Yauatcha Soho

4.4
4897 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Chinese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.

The Taste of Yauatcha menu is designed for two people to share and is offered from Monday to Thursday between 2pm and 6pm for £28.88.

Special Offers

Tasting menu including a cocktail £38 per person

Set tasting menu including a cocktail from Yauatcha cocktail menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 11 January 2019

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Sun 18:00-22:30
Mon-Tue 12:00-16:30 17:00-22:30
Wed-Thu 12:00-16:30 17:00-18:30 21:30-22:30
Fri 12:00-16:30 17:00-18:30

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JJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Food excellent but indifferent verging on surly service, over hot restaurant, wobbly table and time limit on table means I wouldn't go back.

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

Apart from the noisy environment, it was perfect

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

Un de mes préférés restaurant à Londres.

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place with fantastic dim sum and good service. We were sitting on the ground floor which nice and not as dark as downstairs. A bit too loud though

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RR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Poor value for money. Main dishes were not even close to the level expected at a very expensive restaurant.
122$ for basic dishes.

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AO
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, lively and great food! Staff were brilliant.

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

Absolutely delicious starters and mains. None of us were fans of dessert but the rest of the food more than made up for it. Great service. Delicious cocktails. Would definitely recommend as it is amazing but sit upstairs, don’t bother with pudding and expect a hefty bill.

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HI
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good, but noice was terrible. The servise was so so.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service

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O
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

The food and ambience was great. But the lady servers did anything to avoid eye contact so we’d not be able to call them. We had to wait for the suited male workers (I don’t know their title) to notice us to get something.

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DI
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure ... the good is the best in town. Love it

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Waitress could not even recommend me anything. Noodles were not nice. Poor service. Disappointed with this place.

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f
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good as usual and service was particularly outstanding this time!

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DJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Disappointing. Was expecting a high quality (Michelin standard) meal, but with a couple of exceptions the quality was not high. Overcooked and flavourless dim sum and uninspiring mains.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Our waitress forgot/ never really noted the Sesame seed allergy that my friend mentioned she had. We were served a dish with sesame seeds and if I had not realized this before she tried that, she would have ended up in the hospital. The food was good but this is not acceptable behavior and the waitress also did not seem to understand the gravity of the situation/ sincerely apologize after this happened.

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BK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The restaurant is so stuffy and hot . Choice on menu is very limited, especially for vegetarian.

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HS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My girlfriend and I went to Yauatcha for her 21st birthday. Inside we were kindly welcomed and guided to our table. Eventhough it was very busy the waiters were very attentive and arranged a 'Happy Birthday' platter for my girlfriend. Good service and great food.

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GF
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The dum sum were outstanding with modern take on fillings and flavours including lobster and wagyu beef that melted in the mouth. The patissiserrie was also excellent and such an unusual combination. The only part that let it down was the service which was disorganised as the bar service was so slow that our food can before we had any drinks.

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

Simply exceptional. Food delicious, staff so attentive and pleasant. I just love eating there.

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F
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service !

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the second time to enjoy dinner in this restaurant. My friends and I like Yauatcha Soho.Good Service! Good Food!

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KW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was a shame we had a table of loud obnoxious Americans next to us
Which we put up with for a while and then my husband asked them up lower the volume which attracted a lot of verbal abuse
Your floor manager then asked them to reduce the volume of leave
Which they chose to do
Apart from this incident the dining experience as sual was very pleasant
Br
Kim

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

State of art dim sum to die for. In huge variety of fillings. Myself and my husband truly enjoyed the dinner. However it certainly not a place for a romantic dinner as the tables are extremely close to one another, music slightly too loud and seats slightly uncomfortable. But the overall experience was very positive.

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DS
London
48 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Early dinner is the way forward, i have been to this restaurant a few times, but I found the food seem to be hotter, fresher, and tastier before the busy dinner peak time. Waiting staff on the ground floor were more attentive and more engaging than those in the basement. It is easy to see why, as the basement is too packed, far too many tables and placed far too close to each other. I do wonder when will this branch make a change.

