Yama Momo

4.6
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617 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.

Special Offers

Special Four Course Christmas Menu: £44

Beautiful four course Christmas menu for sharing basis only £44 per person. Every guest from a table should have Christmas menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 25 November 2019

Ends: 23 December 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30 17:30-21:30
Mon-Thu 17:30-22:00
Fri 17:30-22:30
Sat 12:00-14:30 17:30-22:30

1,000-Point Tables

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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

What 617 People Are Saying
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4.5
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Food and service was excellent. Can’t wait to come back.

E
London
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, perfect for romantic night out or meal with friends. Menu has lots of choice and I would particularly recommend the tofu with truffles for veggi or non veggis alike :) Scallops starter also delicious. In fact everything is delicious and definitely try the spicy edamame!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Less pleased-with-itself than its sister restaurant Tsunami in Clapham, but much better for that. Service was great (rarely good at Tsunami), food likewise, especially sesame aubergine starter and house special sushi roll, the specific name of which I forget (but they all looked good). I’d have liked a longer sake list, but few others would care I guess. Friends have long recommended this place, rightly so I discover.

F
London
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service attentive and the atmosphere buzzy

TH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the bottomless lunch and prosecco deal and it was incredible! The standard of food is so high and although it was quite pricey, it was worthwhile for the delicious food and plentiful bubbly. Will definitely go back.

AR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food and beautiful hand crafted cocktails

g
London
21 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is an excellent go to local restaurant. The sashimi is of a quality and price that cannot be beaten elsewhere. The staff are always really attentive and polite.

TB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yama Momo is a stand out restaurant. Cant believe we are so lucky that it is so local. Would always advise to book ahead as it is extremely popular. Food and service outstanding.

L
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good. Lovely food, intimate modern setting. Attentive service apart from drink arrived ahead of starter, which was surprising.
Otherwise excellent.

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely service, good food, delicious drinks. Some dishes and drinks a little too sweet for my palate

AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful night out. Great service and delicious food.

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing cocktails, good vibes. The best restaurant in the area hands down

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Pleasant venue but average service. We ordered the brunch which I wouldn't recommend, but If you do get the brunch avoid the Chicken Katsu curry. It's a small dish of curry with a small portion of chicken, but no rice. The Bibimbap was a nice portion and we'll presented but a bit bland. The service could be much better as our waitress, who was pleasant, forgot our order and then stopped serving us completely, and FOH didn't even say thanks as we left.

B
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except for the wait for the cocktails which took a bit to come and slightly expencive with the VAT added.Very nice service.

AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wonderful fresh sushi as always. We have been coming here for the past five years - never disappointed. The most recent for my daughter’s birthday and the staff all made a huge fuss of her. We have celebrated many special occasions here as a family and with friends. The tiramisu after dinner martini is to die for. Keep up the good work guys service is brilliant at present.

OT
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food presentation looks amazing. It is always freshly prepared for you. The nasu goma and suimai are the must try items!!

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best restaurant local to Dulwich / SE London

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks as always! Many thanks!!

BE
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Yama mono and we loved it. Our waitress was so lovely and our meal was great! A perfect date spot! We will definitely be back again.

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Visited my sister Rebecca working there. Lovely restaurant.

s
London
37 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious but the portion sizes were a little too small for the price and the tables are far too close together.

RO
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress, lovely ambience in the restaurant and sushi brunch deal was reasonable and food was of a great quality.

BB
London
59 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food as always - tempura, gyoza, sushi, sashimi and seafood pot. Nice evening out.

OT
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food are fresh and tasty. I always enjoy dining there. The staff are friendly. Definitely going back there again!!

VR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for people who just love food and relaxed atmosphere. The quality of service can easily bit fancy places in Mayfair for half of the price and withough vulgar and ridiculosly posh surrounding.

RB
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was outstanding from start to finish. The meal was booked as a surprise for my partners 40th birthday and it surpassed all expectations. The food was outstanding and the cocktails were delicious too. Staff went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our evening, which included putting a candle in my partner’s dessert at the end of the evening (a complete surprise for us both as I had only mentioned it was his birthday in passing when ordering drinks). I would highly recommend the restaurant and I will definitely be going again soon!

A
Warwickshire
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a lovely meal & experience

t
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was a bit hit and miss. On the plus side, the lychee martini, dynamite beef and chicken gyoza were excellent.

The chicken we had, however, was very dry and the edamame beans didn’t really taste of anything. We asked for the first to be taken off the bill which the staff did readily.

