ULI

4.3
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236 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Asian
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 236 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.3
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience, allows space to talk and enjoy the other persons company. The food is also outstanding and well made

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Anonymous
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I asked for water without I've hence the waiter gave us a bottle of water which wasnt free without letting us know.

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MegC
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanks for a good Saturday lunch and for a delightful waiter. My difficulty is sending this review, so apologies if lots have come through!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The good was really good but a little on the pricey side. Staff was a little slow but friendly.

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Harry
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly exceptional evening at ULI. The food is fantastic and the service and ambience is wonderful. I did not want to leave.
The aubergine particularly stood out.
Thank you Michael and team ULI!
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KarenT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good evening.Especially pleased to seated in a quiet area

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vipBigfatgio
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A long standing institution. on this occasion food was not great and cost seemed unusually high £200 for two with wine. Hopefully this was just a blip and standars will return to their usual high!

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VenessaC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

food was good, very big portions- I would recommend to friends

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RobertC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything: food and service was spot on! Will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had booked with a note to say it was my girlfriends birthday and reconfirmed over the phone. I appreciate it was also V-Day, but when we arrived our table was not ready, and when we was, the service was really slow and felt completely rushed when ordering food. We were also sat next to the counter, with no ambience whatsoever. If we hadn’t of asked a waiter to come back to check whether mains come with rice or not, then we would have just received a plate of crispy chilli beef and nothing else.

Hoping it was a one off.

All in all, what was supposed to be a romantic dinner, really wasn’t. We left before desert.

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EmmaG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such good food! Service was really good and we were seated slightly late but they gave us champagne as an apology! Would definitely recommend!

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JaneE
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice restaurant, obviously very popular as it was fully booked the evening I went. the food was great and quite reasonably priced. We were sat in a corner table and unfortunately were forgot about a little, but when we were served staff were attentive but just very busy.

AJ
AndrewJ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are regulars but our guests, one from the US and the other a former resident of Singapore were full of praise for the food and service.

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Wing
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Very expensive for what you get but does tatse nice. The highlight is getting to sit outside/patio but covered, nice atmosphere.

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KerryL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Saturday lunch - absolutely delicious!
Picked an assortment of starters- Calamari, soft shell crab, prawn dumpling, asparagus & 1/4 duck. Shared between 2 of us was more than plenty. Food all fresh, service very attentive.

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vipMaxx
London
28 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A firm favourite with locals many customers going back multiple times. Consistent good quality food and service, a lovely little local restaurant not to be missed.

JP
vipJPJP
London
20 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced for such basic quality food.

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FoodAE
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately, every dish we had was stone cold. The main courses arrived at different times, with a good fifteen minute interval. The food itself was adequate (not helped by being cold). The service was almost short-tempered. In short, it was a bad and expensive choice, and certainly not to be recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best beef massomum I have ever had!!!!!!!

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curryeater
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Uli is a favourite. Excellent food, a little on the pricey side but you pay for what you get and we can’t fault it. Staff were all welcoming and attentive but not overly so. Started off with an excellent lychee martini and went on to have dim sum and edamame followed by the half duck with pancakes. Only fault would be that we didn’t feel completely full and had to order more, but it was good to try a few different dishes.

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AysheB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, very tasty, no MSG, generous portions. I have always loved Chinese food but for many years couldn’t have it because of MSG. This is a safe place for me where I can have Chinese food without worry, and also indulge my penchant for other Asian food. Service can get a teensy bit slow when busy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was very nice and the whole family really enjoyed it!

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EmmaF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food!

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KosM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice place.
The food is a bit expensive but based on the quality it's worth it.
Great variety and everything we had tasted great.
Very good service as well.

RJ
RJam
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We made a reservation at Uli pretty last minute given the good reviews. We ordered asparagus with black bean and chilli which we liked 8/10, chicken gyoza fried was okay 7/10 and then we waited 1 hour and 15 minutes for our mains to come with a 4 year old child and the restaurant being half empty. The mains ordered Sichuan chilli prawns, prawns were deep fried £15 for 6 prawns and the sauce was slimy but take wasn't too bad so 6/10 and then we asked the waitress which curry was the best and they recommended the ULI coconut curry was apparently was a signature dish, we said we would have it with chicken and I would rate this dish 5/10 with egg fried race £5.50 and chicken fried rice £8.00. Overall I would definitely not be rushing to come back anytime soon, its mediocre at best and given the wait time its not worth it.

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Battuta
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food in a very pleasant environment, friendly service (as always). One of my faves.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always gorgeous food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was average. Waiter forgot to order the main course of my partner and by the time she placed back the order the kitchen was closed. Had only 1 main course and 2 starters and the bill was £80.. very bad experience

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vipLuciaG
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have had dinner and lunch at Uli many times and both quality and service have been consistently impeccable. The spicy scallops and the sea bass were delicious. In a city heavily dominated by ever-growing chains, I am very happy to support an independent and lovely establishment

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner ! We loved the food, it’s a gem ! Would definitely do back

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vipLocalresident
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant. Lovely room, buzzy atmosphere. Food was excellent, we had slight problem with one of our dishes but the team could not have been more courteous and professional in the way they handled things. Will definitely be back and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends.

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StefanyD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Would not recommend, there are much better (and cheaper) restaurants in the area.

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Marian
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All delicious and excellent service ! The crispy shredded beef was the best

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Fourth visit to this restaurant , first was the best. Subsequent visits not so good but I was keen to give this restaurant another chance . Service was slow ( too many take away drivers waiting for orders on an already busy Saturday night) We were charged the same price for a mocktail as a cocktail . When we questioned this they reduced the price very slightly. Our two starters came 20 minutes apart, the main course “ Filet of Cod “ (£35) was full of bones. Disappointing experience

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VondaT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are very welcoming and professional, the food is excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well run restaurant. Food was fantastic and fairly priced .

JM
JasonM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, outstanding food and pleasant ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal

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Bruno
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food OK. Not the most authentic Thai food...

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Average food. A dressed up banana tree with better service.

FAQs

ULI does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. ULI also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3141 5878.

ULI is rated 4.3 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

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