Chotto Matte Soho

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£41 and over
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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

1,000-Point Tables

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 12:00PM - 6:00PM

What 2130 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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OB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Bad service, high price compare what you get, we use to eat at high end restaurant, this is not one of them.

OT
Monterrey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great sashimi and nigiri

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded a day ago

Thank you!

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PS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good restaurant with spot on cocktails, especially "aged old-fashioned" (unfortunately had only availability to have 2 of them and then became sold out), absolutely astonishing flavours of food and amazing mixture of tastes! On the other hand not amazing sitting on the ground floor with very low tables and chairs and music a bit too loud to be able enjoying a conversation with my guest.. overall worth visiting and trying their cuisine!

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded a day ago

Dear PavelS, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal and we will make sure to pass on your comments to our team. We hope to see you again very soon. Thank you, Team Chotto Matte

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JA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good food, ok service. Incredibly loud music for a 7-8pm dining experience and so compared to other dining experiences within the same price bracket not exceptional value for money. Though nothing overtly wrong it did not stand out as a dining experience.

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded 12 hours ago

Dear JustAnotherCustomer, Thank you for your review. We will make sure to pass on your comments to our team. Thank you and warm regards, Team Chotto Matte

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RJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, the seats are a bit cramped though.

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you, RosieJ

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TG
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We tried vegetarian set menu. It was delicious! Will definitely go back.

FB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A little more professionnalism for the staff and this place will be great...

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent when using code Add

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded a day ago

Thank you!

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KC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set menus were fantastic and great value for money!

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded a day ago

Dear KateC, Thank you so much for your fantastic comments. We are so please to hear you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you, Team Chotto Matte

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SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our recent visit definitely made up for the previous one when the music was so loud we couldn’t ourselves think let alone talk. Almost didn’t book again but so glad we did.

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded a day ago

Dear ShirleyB, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you, Team Chotto Matte

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MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed my evening at Chotto mate, the sushi was delicious. The only negative point is that I had made a reservation and I had to wait more than 40 minutes before I got my table.

EV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I was dissapointed in the service, Chotto matte is always busy however it took a ridiculous amount of time to receive our starters and appetisers and drinks.

I was really dissapointed with the service, our waitress did try her best but overall, it seemed they were too far overstretched.

Management should consider whether they have enough resource to meet their needs

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Kent
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Atmosphere nice and service generally good although we were sat without any explanation of menus etc as tables sat next to us were. Food a bit average compared to similar rival restaurants for the price

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded a day ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback and will make sure to pass on your comments to our team. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you and warm regards, Team Chotto Matte

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KK
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food, really delicious, excellent for both vegetarians and non alike. The cocktails were also exquisite. The vegetarian tasting menu is highly recommended and very generous. The chocolate dessert was heavenly. I went on a saturday night and the music level was LOUD (but really great mid 90s house tunes) and the tables are super close to each other. The turnaround time on tables is strict and adhered to. Unfortunately the bar downstairs is full of saturday night coke snorters, meaning that the subterranean bathrooms absolutely reek and the lack of windows or ventilation does not help the obvious and apparent laxative side effects on getting on the chang. Advice : go midweek.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great but the seats are properly uncomfortable... maybe a cushion next time

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded a day ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for you feedback. We will make sure to pass this on to our team. We hope to see you again very soon. Thank you, Team Chotto Matte

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A
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

After initial mix up with the booking the service and staff were great. Food was good but not the best value for money on some of the dishes. Table was very big which meant the group couldn’t talk to each other only the immediate person next to you - better for small tables

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded a day ago

Dear Axial, Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback and will make sure to pass on your comments to our team. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you and warm regards, Team Chotto Matte

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MG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Late reservation after show. Food choice and quality was good and certainly enjoyed the veg tempura, gyoza and the fresh sharing sashimi. The ambience was exactly as expected with a young crowd, nice chic surroundings and loud but not at all intrusive music giving a lively energetic feel. Where the wheels came off was the service. To be fair to our waiter he was clearly trying but there was a clear disconnect between front of house and kitchen. Looking around there seemed to be nobody managing service and co-ordinating the front of house team. Food arrived in a random way (I get it when cooking fresh but not having steamed rice ready to serve with a main course!?). In addition a bottle of reasonable wine - got poured then put in an ice bucket away from table - nobody looking to top glasses etc. We had to prompt numerous times to get things done - as I say the waiter, when prompted, did his best but overall simply not good enough and frankly this was bad dining room management (or complete lack of!) The potential is there - reasonable food, nice place, reasonable value but service is the difference between a memorable meal for the right reasons and not the wrong ones. Sorry to say the overall memory therefore was disappointment. Would only recommend with caveats.

JA
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and amazing service, really set the bar high.

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded a day ago

Thank you

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PS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Tables are too close together, didn't receive all of our order, this was for my husbands 30th birthday and I had to remind staff about the birthday plate.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience, must try octopus and tostitadas

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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CF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Amazing food and good value but we asked for the music to be Turned down 3 times as we couldn’t hear each other speak. The DJ would turn it down for a minute then turn it straight back up to spite us and would then look at us. It almost ruined our dinner. I do not expect to go to a Restaurant and not be able to socialise

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded a day ago

Dear CharF, Thank you for your review. We value your feedback and will pass on your comments to our team. We do hope to see you again - maybe for lunch or midweek dinner if you are after a slightly quieter vibe. Thank you and warm regards, Team Chotto Matte

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k
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With the exception of the chairs at the restaurant (rather low and might get a bit uncomfy when a bit taller than average), Chotto Matte is a great dining experience. Might not be good for those who dont enjoy food under louder than usual music, but for us it was just fine. Food, service and restaurant design are all amazing.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and experience - highly recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, could not fault it at all! The presentation, the flavours, the taste - all amazing! As the evening got busier, our drinks took a long time to arrive (40 minutes for the last round), but the staff who worked there were all lovely, very friendly and very helpful.

It’s a minor thing but the sinks in the bathroom are very frustrating to use as there isn’t really enough space between the tap and the basin to wash your hands. Other than that, had an excellent evening and look forward to coming back again!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall good. Tasting menu is overpriced. Feel we would have got more range and value by going a la carte

JG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We dined for the Harajuku brunch - very energetic atmosphere and fun, however we could not hear ourselves and had to talk very loudly to be heard on our table.
Service could be improved - we had to ask seeveral times for our food menus and drinks orders to be taken, and table cleared. The waiter dropped soya sauce and wasabi on my hair and clothes.
Howeverr, great food and varied options for vegetarians.

BT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice service. Caroline and Mariah were so nice and polite. Food was amazing but didn't like my cocktails

OT
London
1 review