Yauatcha Soho

4.1
6082 reviews
£26 to £40
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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 6082 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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3.8
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3.9
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3.7
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vipEojK
Glasgow
11 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was brilliant. The staff were on their last night before presumably going onto furlough and even still they were great fun and provided great service. hopefully see them soon

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LucyF
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Reserved a table in the restaurant but they put us in the bar which was a tiny table staring at a wall with zero atmosphere. They wouldn’t move us when I asked. Food was ok but most dishes came up stone cold which is not what I’d expect for the price they charge. Pretty disappointed. Have been a few times they have some good dishes but don’t really rate it for the price.

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vipMira
London
33 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good covid measure. I chose outdoor seating and they gave heater next to the tables. Food is nice as always

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vipFoodie
London
26 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had another excellent meal at Yauatcha and are so glad that, somehow, over the years, the quality of the food here has remained outstanding. The service, too, is great. However, with prices up significantly in the past few years, this is no longer a reasonable quick option and it's a shame that the decor and ambience feels a bit worn and jaded. Don't get me wrong, we will be back, faithfully, but we would love to see an upgrade, starting with the extremely low uncomfortable chairs!

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CooperS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food. Dimsum and large plates both are must haves. Could live off of the beef puffs

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Slow service meant that we couldn’t actually enjoy the food given curfew... apology was half hearted and a shame given I’m a big fan of the food and the restaurant

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vipDalia
London
51 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great service as always. The prawn and bean curd and prawn, scallop and asparagus stir fry were exceptional. Will be back post lockdown 2.0

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RebeccaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. Very yummy and decent portions. Left very full! Food also came out in very good time.

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SaraC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was not impressive. Wine list wasn’t either.

I personally think it’s way too expensive for what you get!

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good, however, we wanted to go for the tasting menu but were convinced by the waitress to go for A la carte menu given some of our tasting choices had extra costs on them. We took her advice but worked out that we ate a lot less and paid a lot more, so we were really disappointed in the bad recommendation. It was our anniversary meal and definitely ruined the experience for us, which was a real shame.

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Shan
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and servings were adequate - All of us got the Tradition set. Social distancing measures were taken seriously as well which is of great comfort to know.

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FrenchFoodie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful dim sum, delicious dishes, beautiful and tasty desserts - we had a lovely family brunch

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Reubenb
Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was wonderful, quantity and taste is worth it! However, the service was a rushed and food from the set menu was delayed or in one case completely forgotten...

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RuthA
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brilliant service, good food and good value for money. Only con was the seats are suppppper low. Thank God I wasn’t wearing heels or my knees would be up by my chin.

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DeCo
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The waitress was very helpful in suprising my brother with the desserts I had ordered for his bday.
The food was very good as per usual.
It wasnt too loud although the table right next to us was comparatively very noisy- this of course is not the restaurant's fault.
My only real gripe would be the unhelpful person I had spoken to over the phone when try to make a booking and order from their patisserie.

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sarahc
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased we were able to celebrate our sons 16th birthday just before lockdown. The food was amazing as always and the staff were great.

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DanielaS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great customer service. One of my favourite!

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NeilM
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I am a regular to Yauatcha, but my last visit was terrible. Grumpy waiter, too busy to take orders, then once you finally make the order not all the food arrives. Dim Sum was cold. Probably one of my worst visits in a long time. A shame as this used to be a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant ambience is quite dark. We knew the menu was pricey before we booked. Saying that the food is very flavoursome and the staff are friendly and attentive.

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vipKRJP
London
38 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A family lunch that did not disappoint. The food was exemplary and lots of it. The service was very good and the staff were all very welcoming and friendly, including the gentleman charged with taking temperatures as you enter. My only criticism is that the tables seemed a bit too close to each-other (from a corona perspective). Will definitely return very soon and HIGHLY recommend. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The place was quite empty due to the global pandemic which was actually nice as we have been few times and it was very noisy. This time it was pleasant and we were able to have a conversation.

We got seated at a table but been asked (in a very clumsy way by a lovely waiter) to change table as a lady sitting behind us was very uncomfortable having people 2meters away from her. We got moved somewhere else but as people were starting to arrive, we ended being surrounded and social distancing wasn't respected.

