Yama Momo

4.6
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679 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
Yamamomo restaurant and bar is a contemporary Japanese new style Izakaya and sushi restaurant. We have combined the traditional Japanese Izakaya dishes with modern European style tapas cuisine, sourcing a wide range of local, European and Japanese ingredients. Our drinks menu has been designed with some of London"s leading mixologists, namely Nightjar Consultancy Group to create a innovative modern and Japanese influenced cocktail list.

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Fri 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite restaurant even our very fussy son has this as no1 place to eat! Staff are friendly always welcoming and Carolinee (Brazilian) apologies if spelt incorrectly is our very person of all of restaurants we go to.

YM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I booked to have dinner here for my partner's birthday with my partner and his parents. The ambience was ok, busy on a Friday night but tables are very close together. We ordered but the food came almost an hour later. One of the starters was completely forgotten and we had to ask twice to get it, which they still charged us for. The rice to accompany the mains also did not come and we had to ask twice - we couldn't eat the mains until the rice had come and the mains became cold. Service was very poor - we also had to ask twice to get our glasses refilled with water! Also had to ask twice to get the bill. The food was very slow and the waitresses were suffering from amnesia. Probably had only one person working in the kitchen on a Saturday night. Food was mediocre for the price. I do not recommend this place.

CB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sashimi ever! All other food good as well. Friendly staff, if Drinks or Food a bit delayed, they apologise and explain why.

LP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time enjoying the £25 all you can eat weekend buffet. despite the rather complex ordering rules this is an experience not to be missed. The food is amazing and I can't fault it on value.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was OK, but the sushi had too much mayonnaise and was quite disappointing. The toilets needed to be cleaned more regularly.

Overall it was OK, the service was good with friendly staff.

DM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, and a very enjoyable evening. The food is always good, but it was particularly so this evening.

E
London
43 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favourite restaurants, I always save this as a venue for date nights or meeting up with good friends. Food, service, ambience, cocktails... it's all hard to fault really. Book a table well in advance is my best advice!

E
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always. Great atmosphere too. Perfect for a celebration.

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We've been here a few times and have always found the food delicious. On this occasion I'm marking it down a star because some elements of our main course were a little cold, which is disappointing - I wonder if they'd been left sitting a while before being brought over to us. Our waitress was very friendly, attentive and polite. The place itself is nice but we felt that the tables were a little too close to each other which made private conversation difficult. They're obviously trying to squeeze in as many people as possible!

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Absolutely outstanding food, although quite pricey, worth it. The drinks take ages to come though, which lets it down.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and the lychee martinis are excellent

A
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our second visit. The first time was great but second was extremely disappointing. The service was unfriendly and detached. We had to ask for soya sauce and tap water multiple times and tap water wasn’t given until we had finished our meal. The food came out in a random order and was not great quality. The salmon in the sashimi was going grey and the lamb cutlets were tiny. Actually wouldn’t visit again.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, and the cocktails. Will 100% be going back. Best Japanese food I’ve eaten in forever!

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, fresh and tasty in a stylish setting. Fancy cocktails and fun!

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and experience was amazing! The happy hour cocktails were great at £6 and so delicious. Will definitely be going back. Staff were so welcoming and helpful

CG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sushi next level. Lovely cocktails that are quite original

JW
London
49 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Yama Momo and we loved it. The food was great, the service was good and the atmosphere was really buzzy. Also loved the decor and amazing cocktails. We will definitely be back.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Definitely returning again.

MT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try and go every few months as this place is so good, and the latest trip was the best. Great vibe, fantastic cocktails and the sushi is as good as I’ve had in London. Service can be a little slow depending on who you get, but always very friendly.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant! Delicious cocktails and amazing sushi- I’d highly recommend the lobster volcano rolls! We always have a lovely meal when we go.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s date

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O
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Al a carte menu wasn't available on the day, we had to pay a deposit for the set menu which would have been fine had the food matched the cost and reputation. Dishes were of varying quality, aubergine maki and scallops were the clear winners. The lobster miso soup was rather uninspired, consisting of a few lumps of overcooked, rubbery lobster meat. The disappointment of the night was our mains, seabass and wasabi chicken, both bland and flavourless. The fish was overcooked and dry, chicken was no better, coated in a wasabi green sludge that just didn't work.

Staff were friendly and attentive. Very poor value for money, horrendously overpriced for the quality, expected far more considering the reputation and other reviews.

SL
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Meal was excellent, service was very good, but the lighting was too dark! couldn't see what we were eating and I know it was Valentines but the tables were so close! not sure about serving fortune cookie with coffee in a Japanese restaurant(!). Bit strange too drinking English tea from a small oriental tea cup, with milk from a sake bottle. might have underestimated the importance of the last course in finishing off a good meal. otherwise mains were very good.

VR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh sushi and sashimi with wonderful coctails in quiet relaxed atmosphere. What else do you need for a great evening!

NS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The welcome was not great obviously was a Saturday night so it was very busy however we ended wait for 20 minutes even if we had made a booking and we did not receive a formal apology. Food and drinks were great our waiter was nice (nothing special) again it was busy so I guess not much time to give everyone much attention. It was my partner birthday and I specifically asked for a candle to be put on dessert and that didn’t happen I felt very left down by the staff because it meant they don’t give enough attention to their costumer request (I work in hospitality myself) there is no excuse for something that was asked a week before to not happen. Once I got the bill I said that to the waiter which apology to me and my partner and asked if I wanted to speak with the manager which I did not want to because mine was more a feedback then a complain, they recover a bit because they brought another little dessert with a candle for my boyfriend and all the staff sang happy birthday which was appreciated however it should have happened when I asked for.
So yeah I would go back for the food and drinks but no for a celebration and on a Saturday night.

T
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and cocktails, lovely place. Would definitely recommend, also family friendly

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great food and atmosphere. Food is really good. Cocktails are good standard with a nice twist. Starters came separately so we had to wait. One of the starters we ordered never arrived. Main also came separately so again they clearly seem to have a problem here. Sadly we were rushed out with the bill as there is a limit of 2 hours.

Generally would go there again but not on a Saturday night as clearly they can’t coupe with the crowd.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a fantastic time here. It is expensive (well the way we do it, it is!!). But food is consistently great and the electric Kamakaze cocktail is divine! Highly recommend

KO
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious delicious exciting flavours be good in a gorgeous cosy setting.

KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is good, good atmosphere in general but a very loud group nearby were annoying. Service is friendly and well intentioned but a bit slow and confused.

DR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing. we had the black cod and it just melted in the mouth. only had one cocktail, but saw others being brought out and they look amazing as well.

CP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for 5 years and never a let down. The trip from West London is worth it !

g
London
25 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food as good as ever.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great range of sushi and sashimi plus specials menu. Desserts also great - highly recommend the miso ice cream... Friendly and super-efficient service.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Wonderful cocktails - shame the waitress spilt mine somewhat.

n
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Busy on a Monday night! That kind of says it all. Happy hour cocktails were great. Food was good. Spicy edamame better than I've ever had, but the volcano roll did not look appetizing (it was made to look like a volcano that had just erupted). Service a little slow.

A
Warwickshire
11 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Great cocktails, food & service. You can always rely on having a great night out and it’s local! So no having to negotiate trains from central London. Perfect!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food is very good on the whole, but service is slow and distracted.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Yama Momo food is always great
Make sure to book as it can get busy but staff do try their best to accommodate

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Food, cocktails, ambience and service are 5 Star