Yauatcha Soho

4.4
4825 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Chinese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Yauatcha Soho, located in the heart of vibrant London, is an all-day dim sum teahouse offering a wide selection of modern authentic dim sum alongside European patisserie and an extensive range of teas, wine and cocktails.

The design of the restaurant is a modern interpretation of the old Chinese teahouse. At the same time, the lighting and seating embodies the atmosphere of a vibrant ‘chatter shop’, similar to the traditional Hong Kong dim sum restaurants.

The restaurant offers Cantonese dishes with a modern influence, with an extensive range of steamed, baked, grilled and fried dim sum such as Yauatcha’s signature dishes of Scallop shui mai and Venison puffs.

The Taste of Yauatcha menu is designed for two people to share and is offered from Monday to Thursday between 2pm and 6pm for £28.88.

Special Offers

Tasting menu including a cocktail £38 per person

Set tasting menu including a cocktail from Yauatcha cocktail menu.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 11 January 2019

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Sun 18:00-22:30
Mon-Tue 12:00-16:30 17:00-22:30
Wed-Thu 12:00-16:30 17:00-18:30 21:30-22:30
Fri 12:00-16:30 17:00-18:30

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NN
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I have been many times before and it was always amazing. Food standards have gone down and the menu has really changed and not for the better. Value not as good as dumpling legends where the har gaw is cheaper and better with 4 per basket, Yauatcha you get 3 and it cost more money and not as good. Really sad as this was one of my favourite restaurants. I will not be going back again.

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

First time here and came here for a date night. We were placed at a tiny table upstairs where there were kids, families and prams around which didn’t feel a very classy or sophisticated place to be for a date. Later I found out that there is a downstairs area which is much nicer, I wish I had known. The seating upstairs is tiny, the chairs are very low to the ground and uncomfortable. Service was not great either as they kept placing our food on other people’s tabels in front of them before realising it was ours when people had almost began to pick at it. We got the small set menu and you can’t choose the dessert but they were both two yellow desserts that were lemon and sesame and I wouldn’t recommend. Main dishes of the Thai style chicken and sweet and sour pork were ok but just deep fried/battered pieces of chicken and pork and we were expecting more of a stew/curry style as they had no sauce. I would maybe come here again with friends on a more casual occasion and ask to be seated downstairs..

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GC
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The excellent service is back, I’m so pleased that my favourite restaurant in London never fails.

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e
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

No, I probably won't, it needs better food, dim sums were adequate at best.

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P
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Many different tastes. Great experience.

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DP
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dum sums and amazing duck. Desserts - don't miss it, just check out the patisserie area on the ground floor

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S
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely great! I always go here for dimsum! As I really appreciate their honesty in their quality of food. I ordered egg yolk bun, I have been waiting for around 30 mins, and at the end they said that the chef didn't want to sell it because the quality of the bun is not good that day, I'm sad but I'm grateful that they're being honest!! As a return, they gave us 2 free macaroons, which I should admit that they're so generous and has a really good service!
Really recommended place for family day-out!

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G
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!
It is one of the best Dim Sum restaurant that I ever tried in London. Especially, Ms. Kanitta such a lovely staff and helpful.

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n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

CLASIC Dim sams were good, Duck was very dry. The waitress was nice but the service was too slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Didn’t like the food, the Resturant had a bad smell

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dimsum in a chic atmosphere. Attentive service. My favourite is Scallop Siumai

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Contemporary dim sum with delicious flavors.
Drinks were expensive.
Service was overall ok except one waitress - I asked if they have any gluten free dim sum and she rudely responded ‘no’ and walked away. Firstly, restaurants should be catering for dietary requirements in this day and age and secondly the waitress should have offered suggestions on what gluten free options they offer. She kept pouring me sparkling water that some of my group were drinking even though I had asked for tap water on 3 different occasions.

