ULI

4.4
399 Reviews
£26 to £40
Asian
Honest, homely and simple traditional Asian cooking

Located at Notting Hill Gate, ULI offers a fresh, honest approach to Asian cuisine. Natural limed oak, soft tones of blue and contemporary art give the restaurant a clean and informal look, highlighted by a hanging garden of pendant lights. Our menu encompasses carefully selected dishes from Asia, all prepared using traditional Chinese, Thai, Malay and Singaporean disciplines. We believe that Asian food should be clean, fresh and healthy, and that each dish should always be made from scratch.

Originally established on the All Saints Road in 1997, ULI became a firm favourite among locals and critics alike. At its new home ULI serves lunch and dinner all week as well as an extensive range of snacks, cocktails and beverages.
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JamesC
London
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I enjoyed our visit, The setting was relaxed, both indoor and outdoor, full of people and had a good vibe. The service was great, but the cooking was moderately good at best, for the price paid. They need to cook with a little more flair & zing!!

JD
JDSm
London
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was bland. Dumplings tasted of nothing, we were served a plate of grey vegetables and the scallops were soggy and inedible. I would expect better at any price level but particularly at £100 for a two person dinner.

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vipEatour
London
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Neighbourhood restaurant - decent food and service
Terrace is very vibrant
Food is mixed some stand out dishes like the noodles some less so like the calamari

FM
FranMVilarino
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, full of flavour, and the waiters were very lovely. I definitely recommend this place.

PL
PLBS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very expensive for what it is worth! Food was good but can be found cheaper elsewhere for a similar quality

CI
CarolinaI
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The starters came with the mains at the same time.
2 out of 3 dishes came with a hair inside. Never coming back.

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kitty
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the food, and specially the duck and spring rolls. The sweet and sour chicken is also good. I’d skip the mixed Chinese vegetables next time (too watery and not very flavorful).

Service was good; ambiance is excellent. Try to sit in the covered terrace if you can.

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cg2012
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately 3 of the orders were incorrect.

The crispy squid was tough and chewy.
The tofu was overly sweet, all the noodles contained egg, but they did manage to make one without.

I had stated it was for my mums 60th birthday but there was no acknowledgment of the fact, so it certainly didn’t feel like a celebration meal.

We were seated by the door so we were constantly interrupted by a string of delivery drivers.

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LesterY
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

As asian, can feel some dishes are just reheated, the recipe is not authentic.

LB
LouiseB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Attentive staff, couldn’t fault the evening at all.

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SanS
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was terrible, the seating staff even worse. Denied us outside seating when the majority of the tables were empty and apparently reserved. We finished our meals and left before these said reserved tables were fully occupied.
Just the 1 waitress was good, for which this deserves the 1 star. Without her it would be zero.

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Edmund
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very nice environment, great seating area. Food and service were ok.

MW
MichaelW
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food - love the location! Staff were a bit eager to take away plates when they weren't finished but otherwise faultless - thank you!

EJ
EllinorJ
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant little gem! Came for lunch with family. Food was amazing, really lovely music felt like I was on holiday. Will be revisiting as the staff were polite and service was very good

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem! Get yourself there ASAP

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, from being shown to the table to the end of the meal. Very good service friendly staff with amazing food. Would highly recommend.

RH
RobertH
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As well vet a great evening. We were well looked after by the staff and the food was great. The good thing is the portions are just the right size and you aren’t overburdened.

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Nice
London
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good location and venue…………Very friendly and welcoming staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

GC
vipGgCg
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

All excellent as usual however some of the guests at the table next to us were excessively loud, making it impossible for us to sustain a conversation and enjoy ourselves... it is time establishments start approaching dinners who don't know how to behave in a restaurant! Gonto the pub next time!!

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Leti
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Food and service was really good but the noise at the restaurant was way too loud, everyone was shouting and it was difficult to hear people at the same table. Close to having a headache by the end of the meal, totally ruins the experience

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AMARAO
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great.
A bit pricey but not too pricey....London I guess.

LD
LondonDiner
London
33 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have always liked Uli, and was happy to be back for a meal now that it's fully opened up. The food was not quite as good as usual (still good though!), but the service was delightful and our whole evening was thoroughly enjoyable.

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miemmilan
London
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I have been to Uli on several occasions in the past but I am afraid that based on this evening, will be more selective on choosing the right dishes. To pay for a salad for £15 with only 2 prawns advertised as prawn and avocado salad is frankly a joke. I was with a friend at the time and did not want to say anything. Not once was asked how meal was and to pay a service charge as if it is expected these days is not my idea of fairness. Best to go for a curry which they are good at.

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GuillaumeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Return to Uli after a few years and it seems Michael's original touch in creating an intimate and delicious restaurant, has lost its spark,;maybe as he is not as present himself in this larger venue?

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 highly recommend

JA
JoanaA
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, wonderful team, really great food. The staff is also very kind and helpful with kids :) will definitely go back!

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vipWilliam
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food is very average, and I would almost go so far as to say its poor quality for prime Notting Hill and what you pay. I don’t think anything is freshly cooked

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Terry82
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food , we have it out on the terrace which was lovely will definitely be going baby xx

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Natasha
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite finds! The best pan Asian in london

AM
AMAANJ
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening. Sitting Outside is much nicer and vibrant

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food is delicious, we really enjoyed our meal - starters were asparagus and black bean and the the ribs ...The mains were the crispy duck and the massaman curry. Good portion sizes and Yum!! However the service needs improving, we went at lunchtime and there were 2 members of staff that need interpersonal skills !!!! As it got busy it was hard to get their attention. I had put down that it was my husbands birthday but nothing special was done !

LS
vipLizzieSavage
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu with clever choices. An easy and friendly atmosphere

KT
KiranT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, slightly pricey for what it was but that’s to be expected in the area. The terrace is not as the pictures but it is still ambient.
Service was great but the added gratuity irks me. I’d rather have put my own amount.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father day

DB
DavidB
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, well decorated and friendly staff. Slightly noisy when full.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food, great service, lovely vibe.

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Dips
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The tables barely had any space between them, let alone enough to be socially distanced. It was incredibly tight which was not only uncomfortable but nerve wracking given current circumstances. Although the food was nice, the constant hovering from staff to hurry us was frustrating - they were adding tables to our seating 30 mins before our booking was up.

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Alii
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great settings one of my fav places to dine in London!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ULI using the Order Online button. ULI also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. ULI also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3141 5878.

ULI is rated 4.4 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.