Chotto Matte

4.4
1681 reviews
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£41 and over
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Peruvian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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Chotto Matte brings together the best of Japanese and Peruvian cultures serving high-quality Nikkei cuisine and colourful cocktails.

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.”

Kurt Zdesar
Owner and Restauranteur

Email: info@chotto-matte.com
Tel: 0207 042 7171

Special Offers

Pre-theatre menu: bento box, dessert, glass of prosecco for £27

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 7 January 2019

Ends: 28 May 2019

Availability: Sun 16:00-17:30
Mon-Fri 15:00-17:30
Sat 16:00-17:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 1:00PM - 6:00PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 6:30PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1681 People Are Saying
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JE
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing. Having been here for the second time I was wondering whether the standard would math our fist time round. Well it did and more. The service was great all round. The only unfortunate thing was there was a child that was provided by their parent a mobile phone and proceeded to play a game on speaker. What can you do when parents think that this is acceptable. Anyway I can't knock the team and Chotto Matte. They were fantastic and the food exquisite.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service is still so bad

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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The food was really great with very high quality of every dish we ordered! The atmosphere is vibrant and creates a very nice Ambiente for a night out. Also the staff was very friendly overall and put effort in making us feel welcome.
Sadly, the waiting time overall until some dishes were served and also the time until someone first came so that we can order were a bit long...probably rather due to the fact that it was very busy ...as mentioned already the waiters/waitresses did their best!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

Otoro was not fresh, and the waiter was not courteous at all.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always with this place, beautifully presented food, delicious taste and variety from the menu. Quick service and knowledgable waiters. Great atmosphere, music could be turned down a little, but that’s really the only bad thing about it. Yes this meal will cost a little more than you might like but as an occasion, its our favourite fancy date night location, it’s top on our list.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

We booked a table for three people and were force to sit at counter as we were told there are no table for 3 people
I find this unacceptable when there were loads of tables that were accommodated and available for other people.
Food great and our waiter excellent but the host was terrible

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AB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The pre-theatre menu was delicious and really good value. We got to try a lot of different dishes from the many kitchens and had a glass of prosecco each for c.£60 for two people

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AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and great ambient!
Special thanks to Simon who treated us exceptionally!
Will come back for sure.

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DK
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food as always, service was great.
The seats downstairs aren’t the most comfortable but otherwise a great meal

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AB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not only was the food delicious as always, but the service was exceptional. Coming into a busy place with crutches isn't easy, but the staff helped make our experience very comfortable and enjoyable.

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B
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous food, unique and flavoursome, party atmosphere with delicious cocktails. On the pricey side but the tasting menu is a wonderful combination of taste, flavour and colour. Totally recommend it.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

On the expensive side, but definitely worth it! We had the bento boxes, which were delicious and well worth the £22

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AM
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would definitely recommend it to all my friends and colleagues. This was a business lunch and I can't fault it on any level. The food was delicious and service excellent.

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SD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

We had quite a strange experience here - I have given the food 4/5 as it was delicious, but the service was so erratic that it made it hard to enjoy the experience. I ordered a main and side, my friend ordered sashimi, miso soup and a portion of rice. Her miso soup came, then her rice a little later, then nothing for ten minutes. I had no food in front of me when a staff member asked us how everything was - so I was forced to say I didn't know, as none of my food had come. Eventually my side arrived on its own, then another wait, so I ate my side and my friend had her rice on its own, and drank her soup. Then my main came, and still no sign of her six pieces of sashimi (which ought to have been the quickest thing to prepare!). Eventually it turned up.
The restaurant was almost empty, with only two or three other tables occupied, so it's not that the staff were rushed off their feet. It's a shame - my poke bowl and 'dirty plantain chips' were both very nice!

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RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun ambiance, especially the wall! Very good service, attended to by people all looking after different elements. The food was exceptional, up there with the best sushi we have had. It was an anniversary meal and the sort of place, given the price we would go to for special occasions.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff, amazing cocktails, food was divine, cocktails top notch. Absolutely loved it!

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O
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food!
Great Drinks!
Great Service!
Great Design!

Do! Not! Miss!

