Yauatcha Soho

4.1
6174 Reviews
£26 to £40
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.

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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.0
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3.9
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Joemoon
Cyprus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food. Slightly overpriced in my opinion. High noise levels outdoors due to pub next door.

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vipgary
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fine dining food alfresco, faultless, great service too, professional staff always there if you wanted something but not overbearing. Expensive....!! But worth it.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Gary, Thank you for sharing your fantastic feedback with us. We are extremely pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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vipNomnom
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Too noisy on the street! Otherwise fabulous

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BrianY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Unlike many other restaurants, Yauatcha seems to have made no effort to achieve a pleasant outside space. Our table was under the small overhang at the front on the restaurant - no heating and very little cover, near to dripping water running off the end of the overhang. When we arrived, the staff initially tried to seat our party of three on a table barely large enough for two, and we had to complain to get it changed. Whilst the food is good, it and the wine are very expensive and for this amount we deserve better - others can do it, why not Yauatcha? The impression is they can't be bothered.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded 2 days ago

Dear BrianY, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that our outdoor dining area fell below your expectations. Your comments have been noted and will be passed onto our management team for further consideration. We sincerely hope that this experience will not deter you from visiting us again in future. Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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Anastasiya
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service, location, heaters were perfect! The food was disappointing, dim sum weren’t hot and generally speaking was expecting higher than average for the price. Didn’t have my favorite desert.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Anastasiya, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are truly sorry to hear that the food did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. We take great pride in our dishes so your comments will be passed onto our Head Chef for further consideration. On a brighter note, we are extremely pleased to hear that our team had looked after you well. We hope to welcome you back to Yauatcha again soon. Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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Nita
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! Would definitely return.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Nita, We are extremely pleased to receive your compliments regarding our food! We cannot wait to welcome you again to the restaurant soon. Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food is amazing. But staff need to be trained better

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was marred unfortunately by other guests who I believe were allowed to stay slightly longer than they should have been. However the staff were fantastic when they dealt with them and were extremely accommodating the entire night; if I could give them 6 stars I would.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Thomas, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are really pleased to hear that our team had looked after you well! We cannot wait to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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MrsP
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We were seated outside which was expected and we had been to eat the previous year on the same outdoor tables. We went, not thinking that it would be a problem.
There was a lot of noise from a construction site next to the restaurant. So loud that we couldn’t hear each other talk.
Not much of an ambience be cause it rained and we were outside.
Except for some dishes, the food was sub par. We eat there usually about a dozen times a year because the food is usually on point. This time our scallops were very fishy. Super fishy. Which could only mean that they were old. The pork and prawn dumpling was mush as was the mushroom dumpling which was a gloopy mush. There was a vegan desert that came with soggy rice crispies and just didn’t taste very nice. What happened to the food we asked each other when we left.
It was cold outside and rainy, we were prepared for that but we were surprised at the thoughtlessness of the service when everything we ordered came out together. Everything. About 9 types of dim sum, plus about 3 or 4 hot dishes. Outside. In the cold wind. So, some of our dishes went stone cold before we got to them.
The bathroom is which used to be pristine had a lot of white marks from lime scale around and on the taps and in the corners of the sinks. The mirror was flecked with dust and watermarks. It seemed like someone has given up on this place. One of the waiters made a cringeworthy comment about us understanding and speaking Hindi based on our skin colour. Inappropriate behaviour.
The matcha desert was tasty. The fried squid, duck rolls and venison puffs were beautiful.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded 6 days ago

Dear MrsP, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are truly sorry to hear that it did not meet your expectations. We take all feedback very seriously and will be addressing your comments with our Head Chef and management team. We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon for a more satisfying experience. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I spent an awful evening there!!! Food was not tasty ans with COVID rules you have to spend at least £50. I do not recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal just be careful booking with open table

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

It was very good but I think the prices have gone up quite a bit which was disappointing

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Joan
London
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outside on busy street but food and service were excellent. Missed the calm and refined ambience of interior seating but hopefully will be open again soon (closed due to covid restrictions).

Yauatcha Soho
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Joan, We are really pleased to hear that you had a fantastic experience! We cannot wait to welcome you back to Yauatcha again soon. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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PeterR
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Well done to the team, not much outdoor space but the food was flawless

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on May 2, 2021

Dear PeterR, Thank you for your compliments for the food and service, we are extremely pleased to have read your lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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LevinS
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and food was lovely will definitely go again

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on May 2, 2021

Dear LevinS, We are extremely pleased to hear you had a fantastic time and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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londonfoodie
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Still a little bit cold to dine outside.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on May 2, 2021

Dear londonfoodie, Thank you for your high rating for the food. We hope to see you again soon for a more satisfying experience indoors once restrictions have been lifted. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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MariaLovesFood
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in london and given the circumstances it was still a great atmosphere and service. Was very covid secure. Waiter was lovely as was everyone.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 29, 2021

Dear MariaLovesFood, Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are really pleased to hear that you had a great time and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

If eating outside, at lunch time, be warned there’s a lot of roadworks!! I had a seat that was basically on the sidewalk and kept getting knocked into by every person walking past.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 28, 2021

Dear Guest, We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience in our outdoor dining area. We hope to welcome you back for a more pleasurable experience indoors once restrictions have been lifted. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food as always is amazing but sitting outside on the street is not a great place to be compared to what other restaurants offer

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 29, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy our outdoor dining area, however we are extremely pleased about your compliments for the food. We hope to welcome you back indoors for a complete experience once restrictions have been lifted. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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LORENZOV
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Loud, noisy... Once we found out how crowded and noisy it was we complained and asked to cancel the reservation. We were told that this was not possible and we would be charged £100.
Very disappointed.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 28, 2021

Dear Guest, We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience in our outdoor dining area. We hope to welcome you back for a more pleasurable experience indoors once restrictions have been lifted. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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JohnL
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great to be out in Soho just a shame there was a building site opposite ! Still love yautcha x

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 28, 2021

Dear Guest, We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience in our outdoor dining area. We hope to welcome you back for a more pleasurable experience indoors once restrictions have been lifted. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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dreamwolf
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

When we got there, the maitre d’ was abit frantic but the rest of the serving staff and waiters were brilliant. The food was excellent as always - one of my favourites in London. A little cold outside but the heaters helped a lot. Fantastic to be back and a big thanks to our lovely waiter.

