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Yauatcha Soho

4.2
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5789 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Chinese
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.


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What 5789 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
food
3.9
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4.1
ambience
3.9
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NeilS
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Booked a table for 8 online for family dinner. When we arrived, we found the downstairs restaurant space was closed. The table was not ready, so staff cobbled together a space in the upstairs tea room area. I wish they had told us about the main restaurant not being open, we would have gone elsewhere. Food was good. Service not so and ambience poor. We also had not been told about increased service charges. Having been to Yauatcha several times and being a fan, they just lost me as a customer.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Big disappointment. Service was sloppy, rude and complacent. Food was sub standard - dim sum ok but lacked flavour - other dishes bland and lacked attention to detail. Price was high.

Very disappointed and will not be going back. Not a patch on Hakkasan, zuma or Roka.

SD
SimonD
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Generally disappointed with the food and the overall service received.
Expected a lot more from the chosen dishes but they were very bland and without the necessary flavour and spice.
Staff also very slow to respond and had to constantly remind to order more drinks.
Unsure if I'll come back to Yauatcha again..

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Astrid
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We visited this place to celebrate my brother's birthday. On forehand the restaurant checked if they could make a happy birthday-dessert, but I heard the voicemail too late unfortunately. The gesture was very kind.

Foodwise and our experience was a bit disappointing. The food was delicious but without a wow-factor which we expected. And the service was good, but not as warm and welcoming as we would have liked to.

The ambiance is very beautiful.

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vipThamH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The dim sum is absolutely amazing. It’s definitely expensive but you know that going in. The service was good, not super friendly but the job gets done.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food took a while but overall great experience.

CM
CiMc1
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The manager and servers were both extremely sexist.

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Kirby
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first outing since lockdown, we had planned to go before but obviously had to cancel. It did not disappoint! Amazing food, worth every penny. My partner is vegan and they had a great range of vegan dim sum as well as main dishes. I really can't recommend this restaurant enough!

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LeafA
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice dumplings and quick and efficient service

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Nsuds
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good overall- always impressed
Really enjoyed ourselves

YG
vipYoukangG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Bad service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

over priced, over rated

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Rollo
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food not quiet to standard, as a regular, it felt like they have dropped the ball, even accepting the huge hike in the price. Hugely disappointed by dim sum, flavour balance was non existent. Huge fan of venison puffs, these were very below par. Peking duck was dull and not crispy. Service was adequate and extremely polite. Cocktails were good. On this effort I won’t go back, £140 for 2. Sorry guys.

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StephO
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was great but I don't think I could justify it for what we paid. Service was slow, left us with empty plates for a while after we'd finished, food came out at different times so we were all eating at different times.

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MishaM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very reduced menu. Half of the best dishes are missing.

EM
EdgarM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Shocking service, forgot orders, two hours to bring main, bill was wrong

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vipDrFaz
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to Yauatcha after it reopened post lockdown. Amazing service, good social distancing and great ambience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Except for having requested a table in a good spot to which we were seated in a probably the worst spot in front of the till, we had a great experience at this restaurant.

However after asking to be moved the staff were more than accommodating. I would strongly recommend this restaurant.

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RyanF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, socially distant tables and good relaxed atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and services was great!

DD
vipDaphneD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the most delicious quality dim sum and Chinese food in London.
Every bite is mouthwatering! Every flavour is a high! Every texture stands out, whether crisp, soft, unctuous or dry.
Went on a "corona night" so it was very quiet which was unusual. Service prompt and attentive.
Best cocktail every!

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foodeater
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

food reasonable with wide array of dishes but service was dreadfully slow. Food also did not arrive in unison for each course

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SophieD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very average for the price. We went for the vegan menu but it was very bland. A little seasoning on vegetables can’t hurt anyone. The tofu was like slime! I’ve had better vegan food from my local Chinese for a fraction of the price. I wouldn’t return unless they changed the menu quite drastically. Maybe for meat eaters the food has had more thought and taste better.

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RobertM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Had to ask for early bird menu eventhough we were there in the timeframe and had specifically picked this in our booking. All tables around us had the same problem.