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NN
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A nice place with nice food. My wine had cork in it and the waitress gave the beer to the man of the table without asking which kind of gave off a sexist vibe as the beer was for one of the female guests. It happens but it just made the mood on our table a bit weird. The food was good.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and drinks were delicious and the ambience s really cool, but it was a little bit let down by the service - we had to wait until after the first course had arrived to get the first cocktail (over 20 minutes) ah the staff couldn't speak brilliant English so couldn't really understand what we were asking.

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EF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Yauatcha CIty is an excellent restaurant, with outstanding food and very attentive, polite service. The Soho branch, however, had such terrible service that it became a talking point.
I took a colleague here for a work dinner. Drinks were not asked for before food, which made the delay in the food order being taken uncomfortable. The waiter for our table was inattentive and brusque to the point of rudeness. Other servers attentions were called when needed.
The food was spirited out of the kitchen quickly and to excellent quality. When drinks were requested they came in a timely fashion.
The bill was dropped unceremoniously on the table without asking if we wanted to order coffee.
Maybe I was spoilt by the excellent service at the City branch, but I am never taking anyone to Yauatcha Soho again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

The food was good - perhaps not Michelin quality, though - and the service quality ok. The noise level was abhorrent: we were seated in the basement where the muzak bass sounded like gunshots so every guest had to shout if they wanted to be heard. It was absolutely impossible to appreciate, let alone enjoy, the food. Our guest noted that it was the loudest restaurant he had ever visited.

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NL
London
20 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The 2 of us went for lunch on a Friday. We were seated downstairs which was very dark and moody. Upstairs is lighter and more airy.
We ordered the Soho Lunch Vegetarian Dim Sum for 1 person (£38) which includes:
- Steamed and fried dim sum
- Tofu with Cloud Mushroom
- Pak Choi
- Rice
- Chocolate Pebble dessert to finish

We shared this set and ordered an additional Sweet & Sour Pork and the Seafood Black Truffle Dumplings.
The tofu was a little too sweet for me but the dim sum was all lovely. Next time I will order just lots of dim sum.

I had the Mandarin & Chilli Non Alcoholic Cocktail which was absolutely delicious.

The downside was that the tables were way too close together. It was uncomfortable to be that close to the people next to me. If you’re sitting on the sofa side and you want to get out, you would need to be pretty slim to do so.
The other thing was it was so loud, we could barely hear each other talk. If they had less tables crammed in and the tables were more spaced apart, it may solve this problem.

But overall it was a very nice lunch and I would come again.

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b
London
123 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great food and attentive service. One of my favourite restaurants in London.

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FT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Inventive and creative dishes. Tables are a bit too close to one another. And the noise level is very high. But is a 'must go' on every visit to London.

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CR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great place to go! Lively atmosphere and great food 🥘

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Upscale Chinese foods with delicious taste!!! The restaurant is very loud so good for group dine in.

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DS
London
48 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Disappointed that I was unable to be seated on the ground floor as I knew the basement was way too crammed with table so close that you can reach over and grab someone's food. Not ideal for a chatty date. And many diners have expressed the same.

The staff was attentive and was very on point to warn us if we have ordered too much food.

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O
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing as always:)

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RA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as ever. Superb dim sum. Avoid if that is not what you are after

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We stayed for 2.5 hours but had to listen to a rather older women who sat at the table next to us for the entirety of our meal. The tables are so close that every tme the other table next to us got up from the seat there backside knocked items from our table and we had to grab our glasses every time someone got up from their table.
The waiting staff were brusque to the point of being rude. The food was nice though. I wouldn't go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Great stuff!!! Service is amazing! The tea and desert are above excellent! Prefer Hakkasan food by a milestone though, but their deserts are great enough to turn a non sweet tooth person in love❤️

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C
London
25 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was my daughters birthday seating was very tight. We felt like we were shoved in the corner. Service wasn’t that great food took ages to come out. Duck was very very dray we hardly ate it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious good and service was great! Will go again :)

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L
London
64 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's one of those days where all the dishes were made and cooked to perfection, and the service was friendly and non-intrusive. The highlight of the meal was the violet cheesecake – mind-blowingly good!!

