Yauatcha Soho

4.3
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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. 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

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Our resident DJ will be playing in the restaurant until 1am closing time. The New Year's Eve menus will be priced from £79 per person from 8pm, while the full a la carte menu will be available until 8pm.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.1
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4.1
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4.0
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MC
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

very nice place we were very well served the food was excellent and the cocktails too! i will come back again!

KA
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Da das Management das Service Problem erkannt hat, mag ich hier nicht weiter darauf eingehen. Es wurde schnell und souverän gelöst.
Das DimSum hat wunderbar geschmeckt. Ob es an sich preislich angemessen war kann ich schwer beurteilen.
Das Hühnchen war nicht nur von der Portionsgröße ein Witz. Auch musste man sich eine mini Portion Reis separat dazu kaufen.
Das Gericht selbst bestand im Grunde aus mini Hähnchenstücken und Zwiebelstreifen die in gewürztem Zuckersirup schwammen. Das war so nicht zu erwarten und kann eigentlich auch nicht Ziel eines gehobenen Restaurants sein, so etwas zu servieren.

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B
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience1

Food always great but atmosphere and service consistently awful in the soho branch compared with the broadgate branch. Decor etc very dated and stale doesn’t make for a very comfortable experience.

SF
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Just average. Nice decor, the food was a bit disappointing... I expected more

NV
London
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Amazing food as ever. Service however has dramatically taken a downward trajectory.

We didn't once have a waiter proactively serve us and spent a lot of time trying to get served for food orders, drinks and to get questions answered. At the end our bill was completely incorrect, which was rectified, but confirmed my suspicions. Yauatcha clearly lost its Michelin star because the service has become more akin to a mid range chain restaurant. Thankfully the food remains excellent. It's a shame given service is arguably less tricky to pull off vs what they're doing in the kitchen.

My recommendation is still go but do so when it's quiet. You'll enjoy the amazing food without paying for it in terms of a diminished experience.

D
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food in a great ambiance. Perfect for a late night dinner with friends.

VS
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Everything was great. Nice food and cocktails.. service was so and so but overall a good experience!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Having made a booking online at 7.53pm for a table at 8pm, I knew I was not going to get there on time. Due to traffic we arrived at 8.27pm, I spent the entire journey in the car calling the restaurant, no one picked up.
The front of house lady was extremely unhelpful, she told me the system automatically cancels tables after 15 mins despite trying to ring and not get through. I told her there was a slot for 9pm and she said that it wasn’t available. In the end we took a counter table on the corner, my wife had someone else’s jacket in her way from the chair behind, the area was barely big enough for 1 person. We complained and moved to another area. By the time we eventually sat down it was almost 9pm. I noticed through the glass into the main restaurant that there was an empty table for 2 set up. Assuming this was the 9pm table I told her about, I waited to see if it was taken. We left at 10.15pm and the table stayed empty the whole time
Thankfully the food was good and the waiter was helpful. Due to the front of house I will not be returning.

KC
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was fantastic / but from the moment we arrived we were constantly reminded that we only had the table for an allotted time - literally every interaction. In the end we had to speak to them and ask them to stop - it gave a feeling of being rushed and felt v unwelcoming.

O
London
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food and service as always, but the music got progressively louder during the evening. If you're looking for an audible conversation it may be wise not going on a Friday night!

AB
Dorset
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my sister birthday and we went for the supreme set menu. Absolutely worth the money. We thought the portions will be just enough but we left with no room in our tummy as we cannot stop eating. All items of food cooked to perfection

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, good service, very nice time!

m
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

So I have been going to Yauatcha for well over 12 years and this was a pretty disappointing visit. Table service super slow, asked for drinks menu and was given food menus and then ignored. Food was OK but pretty warm and not up the usual good standard. A table fo 6 next to us seemed to have similar problems and spent the night complaining! Obviously it’s Christmas but I don’t think that’s an excuse when dinner for two and a bottle of wine cost us £300 I expected much better. Unlikely to return :-(

AY
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

I been going to Yauatcha since opening but not good anymore

TP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

I had two people with me who had never been and they were astounded by how good the food was.

Both complained at how it was too noisy (music wise) to have a conversation with each other easily.

