ULI

4.4
359 reviews
£26 to £40
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 359 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidB
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, well decorated and friendly staff. Slightly noisy when full.

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Dips
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The tables barely had any space between them, let alone enough to be socially distanced. It was incredibly tight which was not only uncomfortable but nerve wracking given current circumstances. Although the food was nice, the constant hovering from staff to hurry us was frustrating - they were adding tables to our seating 30 mins before our booking was up.

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Anais
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Literally the food got everyone at the table happy! Recommend it!!!

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NoshTosh
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good quality and well presented, mainly Chinese, dishes. Two starters, asparagus with black bean sauce and garlic and the soft shell crab stood out. Half crispy duck with pancakes was plenty for four to share as a starter. Will come back next time we're in Notting Hill.

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Bridget
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Absolutely terrible service. Rude and inattentive staff. Definitely do not recommend. The pad Thai was good but not worth it for such an experience.

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GabrielleS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious. Service was efficient but the waiters were curt and the occasional smile would have helped.

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JeffreyW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

My wife and I were disappointed by the restaurant, after reading good write ups- as they decided to have a major delivery which meant constant trolley loads of supplies through out our lunch past our table. The food was average and the duck /pancakes was dry and lacking in flavour - not good value.
Will not be returning .

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NadiaB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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MariaR
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service very freilndly, would happily visit again

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happycustomer
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish, great food! Thank you Uli

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Nabs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible - if it were up to me I would’ve ordered a lot more but my stomach could not handle any more food! Great vibes, great wine and a beaut little Notting Hill spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lively food and great service. Remains one of my favourite places to eat in the area

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AlperA
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend, definitely a great restaurant!!

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EtherDiva
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for a birthday - with a mix of indoors and covered outdoor area with nice plants.
Varied selection of pan-Asian food - everything we tried was delicious!
Good wine for the basic price range end.
Only downsides were noise levels, would appreciate quieter music in post-Covid times as it was so busy it was hard to talk!
Hope to be back.

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LauraA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and brilliant staff. Highly recommend.

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CharlotteW5
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food and atmosphere. Service was ok but nothing particular. We asked for recommendations and server was not able to suggest anything, answers on questions about food items were very vague.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Chinese restaurants I’ve ever visited. Good food, ambience and friendly staff

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esmee
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always. Could happily eat here every night!

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Foodie
London
31 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food but not entirely authentic. The aromatic duck was mainly skin and leftover to put in the pancakes.

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AndreaDF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good authentic Asian food. Rapid service and polite staff. Great for dates and special occasions.
I’ll definitely come back!

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SuzyB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at Uli's as always! Fantastic food and great service.

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Livy
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Delicious food. Service could have been a little more attentive but think they were preoccupied with deliveroo drivers turning up every second that the seated guests weren’t as considered.

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PedroS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place - the terrace is great and the food was really good.

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palomac
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The staff were very accommodating, food arrived quickly and was very tasty

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AnnabelM
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this friendly local with delicious food. Equally great for a birthday treat or a casual meal and it’s dog friendly too!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and efficient friendly service. Quite a basic setting but nice to be on the terrace and heating/cover protects from the elements if needed.

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DebE
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A much needed late lunch with friends. Great service and delicious food on a warm Sunday afternoon, what more could you need.

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Elizabeth
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We stated on arrival we were all vegetarians due to religious reasons and one of us was gluten free. The waitress gave us an allergen chart which was great.
Firstly the vegetarian dumplings were pork dumplings, my fiancé found out too late and had taken a bite of it! Then my friend who was eating her pad Thai noodles suddenly realised there was gluten in. The restaurant were not sympathetic or very apologetic. We did get 50% off but that is unacceptable considering the special diets that we clearly told them. Although the rest of the food was lovely and the setting was too, I will not be returning.

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EmilyT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here yet again. Brilliant service. Loved that it was warm with the heaters and roof cover. Can’t wait to come back again

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KerryJ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful set up, lovely outdoor seating area. Food was very tasty, and service was on point. Definitely recommend.

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vippatricia63
Berkshire
44 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I have been a couple of times to ULI. the food was disappointing this time! It dis not appear to be freshly cooked. The aubergine dish and broccoli was good but the cod and Prawn curry not good at all. Need to improve and get back to their usual standards.

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ZainS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a brilliant time ag ULI, there can be only very little complaint. We ordered the singapore noodles and they initially came very salty.

We raised this concern with the staff and they were more than accommodating to help us. They exchanged our food for a version less salty. We were very appreciative of that fact.

The ambience was nice and the scenery was great, the only downside was the fact they had to open the windows when opening the roof when it rained. This brought wind inside, if it weren't for the heating, I would have made a bigger fuss of it.

Staff were friendly and even took pictures of me and my girlfriend for our anniversary, so we were happy with this.

Thank you ULI!

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EgosMiami2014
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The restaurant took a reservation for 10pm, and only when I arrived early did they inform me the kitchen closes at 10pm.

Even when I got my fellow diner to order ahead, they delivered our starters before she arrived, I asked them to take them back at 10.04pm and they returned 5 minutes later before she arrived, I decided to leave that as she arrived a minute after.

Immediately we started on the starters, they delivered the main meals to the table not allowing us any time to eat the starters, and had main on the table which of course got cold.

Even when I told them it was unreasonable, they did not listen and still served all the food. Very poor attitude of the staff.

Ended up barely eating our starters because of the rush, and taking most of the main meal away, drinks were fine.

We simply did not enjoying the evening or experience at Uli .

I Will not return.

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AdaoraO
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely restaurant. Helpful staff and heated and warm. Brilliant food. Really large portions. Will visit again x

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OpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Sadly the experience was pretty terrible.... It was my birthday dinner and first time out in 8 months so it was pretty disappointing to have such mediocre service and awful food.
I was seated and then ignored for 15 minutes; had to flag someone down for a drink. The dumplings were stodgy and falling part and the filling was like a meat paste. The so called sambal prawns were horrendous- sweet soupy sauce like a bad Chinese take out, 5 prawns and the equivalent of a whole onion that was all but raw.
I guess the steamed rice was fair.
The staff we’re inattentive and showed no real care. Our used dirty chopsticks from our entree were placed on the table to use for our main - no consideration for hygiene. We ended up eating with the serving spoons instead.
The menu sounded so great but poorly executed. This is some of the worst Asian food I’ve had. Disappointing to say the least.

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RichardB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The only drawback is the thumping music all the time. Why bother with music? We go to a restaurant to eat and talk: if we want music we go to a concert! No-one in the restaurant was listening to it.

However, it was very nice to be given two free glasses of wine at the end, even though walking home was a bit of a problem!

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Wigsie
Hampshire
15 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch - always fantastic

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mason
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, I especially liked the massama curry.

Full of flavour

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vipLondoner
London
22 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious - as usual! Great selection to choose from and the outside terrace is lovely. Nice staff.

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Lily
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Very disappointing food for the price. Very indifferent service.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ULI using the Order Online button. ULI also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. ULI also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3141 5878.

ULI is rated 4.4 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.