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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
3 Courses £15pp (inclusive of £10 government discount)
Offer will include a dim sum trio starter, a wok main course and a side of steamed rice and macarons for dessert. £15pp with Eat out to Help out discount, usually £25pp.
Nice food but the service was very slow and very disorganized. Wrong food was sent to our table on two occasions and we spent the majority of the evening waiting for food or drinks to arrive.
The food was amazing but the service was poor. Didn’t have cutlery, and wasn’t asked if we wanted anymore drinks etc. Seemed like they wanted to quickly take your order and plonk your food down and then never engage again.
Food and drinks are very good. Wide variety, all equally delicious. Service on an outstanding level. Indeed during the pandemic. The premises are really good too, but just not match for Yauatcha City.
Dim sum is special, but I wish I had known their food was nothing to write home about. I would only recommend Yauatcha for their dim sum and their beautiful, artistic selection of cakes and macarons.
However, if you're hoping to have actual dishes, be prepared for mediocre food at highly over priced rates. There are far more worthy restaurants in the area serving mouthwatering and authentic oriental fare.
I hate reading reviews that say such things but never name other recommendations so here you go: Beijing Dumpling for a wide range of good quality and delicious Chinese dishes including awesome dim sum (try the seafood platter) and handpulled noodles. Otherwise I recommend Leung's Legend for equally high quality food but a more spicy southern style cooking. Both found in China Town. Not the touristy trap kind of restaurants usually found in this area filled with westerners who don't have a clue about Asian cuisine, these are truly authentic restaurants and food is on the same level as what I get when travelling Asia.
Yauatcha is a trendy upmarket place, that would do better to only serve dim sum and the artsy desserts rather than a full a la carte menu. Their main courses were nothing that I couldn't of cooked myself, and better. They were of no particular brilliance....dishes that you would tire of only a few mouthfuls in. If you truly know Asian food, you wouldn't be someone who would return here twice- at least not for their mains. Uninspiring.
Service was abysmal; incredibly slow, unattetive and forgetful. But I feel this a fault of the restaurant not hiring enough staff. They are probably trying to save money and make up for lost time now businesses are open. Which I find offensive considering what they charge for mediocre food. Please just hire more staff. I heard various tables near me also complaining about the service. I was a little shocked the service charge was higher than the usual 12.5, at 14% considering how non-existent it was.
Terrible service. Had to ask multiple times for dishes they had forgotten during the starters, mains and even dessert. The 3 courses took over 2 hours to come out.
They gave us two complementary macaroons which was quite insulting given the price point of the restaurant but also as we were three people!
The manager did not apologise either.
It’s a shame because I think the food here is good. Hope this was just a one-off...
Sadly, with the Taste of Yauatcha menu, the vegetarian options are so limited. No fish option either.
Service was very poor. Clearly busy but we were consistently ignored when we chased our meals and drinks.
1/3 of the main meals arrived 20 minutes after everyone else’s.... not great, where I’ve only had great things to say about Yauatcha before.
We have always watched to try Yauatcha but we were slightly disappointed with this visit. In line with COVID measures, the restaurant was great in providing a QR code on the table for customers to browse the menu. Food arrived on a timely manner and was of good quality. However, we have waited for an hour in total to get the bill and pay. Staff members did not seem too interested after our food has arrived.. Nevertheless, we are glad to see how busy Soho was as it gave us a glimpse of the ‘norm’!
We went on the eat out to help out scheme. Food was great and the service was fantastic. Really friendly team and social distance rules really good. Highly recommend.
Sitting outside right next to pedestrian kerb was not applying social distancing rules. Staff excellent
Terrible customer service. Booked a table inside and was placed on a noisy street in the middle of a heat wave. Consistently terribly interaction with the staff. For a restaurant in the Hakkasan group, it really does not live up to the hype. The service staff need to be overhauled and the aesthetics were not as updated or chic.
Very busy and slow. Not ideal for a quick lunch. We had the Taste of Y menu. It took 25 mins between courses and took 15 mins to get the bill. Food wasn't particularly mind blowing especially for a high class restaurant. There was no macaroon, instead a very small scoop of vanilla ice cream. They seem to be short staffed and service charged has now increased to 15%. Not recommended.
The service was quite poor with us being ignored a lot of the time. Also, we got the set menu and there was a change to the dessert from macrons to ice creams which we weren’t informed of beforehand, so found it quite disappointing as we heard the macrons were quite good. Additionally, we got supplied the bill before our dessert had even come which was honestly slightly insulting as it felt like they were trying to force us to leave. When it came to paying, we were ready to pay and then the waiter changed our bills to add service charge, he had supplied it to us before we had even finished and given us an incorrect bill.
