Yauatcha Soho

4.1
6302 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.


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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 6302 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Energetic
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mezz
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great food and ambiance. Terrible customer service! Rude receptionist giving us incorrect information on the phone

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cenk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time i have been in Yauatcha. We sat outside, there were a lot cafes and they were crowded and quite noisy. Foods are delicious. I recommend this place to everyone.

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vipManisha
London
60 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD and EVEN better service. Thank you so much! Very pleased :)

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londonfoodie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very good food, but poor service. I was expecting a high quality service - especially as the service fee is 25% of the bill. Unfortunately, the waiters were not helpful when we were asking about the food and the choices of the food.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant atmosphere is really nice, service is excellent. However, it’s a little bit crowded. During the pandemic time, it should be social distance between each table. Overall, it’s nice restaurant I will recommend to my friends

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MShaikh
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food! Ambience was amazing and the music was on point

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Andrea
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was good, however, we were seated 20 minutes late!!! They were super rude, did not say sorry or explained anything but just told us to stand and wait. We asked several times for our table (that we had reserved well in advance) and they just said it wasn’t ready. After 20 minutes it was still us that had to go and ask (again)! We were late to our next appointment and had to rush dinner. Not a good experience.

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vipClau
London
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and big portions. The taste is exquisite at the same time delicate. I really love the venison dim sum and the duck dishes.
Really recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very good, but the service was just fair. We were not aware that the deposit in advance explained in the Open Table was actually a real transaction for 100 pounds minimum spending, i.e. we didn’t know we needed to target for over 100 pounds spending when we booked / at the time when we sat down. We got really confused about the deposit when the waiter mentioned about it when we were about to order dessert. This should have been better informed during the booking process and at the time when we arrived at the restaurant. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Prawn & bean curd cheung feung is always our favourite!

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Averagefoodie
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Venison puffs make the trek worthwhile. A bit noisy in the evening so hard to hear the person opposite you. Service was attentive,’food delicious and comes out fast.

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Nari
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, great ambiance, would recommend. The only thing I would change is the service as we were slightly rushed.

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AnastasiiaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. Nice location. For a better vide I recommend to choose a low level as there is cool music and better interior.
We ordered a full menu and also some sides and nobody advised that it was too much food. We literally packed 3/4 to go.

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ChandniR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, service was fast. portions are however tiny.

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ushmak
London
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Seems to have lost its spark now that they’ve made it mostly set menus, I prefer the set menu but didn’t appreciate you have to pay additional prices if you want something like egg fried rice instead of the only option is steamed jasmine. Staff are amazing you can’t fault. Ambience is lost as most ppl are sitting outside so inside seems very quiet

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vipDaphneD
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an amazing, super fun, and incredibly delicious evening!!
We brought friends who had never been before and they LOVED everything.
They will become new regulars!!
The Lalu cocktail is the most delicious cocktail ever invented!!
THANK YOU!!!!!

All my best,

Daphne

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AhmedC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Standard of the restaurant has fallen drastically. Was taken by my wife for my birthday.
Very disappointing food. Ordered the most expensive menu.
Our final invoice without alcohol was GBP 180. Was not worth half the price.
Never again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, and we did not feel rushed. Table in good position to give us privacy.

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SarahFH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a while since I've been to Yauatcha Soho and it did not disappoint. And coming at teatime suited us well as it wasn't too noisy. The cakes were superb. The service was outstanding.

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NickH
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive staff, will definitely visit again.

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foodietp94
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience with incredible food and an ambient setting.
Excited to go back.

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J2dine
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really good food as usual and the staff are very professional and responsive.
My only criticism is the lack of baby-friendly facilities - there is no high chair and I don't believe there were any baby changing areas either. I was told to bring my own booster seat along which was completely impractical and looking at the furniture in the restaurant you couldn't really safely secure it in those chairs either.
The staff still made it very comfortable for us despite this but I do think the management should invest into making it easier for parents with babies and toddlers to attend... we shouldn't feel excluded from wanting to eat amazing food too!

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CameronH
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Bang average Chinese food with an extortionate price tag. Took my wife here with the promise of "special Michelin star Chinese food" but this didn't even come close to what it's advertised as. It started well with a lovely soft shell crab bao and soup dumpling but after that, it completely fell off, the dishes that followed could have been from any standard Chinese takeaway throughout the UK. Crispy duck served with a tiny amount of cucumber and spring onion, noodles covered in curry powder, dry sweet and sour pork, egg fried rice comparable to uncle Ben's, and then two desserts that fell very short. The service in the restaurant was great and our waitress was absolutely lovely but aside from that this restaurant is overhyped, overpriced and one to avoid.

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Great food as ever. However, our table of 6 was very much crammed into a corner and not comfortable at all, noise levels from the table next door were almost unbearable, and the service was unfriendly and inattentive at times. Not quite a good enough experience for the amount you pay, in my opinion. Can't fault the dim sum though..

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BrianB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time I’ve ever been here on a weekend. Sat downstairs , crowd mixed - younger, trendy and older cool etc. Music quite dancy, eg Dizzy Rhythm/Sous Sol, but a tad loud for an oldie like me.

Food was great, my wife came for the first time, doesn’t like ‘Chinese’ food, but was very impressed. We ate vegetarian.

A little bit pricey, but expected.

Will definitely be back.

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SaraD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food but not as good as previous outings. So so cramped even with apparent social distancing. Music crazy loud. I love a good background choice but a touch lower would have been better

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Cait
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Each dish at Soho was either average or bad so we felt it was not worth the £60 each for the harmony set plus drinks. The hot and sour soup was very think/gelatinous and too sweet, in fact all dishes were on the sweet side unfortunately which meant the meal was unbalanced overall and we couldn’t eat all our dishes. We just expected more for the price point.

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Dominic
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and unhurried service with great food recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waitress.
Fantastic service.
Delicious food. And I mean.... DELICIOUS FOOD!

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SergeyC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok, service was mediocre. I could hardly understand what waiters were saying and they were very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

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Anadi13
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing - 5 stars, but very expensive. Very cool and trendy restaurant - lovely atmosphere, but music a bit too loud.. Hard to have a conversation as so noisy.

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vipDiningwitme
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service charge increased to 14% but not outstanding as it should be for the price you pay. The food it’s delicious. Ambience was better before, too loud and not the most glamours crowd anymore

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Used to be a 1* for grown ups
Now became a noisy place for kids
Food is ok, one can see that they simplified things for themselves
Service is horrible, computer based rushed
Place is way too noisy
Used to be a 1*, now it became a chain concept

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vipCeci
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good was great but the music was way too loud. We literally could not hear each other speak across the table.

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MILEST
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Prices have doubled. An absolute joke. We have been coming every year for the past 10 years

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They charged me £300 for no reasom

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AlwaysHungry
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal, thank you for the birthday plate very nice touch x

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jots
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! Food and cocktails were delish! Defo recommend - will be back!

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vipClaudia
London
73 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is great and this is the fifth time I come back to this restaurant. However, every single time I went, drinks arrived after the meal, sometimes even 20 minutes after your first course. And very often drinks require a lot of chasing too. I love the food, but I won't come back.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on 4 June 2021

Dear Claudia, We are terribly sorry to hear that you have experienced consistent delays for your drinks. We thank you for bringing this to our attention as this does not reflect the high standards of service that we strive for. Your feedback will be addressed with the management team to ensure we can improve upon this immediately. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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FAQs

Yauatcha Soho does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. 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 6302 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.