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vipDom1
London
25 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Appreciate that the outside seating is temporary but the service was way below what I expect. Not sure what’s happened to the regular staff

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 29, 2021

Dear Dom1, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are disappointed to heat that the service had not met your expectations. Your feedback is very valuable to us as we strive to continuously improve our offering. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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Soph
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is incredible!!!! The service was great, the staff are lovely. The only sad bit was having to eat outside (covid) and there being road works opposite. Ill definitely be back when I can done inside for the full experience!

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 25, 2021

Dear Soph, Thank you for your lovely review! We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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Gioc
London
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Although one has to make concessions for the limitations of outdoor dining due to Covid restrictions, the set up is just not acceptable. Passers by walk continuously along the tables, which are too close together anyway, no proper social distancing is in place. The set up is crammed and dusty and super-noisy from the building site and the street market nearby and delivery vans park near the tables constantly causing extra noise.
Tables are rickety and have no tablecloth and the service is not in any way refined like it used to be.
The days of school-trained, career waiters are long gone and they’ve been replaced by less skilled staff who kept trying to sell us overpriced cocktails to make a quick buck.
The service and set up in no way represents value for money any longer: it’s better to go to a cheap Chinese restaurant in China Town.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 22, 2021

Dear Gioc, Thank you for leaving a review. We are sorry to hear you did not find our outdoor area appealing. As you can understand, our location in Soho is an extremely lively area with much activity happening day and night. Our outdoor area allows our guests to enjoy Yauatcha once again during this long pandemic. Nonetheless, your feedback is extremely valuable to us as we strive to continuously improve our offering. We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon. Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Very good food but overpriced 36 pound for plate of dumplings,good service in general

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Sorai
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday meal

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Hayden
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Way to much interaction with waiters constantly asking if our cold food was ok...

Tasted like cheap takeaway

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 22, 2021

Dear Hayden, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the service or food. We are always happy to replace any substandard dishes should it have been brought to our attention at the time. Nonetheless, your feedback is extremely valuable to us as we strive to continuously improve our offering. Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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vipSKIPPY
London
66 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Outside seating could have been handled with some
taste and basic aesthetics as have been done by many
restaurants in current restrictions.
Staff was confused and unable to handle the service outside !
Food was good , beef great , prawns very basic &
Soft shell crab was super .

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 22, 2021

Dear Skippy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that you had found the outdoor area and service lacking. However, we are very pleased to hear you had enjoyed the food. Your feedback is valuable to us as we strive to continuously improve our offering. Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A bit cramped for outdoor seating but the food was steaming and tasty. Will definitely go again

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denididi
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live taut ha. Service is great. Food is super yummy. Price is ok for the quality. The only thing is the noise outside with builders, traffic, people but we understand is covid times and couldn't care less. But cannot wait to have my food inside.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 22, 2021

Dear Denididi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back to Yauatcha once restrictions have been lifted. Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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vipBobbimidnight
London
58 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service and ambiance suffer from outdoor dining, but the food is as brilliant as ever. Wine seriously overpriced priced but fun cocktails.

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ElizabethA
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service and food was amazing. Second time visiting but planning to go again soon.

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 22, 2021

Dear ElizabethA, Thank you for your fantastic review, we look forward to having you back soon! Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was divine and I think this is quickly one of my favorite places

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing along with the good. Didn’t enjoy the spicy pork sezchuan wanton but everything else was amazing: ambience was great and the cocktails were lovely

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Natnat
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were so pleased to get a table in the heated patio and to finally eat out, but unfortunately the heater was 4 tables away and we were quite cold and uncomfortable. We ordered off the set harmony menu which was £52 per person and while the service was good, the food was so so.

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hungry
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Arrived on time for our booking as was made to stand around in the drizzle for 15 minutes as they seemed unable to shift the people overstaying their timeslot (given the inconvenience why we could not have been given a quiet indoor corner to wait out of the rain with our masks peacefully I can't imagine..) yet other tables were empty. Not the nicest corner to enjoy a meal, but it's covid times so no fault there (my main meal was cold as well, however the dim sums were piping hot...). Wouldn't recommend for sitting outdoors, indoors of course yes!

Yauatcha Soho
Responded on April 22, 2021

Dear hungry, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our outdoor dining space and that one of your dishes was cold. We would have been happy to replace any substandard dish without trouble should it have been brought to our attention. Nonetheless, we sincerely hope to welcome you back once restrictions have been lifted. Kindest regards, Yauatcha Soho.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Prices did not match the menu prices, food came out in dribs and drabs

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Nicky957
London
13 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Delicious food as always but don't go on a cold or wet day until the inside reopens! Some of the tables outside aren't under cover and they don't have many heaters.

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AnnabelleS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was a little cold but the outdoor vibe didn’t help that

FAQs

Yauatcha Soho does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Yauatcha Soho also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7494 8888.

Yauatcha Soho is rated 4.1 stars by 6174 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.