Well what do you expect if you’re paying Nandos prices for a Michelin star restaurant?
You get second class treatment and a menu that is at best meh. Yes, the food is fresh the ingredients should be top notch. But the Taste of Yauatcha deal is what you pay is what you get. Mediocre Chinese food and terrible service to top.
Don’t advertise you’re giving MacaronS when it’s only one Macaron per person and one can’t choose what flavour they want.
Disappointed. I’ve had better meals in Chinatown for the price.
Lovely food but the service was terrible. It’s took so long between some dish and others all came at once. Getting the bill took over 30 minutes. Such a shame give the quality of the food.
Even with the scheme, felt the value and service was well-below par.
Taste of Yauatcha menu light but very delicious. Value too. Service wasn't great but we had a lovely time.
Can’t choose my favourite course it was all so good (I’m pescatarian so if you don’t eat meat don’t worry). Service was tremendous and I loved the atmosphere too.
It’s my second time coming here (better than the first but my first experience wasn’t bad by any means), and I can’t wait to come back!
I used to love Yauatcha's food, service and environment. However this time I'm very disappointed. Not sure if it's due to the COVID situation. They add a lot of extra fee for the set menu. It was a hot day but the air conditioner inside was very poor. Staff were busy so it took long time to ask for something. Overall not worthy.
We waited for over one hour for food, which never came! and paid £15 for two drinks....
Food is good but not amazing, and definitely not worth the price when you have good food in Chinatown so nearby at a fraction of the price here! You're not even paying for ambience and service as that's awful. Too slow, forgetful and not the kind of service you expect at these prices. Not even worth it for the EOTHO offer.
The waitress was impatient, made 2 mistakes in my order.
Appalling service from the start. The hostess (showing is to the table) was most unhelpful and rude. When we questioned about the menu she just pointed toward the guys with black t shirts on (she basically didn’t know) when the food arrived, we had to ask for cutlery, when this arrived we had to ask for napkins. Overall very disappointing for the type of place that it is and the prices charged. The service put us off ordering anymore food.
Unacceptable food and service, really not worth with such price.
Quality are below then normal traditional dim sum.
Used to love this place. Will never go again.
Service was friendly as usual however the kitchen was behind. I had finished my entree before anybody noticed the chef forgot my dim sum. I had to take away the dim sum and dessert as it took so long. Probably understaffed for the lunchtime rush but then why have so many covers? Doing a good job under the circumstances but the number of covers was clearly a strain.
The food was very nice and good value but we were constantly been ignored and became a bit frustrated. In the end we asked for the dessert to go as we had been there so long
Both service and food were not as good as before. We are unlikely to return again. For the prices they charge there are better options instead.
They served out the wrong dishes, forgot to serve the dishes we ordered, served us a drink with alcohol even though we asked a drink without alcohol. Felt there was huge chaos in the restaurant.
I hadn't been to Yauatcha for 2 years as the last time I went I was kept waiting for 45 minutes even though I had a booked table and they didn't let us takeaway the leftovers. Since Covid staff are a lot friendlier, service is quicker and especially impressed with our Italian waiter. They didn't refill our tea though with hot water which is something I remember from the old Yauatcha, and we did leave some food but no takeaway boxes ordered. I would come back if those 2 things were added.
So delicious, great choice of dim sum and nicely presented. Staff were attentive and polite, and good covid processes in place.
It was absolutely delicious as always! Staff were fabulous and attentive, love this place. It’s pricey but worth it
Beautiful and romantic lighting inside, stars light up the ceiling and great spacing between tables due to Covid. Food was exquisite - I recommend the scallops dumplings!
The food was great, and the service was even better. Will definitely be coming here I again. I recommend booking for the restaurant downstairs as the ambience is really nice
It was my birthday dinner
Food is great, service really good and decent value for money (Given the quality and location).
Restaurant looks tired - not changed since I last came here over 5 years ago, low seating is really uncomfortable. All needs a re-fresh.
Dim sum was delicious but the soup appetiser and wok dishes were bland. Restaurant was nice but most of the dishes on the set menu were extra and service was slow
The quantity is very small and the price is very expensive, the unclear menu, we couldn't understand anything without explanation from the staff. And we didn't like where they asked to sit despite many empty tables.
Fantastic food and service from the staff. The Haka cocktails are so delicious.
Incredible food but they almost doubled their prices! Why? Is it half the tables for corona virus so Double the price? This is such a terrible error of management.
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 5838 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.