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Floor is greasy and the plate is dirty. Open kitchen make the room really smelly.

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TL
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Some dishes were good but food was mostly dry and flavourless (duck was especially disappointing). Service was poor, with our waitress more interested in what was going on around us than actually serving us.

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m
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Service was rushed, and we felt like we were sat in a corridor with people rushing past us but no one serving us. We were constantly asking for more sauces and more dips as they only brought one tiny portion between four where other tables had one dip each.

The crispy duck was probably the driest I’ve ever eaten but my local Chinese is so much better. It was so dry we couldn’t finish it. The pancakes were all stuck together and impossible to separate so tore when we tried to. They had been crimped together along one edge so were very firmly attached.

Dim sims were awesome!! And the wine list is great too.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Considering this was a Michelin star restaurant it had a very 'laid-back' approach to service. Also the ladies toilets had run out of towels.

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OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

The food is ok but the restaurant puts way too many tables. It’s so crowded inside the restaurant, feeling so uncomfortable. So hard to get into my sofa.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Must visit, food was delicious, service great

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HH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Had lunch at Yauatcha on a busy Saturday lunchtime. The food was great but the service was very chaotic. It took a long time to order, our food took a long time and we kept having to ask for a top up of water. Our waitress was very surly and seemed like she was annoyed at having to serve us. I’d definitely recommend coming here for the food but, given the prices, I found the service very disappointing!

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TS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was absolutely delicious. Some of the best dim sum I’ve ever had in London. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very strange. The vibe was like a club and it was dark. It was incredibly over staffed. Odd.

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IE
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The flavours: intensely amazing
The occupants: simply frustrating
The venison brought tears
The guests grated my gears
If Michelin, you need it displaying

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VM
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I was really looking forward to going to Yauatcha but to say I was disappointed was a huge understatement. First off there were only two items on the entire menu that were gluten free, that was pak choi and another broccoli like vegetable. According the the waitress, nothing else could be made gluten free. I was even willing to eat the fish ( I am vegetarian), but they could not adapt a sauce to make it gluten free. Quite unlike most other chinese/cantonese restaurants, their soups were also not gluten free. I was astonished that in this day and age, a supposed top class restaurant, didnt have this covered.

Then there was the waitress that served us. Her vocabulary extended to the word 'no'. And she came across and very moody and was not helpful at all. When she finally asked us if we'd like to speak to the manager, she went over, they had a very surreptitious looking conversation about us, in full view of us, and then the manageress walked straight to the kitchen. I was hoping she would come and speak to me first. She returned saying they had a new dish on the menu which was gluten free, which was basically a mixed vegetable dish from the menu (minus the gluten element). I suspect it was either something they put together ( which was fine by me) or that the waitress had got it wrong. I dont buy the story of it being a new dish. I only mention this because its nice to know you are dealing with people with integrity.

Then the waitress went on to serve all my drink and food items to my friend who i was with, almost ignoring my existence from that point onwards.

Then my food arrived, and my friend had to wait at least another 30 mins for hers (after we enquired about it, making us think they forgot).

They did try to make up for the absolutely dire experience by gifting us some macaroons.

We ate to vegetable dishes, 2 mocktails, a rice dish and some dumplings for a grand total of £95 pounds.

I was not impressed and was my food was not tasty. I wouldn't return.

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CE
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

A busy restaurant with lovely food but we were so close to the tables either side of us that we could not have any form of private conversation, the waiters had to reach over to serve me as they couldn’t get pto my side of the table. Good service, but we could have done with some more explanation of the dishes as we didn’t have a clue. Wine was very expensive compared to the food with very limited options for a glass of wine, not a bottle.

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