Japes

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Pizza Bar
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 175 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food and excellent service!

DD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very glumptious

G
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I can’t think of anywhere else in London you can get Chicago style pizza, and it was good. It wasn’t a patch on true deep dish, but it’s cheaper than a flight to Chicago. The garlic bread was so dry and the service was pretty poor. I would go back though because the pizza was good. Definitely book in advance.

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

Definitely the best deepdish pizza you'll find in London! Friendly staff mae it even better! 10/10 will be back.

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

I was really positively surprised by great food. Restaurant also looks quite modern but nice. Little dark ambiance. Didn't really need to book this time but in future I expect there to be queues as it was fairly full the whole time and it was a Sunday.

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

Really enjoyable evening , good table, excellent staff who were very attentive throughout. Food far better than expected (very filling !) - will be back next time we are in London!

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

Japes is so fine, you could definitely bring all the boys from the hood and have a nice meal with them... some of them wont probably finish, but that's life!

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

Great tasting pizza, was back for 2nd time, will be back again

DP
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality pizza! At a great price! Can't wait to go back and try some of the other things on the menu

S
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was amazing - staff were a bit rude - great value for money.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was really good.
Pasta was okay

JG
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I wasn't expecting expecting too much and came out pleasantly surprised. Good, attentive service and nice deep dish pizza. It's obviously not as good as Giordano's in Chicago, but for now, it's the closest we're going to get in London. I'd go again to try the cocktails.

HK
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great. They didn't have blue cheese dip and forgot to add the extra sweetcorn to one of the pizza's we ordered so only charged us for drinks. Great customer service and would definately go back.

SV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined there 2 times now and have to say that we really enjoyed the food. The Chicago style deep dish pizza was so delicious and I highly recommend it. Service was prompt and professional. Special thanks to Sasha and Tamara who took good care of us and made sure we had a pleasant dining experience.

l
London
46 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Three of us for dinner, drinking sift drinks. Although all the staff were friendly and nice, the service was a bit sketchy. Got seated but no one came with menus.
Other couples were served ahead of us. Food took about 40 mins to arrive. 18-20 is expected.
My friends ordered a second round of drinks that never arrived. We asked for them to be taken off the bill but the bill still arrived with them included.
In my opinion the blue cheese dip was runny & too salty. However the pizzas were absolutely delicious!! I would eat here again but I'd be mindful of the wait. This place perhaps just needs more staff.

GB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place and great food! Amazing deep dish pizza, but a bit disappointed by the garlic bread, i don't think I'll order it again.
Apart for that though, this place definitely deserve a visit!!!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Pizza was good but not as good as I expected from the reviews; service was pretty slow, and had to ask several times for menus, drinks, the bill and to pay; the menu was more limited than the one advertised on the website especially for deserts, and only half of the 6-7 items they had on the menu were available on the night, so left without deserts and went somewhere else.

TM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The pizza was outstanding, never had anything like it in the UK. Normally I would only choose to have Italian, thin base style pizza but went all in for this concept and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Was left feeling very full on the way home though and I can eat! So take it easy on the sides as the pizza will more than fill your boots.

LS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As it's the only place in London to get Chicago style pizza, I would suggest it for those wanting to try something different. The pizzas are all high quality as are the ingredients, but bring an appetite because they are extremely filling.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing place to eat and the staff are very attentive.

SB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - Chicago style deep dish pizza at its best. So tasty. Menu is really reasonable and right in the heart of London. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend for those looking for great pizza 👍🏻

JG
London
27 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was my stepson's Birthday and he loves pizza so we took the family to Jape's. I'm originally from Chicago and had tried it previously and knew he would love it. It's not exactly like Chicago pizza, but as close as you'll get in London!!

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First of, don't think there's anywhere else serving Chicago pizza...but best of all, the ones from Japes are SO good!
When people think "deep dish" they often think heavy and doughy but the Japes one is just like the one I had in one of the top Chicago pizza places! It's not too doughy, almost like a quiche and I had the mediterranean one that had feta, halloumi, peppers, olives...it was SO good! They didn't go light on the ingredients which a lot of places do.
Shared a little cheesecake with a friend too that was a nice cap for the night.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amaizing pizza, good and quick service. I love pizza and I can’t wait to go back!

TW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting menu. Positive was that the Deep Dish pizza was delicious and entirely reasonably priced.
Negative was that there was no childrens menu, and despite having various pastas on the menu they couldn't manage to make a simple pasta for the kids on request.
Also, the Deep Dish pizza is truly loaded with sauce and cheese - which is in my view what you want when you specifically are having a deep dish experience, but I can't help but think that to most British tastes, the quantum of melted cheese is a lot to take on board. Would dread to think what the weight of cheese in one of their pizzas is!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The pizza wasn’t fully cooked; the salad was full of water. The waiters were very nice.

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great pizzas and very filling!

MI
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience overall.. from the place to the food and service.

OG
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Japes was amazing as always. Will definitely be returning

MP
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A real experience. Never had a Pizza like it. Very good value.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
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 on 17 August 2019
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 on 17 August 2019
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 on 17 August 2019
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
5 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
46 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

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