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Bamboo Mat

4.7
4.7
46 reviews
£26 to £40
Sushi
Run by chef Denis Gobjila, ex of Chotto Matte, and his business partner, Victor Rosca, formerly of Sushisamba and Lucky Cat. It’s a smaller, cheaper and better Chotto Matte, without all the shouty people and art installations. What’s not to love about that?

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2 people

19:00


Booked 54 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Peruvian, Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 8539 0076

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Denis Gobjila

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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Diners' Choice Awards

  • London

    Sushi

  • East London

    Best Overall

  • East London

    Best Food

  • East London

    Fit for Foodies

  • East London

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. n

    nomnomnom

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Bamboo Matt seems to be confused as to its location. I would love a local fusion restaurant but would not expect to pay £13+ for a pisco sour on the side of a busy bus route. Additionally there were limited sides, and portion-size varied hugely
  2. A

    Anon

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was FANTASTIC. Great new addition to Leyton.
  3. AS

    AndrewSL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was a taste explosion. The cocktails are very accurate. The Japanese/Peru fusion really makes for an exquisite experience. Highly recommend and great that the restaurant is situated in little old Leyton!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    incredible
  5. L

    Laura

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing. Definitely will be back to try more if it!
  6. t

    tomn

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very warm welcome and great service from the team. Food was really nice, and came out at a good pace (not too fast, not too slow) but reading a menu off your phone detracts from the experience of eating out. The restaurant was full but didn't feel cramped or hectic, which was nice. A few loud cars on that road but unfortunately that can't be helped.
  7. E

    4everEating

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    A great new local gem that I'll be going back to again for sure!
  8. L

    Leytonstoner

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This popped up in the Leytonstoner online mag, which is a must-read for local eateries and drinking dens. It directed us to the lovely (almost a neighbour) Grace Dent and her review in the Guardian. Enough said. We decided to give a go. Thursday evening, difficult to get a table so went super early. It filled up quickly. And now we know why. It is Japanese, but it isn't. The Peruvian flavours are a extraordinary tour de force and mess with your mind a little. You'd have to go to see what I mean. We had two AMAZING ceviche fish starters followed by probably the best lamb chops we have ever tasted and octopus that I could still be eating a day later if I'd had the opportunity. Very generous crunchy vegetable salad. We were greedy and had two Maki as well, one with crispy mozzarella (yep, you read that right) and one with mango. Everything is very pretty. On the night we went there was only one dessert choice: a cheesecake, but probably the best cheesecake ever. Cocktails were pretty good (I had a pisco sour, which I accept isn't so unusual, but it was done exceptionally well) and we had beers rather than choosing from the good looking wine list. No physical menus, you need to to use a QR code. Super friendly staff to boot. Our south London friends are jealous already.
  9. S

    Spanner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wagu beef is unbelievable. Brilliant service.
  10. JM

    JonathanM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A ruby in the dust that is Leyton’s Midland Road. Well worth a visit for a special date night. I was still savouring the flavours of the dishes two hours later. Excellent service too.
  11. DL

    DebL

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and friendly, well informed service. Such a treasure of a place to have in the area!
  12. D

    Deckless

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food at a reasonable price. Innovative menu well explained by staff who take pride in what they are serving
  13. JF

    JFjdf

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service and wonderful food!
  14. L

    Lynleytonstone

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazingly delicate dishes, perfect flavours and easily up there with west end restaurants.
  15. p

    paulf

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food amazing flavours went with a chef friend who enjoyed it as much as nobu
  16. SM

    SophieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Beautifully cooked. A real treat.
  17. KS

    KateS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant some of our dishes were amazing and all the rest were above average. Great service would definitely return
  18. CR

    ColinR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with brilliant service, the waiter/chef talked us through all the dishes and the food was delicious.
  19. RH

    RogerH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Apart from surprise at finding a restaurant on the corner of where we used to live, to find excellent, imaginative, and well cooked food as well — result.
  20. NG

    NickyG

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another delicious dinner at Bamboo Mat. Everything we ate was excellent. So pleased to have this on my doorstep.
  21. E

    Eastmeetsaud

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    So attentive with my allergies. Excellent service and the truffle ceviche is out of this world!
  22. SH

    StephenH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the staff attentive. It’s small. Has a funky feel to it. Definitely worth a visit.
  23. P

    Paul

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great all round experience. Thank you everyone at Bamboo Mat!
  24. PJ

    PeterJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is delicious ' great ingredients and flavours, will definitely be back for more. And the service is pretty good too.
  25. B

    Bamboozled

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very delicious food and cocktails. Super great to have this in Leyton!!! Service was fantastic too! Highly recommend here...you'll need to book.
  26. X

    Xelonitsa

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food really delicious. Hope the quality continues. Friendly service explaining dishes.
  27. BP

    BridgetP

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Following a friend’s recommendation, we had a delicious dinner at Bamboo-Mat, surpassing already high expectations! We look forward to our return visit - a perfect menu combination for warm summer evenings. Best new restaurant in ages!
  28. EK

    EoinK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing. Busy on a Tuesday in the heat. Lovely cocktails
  29. t

    terry

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wow , amazing flavours, nicest food we have had in a long time , well worth a visit !
  30. HB

    HenryB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Epic food - so delicious. Loved every dish! Staff were polite and engaging. Great atmosphere, will definitely make this our local. Highly recommend a visit.
  31. C

    Cissy

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was great. The neon lights and euro bangers made us feel like we were on holiday. It was quite noisey though and made it quite hard to hear.
  32. LS

    LeonieS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Superb fresh sashimi, great flavours and an exciting addition to the neighbourhood.
  33. F

    Frin

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. My only minor complaint is that portions might be bigger.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food, everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. Nice ambience and decor. Staff were attentive, small issues like the wine not being cold and the water glasses being very hot, perhaps straight out the dishwasher? Nothing major and the food more than makes up for it. We will definitely be back.
  35. RB

    RachelB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in lovely little restaurant in an unexpected spot. Would highly recommend it. The food and service were exceptional. We had a wonderful evening and probably the best steak I have ever tasted. The dessert was pretty special too!
  36. S

    Sally

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food and pleased there's a local option for great fish and seafood.
  37. HG

    HelenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Margarita cocktail could have done with a bit of a kick but I can't fault the food, service was warm and knowledgable and there was a real buzz in the room. So great to have this in Leyton!
  38. J

    Joelrawlings

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    An interesting concept, Peruvian/Japanese fusion was a pleasant surprise. I am not a massive fan of sushi, but the dishes we had were really tasty and I would love to try some of the others on the menu. Service was good apart from a spillage from a sauce of dish served on a piece of slate (just use plates). That was the only downside of a good evening.
  39. FA

    FreddieA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food simply 10/10! Service relaxed and pleasant. 100% will be returning
  40. CN

    CyN12

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great and the service was very good.

FAQs

Bamboo Mat is rated 4.7 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 54 times today
Google Map for Bamboo Mat

625 Leyton High Street, London, Greater London E10 6RF

Additional information

  • Area

    Leyton

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Peruvian, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Executive Chef

    Denis Gobjila

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