The food arrived quickly but wasn't very warm and as good as I remembered. Good thing was we got asked if we wanted to take away our left overs.
It is a bit overpriced for a few dumplings and sparkling water.

I was a big fan before but I found that the experience wasn't as great as when I came last in March.

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ChelseeC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I went years ago and I loved it but when we went Saturday it has changed a lot.....very loud and underneath masks makes it very hard to hear people. We were left at the door not knowing what to do, We got given the wrong food and we sat for quite a while without being noticed. Things weren’t explained very well at all!

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Lees
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was very appalling and really put a dampener on our night. We were rushed out at 9.50 and starters came at different times took over an hour for mains to come and were rushed to eat.

We went to use the restroom following our meal. We were then demanded to leave whilst using the restroom by a male barging into the ladies room absoloutely awful and unprofessional.

Don’t waste your money here !

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SharonT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our evening & food was rather good. Only disappointment was the gluten free options were very limited. Great atmosphere and would come again.

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Dimple
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service by Sergio - great food and wine - always a favourite. Excellent Covid Safe practice when dealing with customers. Thus is one of my favourite restaurants in London the food is on another level - thank you

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Yellowhrs
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and beautiful place in Central, the menus available are great value as well, it was hard to finish everything though !

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Humba1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My main course was overcooked with the chicken tough and tasteless. The price of water was extortionate and the service indifferent.

I went to the restaurant anticipating a great meal and came away thoroughly dissatisfied with the fare I was served.

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SusanR
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest quality food. I have never had a dish that I did not like. A fabulous culinary experience.

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Aung
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best place in London for dim sum. Not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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vipPaul
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I’ve always been a huge Yauatcha fan. I’ve celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, every days at Yauatcha and what made me return was the ambiance and the food.
I was especially keen to celebrate my birthday in a restaurant during these tough times to help out.
However as a vegetarian I was so disappointed with the choices, I might never return again.
ALL bar one option had mushrooms in them. How very unadventurous and single minded. Almost like a menu put together by someone who not only isn’t vegetarian, but quite obviously has no imagination. I understand the need for a limited menu during COVID-19 times, but please don’t become mediocre and unimaginative. Have faith, times will get better and your customers will return. Don’t serve up such a uninspired limited menu that they might never return.
Wishing the team safety and good health. We will all come out of this. Soon.

EJ
EJPA
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Yauatcha was my favourite London restaurant and some aspects are still good. But similar to another review we had plates taken seconds after taking a mouthful, strange as it was almost empty. The lunchtime deal was good £29 including glass of champagne but little touches such as only 1 macaroon for desert each and the green tea being charged to refill (not previous policy), take the shine off.
Their crispy duck still takes some beating though.

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vipianF
London
27 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food really excellent but not cheap.
Waiters not keeping their distance.
Menu choices complicated

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JeremyF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fine cuisine in the modern neo-Chinese style. Excellent dim sum at the time we ate (14.00), and subtle green jasmine tea. Attentive (but not over-enthusiastic) service. Reasonable distancing, although the table alongside us was a little close. Noisy background music required slightly raised voices when ordering, and in conversation.

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ChrisAml
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was poor. It was a struggle to get any sort of service. Very disappointed seeing as I have been coming for almost a decade

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SharonG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and atmosphere. The staff are amazing. They looked after us incredible well!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We were there to celebrate birthday - food was amazing as always, however the interior of the restaurant wasn’t great as I expected. I’d only been to the City one which looks nicer, I wasn’t sure if it’s because COVID the restaurant made some changes to the layout and decoration, but we were sitting on the ground floor which looks like a waiting area rather than actual restaurant, the table wasn’t comfortable and lighting wasn’t nice. It wasn’t great experience for a special occasion. However we were still happy with the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Poor service despite lots of people moving around. Restaurant feels past it’s prime. Food was fine but not great.

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vipMaria
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great especially the crispy duck!!! !!

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Vyonn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tried the explore menu. Too many dishes required to pay an additional price; the dim sums were fine, but the staple dishes like fried rice and noodles were not worth it.

FAQs

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 4.1 stars by 6082 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.