ULI

4.3
174 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Asian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
Honest, homely and simple traditional Asian cooking

Located at Notting Hill Gate, ULI offers a fresh, honest approach to Asian cuisine. Natural limed oak, soft tones of blue and contemporary art give the restaurant a clean and informal look, highlighted by a hanging garden of pendant lights. Our menu encompasses carefully selected dishes from Asia, all prepared using traditional Chinese, Thai, Malay and Singaporean disciplines. We believe that Asian food should be clean, fresh and healthy, and that each dish should always be made from scratch.

Originally established on the All Saints Road in 1997, ULI became a firm favourite among locals and critics alike. At its new home ULI serves lunch and dinner all week as well as an extensive range of snacks, cocktails and beverages.
What 174 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Table wasn’t ready when we arrived

Asked to wait for excessive time

We left

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good service and ambience. The food was delicious but would have expected bigger portions.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely food and wonderful setting. However £7 for 2 spring rolls is overpriced. But overall a nice eve out.

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DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

good food and nice service

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and friendly helpful service. Can be chilly seated in conservatory st front.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful, tasty pan-Asisn food. Delightful waitress. Wine could be cheaper

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, at a fairly expensive price but for the area, ambience and overall experience it's worth it. The service was attentive but could have been more personal.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food but over inflated prices.

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E
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice selection of food on the menu. we ate outside on the terrace in March, which was nice and warm, with the side heaters. Bit bright inside the restaurant - terrace a lot nicer.

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LF
London
95 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood Chinese/Asian place. Been quite a few times, good prices, tasty food and nice atmosphere.

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SA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

ULI is delicious and reliable with every visit! Highly recommend the seaweed and the duck!

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

We had booked but were sitting by the door and
there were deliveroo pick ups on average every 2 minutes

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent as always
A great local restaurant in Notting Hill

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Over priced average food. Ambience excellent. Service good.

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IC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and brilliant service from the staff.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Service is good enough but every dish is so salty.

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D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere & a warm welcome from the manager. Thank you for another lovely evening at Uli.

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a post theatre booking for 2245. After having it confirmed, the restaurant rang at 2145 in the day of the booking to say the kitchen was closing at 2230 and we needed to arrive and order by then if we wanted the booking. We didn’t get the message as were in the theatre by the time they called so arrived at the restaurant just past 2230, where we were refused service and told to go home. Don’t understand why the restaurant and opentable are making and confirming bookings they have no intention of honouring. It spoiled what had been a lovely evening up until then.

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TK
London
30 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Pretty, if noisy and narrow (I stopped counting how many times the waiters bumped into my chair) room, with a terrace upfront. Decent menu on paper but execution and prices reek of Notting Hill tourist trap. We should have left the restaurant immediately when I realised that the prices in the restaurant are up to 50% higher than what is shown on Opentable and that they call their prawn crackers, lobster crackers. Seeing a Nonya (ie Peranakan) dish on the menu we decided to stay. This turned out a simple chilli sauce and when I questioned it, I got the answer that this is the Thai version. Brilliant! The Thai version of an indigenous Malay dish. I am looking forward to the British version using Bisto or Marmite next time. Credit to the waiter who took it back and brought fresh [warm] rice when the alternative order arrived. Several of our dishes were rather sweet. I am happy to pay for location, as long as the food is up to it. This isn’t.

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VS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

been twice now, delicious food and great service both times. its been busy with a nice vibe both times. good wine and cocktail options.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food recommendations, lovely ambience in their heated outdoor section. Highly recommended.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a very good value set lunch menu for £9.95. It was tasty and satisfying. The beer is good too, but rather pricey.

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R
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, quality, but not pretentious

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CF
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. This was our last night in London and I wanted to have some great Chinese before going back to San Francisco (Chinese is a bit different here). The food I picked are items you don’t typically get out in the US and these were better than my memory of them from last year’s trip! I’m keeping this restaurant on my must come back to list for my next trip!

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k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Crispy duck is amazing, look forward to coming here every time I'm in London.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Christmas Day. Very cool vibe, very nice decor. Good was delicious. We made the reservation in open table but were unaware it was a Christmas Day price fix menu. We liked everything though and we would recommend coming here

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London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Overpriced Christmas dinner! And no warning of the prices at the time of booking on Opentable, unlike what other restaurants had done! Felt cheated!

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable Christmas dinner at ULI. Service was friendly if a tiny bit inattentive. Lots of tasty cocktails! Food was fine but maybe not exceptional. Would eat there again.

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OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Too expensive for the service received...

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AP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good cosy find. Simple food done well

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QL
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Obviously busy on a Friday night even at 7.30 but seated right next to the bar I had waiters constantly invading my space collecting drinks and what looked like takeaways. My crispy shredded chilli beef whilst tasty was on balance batter 75% beef 25%. Dissapointed and so would not return.

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and ambiance was lovely but was a little over priced

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L
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been to ULI many times now. Tea is great and the food is delicious. I will be back for more.

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m
London
15 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a very beautiful and festive setting! Ask for a table in the outside bit (it's covered and has heaters). The manager was great. Waiters were overall excellent, however, part of our order was incorrect. They were quick to fix it but it meant half our meal was cold by the time we had everything. Food was super tasty and drinks were great. Staff were attentive too'

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was not as good as usual. It was cold and the crispy beef was not fresh and crunchy but tasted pre made and soggy. Disappointing as it’s usually amazing

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AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Uli is one of only a few Asian/Thai restaurants in the Notting Hill area. The food we chose for both the starters and main course was very good. I particularly enjoyed the hot and sour soup starter I selected. Both courses arrived fairly quickly. The young members of staff were very polite and helpful. The only negative point was the noise level which was generally quite loud and therefore not the best place in the area to take someone for a date. Overall a very pleasant experience and will go back again.

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L
London
17 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this new found place of deliciousness and we will be back. Crispy calamari- superb! Summer rolls were the best ones I have tried and my pad thai with succulent prawns - delicious!

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HF
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Convenient location. The Hot and Sour Soup is the best I've had!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

We don't like a food.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Extremely average food. Not worth the price at all. Great decor and atmosphere, though.

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