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Yauatcha Soho

4.1
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5979 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.

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What 5979 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
3.8
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
Value
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Not worth the visit. Definitely not worth the price.

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Amazed
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food but quite pricey! 2 people, no alcohol, >£100.

Good for special occasions or the rich!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience3

Loved the food

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vipsmyum
London
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The service was a little slow. We waited over 45 mins to receive our mains. The waitress did apologise before we could ask, so at least that was recognised it was running behind.
Otherwise, food was lovely. We had The Taste of Yauatcha set menu which was good value for money

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Carla
Austria
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, higher end prices, good service

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Noni
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely staff, socially distanced, highly recommend the Discovery menu SO much food so bring your appetite!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

All great as usual, but Duck rolls - go back to old format as they are not as good anymore

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AjayM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

Food ok. But not a place you want to go to again . Too noisy . Tables too close - ridiculous in these times that they couldn't be bothered with screens etc...even high street restaurants are better equipped.
They have not moved a single table to ensure distancing.
Menus are non descriptive and my wife was served a vegetarian ingredient which she just couldn't bear the taste and aftertaste of.
And we went there for a celebration.
Do not reccomend to anyone

Yauatcha Soho
Responded 6 days ago

Dear AjayM, Thank you for your feedback. Whilst we are glad you enjoyed our food, we are disappointed you are not happy with our Covid19 precautions. We are proud to confirm we received a Gold accredited Covid19 secure certificate. If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to email us: reservations@yauatcha.co m Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho

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PolonaK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service and energetic atmosphere. Definitely coming back!

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Maisy
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The food was absolutely exquisite, I never thought I’d react to food as I did, it’s Devine, especially the truffle and edamame dumplings, incredible flavours.

Although, the service wasn’t very good, the waiters where very quiet considering the room was quiet and there weren’t many people (we had an early dinner early, it livened up after a while) but the waiters where a bit quiet and awkward like they where new. Although overall I really enjoyed it, especially the ambiance and the style of the restaurant.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Maisy, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you loved our food and have passed on your compliments to our team, however we're very sorry to hear you found the service was not very good. Please accept our apologies for the fact you felt your experience was not perfect. I can assure you that your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments for a full review. Hopefully your latest concerns will not deter you from visiting us again in the future. Regards, Yauatcha Soho

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LuciaE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food as always and excellent service. The QR Code set up worked really well. Can't wait to come back again!

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MillicentS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food is lovely but very pricey and it took a while to get the waiter's attention for service and the bill.

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Drinkandeat
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

lovely place and the food was quality it’s a shame the set menu was deceiving thinking you could choose what you want, but most of the item options had an additional charge so what’s the point of having a set menu.

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JennyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Birthday celebrations
Wonderful to be eating out !

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dinerman
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Yauatcha has successfully maintained its high standards since first opening. The venison puffs are still as good as they ever were, the basement dining room is a great design that has stood the test of time and the service is always first class.
It was good to go see it operational again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a non fish eater this was a great choice in restaurant!
I had the half a crispy duck (to share) and it went down a dream!
We also shared the stir fried beef which was very tender.
I would recommend this place 100% for a special occasion as it is a little pricey...

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vipFoodie
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I’ve been here for years. This was the first time I returned post lockdown. Unfortunately the food quality was so average I am not surprised the restaurant has been stripped of its Michelin star. The char Siu in the cheung fun was clearly not fresh - it was verging slimy. The scallops in the dumplings were frozen scallops not fresh and my favourite cocktail Lalu was so weak I should have ordered a mocktail. Never again. Better off going to Hakkasan Mayfair - hope that place has maintained its standards. There’s always Imperial Treasure and Kai.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We love the food at Yauatcha. A bit disappointed that they had no crispy duck on the day and I thought with a digital menu this should be marked upfront on the menu. Otherwise great food and sake.

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viprachelD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

We were highly disappointed with the service and food last night. The waiter did not explain any of the dishes and treated us like numbers instead of people. I know that social distancing measure make ordering on one’s phone a bit odd, but it’s the waiter’s job to help and advise, not just stand there and repeat what we say. He made it more confusing and awkward.

The dumplings were good but the rest of the food was sub par, not worth the money in our opinion. They also had no duck, which was a major disappointment as this is one of the key reasons we wanted to come to eat here. How can you not have duck on a Monday night? Bizarre.

We will be dining elsewhere in the future.

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BenP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great value for London

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

At the time of booking (half an hour prior to the booking time) there was the option to book either bar or table seating.
We thought that the ambience might be better at the bar, but when we arrived there were few people at the restaurants we thought it may be nicer to sit at a table.
We asked to change and the staff would not accommodate us saying we had to stick to our original reservation. This seems non sensical given how few people were at the restaurant. The service was stand offish and aloof.

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yoann
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

The food is amazing and the venue very great; But we were kindly asked to wait, 20 minutes..., for our table to be ready in the bar area full of people without any safe distanciation respect. This is not really not what we expect when we attend to this kind of restaurant. I also asked to be seated upstair when I booked but I was seated downstair without any explainaition or apologise.