The service however was extremely slow. We had hoped to order brunch which was advertised as being served from 12pm to 3pm, so we booked a table for 2pm. We were told on arrival that there wouldn’t be time for us to order from the brunch menu, which was a bit annoying, but we ordered from the a la carte menu anyway. Our food then took nearly an hour to arrive.

We did not receive an apology for the wait until the end of the meal when we asked for the service charge to be removed. In all fairness they were very busy, but I would have expected the manager of a restaurant to anticipate this and ensure that there were staff available to cope with this.

All in all we won’t be rushing back.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was so disappointed with Yama Moto. We had eaten there for the second time in a week. We were lucky enough to be invited via a friend who knows the owner the week before. The service both times has been really bad. Waiting 10 minutes to be asked if you would like a drink then they would Forget you had ordered a drink
This Saturday on our 2nd visit however the service was terrible. They lost our order twice and on the third time of putting our desert order through We waited an hour for desert. We were given deserts on the house. However we had ordered drinks to have with desert which were finished 30 minutes before desert appeared. I pointed out to the manager that whilst we waited they should immediately offer us a drink Whilst we continued to wait. That’s customer service. Eventually the manager agreed and he also knocked off the service charge too. The service to be honest was equally as bad both times
On a positive note the food is really good and it’s local to us so it’s won’t put us off going again.
They just need to sort out a few issues

CP
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Easily some of the best Japanese I’ve had.

TB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yama Momo always delivers. Fantastic food and exceptional service. It is expensive but no more than you would expect in a restaurant of this quality. Love the fact that they dont hurry you off a table. Food is beautiful presented, service outstanding and drinks/cocktail menu first class. If I had any complaints it would be that it is a little hot, noisy and cramped on tables (we were 5 on a 4 seater table) but we did visit on a Saturday evening.

RL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in town! Service and food brilliant. Outstanding evening, couldn’t have asked for more.

K
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food delicious, with the Tuna Tataki and the luxury sashimi selection particular stand outs from the 5 or 6 dishes we had. The sashimi was some of the best I've had - incredibly fresh and rich. The cocktails were varied, unusual and extremely tasty. The ambience is quite cool and pretty - my only negative would be that the tables are quite crowded in. That's okay for the most part but we were celebrating our anniversary (and had booked weeks in advance, noting the occasion) so would've appreciated one of the tables in the restaurant that was not so cramped together as we felt closer to the people at the table next to us than each other.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience, great service! And the luxury desert platter was fantastic! One of our favourites in dulwich!

JV
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent ambience and caring and polite staff. Good food and generous portion sizes. A little steep for what you got - a very small Red Dragon Cocktail at £11 is difficult to justify but that is a small gripe in a largely successful dining experience. Very flavoursome food. Another mention for the exceptional efforts of all the staff.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing.
More lighting needed in the restaurant.
There were a lot of flies around our table.

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service. Very enjoyable. Will definitely return.

HL
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We regularly go to Yama Momo. The food is always delicious! Love it there.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4th visit for the all you can eat buffet.. everything is freshly cooked upon ordering. The only thing I wish the would do, is alter the menu and add some new items.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Second time at Yama Momo. We came for my girlfriend's birthday having been impressed.the first time.

We waited half an hour to be seated even though we had booked a table at 9:15, I think our table was given away to another couple didn't book. It took a further 15minutes to be offered a drink while we sat at the bar. The manager came over every 10 minute's to tell us we will have our table in another five minutes. I could see people sat at tables who had finished but no effort was made to ask them to leave (standard practice from my experience as a waiter). We were not given any menus whilst we waited so I took one myself. He gave us some complimentary squid whilst we waited, which was really good and a nice gesture.

Eventually when we sat down we had to call over the manager to take our food order (obviously we knew straight away what we wanted as we had 30mins to decide). We asked for some water which never arrived so we asked again when our starters arrived.

There was no delay in food arriving and the starters were delicious but the sushi was not the best. We were also given the wrong order (Salmon and Avacado instead of Avacado and Cucumber) we didn't care as we were so hungry but no check back was done during our meal so we didn't have an opportunity to mention this.

The front door was opened and the air-con was turned on half way during our meal (presumably as a tactic to encourage customers to leave as it was late and the restaurant was not overly warm). I couldn't get anybody's attention to address this so I closed the door myself.

Our plates took a while to be cleared and no dessert menu was offered when they eventually were. We called another manager over to ask for the dessert menu.

Dessert was okay, my chocolate fondant was flat as a pancake but still tasted good.

When the bill arrived nothing had been taken off even though our table was 30 minutes late, and a £9 service charge had been added. The service was worth about £2.