Yama Momo

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580 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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

London Restaurant Festival: 20% off food and a happy hour cocktail

...from the a la carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00 17:30-19:00
Mon-Thu 17:30-19:00
Sat 12:00-15:00

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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 580 People Are Saying
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ER
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

HL
London
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

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.

AR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our whole experience here. The food, cocktails, atmosphere and service were all amazing. We found ourselves looking at all the food that as coming out for other diners and deciding that we need to come back a few more times in order to try everything we'd like to.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and great food!

GD
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

absolutely beautiful food have been here lots of times and i'm never disappointed the food is really authentic and full of flavours and the presentation is fantastic, waiter spilled a pot of soy sauce on to my partners shoes which is the only reason for a mark down, overall fantastic, cannot wait to visit again !!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The waiter was stepping on our necks about the two hour maximum when it was pouring with rain outside, we took our time to leave just so we could order an Uber but didn’t like the fact he was pretty much pushing us out of the restaurant, he could’ve handled that 100 times better. But food was amazing, would go back for the food service would’ve been 5/5 if it wasn’t for him

KC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location, decorated beautifully. Had a very enjoyable experience.

AH
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a family favourite, always great food and service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute family get together. The food was amazing, great service and overall a great place to eat. Will definitely be going again.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yama Moma food is amazing, great flavours, quality ingredients and presentation.

Very friendly and professional staff, overall a great dining experience. Try the truffle beef!!

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

It’s a lovely little restaurant although a little tight for space and the service is very slow and pretty poor. Food is good and tasty

E
London
40 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favourite restaurants - the food is always of a high standard and comes out piping hot, and the cocktails are AMAZING! (you can't go and not have one). Would recommend the scallops as starter if you like seafood and the truffle tofu is really good if you are a veggi or just want to eat less meat. Everything is good on this menu, you will be spoilt for choice :)

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Lunch... been several times and never had any issues with the food or service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The choices on the all you can eat menu is quite extensive!! All the dishes are freshly prepared n present it nicely. The staffs are friendly and attentive. It’s my regular place when I want to indulge myself for a weekend brunch!! Highly recommend!!

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful evening. The Seabass is so good.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, cocktails and Service! A great neighbourhood restaurant!

AG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was actually a meal for my birthday, but we didn’t tell them that, so they don’t lose any points for not making a special fuss of me. I don’t expect them to be psychic! However, they were close to it, as the service was consistently so charming, so personal, so friendly and so attentive. Top marks to all the lovely staff. They were also exceptionally nice and flexible about me calling up to ask if I could move our table until later because we wanted to finish watching the Wimbledon semi-final!
Yama Momo is very pretty restaurant, beautifully fitted out with two main rooms and a sushi bar on the lower level where you could watch the chefs at work. We had a table in the main room, which currently is looking exceptionally nice with pink artificial flowers in garlands all around the windows and exterior. It was a pretty hot day, and they had the folding windows open onto the street, but also had the air-conditioning on. This was a mixed blessing, as it was shooting out freezing jets of cold air, which was actually a bit unpleasantly chilly. I only mention that to try and provide a balanced review, as it was the only negative of any sort.
The food was absolutely gorgeous, and several notches above what I was expecting. Even everyday basics such as avocado maki were much more elaborate and delicately flavoured than one usually gets. Shrimp and vegetable tempura were beautiful. For main courses we had salmon teriyaki and roast pork belly, both faultless. Vegetables also consistently good quality and cooked to perfection. The food and the attention to detail are seriously impressive in what it is, after all, a local restaurant and not the West End. I forgot to mention the cocktails, all with a Japanese twist, which were very good. I had a Geisha, where Jasmine gin is one of the ingredients. That was wonderful too.
It’s a long time since I have found a neighbourhood restaurant I liked as much as this and I will certainly be going back (frequently!).

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb , great service and fiod, thoroughly enjoyable , have already booked to come again

C
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not been to Yama Momo for over 2 years (the joy of being new parents) and we forgot how really great it was. Food was amazing, service great.

It’s easy to forget how good quality it is and it’s not far away from where we live.

Will go more often.

JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great food

D
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Amazing and attentive staff! Food and cocktails were basic.

JW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food, very attentive service and really nice relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely return

HO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Tasty food served in a pleasant decor. Portions are fair for the price - but not enormous.

