Chotto Matte Soho
What is Nikkei?
Years ago Japanese immigrants travelled to Peru for work and could not find their authentic ingredients; to overcome this they used local ingredients to substitute. Nikkei was born.
What is Chotto Matte
It is the experience.
Our professional staff know every ingredient on all dishes and how to best serve you the customer. Added to which it is the Chotto Matte way that no GM no MSG, no artificial flavors are used. Product quality is key, it is our mission to provide the best experience possible.
“Let the waiter do it for you. They will work around your likes and allergies to craft the best experience possible just for you.”
Owner and Restauranteur
Tel: 0207 042 7171
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Sun 1:00PM - 6:00PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 6:30PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Fri 12:00PM - 6:00PM
I really enjoyed my evening at Chotto mate, the sushi was delicious. The only negative point is that I had made a reservation and I had to wait more than 40 minutes before I got my table.
Atmosphere nice and service generally good although we were sat without any explanation of menus etc as tables sat next to us were. Food a bit average compared to similar rival restaurants for the price
Food was great but the seats are properly uncomfortable... maybe a cushion next time
Late reservation after show. Food choice and quality was good and certainly enjoyed the veg tempura, gyoza and the fresh sharing sashimi. The ambience was exactly as expected with a young crowd, nice chic surroundings and loud but not at all intrusive music giving a lively energetic feel. Where the wheels came off was the service. To be fair to our waiter he was clearly trying but there was a clear disconnect between front of house and kitchen. Looking around there seemed to be nobody managing service and co-ordinating the front of house team. Food arrived in a random way (I get it when cooking fresh but not having steamed rice ready to serve with a main course!?). In addition a bottle of reasonable wine - got poured then put in an ice bucket away from table - nobody looking to top glasses etc. We had to prompt numerous times to get things done - as I say the waiter, when prompted, did his best but overall simply not good enough and frankly this was bad dining room management (or complete lack of!) The potential is there - reasonable food, nice place, reasonable value but service is the difference between a memorable meal for the right reasons and not the wrong ones. Sorry to say the overall memory therefore was disappointment. Would only recommend with caveats.
Exceptional food and amazing service, really set the bar high.
Tables are too close together, didn't receive all of our order, this was for my husbands 30th birthday and I had to remind staff about the birthday plate.
Wonderful dining experience, must try octopus and tostitadas
Amazing food and good value but we asked for the music to be Turned down 3 times as we couldn’t hear each other speak. The DJ would turn it down for a minute then turn it straight back up to spite us and would then look at us. It almost ruined our dinner. I do not expect to go to a Restaurant and not be able to socialise
With the exception of the chairs at the restaurant (rather low and might get a bit uncomfy when a bit taller than average), Chotto Matte is a great dining experience. Might not be good for those who dont enjoy food under louder than usual music, but for us it was just fine. Food, service and restaurant design are all amazing.
Outstanding service, food and experience - highly recommend.
Food was amazing, could not fault it at all! The presentation, the flavours, the taste - all amazing! As the evening got busier, our drinks took a long time to arrive (40 minutes for the last round), but the staff who worked there were all lovely, very friendly and very helpful.
It’s a minor thing but the sinks in the bathroom are very frustrating to use as there isn’t really enough space between the tap and the basin to wash your hands. Other than that, had an excellent evening and look forward to coming back again!
Overall good. Tasting menu is overpriced. Feel we would have got more range and value by going a la carte
We dined for the Harajuku brunch - very energetic atmosphere and fun, however we could not hear ourselves and had to talk very loudly to be heard on our table.
Service could be improved - we had to ask seeveral times for our food menus and drinks orders to be taken, and table cleared. The waiter dropped soya sauce and wasabi on my hair and clothes.
Howeverr, great food and varied options for vegetarians.
Very nice service. Caroline and Mariah were so nice and polite. Food was amazing but didn't like my cocktails
The food was amazing and the service was excellent
At first they bring you bottled water and there comes a moment they start bringing you tap water, a robbery. Wont come back. Learn from France where there is tap water everywhere.
The woman on reception was very rude when we came to ask if we could sit down for dinner saying the table was from 7:15 (we’d arrived at 7:05 and gone to the bar for a drink assuming they’d come and get us when the table was ready) but they never came so when we asked to sit down at 7:45 she rudely told us we would only have the table until 9:15 ... I told the waiter we would not be willing to move earlier as we were never told to come and sit down and he did sort it for us (he was lovely) but she ruined the evening somewhat .... it’s one of my favourite restaurants but she needs a talking to about manners and customer first mentality! Food is amazing and the rest of the evening was lovely and our waiter was a super star
Great meal really enjoyed it
Service was great
The food was amazing and the flavours were so unique. The waiters were very friendly, and took time to explain the dish.
Fabulous service, flexibility, atmosphere, and the food was tremendous.
We went there
Incredible atmosphere, delicious food, stellar music. The only downside was we were sitting at the counter where they prepare food by the kitchen and tight seating arrangements meant we kept getting bumped by staff passing through.
Was asked for a £20/head deposit and emailed several times to confirm that my table would only be held for 15 minutes. Rushed to get there on time and table was an hour late. Desserts sold out. Great atmosphere but do expect to wait at the bar for the privilege.
The Food and service at Chotto Matte is excellent! I love this place and would recommend it to everyone who is a food lover and likes a energetic restaurant.
Food was divine but avoid sitting on the high tables as you will get constantly bashed by the waiters and get flicked with water from the chefs preparing food.
Good vibes, food was super tasty, value was also there, so an awesome choice if you want a stylish night out that is reasonably priced!
I had been so looking forward to my dining experience at Chotto Matte for at least 3 months. The visually appealing menu always had my mouth watering with excitement to try what is currently my most favourite fusions of cuisine. However after having finally dined here last Saturday night I was just left utterly disappointed. Everything from bland and flavourless food to terrible and messy service, my whole experience just left me walking out the door not every wanting to return. A menu that screams out to you as exciting and a foodies dream, you end up left with what looks stunning (for most dishes) yet just no life or flavour to what should be a melt in your mouth bursting with flavour menu. If you promote a dish to have a certain flavour or sauce then execute the dish to represent its as so it is written. Over priced for what we received both in food and in service, to which were do I begin. I wont go on about this too much, but 5 different servers in a 1 hour 30 min dinner. From ignoring our table for the first 20 mins of being seated not even being offered a water. To dishes being forgotten only for us to cancel them and have it arrive to the table 20 mins later. Being given the wrong item, informing the one of many waiters we had that evening, for to confirm we would not be charged, then being charged for it on the bill (which we refused to pay as we hadn't ordered it) Just overall messy for service. Overpriced menu for what you get which is just lack of execution in flavour in the food. I've strongly advised friends to not bother with going here and wasting there time and money.
terrible service, wrong food served at our table, long waiting time for food, dishes not served together where required e.g. we ordered chicken with steam rice, the rice cam got cold then 20 mins later the chicken, Over charged us on one time dish we did not eat but did no realize till we got home...