Japes

4.4
143 reviews
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Pizza Bar
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  • Good for a Date
We make delicious Chicago style deep dish pizza & mouthwatering sweet waffles using only the finest fresh ingredients. No additives, no funny stuff. We’re 100% natural. Taste the joy!

New opening in Soho!
Chicago-style pizza
Fresh waffles
Milkshakes & hardshakes
#TasteOfJoy
What 143 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Japes twice, first time was ok but I didn’t like the pizza but that was my taste as I don’t like olives etc this time I chose a different pizza and loved it although there was too much rocket leaves on it. Service is always quick and food quality excellent. Prices are great too!

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

We loved Japes! The pizzas were delicious, the staff were friendly and helpful and the drinks were lovely. The staff surprised us for our wedding anniversary with a cheesecake to share which was so unexpected and special. We will be coming back again and recommending to friends and family for sure!

LG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

It was ok, didn’t wow us. The service was a let down, had to ask for water for the table 3 times. My pizza was luke warm in the middle and wasn’t that hot overall. The only time the waiting staff engaged with us was to say we could only have the table for 2 hours as soon as we sat down. No-one asked if our food was ok or if we needed anything. We only stayed for a main as it was pretty poor overall. The added service charge was 12.5% and didn’t say it was optional which was probably a reason why the service was rubbish. There’s no incentive to ensure your customer has a great meal. The pizza was a bit of a let down, wouldn’t rush back or go back at all unless I had to.

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

Had a quick lunch, sat outside in the sun. The pizzas were amazing was so full after eating, they may not look big but wow they are filling. Went for the Carbonara pizza, so tasty and so full of cheese. If you love pizza Japes is a must.

RJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was soooo nice and staff were very friendly.
Would definitely visit again

k
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Overrated. Ordered two different pizzas both were much too salty. I could get a better pizza for £12.

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pizza was nice but the toppings weren’t the best quality.

S
London
44 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pizza, cannot fault the service or ambience. Will definitely be back.

H
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Pizzas are incredible!!!!

TB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Food was incredible, too loud to hear anything was the only downside

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were fantastic, so was the food!

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food idea is good but ingredients are cheap and this feels like ordering cheap domino’s pizza rather than a proper pizzeria

A
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable Pizza! Already told all my mates to head down and visit!

MA
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Although I enjoyed the evening our service was rude , the food was cold when it arrived and was just a bit underwhelming. Expected there to be more tomato ok the base of all the pizzas and the dipping sauce to also be warm. One waiter was rude one was lovely - maybe just having a bad day .

SL
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

When I first came across Japes I was very excited to try their deep dish pizzas and made sure that the next time I came down to London I paid it a visit, however I was left feeling underwhelmed. Upon arrival, we made our way to the bar to inform the staff of our reservation. As there were so few customers we were seated immediately, however the staff seemed like they really didn’t want to be there and told us to sit at a table by the window rather than taking us over to it. We ordered and the service was quick and efficient with the pizza arriving shortly. While the pizza was enjoyable, I didn’t think that it was anything special - this was probably because the base wasn’t as you would expect on a conversational deep dish pizza. While eating, the waiters had a chat at the bar and not one person came over to ensure that everything was ok or whether we needed anything. Once finished, we paid and hurried to leave as the atmosphere wasn’t warm or inviting in the slightest.

BN
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great deep dish Pizza. At least 50 characters in length. Maybe opentable shouldn't ask for at least 50 Characters because I don't want to write more.

AK
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not quite true Chicago style, but in London this may be as close as you'll get. Please forgive the fact that there is halloumi on the pizza. They know not what they are doing.

H
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came to eat with my cousins for my birthday and as always it was amazing

II
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Foods amazing, quick service and wonderful atmosphere

A
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Pizza, as always! Chilled, nice environment. Would recommend a visit for something a little different on a Pizza!

RH
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at a very reasonable price. Would recommend and will be visiting again

KS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and the venue were lovely and staff were lovely too. Only downside is they bought our mains out while we were still having starters. Otherwise, still good and will go again

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The carbonara pizza is amazing. Go with a big appetite and don't bother with any of the other dishes. That's the one!

CG
London
99 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I remember the good old days of the first deep pan pizza wave to hit London - Bob Payton's legendary Chicago Pizza Pie Factory in Hanover Square and LS Grunt's in Maiden Lane (now a branch of Big Easy). That was a long time ago and surprisingly there hasn't been a place to get a good 'pie' since. Plenty of excellent sour dough and thin crust but no real deep dish delights. But now Japes has come to fill that void and it is not bad at all. Excellently priced and pretty authentic to my no doubt unskilled London palate.
It was a little quiet for a Saturday lunchtime but I hope that's just because the word has yet to spread. I'm looking forward to going back and trying a few more of the varieties - especially the carbonara!

Very disappointed not to get any OpenTable points, however...

VP
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Pizzas are fantastic, and I was so surprised how cheap they are, just great value.

SA
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I was very excited to try deep dish Chicago style pizza since i’m a pizza addict. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. It doesn’t taste nice at all and the options are really limited to basic toppings. The cheese tastes rubbery and tomato sauce isn’t great either. Do not recommend, it’s too expensive for what It is. In fact, I wouldn’t even eat it if it was free.

HT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great service and the restaurant was really well decorated inside. We sat in a window table and enjoyed the breeze.

The pizzas were really good and we will definately be returning.

EB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Fairly cheap pizza but nothing special. Service was quite good.

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

if you like you pizzas deep, and super cheesy this si the place for you. really good value for central London. Good selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks too. You can even box up your left overs and take them with you, which is great.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, really enjoyed our dinner and great service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great pizza and garlic bread, but the pastas and salads ranged from average to poor.

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing pizzas. Service can improve. Would definitely recommend

EB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, epic portions (trust me it'll fill you) and the price is quite frankly amazing. Definitely on our list of places to try again.

RB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza here is AMAZING. So much so, I was in a food coma all night, but totally worth it. I recommend The Mediterranean for your ultimate cheese fix.

EA
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not the best food - more of a gimmick

OT
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal pizza

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AT
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything good, except the noise and the smell inside.

E
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious, will definitely be coming back

EN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was tasty (although not quite 'amazing') but would definitely recommend. A nice alternative to standard Pizza offering in London - my highlight was definitely the thick crusts and the dips!

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