Also, the service was attentive but some things took too long; for instance, getting the bill.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent dim sum and main dishes.
Table too small for 4 ( my kids eat more than me so needed more space)
Meet & greet need to be more welcoming , but I enjoy coming here for the food not the welcome.

DC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The best place for Asian food in London. Delicious! We will be back, again and again!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Every time we go to this restaurant there is never any way to have a table on the ground floor but always in the basement. I waited more than 10 minutes even though I booked. The place is a little confusing but overall very suggestive the food is good and the service very attentive.

JB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

I've been to Yauatcha quite a few times. It is not a cheap option but it is, in my opinion, simply the best dim sum in London. The service is normally very good too although unfortunately on my most recent trip it was a bit under par.

AY
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cuisine, the ambiance & service is great. Everything is perfect

HM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Customer service was awful, miserable staff, couldn’t order for a long time and totally forgotten about with drinks and the bill. Very disappointed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

While it was was a truly unique Dim Sum eating experience, Management must be mindful that this is against the background of similar traditional food offerings in the SOHO area, which are at very competitive prices.

KD
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious as always. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

LP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience3

The check in took 20 minutes and by the time we arrived, the hostess said we were late and we might not have a table. It was solved in the end but she was very rude.
Waiters were a bit overwhelmed that night too.

NW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

We were seated 45mins after our actual reservation. We were told we’d have a “lovey table” which turned out to be right next to the cashier.

We asked to order and the waiter said “yeah”, but then walked away and didn’t come back.

When we had finished eating, we asked for the plates to be cleared and were told “later”.

The wait staff massively let down the good food.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

great service, very good food but a bit too loud, both for house music and customers talking.

EC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Terrible experience. Shocking service and half the food we ordered wasn't delivered. Having previously ate here I was seriously disappointed.

KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, cocktails are yum, warm sake was delious and the quick chat with Dev Patel was hilarious.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience1

Been coming to Yauatcha for years and the food is great. But this time the service was very poor. We sat 1 hour waiting for someone to clear our table and to order dessert, but after the wait we decided to pay and leave instead.

MY
Manchester
12 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Very dissatisfied, started badly as the greeter was unwelcoming not friendly and very curt yes it was busy but this is no excuse , the food took along time to arrive , our chicken dish was cold and we sent it back we then had to wait along time and had to ask the waiter to chase it up , the wait staff again were not polite or interested in offering even a moderate level of customer service, we were made to feel like we were interrupting their day I would not recommend this one to anyone. The Liverpool st one is so much nicer.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The worst restraunt

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an outstanding meal with fantastic service! The choice of veggie and vegan food was the best I have had at a dim sum restaurant and the quality was excellent. Our waitress was professional, knowledgeable and very friendly and really made the whole experience!

LF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was perfect as usual. Music was a bit loud so people needed to speak quite louder. Service was nice.

LF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

The service was terrible and this really ruined the experience. Waiter seemed amateurish, rushed, and unfocussed. We had to ask several times for our drinks. I had to beg another waitress to take our order. Staff totally disinterested and unfriendly. At the end had to ask 3 times for the bill. When it finally came, had to wait another 10 minutes till they came to get my payment, and another 10 minutes till i got my change. Will not be back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We really enjoyed our visit to
Yuatcha, the staff made our experience really enjoyable, nothing was too much trouble. The food was outstanding and we didn't have to wait long at all. We look forward to visiting again. THANKYOU

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

Horrible music/muzak lots of noise. Chairs and table not suited for people!
Food was fantastic. But never again!

s
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Terrible, confusing service - food good but overpriced. Weird music - the restaurant feels stuck in 2005.

NM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

It’s like they just weren’t really trying. Nice but nothing good enough to make the review any better

MA
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

I haven’t been here for a while but I came with colleagues for a lunch and I have to say the food was still as great as I remember it but I was surprised and disappointed at how the service wasn’t up to scratch. Took ages and frequent requests to get our order taken and we were ignored a bit! Not impressed especially as I was hosting an important client meeting. Wouldn’t risk bringing clients again!

CS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

We arrived at 9.25pm for our 9.30pm reservation. After asking a waitress where our tables was we weren't shown to our table until gone 10pm. We then waited another half an hour for our food. This meant we then missed our booking at ECC and this spoilt our evening.
That said the food was fabulous, we could not fault the food. Will go again as long as they tighten up their service.