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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Fried Chilli Squid
with oatmeal and pandan leaf
Scallop Shui Mai
Mushroom Spring Roll
with black truffle
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!
food reasonable with wide array of dishes but service was dreadfully slow. Food also did not arrive in unison for each course
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.
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.
I love this place. The food is always excellent as is the service. I will continue to eat here for special occasions.
Really wonderful food and fantastic service, we will definitely be coming again.
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.
Disappointing service - waiters were slow and made errors. Front door staff were rude
Love the food. Great service. Nice ambience. Great location
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.
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
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
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.
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
One of the best food.
Whenever I come to London I visit this restaurant.
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.
The restaurant, the hospitality, the food, the staffs and the service provided was immaculate! Need to visit again very soon.
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
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.
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
Fabulous dim sum. Very comfortable chairs and tables. Great service and ambience. Again. The food is on point.
Had a lovely dinner at Yauatcha, will be back again!
We were made to wait at the bar albeit we were on time, there was lots of push for us to order a certain champagne, we were told multiple times we could get the venison puff for free if we ordered the champagne, I found that pretty pushy and tacky at the same time. The food was nothing like I remembered from previous visits (many years ago admittedly), dumplings were very dry and the noodles had no flavour. Even any hope for dessert was killed when the manager came over to apologize to say he was aware that we wanted to order from the patisserie (I had made a comment with the reservation) but they were sold out at 9.30pm. imagine the further disappointment when leaving we saw someone had been able to "preorder" such desserts..
In my opinion on the whole Yuatcha is the best Chinese restaurant in London - excellent quality and whilst not cheap - it’s much more value than some of the others...
They seemed very understaffed and it took forever to order the drinks and the food. More than 50% of the food arrived before anyone had received their drinks. We had to ask every time for them to fill up out glasses with the wine that was placed outside our reach.
The food was amazing though, so the kitchen did a great job!
I have been to this restaurant many, many times and always had a lovely time with great food and atmosphere. My last visit however was terrible. The atmosphere was lacking; the waiters were more concerned with talking to one another than serving; we had to chase our wine; the food came out stone cold TWICE - a very poor experience from a restaurant that prides itself as being somewhere decent. I would avoid this place from now on.
Good food but slow service. Had to remind staff to fetch the wine, water etc. However staff were polite but expected a bit more efficiency.
Ordered sea bass as the main course- was average. However the dimsum, duck and beef (ordered by my friends) were good. Desert was also very good. Not sure whether it’s a place to recommend to someone as prices are not cheap.