As far dim sum, despite being typical chinese food, there are lots of veggie options to choose from, and they dont disappoint. Wish there are more vegan friendly desserts tho, they look absolutely beautiful food art but the desserts just not doing enough to cater for those with special dietary requirement.

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

Best Dim Sum I’ve ever had...
Love the food here....

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

The benches in the middle of the downstairs dining room are very low backed and therefore not comfortable after a while. I will request a side bench next time.

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

Well worth the visit. Food exceptional and the atmosphere is great. Not one for a romantic meal for two...

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YB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Indifferent waitress with no knowledge of menu.
Sommelier was lovely warm friendly. But wine recommended was awful and cheap yet cost £40.
Atmosphere is fun but service ambivalent.

Dim sum was delicious and freshly steamed.

Thai chicken seemed to be plain chicken with all the bold flavours heaped separately on top. So you might get a mouthful of uncooked lemongrass eg. Awful. Fillet beef in black bean was slimy and unappetising - reminiscent of Chinese food 20 years ago!
Fried squid was underwhelming. Very very little squid - tons of batter which was then coated in oatmeal. Why??!!! Oatmeal has zero taste!! Many cheap chain restaurants do this dish extremely well. Wagamama where I take the kids springs to mind.

Summary - come here for a light lunch or mid afternoon snack NOT dinner. Have a cocktail and stick to eating the fabulous dim sum.

Go somewhere else for fresh modern Asian food.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I quite enjoyed our lunch there, However, the value was way higher than should have been, the dishes were very small and not filling, whereas the bill turned out to be very large. So I wouldn't recommend it for lunch, but for a small get-together with drinks, dessert and one dish - yes!
The zisse flower dessert was phenomenal, so were the beef puffs and the scallop dim sums! The cocktails were also quite good! The coca baba was very very mediocre, so were the vegetable dimsums. But all in all, the chef was good.
Another important thing to note - ATROCIOUSLY HIGH conversion rate on the card machine (Was paying with a Euro card, and that rose the bill a huge amount) making the overall price ratio horrendous.

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

Bad main dish of set menu, don’t deserve a Michelin ‘s good value

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ML
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Good food and wine but expect to spend at least £180 to £300 for a full meal, bottles of wine desert etc for two.

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

Save your money, this place is overpriced with not that great food! I’ve had better Chinese food In China town for a quarter of the bill. I actually feel sick how much this meal cost. Never going back and would not recommend.

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j
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pleasant attentive servers with great food and atmosphere! Dessert was delicious!

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

Having been to both Yauatcha restaurants in London I find the Soho restaurant to still have lovely food and excellent service but I do not like the lower ground level seating. The menu has also changed from previous visit and the value for money aspect has been reduced accordingly.

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

Great place. My 4th visit and I love it every time. My only complaint would be that we were rushed at the end. I know I was warned that the table was only for 2 hours but when you pay so much it would be nice to be able to stay a bit longer. But overall food is superb.

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QM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely dumplings and cocktails, we loved it and would go again x

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

Tasting course with one cocktail. Good value for price. Dim sum and Mains are well cooked. Most satisfactory level in Soho/Chinatown. Don't expect much about Tea. We ordered one of the Taiwanese ones which was deadly weak and flavourless. Would recommend to try original cocktails instead.

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

Food was oh. I wish I could afford to eat there more often. Service was a quite slow but they're were very busy.

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

The dining room is very attractive, but the dining furniture and layout is more like a mid range restaurant. The room temperature was unacceptably hot and this was early on and the outside temperature was cool. The background music was monotonous, heavy on bass and whilst it may be hip for the Millenials for me was just irritating.

The starters were very good. The main course was served before we had finished the starters which I found most unprofessional. The main course was nice but not special. The deserts looked fabulous, however, one has been just ok and the other not nice at all. Cocktails were good.

Anyone visiting this restaurant on the basis of its Michelin star is likely to be disappointed. I am glad my first experience was on a deal as this has saved from booking this restaurant for a special occasion with the associated top end cost.

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B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Family dinner in London

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