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Chotto Matte is a restaurant I am going for the second time. It is a nice experience, but it has a few disadvantages. The service is slow and they can't hear you because of how loud the music is. Also we ordered lots of dishes and they brought them in a very wrong sequence, meaning starters last. Also they forgot 2 dishes. Overall I would recommend it to someone who can manage to go for dinner and speak loudly throughout. The temperature of the first floor was very hot, so wear something summery.

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O
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Noisy place, it is hard to speak, impossible to keep a conversation. The food is just average quality, disguised with sauces and little light. Some staff need adequate training, some of them are probably low-pay aporentices. The manager was quite professional. Place for fashion socialites, not recommendable for people looking for good food and/or enjoying a nice dinner speaking with family/friends

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B
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service and some excellent dishes on the chefs menu

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, phenomenal service and beautiful place!

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GN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the concierge were a bit slow in attending to us (party of 3) but that was the only negative. The service after that was impeccable and courteous.
There was so much to chose from on the menu. We ended up going for the sharing platter with a few extras thrown in. Every dish was amazing and will definitely visit again in the near future.

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JW
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Having recently returned from Lima I was interested to see if London could do Nikkei cuisine as well. Overall the food was very good but a bit pricey. The pisco sours weren't as good as the ones you'll find in Peru or Chile but they weren't bad. The service was slightly chaotic but that might of been because staff were a bit thin on the ground (maybe because it was a bank holiday). Everyone in our party said they would return again so it gets the thumbs up from me.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely food and lovely environment. My only criticism is that I had to ask two separate people for a drink and their reply was that they would get my waiter. The first person did not get my waiter promptly enough and neither did the second person that I asked. It was only when the manager came that I was able to order my drink again for the third time. Apart from that, it was great.

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AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not much needs to be said. Absolutely amazing food, great vibe, not ridiculously expensive. Highly recommend. Been twice now, 10/10

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RK
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, drink and atmosphere. Would definitely go back

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m
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Our late lunch at Chotto Matte was strange, but in a good way overall.
We are of an older generation and it seemed a young person's haunt.
Surely Peruvian and Japanese is an unusual mixture! It was new to us and we could have done with more helpful guidance in what to try. But when the food came it was all delicious, albeit unlike anything we have had before.
Apart from the initial lack of help to guide us through the menu the waiters were very good.

So if you want good food that might be slightly unusual for you, in a less traditional setting this could be just right for you. We enjoyed it, as a one-off. We probably wouldn't go back but only because we are of the wrong age-group.

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DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I’m afraid we were really disappointed as we had heard this is a great restaurant to visit
We were early table booked for 4 pm we got there at 315 - and were able to sit immediately
The service was really awful everyone was polite but they seemed unable to cope with everything- the food was ok but not very warm - once the manager was aware he became very attentive and they did agree to remove service charge

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SI
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We were waiting 35’ for ordering. Service was nice with us but very busy
The dishes came in a crazy order, maim without the side for example
Too much noice

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GR
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here and certainly ticked all the boxes with our expectations from reviews and word of mouth. Good energy, lovely food and top people!

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D
Munich
9 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved every minute and every bite of our stay!

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The waitress told us to order 9 dishes for 3 people. It was far too much. We had to cancel one order and take home 3 dishes!
Wasn’t impressed with the staff at all. Some dishes were delicious (yellow tail and truffle) others were very bland (duck).

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FB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Our second time there and quite disappointing compared to the first one.
We were sat downstairs, which is very lound and with no privacy (= all the tables one over the other).
Food was good but service was quite bad. We were kept waiting for our table, regardless of having a reservation and the room being clearly plenty of tables open.
We had to wait a long time to get the order and other tables seated after us were served before...
even between the different dishes we had to wait forever. Service was distracted and not qualified given the prices on the menu.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, trendy atmosphere great staff and yummy

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

soulless restaurant with uninspired food and waiters

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Tasty food, but over priced and wine incredibly over priced. Would I recommend? No. Would I come back? No. Did I enjoy the food? Yes. Tweak the service and lower the prices and I’d reconsider.

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Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food is unreal, service is fairly good.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Overall a positive experience, although we waited too long for drinks

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

I got two dishes with a hair in. Terrible, but at the end I didn’t paid for those dishes however isn’t a good experience

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TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing menu, we went early with our kids and they were very accommodating, celebrated my daughter's 10th birthday and they brought her a great dessert with a cool torch candle.... food was excellent and cocktails were stellar.

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