joint birthday treat. Amazing ambiance & food. Service was friendly & professional but a bit disorganised (we didn’t get one of the dishes we ordered despite two reminders). That said, they did a lovely plate for my daughters birthday desert which made her evening!
Great cocktails and excellent wine list.

A
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cool restaurant, loved the ambiance and the layout is very relaxed - very comfy chairs and tables nicely spaced out. The food is very expensive as are the drinks with a bottle of wine starting around £50. The recommendations were excellent and we had a great meal and great wine. It was a little cold as I was sat under the air conditioning unit.

DC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful innovative food. Great combinations and flavours. It would take a while to work through the menu, but I wish we lived close enough to do just that.

DE
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice place, great stuff but uncomfortably low chairs

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday /Anniversary

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with amazing food and service! Would highly recommend this restaurant.

ZV
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The noice level in the restaurant area was super high. We felt like sitting in a club. Very difficult to communicate with each other across the table. Food was good. However quite expensive for what it was.

DB
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I had dinner at Chotto Matte with my wife to celebrate our 1st anniversary, the food was really good but considering the prices I expected the service to be better and the Music was so loud that we struggled to have a normal conversation. after one hour both my wife and I had a headache. We politely asked the waitress to lower the volume of the background music but nothing changed. Not sure if I will come back.

SC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good, service was terrible. Service was so poor I asked for service charge to be removed from my bill. In the restaurant it took over 10mins for me to receive a bottle of beer. We ordered the £60 set menu and food was being served at such a pace that before we'd finished one dish the other one had already arrived. After our meal we went to the bar downstairs which was fairly busy. They had 2 bartenders. It took 25mins to get 2 cocktails. We saw so many people leave after just one drink, as did we.

e
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great party place, however if you want to have a conversation with your date or friends you better have good lungs and voice . Food ok, service was slow and it took them 20 min for the octopus to come, however I have to say they subtracted or of the check .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely recommend doing the shared menu for 2 - a lot of food and so delicious. The chef prepared the best passion fruit suflê I’ve ever had!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great except the waiter was not very attentive and took forever to continuously order our drinks

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food is good, ambience not so good.

G
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Very bad service. Asked for a sake recommendation and the waitress ineloquently made clear she doesn't drink sake and has no recommendations. Luckily we relied on our own choices for food else we may not have ordered anything. Very poor experience and I would not want to return nor recommend.

CA
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, with very good food and ambience. They have a very nice piscosour and for chilean people they serve piscola!!

M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Noisy place that attracts a crowd of out of towners having birthday dinners. Food was sublime. Service was great. Would probably be better mid week rather than the weekend if you prefer a more intimate vibe.

M
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night and great food. Music was enough to create a lively atmosphere but not too loud that we couldn’t hear each other. Food was amazing and very helpful and attentive service. Will definitely return.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Very poor service and extremely wrong attitude.
We booked a table for brunch, and wrote a note in the booking that we were specifically going for brunch. However, when arrived we were told that the brunch hours have finished, even though it wasn’t mentioned anywhere on their webpage that brunch hours were limited.
And the service is also very poor; we were waiting at least 20 minutes until the waiter arrived.
Food is nice, especially Japanese side.
Overall, disappointing experience.

SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Interesting selection - we had the taster menu and the food was well prepared and presented. Overall a good experience.

AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I have been going to Chotto Matte for many years now and it has always been excellent. This time it was an absolute disaster! The food was served in an all over the place manner like I was at a fast food restaurant. My friend who has particular allergies was unaware what her ordered meals were. Our table was at 9.30pm, we were seated at 10.10 and we had our first items at 10.45. We asked 4x for the wine list and we almost finished our food when we got the wine (which btw was terrible), it took the chef 30-40min to bring us 4 nigiris. We kept asking for the tea that came cold at the end of the meal and all that right underneath the speakers so conversations were impossible.
The service was clearly all over the place and badly organised, they probably had too much on their plates as it seemed the area was understaffed. all in all not worth the bill we paid by far! Even after the small discount I felt I have been cheated.

n
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and lovely restaurant, however waiting over half an hour for my booked table ruined the experience for me and my friend who had travelled far to see me, it was very embarrassing.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

The food was excellent, but let down by incredibly poor execution, poor service and poor ambience.

Arriving at 5-10mins early we grabbed a drink at the bar before waiting 25-30mins to get seated. I suspect it was only because I went to ask what was happening that they decided to seat us. Service just went down hill from there, having to wait 20mins before someone came to take our drink and food order, offering no explanation of the menu and seeming put out that we were ordering additional dishes.

Our ordered water failed to arrive, so after another 25mins of waiting for any drinks we flagged someone down who went to sort it - only to find at the end of the night that they'd just ordered it again so we were being double charged for the resturants inability to deliver.

The food when it turned up was amazing, but again was delivered in a terrible manner. Virtually all of our food arriving at once with no explanation about what anything was, not enough space on the cramped table to actually place the food and being made to feel like we had to rush the food to make space for what was constantly arriving. Also had to ask for soy sauce for our sushi and then once it was finally given had to also ask for small pouring dishes for it.

As I said at the start overall the food was very good, but was let down by Nandos level service and staff that seemed more interested in making fun of their customers (yes we witnessed them mocking people as they walked away from tables on more than one occasion) and and a music level that was just too loud to be comfortable. Having to shout to make yourself heard to your companion across a small table is that an enjoyable experience.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night at Chotto Matte. Great food, with standouts being the Ojo de Costilla, Pork Belly and the desserts. Literally didn’t have a single bad dish. Great service too, very attentive and never far away. The decor was fun and unique, with dim lighting and nice background music that didn’t have you shouting to the person across from you. Definitely recommend!

DD
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was below expectation, lack of knowledge on simple menu related questions and incredibly slow, sporadic service.

I’ve been coming to Chotte Matte for years and my recent trip was poor.

DH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, great vibe but really slow service...
Been a few times and love the beef tetaki

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service and not stingy with the alcohol 🙌🏻

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service is very slow. Server nowhere to be found. Had to wait for a drink for 30 minutes becauSe the bar was busy!!! We had a reservation at 9. Pm we reached at 9:10 and had to wait for a table which was supposed to be ready. Food was actually good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Horrible service. We waited for a table for 40 minutes for a pre-reserved table. They apparently overbooked and could not manage the crowd. Finally got a table since we agreed to share it with someone else. :/ The service then was so poor - the waiter was cold and unfriendly. The management couldn’t bother any less. Even though the food was decent - it ruined the entire experience

e
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere. We will be back!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

fun! good music and food

s
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in London. I didn’t quite know what to expect. But the cuisine is one of a kind! It has its own style.. Bags of flavour. Great ambience. Definitely recommend!!

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was yummy and the staff attentive with good atmosphere

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Dreadful! Music so loud we could not talk. Service incredibly slow. They say servers will help you select dishes to your taste - no chance! The one serving us didn’t even know the food - when I even just asked between 2 dishes all they could do was read from the menu! We only ordered 4 dishes and they forgot 2 of them! When we reminded them one turned up but the second never did! One of the dishes we ordered was marked as “spicey” - we asked for extra spice if possible but when it turned up there was no spice at all in it! A complete failure! Never again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible experience, each dish was being served in 15 minute intervals which was allegedly a ‘plate sharing’ concept. Specifically told the server not to add scallions due to an allergy but was in excess in each dish. First and last time.

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