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

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What 2169 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.1
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4.3
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3.9
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vipLadyB12
London
84 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a very nice Sushi Set Menu for £22 per head. Plus order some addition Dragon Rolls, I am told the restaurant is normally much busier being in Soho but due to the Corona Virus situation, people are staying away which is such a shame for those working in catering and hospitality. All together an 8 / 10 and will visit again once they re-open after things have calmed down.

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KatieB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend the brunch. The bottomless cocktails were varied and the food really lovely. It makes a change to the usual brunch in London at the moment! DJ was also a really great touch

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded on 18 March 2020

Hi KatieB, Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we hope to see you in the future. Warm regards, Team Chotto Matte

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing sushi!!

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded on 18 March 2020

Thank you

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OliverW
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing
I look forward to going back

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded on 18 March 2020

Hi OliverW, Thank you so much for your fantastic comments. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you and warm regards, Team Chotto Matte

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JamieDS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic as ever and team were very friendly. It was quiet for a Wednesday probably reflecting current health concerns. I really recommend Chotto Matte and the pudding on the set menu was sublime.

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded on 18 March 2020

Dear JamieDS, Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Chotto Matte. We will make sure to pass on the comments to our team and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you and warm regards, Team Chotto Matte

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Kirbles
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible all round. Can’t understand why people say it’s good. Won’t go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Poor service, overpriced food and music too loud.

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Sumangala
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great for Pisco Sours and good food. Always been a good experience here

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded on 9 March 2020

Dear Sumangala, Thank you so much for your great review. We hope you will visit us again soon. Regards , Chotto Matte team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very poor service.

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AnthonyW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The noise level from the thumping music was extreme; I do *not* appreciate having to *bellow* at people on my table just to have a conversation. Had tinnitus when I got home. The music should be set at a level just enough to keep other tables' conversations at bay, and no louder. It's a restaurant, not a nightclub.
The table was too small for 4 people once the dishes started arriving, and the tables are pushed close together, so you are well aware of other folks packed around you.

So the ambiance suffers greatly from the noise and tiny tables squished close together.

That said, the food was excellent, and the service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was yummy and despite being very busy, the staff were very attentive.
The restaurant had quite a bar vibe on Friday night. It was quite loud and difficult to hear conversations. Another thing was that the kitchen became very smokey and set off the fire alarm. It was nice of the manager to come and apologise to each table however we left stinking of smoke.

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded on 9 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I am so glad you were pleased with the food and service. Apologies if you feel music let down your experience and I hope it will not prevent you from returning again. Regards , Chotto Matte team

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GabiP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would recommend it and would go back when in London

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yasmina
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Octopus dish was absolutely delicious. Chotto Matte is great.
The music is too loud and makes it difficult to have a conversation.

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded on 7 March 2020

Dear Yasmina, Thank you very much for your lovely comment and we glad you enjoyed your time with us , we hope to see you again very soon . regards , Chotto Matte team

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Dante
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very poor service but very good food.
Food was amazing as always, very tasty chicken miso, slow cooked meat, seabass ceviche, tuna. Dragon rolls are not as good as before but they are still better than other competitors (they used to be outstanding, and for some reason they added cucumber without updating the menu).

The service was horrible, super slow. And they forgot to bring things which they finally charged on the bill. Waitress and manager were having an argument all Thursday night and they forgot to serve clients... Delays can happen everywhere , it s ok but waitress was justifying the slowness on the back of business (restaurant was half empty with virus context) while she was arguing with manager. At least she wasn't rude.
It was the first time I thought about not paying 30 pounds optional service but I thought it was unfair to the cook who has done an amazing job again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not what i was expecting!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very bad place - over priced - bad service etc.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The restaurant is great with good music and nice deco, the service wasn’t very good, we needed to ask waiters every time to bring basic things that they should have brought with the food and every time we needed to wait for our turn ...
the prices should be lower a bit ... anyway good experience overall.

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded on 2 March 2020

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

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GuilhermeS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reaaly good ambiance... food is absolutely great. Sea bass ceviche is a perfect start.

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded on 5 March 2020

Dear GuilhermeS, Thank you for your comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon. Regards , Chotto-matte team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
19 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok but pricey. Set menu was not flexible with options

Chotto Matte Soho
Responded on 18 March 2020

Hey there, Thank you for your feedback. We will make sure to pass on your comments to our team to ensure our set menus would be more flexible for our guests. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you and warm regards, Team Chotto Matte

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LucyF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Having visited Chotto Matte before, I felt Saturday's brunch was poor. The cocktails weren't good and the food was average at best. Staff were lovely.

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vipNomnomnom
London
44 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had a table for 4, for a late brunch to celebrate a birthday.  The food was ok, but bit overpriced.  The 2 hours cocktails were value for money, if that is what you are looking for.  The restaurant had a very energetic ambience and nice decor, so could recommend for that,  but it wasn't what we had expected and the music was way to loud for a lunch time session.  I had read reviews about the noise level, but had expected that for the evening and not throughout the lunch time slot.  We were a little disappointed that having called up to confirm this was a birthday lunch and for the birthday plate to be arranged, we still had to request this (twice) before and after the bill being brought to the table - whilst we were not rushed to finish, this did put a damper on things.  Though it seemed like every other table at the restaurant was celebrating something or another, so by the time the plate came around, it felt a bit like we had been waiting in line for something...

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Seoyeongc
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

A dish was very delayed despite ordering it prior to the restaurant becoming busy. The Black Cod was also very overpriced considering the size. Overall, the interior design seems to have been more of a concern than the quality of the food.

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Expected better, portions were small and the pairing of certain japanese and peruvian ingredients did not work well together.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dimly lit - I found it hard to read the menu or take pics of my food which I look forward to as I blog about my food trips .

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Tibbe
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

A cool place with nice interior, we chose the tasting menu 2, some of the dishes was really good!! But some of them we only tasted and left. The dessert “chefs choice” was a disaster and tasted like something from the supermarket... it’s easy to find better food for a lower price. The drinks was great but our glasses stood empty for really long before the waitress noticed it, they were also hard to make eye-contact with.

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JonathanB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Booked table for 6 to celebrate our daughter’s 20th birthday .
Got there and our table was actually in the bar area on very low chairs . It was though we were an add on or they had overbooked .
I complained about the table and was told it would be 10/15 minutes to reseat us.
Then I was told it would be 45 minutes and all the while they are trying to get us to buy expensive drinks .
Our table was booked for 7:45 pm as our whole party had early morning starts the next day.
We were reseated at 8:45pm an hour after our first arrival . And to think they charge customers £20 each if they are 15 minutes late or cancel with in 24 hours. I should have charged them !
We had waited an hour and then they tried sell us yet more drinks when all we wanted to do was eat.
The food once ordered came swiftly but when we were getting to the end of the dishes the service and waiter disappeared - we had a dirty table and wanted to order dessert but seemed to have to wait so long.
The meal with service came to over £315 including service and they failed to recognise we should have been compensated for the disappointing experience plus they tried to charge us for something we did not have .
We got home so late and so exhausted- the only good thing our daughter loved being with her family .
Will I return - no I will not !

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vipeatsoutallthetime
London
31 reviews