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Yauatcha Soho

4.2
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5809 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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

Offers

3 Courses £15pp (inclusive of £10 government discount)

Aug 5-31, 2020·Mon-Wed 12:00-23:00

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.

What 5809 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
3.9
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFSWo
London
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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GKB1
London
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

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.

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EmmaEats
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So delicious, great choice of dim sum and nicely presented. Staff were attentive and polite, and good covid processes in place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Anniversary

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vipDalia
London
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was absolutely delicious as always! Staff were fabulous and attentive, love this place. It’s pricey but worth it

NC
NeshaC
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Cumi
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was my birthday dinner

DA
DARRENw
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

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.

JB
JoannaB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service from the staff. The Haka cocktails are so delicious.

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AlexanderT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

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.

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LucyJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience1

There was a very very strange smell in the main restaurant. It was off putting- smelt like drains or from the fish tank- lucky we ate outside, it would have really put me off if we would have had to eat inside.
Amazing food as always however!

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vipLihiL
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always, with the dim sum being the highlight.

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vipolivia
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food quality was poor, service was poor. Waited over an hour for mains. Very expensive for what it was.

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Jasmine
Cork
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and ambience. 10/10 would recommend, especially if you love high quality food. One of my top 3 Cantonese restaurants to go to!

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CharlotteS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Very poor service - two of our items never arrived but were still on the bill.
Waited over 2 hours for mains to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great dim sum, the best you will fins in London!

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Florence
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

Overall good quality dumplings but Hugely overpriced

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NeilS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Booked a table for 8 online for family dinner. When we arrived, we found the downstairs restaurant space was closed. The table was not ready, so staff cobbled together a space in the upstairs tea room area. I wish they had told us about the main restaurant not being open, we would have gone elsewhere. Food was good. Service not so and ambience poor. We also had not been told about increased service charges. Having been to Yauatcha several times and being a fan, they just lost me as a customer.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Big disappointment. Service was sloppy, rude and complacent. Food was sub standard - dim sum ok but lacked flavour - other dishes bland and lacked attention to detail. Price was high.

Very disappointed and will not be going back. Not a patch on Hakkasan, zuma or Roka.

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KatIbrahim
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

They aren't serving their full menu, I suppose because of COVID, which I wish they had mentioned upon booking the table. Several of our favourite dishes were not available.

Also, one of the dishes we received was incorrect and we were charged incorrectly for champagne that never arrived. They sorted this out once I had pointed it out, but it's not the sort of mistake you expect to have to look out for.

However the dishes that we DID order arrived in good time and were all as tasty as usual.

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SimonD
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Generally disappointed with the food and the overall service received.
Expected a lot more from the chosen dishes but they were very bland and without the necessary flavour and spice.
Staff also very slow to respond and had to constantly remind to order more drinks.
Unsure if I'll come back to Yauatcha again..

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Astrid
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We visited this place to celebrate my brother's birthday. On forehand the restaurant checked if they could make a happy birthday-dessert, but I heard the voicemail too late unfortunately. The gesture was very kind.

Foodwise and our experience was a bit disappointing. The food was delicious but without a wow-factor which we expected. And the service was good, but not as warm and welcoming as we would have liked to.

The ambiance is very beautiful.

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vipThamH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The dim sum is absolutely amazing. It’s definitely expensive but you know that going in. The service was good, not super friendly but the job gets done.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food took a while but overall great experience.

CM
CiMc1
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

The manager and servers were both extremely sexist.

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Kirby
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This was our first outing since lockdown, we had planned to go before but obviously had to cancel. It did not disappoint! Amazing food, worth every penny. My partner is vegan and they had a great range of vegan dim sum as well as main dishes. I really can't recommend this restaurant enough!

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LeafA
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very nice dumplings and quick and efficient service

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Nsuds
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good overall- always impressed
Really enjoyed ourselves

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vipYoukangG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Bad service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

over priced, over rated

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Rollo
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food not quiet to standard, as a regular, it felt like they have dropped the ball, even accepting the huge hike in the price. Hugely disappointed by dim sum, flavour balance was non existent. Huge fan of venison puffs, these were very below par. Peking duck was dull and not crispy. Service was adequate and extremely polite. Cocktails were good. On this effort I won’t go back, £140 for 2. Sorry guys.

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StephO
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was great but I don't think I could justify it for what we paid. Service was slow, left us with empty plates for a while after we'd finished, food came out at different times so we were all eating at different times.

MM
MishaM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very reduced menu. Half of the best dishes are missing.

EM
EdgarM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Shocking service, forgot orders, two hours to bring main, bill was wrong

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vipDrFaz
London
19 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Returned to Yauatcha after it reopened post lockdown. Amazing service, good social distancing and great ambience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Except for having requested a table in a good spot to which we were seated in a probably the worst spot in front of the till, we had a great experience at this restaurant.

However after asking to be moved the staff were more than accommodating. I would strongly recommend this restaurant.

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RyanF
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, socially distant tables and good relaxed atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and services was great!

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 4.2 stars by 5809 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.