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AradhnaB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Really disappointing experience. We had gone for a late lunch. Service was terrible. It took a long time to attract the attention of a waiter, and after that we still had to ask for things 2 or 3 times before they arrived. The food was extremely average; not what I would expect from the Hakkasan group. Extremely overpriced for what it was. We ordered a range of dim sum, noodles, ribs, lamb, vegetables - every dish similar to a high street Chinese takeaway. Definitely not worth the £300 at the end. Would not recommend to anyone for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience3

They put prices up and portions are a bit smaller

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Juan
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Always a good choice in Soho. Going with friends enjoying the food specially the duck.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food great service

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moyA
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The customer service and food was amazing
The ambience was really nice as well

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It’s okay, quality of food ok , not to good to go back again soon.
Price are quite expensive.

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giod
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Outstanding service.

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R123
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dim sums were excellent. Main wok meals fine but no different to any other decent Chinese restaurant really. Overall a very pleasant evening

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Nikk
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have been dreaming about going back to Yauatcha for their amazing food through lockdown, it didn't disappoint. Just love this place, the food is amazing, service was fabulous and we will continue to keep going back.

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

The food is fine. The service is only few acceptable.

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Ha55ann
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

On arrival we are seated outside without being asked our preference if we wanted to sit outdoors or indoors. Later when I approached a member a staff asking if it was okay to be moved indoor, the situation was handled well and the staff were more than happy to fulfil our request.

As for the food the dim sum were okay, nothing amazing. The main course stir fry dish was disappointing. We also had quarter duck with pancakes which was good. We had the harmony selection off the menu which I believe is good value for money considering you get a selection of two dim sums, appetiser, main course and desert. Overall, I was more impressed with the cocktails than the food, maybe my expectations for this place were quite high as having heard a lot of good things about it.

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DeborahB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience2

The place looks stunning but the food was sadly bog standard Chinese. I went on a recommendation and was sorely disappointed

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on 4 September 2020

Dear DeborahB, First I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we take our guests feedback very seriously. Please accept our apologies for the fact you did not enjoy our food. I can assure you that all your comments have been passed onto our chefs for a full review. Hopefully your latest concerns will not deter you from visiting us again in the future. Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho

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MishaS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was stunning as always, but the indifferent service was a real shocker. We have been eating at Yauatcha for years, and we have never had service this poor. To make matters worse they are charging significantly over the customary 12%.

Extremely disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Not very good
Very very slow service
Waited over one hour and food arrived very cold had to send bsck

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Fionar
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fabulous food and great atmosphere. Little on the expensive side but worth it for quality food.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall1Food5Service4Ambience2

We went for a birthday meal. The food was good, service prompt. However we were disappointed to see that covid related safety measures were so poor. There was hand sanitizer at the door and a one-way system in place upstairs but the restaurant area downstairs was basically a large pen where air circulation was poor and there was no attempt to reduce the covers served in the restaurant so it was packed. Perspex glass has been put in place between sections but it only goes up to half room height so doesn't do anything to isolate diners. It was loud to the point I couldn't hear my partner and we were so uncomfortable that we ordered and ate as quickly as we could to leave. There is a 50 pp cancellation fee so it's not like we could just leave, and it made for a sad birthday meal. For those who don't care about covid the experience would be fine - it's a modern and beautiful restaurant and we have no complaints on the food or service. The price is high but justified I think. For those who actually care about covid and their own health steer clear.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on 4 September 2020

Dear Stephanie, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to detail your recent visit at Yauatcha Soho. It's only through our guests comments that we are able to continue improving our service. I am truly disappointed to read that your dining experience did not live up your expectations. I can assure you that your feedback have been passed onto higher powers. Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho

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vipNickM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Have been a regular here for many years and also at their sister restaurants Hakkasan. We stopped going to Hakkasan after repeated delays with seating us for our reservations (over 45 minutes late on one occasion) now the service has slipped at Yauatcha as well. Long delays (20 minutes) to get a drink then an endless wait to order. Food arrived relatively quickly and was as usual very good but then our table went uncleared for over 30 minutes and we had to flag down our server to order more drinks. Finally after waiting another 20 minutes for the bill including a reminder we got up to pay at the front desk. They could not help, the manager was ‘downstairs’ and eventually our stressed server arrived. We took service off the bill, a shame as the issue was management under staffing the restaurant. This place is expensive and they are operating on the cheap. Not acceptable for their staff or customers.

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NinaB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

We received a very rude 'welcome' on entering the restaurant, despite it being my daughter's 19th birthday and booking the table far in advance. We had to wait around at the entrance for nearly half an hour before we were seated downstairs and they tried to palm us off in the upstairs area that is not the main restaurant. Our waiter, Vincenzo, was very good and tried his hardest to make it up to us, but we're still unhappy about the way we were treated at the start.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on 4 September 2020

Dear NinaB, Thank you for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed the waiter service, however we're very sorry to hear you found the front of house service disappointing. It would be great if you could email us with your contact details on reservations@yauatcha.co m as we would be very keen to discuss your feedback further if you so wish. Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho

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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 4.1 stars by 5979 OpenTable diners.

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