It may be that I'm unlucky in choosing timings, and always turn up at the busiest of times, but this is the second visit I've made where service has been a bit haphazard.

AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic fresh wonderful tasting sushi as always in this gem of a neighbourhood restaurant. Have been here many times and the cocktails and food are West End quality. Fairly pricey as you get what you pay for however I did feel that as regular customers celebrating a family birthday, the dessert ‘surprise’ should have been on the house not £15. Gets very busy in the evenings but that is due to the food quality. Keep up the good work!

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite Japanese restaurant ever! Will keep on inviting my friends :)

t
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yama Momo never fails to disappoint!
I was treating my friend to a 40th dinner and we had such an incredible time, fantastic food, service and ambience.
I’ll be back, in a few weeks with the in laws for Sunday lunch 😁

f
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food is well presented and very good but having eaten here a few times, the service of the food is a little illogical. We had asked for edaname beans to nibble on whilst waiting for starters. They arrived after the starters which all arrived at different times and we were puzzled also that sushi that had been ordered as a main course, was the last main course to arrive, meaning that we had finished ours before our daughter could eat hers. The level of noise made it hard for the waitress to hear us properly (we had asked that all be delivered together and edame beans to keep us going whilst waiting) and so that may have been part of the problem. She was very friendly but instead of asking if we needed 5 minutes to order she told us to just call her name (which would have been impossible as not always in view or able to hear in this noisy venue)... It would be good if there was something alternative to nibble on whilst waiting for a starter - as edaname was the only option and obviously has to be cooked. The air con was a little too cold and direct as well. The food is good but maybe a little more range of choice would be nice.

SH
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and amazing service
Shame that the menu is available only on Mondays and sundays .. it’s a little pricy to venture there too often

GH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Music unnecessary and much too loud. Otherwise very enjoyable with mostly excellent food (poor quality wasabi). Regrettably small sake selection.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We booked with an offer of 20% off but this wasn’t honoured when the bill arrived. Food was good but service was slow and we received a few dishes that were meant for another table. The waiting staff didn’t seem to know much about the offers early in the week which meant the table behind us were loudly complaining. Restaurant knew in advance that it was a birthday but nothing was offered so it didn’t feel very special.

J
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Yes and No in terms of friend recommendation. I used your app to book but on arrival there was confusion over my reservation and we were asked to wait at the bar. I was made to feel I had made some booking mistake. There was a conversation and then we was pointed to our table. I think an honest explanation of confusion would have been preferred but not a good start to make the customer feel bad especially when it’s your sons birthday. The Father’s Day menu had a great choice but the deal arrangement of all parties on the table taking it as a condition felt a bit odd and when my son asked for one different item from the menu - this did create some confusion. Which was rectified eventually after some escalation (which again as customer I didn’t really need to understand the ins and outs) and the restaurant accommodated. Generally the service was very good and the lady waiting was very attentive- which I guess justified the mandated service charge. The food itself was very good and just be aware it was certainly not a light meal and the flavours were very rich. Unfortunately my son felt ill towards the end of the meal. This was not the restaurants fault as we think this was partially self induced but the restaurant kindly provided a takeout bag. Ultimately the thing that got me was the restaurant decor was very nice but the tacky background music just did not feel in keeping. I get casual dinning but at £35 a head plus drinks it wasn’t exactly casual Sunday roast either. I say tacky as a Soul music fan as the music did not match the restaurant or the decor. Overall I just felt it a jarring experience. Perhaps all these fathers, mothers days have just been over hyped to death. Sorry

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

cocktails were great. Good ambience, and noise levels are ok. Tempura was really good, as was the duck.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and good atmosphere - buzzing and busy

H
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We liked the place and the food was good but don't order sushi/maki/sashimi as a main:very small pieces and quite expensive for the portion!
The service was great though!

k
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and service ! We booked a table last minute and had a lovely corner table. Our waitress was really good and answered all the questions I had about their deserts ! I’ve also been previously just for drinks and their cocktails and whiskey tasting are amazing. Can’t wait to go back when I’m next in London!

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite local restaurant, also adored by my teenage son!

TC
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty sushi and excellent fresh sashimi. All up a very pleasurable experience.

FM
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE the food and the cocktails and there is always a great atmosphere to Yama Momo. I have no hesitation in recommending this great restaurant.

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