Yauatcha Soho

4.3
6470 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.


Offers

  • Soho Lunch with welcome drink

    £32.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2021

    Soho Lunch with welcome drink – Ritual 3 courses and Champagne £32pp – Offer will include a welcome glass of Champagne, dim sum, wok dish, side and dessert per person.
  • Explore Yauatcha with welcome drink

    £45.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2021

    Explore Yauatcha with welcome drink – Explore 3 courses and Champagne £45pp – Offer will include a welcome glass of Champagne, two dim sum, wok dish, side and dessert per person.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 6470 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved it and would recommend this restaurant as the food was really good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Disappointed.. everything is too sweet, the dim sam was poor and blend..
to much hipe for nothing.
The waitress told us that it’s our problem for choosing this dishes, while he didn’t even know to explain anything about the menu.
Barley speaks English to

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ThorayaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Wagyu beef puff is an absolute must and so is the prawn and bean curd cheung fun.

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spdu
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Pricey, especially because some of the nice dishes incur an extra cost on top of the set menu, but really very very very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I booked the ‘Experience’ option for this restaurant but was not offered it (or even mentioned by the waitress).

The food is average and was not given the dessert I ordered because it had run out by the time I was ready to be served it - ended up with a random dessert the waitress gave me without asking and assumed I would like it because “it’s expensive”

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andrews
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice but now hideously expensive

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Main disappointment was a much shorter wine list than historically and staff that need more training (incl “dumping” the last dregs of wine into my class with all the sediment”

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Booked for my wedding anniversary. Took over 30 minutes to get seated. Actually had to ask what was going on. Then we got seated. Took 20 minutes to get waitress to take order. During the meal we ordered more drinks, that took over 15 minutes to get to our table. Literally watched it sat on the bar table waiting to be picked up. My wife was coughing at one point, that was it! I told waitress to please bring the drinks already ordered from the bar. All in all, ambiance was good, staff were friendly, but the service was extremely slow. To be frank, food was great, but not worth the value, especially in addition to s 13.5% service charge. Also although booked and informed of special occasion, nothing was done and i could not be bothered to repeat it again as we have to wait even longer!

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Ivan
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It’s way too expensive

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Ramsey
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for special occasions

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FS1989
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Noted that it was for an anniversary and this wasn’t even acknowledged. For a special occasion I would have expected to be given a table downstairs. After suggesting this to the waitress, the group of ladies behind the desk belittled me and were extremely rude making me feel like I was stupid because I didn’t specifically ask for this when booking. I have never been to the venue before so wouldn’t know to mention this on the booking but perhaps some common sense when sorting reservations in the future might be helpful? Will not be returning.

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awazazooba
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Chinese food. Served excellently. Recommend for those seeking quality Chinese.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Don’t appreciate a charge for the table of £11

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NitinS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food - presentation and service are also very good.

DG
DavideG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Cantonese food presented here is within the most delicious I’ve ever eaten, everything on our table was near perfection and so was the service, attentive but not invasive. Loved it.

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vipDrFW
London
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there weekly. And every week its a 5 star. Great food, good service, pleasant atmosphere.

JL
JenniferL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Would highly recommend and we will definitely be going back!

BO
BowaleO
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always. Didn’t disappoint and the service is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from start to finish

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal and the service outstanding. Yauatcha Soho is a little hidden gem I was able to stumble across on a social media platform and one I’m delighted to put in my best finds list! See you soon ;)

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LenaN
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely staff! Go there, you’ll love it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice as always

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and lovely food

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Jimot
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great but it was ridiculously expensive.

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Alexeis72
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Am I the only one in thinking that Yauatcha has resolutely gone down hill?
I’ve been going there for 10years. So it took more than the odd one “not quite so good” visit for me to assert they’ve consistently lowered standards.

Food, especially the dim sum, is still gorgeous. The service and the ambience has definitely deteriorated, thus somewhat spoiling the experience. A real shame.

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KC1903
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place, food was delicious, especially crispy duck, possible best we have had. Service was attentive and very courteous. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was impeccable. The staff were extremely attentive and the food was served at a good pace. Not too quick and not too slow.

Overall, minus one hiccup with a bowl of undercooked rice, the food was of a high standard.

The ambience in the restaurant was great, however once it started getting busy, the table arrangements and spacing started to feel quite tight.

The set menu’s provide good value for what you pay for.

Would definitely recommend for a special occasion dinner.

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CollH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food - perhaps the best Chinese food we have ever had in London's Soho and the Dim Sum was amazing !

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SC16
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always - friendly, helpful staff and delicious food. We haven’t been since Chinese NY 2020 due to the pandemic and have missed it. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip back to Yautcha and the food quality is still exceptional.

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ChrisAml
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was abysmal. Waiter brought the wrong wine to us twice. Didn’t pour us a glass after the first time he did, food arrived in good time but unfortunately the service was shocking

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dinam
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Late half an hour to be seated.

Service poor

Dishes were late

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on 6 September 2021

Dear Dinam, Thank you for posting a review. We are really sorry to hear that you had to wait for your table and it is disappointing to read that your dining experience did not live up your expectations. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to details and we always aim to deliver a remarkable experience, and we are gutted when this is not met. We hope you’ll give us another chance so we will have the chance to redeem ourselves. Kind regards, Bianca, Yauatcha Soho Management

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vipCARROD
14 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and as always the crispy Peking duck is marvelous !!

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Trynewthings
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

What an amazing restaurant! Food was so good and cocktails also amazing. Only marked down due to being seated 45mins after our booking and two of our mains dishes arrived well after the others

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ChiaraZ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

First, after the reservation, they charge my card £100, which I am suspecting in error.
Second, we ordered a Ceremony Menu, but they forget to bring my main.
Third, they sold out the desserts, and we could not choose from our menu's list.
From my menu, main and dessert were missing!

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on 6 September 2021

Dear ChiaraZ, Thank you for your review. Please note the £100 that were charged to your card is the deposit. This is part of our policy and it's applied for all reservations on Friday and Saturday nights (you can also find these details on our T&Cs). We are really sorry to hear you had some issues with the menu. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail. We do hope that few concerns expressed will not deter you from visiting us again. Regards, Bianca, Yauatcha Soho Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipWestlondoner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was good, but restaurant seems a bit run down, a bit grimy, very loud (impossible to hear server through her mask even when standing next to me unless she shouted). Good food though.

MB
vipMBJS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food here i

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LisaR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Revisited Yauatcha after a number of years. Food is good but other (cheaper) restaurants have caught up in my opinion and it is now possible to eat elsewhere for half the price.

JM
JohnM
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I have been before and the food, ambiance and service was far better on that occasion.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on 6 September 2021

Dear JohnM, Thank you for telling us about your recent visit at Yauatcha Soho. It is disappointing to read that your dining experience did not live up your expectations on this occasion, and we must apologise for that. Our guests are of the upmost importance to us and we pride ourselves on service that makes our guests feel welcome and exceptionally looked after. We hope this unfortunate experience does not deter you to visit us again in the future. Kind regards. Bianca, Yauatcha Soho management

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el431
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good but almost overwhelmed by choice/ different set menus with no explanation from staff. Lots of additional charge for many items on the menu.

FAQs

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

Yauatcha Soho is rated 4.3 stars by 6470 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.