Service was mediocre and not worth the automatically added service charge of 13% eventhough we were table of only two at an off-peak time. Table next to us had to complain due to receiving one main course 20 minutes before the other main course.

While the food was nice, the overall experience and in particular being made to request the pre-theatre as if it was not the option we had already chosen led to an unpleasant dinner experience.

DD
DiscoDolly
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is always excellent as is the service. I will continue to eat here for special occasions.

KB
KrisB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful food and fantastic service, we will definitely be coming again.

AM
AlishaM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yauatcha is one of my favourite restaurants. We booked for the theatre menu deal, which saved some money. The dim sum starters were tasty, and the main dish portions were generous as well as delicious. Cocktails were fab too. Our waitress was also helpful.

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vipKimF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Disappointing service - waiters were slow and made errors. Front door staff were rude

NJ
NickJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Great service. Nice ambience. Great location

KM
KMBN
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great but the restaurant in soho is so small and they cramp as many people as possible in there. Two people can’t walk side by side. Service was okay, not worth the 13% service fee but okay. Ambience was nice but again crowded.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worse meals I have ever had. I could not hear the waitress talking to me it was so loud and she spoke so quietly. I ordered off the normal menu whilst my friends ordered from the set menu. My main came out within 5 minutes, before my friends starters which I was not told would happen. The waitress took a plate from beneath my friends before she had finished eating her meal. When the bill came we had been charged for things we had not ordered too. This was also one of the most expensive meals I have ever eaten- 3 meals and 3 soft drinks for £175 . I do not mind spending money on fine food but we all thought the food was very average and not worth anywhere near the money we paid. None of the party would not eat here again or recommend to a friend

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vipFionaR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The staff were fantastic and the food was nice but the set up meant the service was really slow. It took half an hour to get our first drink and it didn’t get better from there

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not as sharp as it normally is, service was slow and cold at first but then got better. Restaurant seemed understaffed as tables next to us were left dirty for a while after people had left.

Toilets were very messy as well. Food as always was very good as was the wine.

JG
JasonG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Came here on a recommendation the place has a good atmosphere I definitely wouldn’t recommend sitting at the bar as you can’t see anything service was good food was as very mediocre though and not what I expected would I go again ? no definitely not a shame really as we were really looking forward to it

SA
SaoudA
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best food.
Whenever I come to London I visit this restaurant.

WC
vipWCA1963
Denver
88 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Menu is diverse with fried, steam dumplings, various spring rolls, crispy duck in spring rolls/salad/Peking style, noodles and various rice sides. Main courses such as Kung Pao chicken were small and flavorful. Great hot and sour soup. Wine list is limited but adequate. Nice selection of creative cocktails. The best--order many dishes and share the bites. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant, the hospitality, the food, the staffs and the service provided was immaculate! Need to visit again very soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love Yuatcha - the waiter was the one that needs to be highlighted as the star of the night. Wish I caught his name but he was very professional & attentive.

The food was great as usual! Will be back

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Tuffs
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious! However the service was pretty frosty. Firstly the waitress didn’t even smile. Then food was delivered to our table incorrectly and there was no apology when the plates were snatched away by another waitress (we knew they weren’t for us but it was the attitude between the staff that wasn’t the most comfortable to witness).

We had the pre-theatre menu which was great value for money, the black bean beef was a great size!

We did get an extra portion of rice which we weren’t charged for. Not sure if this was to say sorry for the wrong food being delivered initially.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Tuffs, Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your food, at the same time, we are disappointed to hear our service did not meet your expectation. Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience caused. I can ensure you, we have spoken to the members of the team concerned and reiterated the importance of excellent service and communication. Hope this experience, will not deter you from returning to Yauatcha. Regards, Yauatcha Soho

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vipaviddiner
London
21 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dim sum. Very comfortable chairs and tables. Great service and ambience. Again. The food is on point.

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Yauatcha Soho does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Yauatcha Soho also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7494 8888.

Yauatcha Soho is rated 4.2 stars by 5789 OpenTable diners.

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