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Yauatcha

Dim Sum Restaurant, Asian Restaurant, and Chinese Restaurant££££
Soho, London, Greater London, London
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  • Don't forget it is May Day Bank Holiday today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • This place is famous for their dim sum. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Aysel A.
    "Venison Puff, Prawn Cheung Fun and Crispy Duck Roll are amazing!"(39 Tips)
    Anne-Sophie
    "Well deserved Michelin star with some of the best dim sum in London!"(13 Tips)
    juan carlos m.
    "Nice food, crispy duck roll !"(8 Tips)
    Melda S.
    "duck salad and Jasmin tea smoked ribs."(8 Tips)
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  • Raquel d.
    Raquel de MenesesMay 21, 2016
    DESSERTS TO DIE FOR! Flavours, combinations, texture, everything is spot on. Every single one I've tried was amazing. Whenever I eat at Soho, I go to Yauatcha and pick some desserts to take away.
    Upvoted Feb 4
  • Melda S.
    Melda SalhabJuly 5, 2015
    One Michelin star. Top dishes: venison puffs, lobster and caviar steamed dumpling, spicy soft shell crab with almonds, duck salad and Jasmin tea smoked ribs. Blue tea and desserts are excellent.
  • Geert V.
    Geert Van LentNovember 14, 2016
    The dim sum at the specialty, just try what you like. The idea is to share. My favourite is the Crispy aromatic duck, pulled and served with pancakes, cucumber and spring onions and hoisin sauce
    Upvoted Feb 9
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel ByskovDecember 7, 2016
    Amazing dim sum! We had lots of dim sum to start, and main courses to share later. The dim sum was the best and most exciting part of the meal. Kitchen and staff is very effective, and quick servic
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah E.July 1, 2012
    One of the best meals ever! Steamed vegetable dumplings, jasmine tea smoked ribs, and baked chicken aubergine are not to be missed. The raspberry delice is the best dessert you will ever have.
  • Richard F.
    Richard FooApril 22, 2015
    One Michelin star establishment serving excellent dim sum ala carte dishes. Practically everything is great on the menu. Try the divine Venison Puff, Pan Fried Turnip Cake & Jasmine Smoked Pork Ribs.
  • Yiling D.
    Yiling DingMay 16, 2015
    Good dim sum. Get the venison puff and crispy prawn cheung fun. Solid har gau. Prices are reasonable even for dinner if you order a la carte and share with a group. One Michelin star.
  • María
    MaríaMay 6, 2015
    Have as much dim sum as you can or can afford to have, enjoy a cocktail or two and make sure you leave room for desert: you get to cherry-pick them from the counter upstairs.
  • Juli F.
    Juli Foranna JulieroSeptember 18, 2013
    Lovely dim sum try Venison puff, poached Peking chicken dumpling, Prawn and beancurd cheung fun (tofu) were Amazing!Chinese chive and prawn dumpling IS A MUST TRY! 100% delicious !
  • deniz o.
    deniz ozkanNovember 4, 2012
    Forget about the main course, just focus on the dimsums. My favorite list: Scallop shui mai, Har gau, Spicy soft shell crab, Prawn and beancurd cheungfun, Jasmin tea smoked ribs.
  • Rylan H.
    Rylan HoleyFebruary 13, 2015
    Some of the best dim sum out there - definitely have the Venison Puffs. I'd say the more non-trad dim sum is better. Service is wonderful. Pretty awesome cocktails too!
  • Trang B.
    Trang BinnyJanuary 22, 2015
    King prawn with tofu roll and crispy mushroom spring rolls are my fav main. For desert I love the Raspberry the most, it shapes as a rose which is so pretty
  • Bianca
    BiancaFebruary 21
    One of the best Cantonese restos, with excellence in preparing Dim sum. I recommend tasting around 6 dishes for a couple. Favorite ones by far: shui mai scallops and spicy pork dim sum. Amazing!
  • Emma T.
    Emma TNovember 14, 2012
    My favourite in London. Order the venison puffs, jasmine tea smoked ribs, char sui (pork) buns, crispy duck roll, some pak choi or gai lan and whatever else you fancy plus a tea based cocktail! Oh yes
  • Nad's_Reviews
    Nad's_ReviewsOctober 3, 2013
    Scrumptious michelin dim sum with a wonderful variety of treats (dumplings and the like) right in the heart of soho. The duck salad was my favorite as it's absolutely fantastic. Top-notch service.
  • Constance |.
    Large range of amazing pastries for dessert. They all are truly marvellous, I like to come there only for the cakes. Highlights were Inaya lulo & Cherry chocolate.
  • Nese S.
    Nese S.November 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    EYUP rocks, go find him! Eat CHEUNG FUN (prawn&beancurd), SESAME PRAWN TOAST; SCALLOP SHU MAİ; Drink ginger martini OR kura mi ami martini OR citrus martini (lots of passion fruit in it). PERFETTO!!
  • Cenk G.
    Cenk GümüşcüoğluOctober 12, 2014
    The chic Asian restaurant with a very cozy atmosphere. It actually feels like a warm Italian restaurant but it's all Chinese. Very contemporary and delicious. Be sure to make a reservation beforehand.
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroMarch 19, 2016
    Michelin starred dim sum? Yeah, we're game. All of the dumplings are worthy of the rating, but the Peking spring rolls, sticky rice in a lotus leaf (with chicken and shrimp) are also amazing
  • Emre Marcus U.
    Emre Marcus U. ✅November 28, 2013
    Amazing place... The ambiance is outstanding... All the different appetizers and main dishes we have tasted were delicious. Although it is a little bit expensive, it is worth all the money you spend
  • Mariliis R.
    Mariliis RetterMarch 8, 2013
    Best Chinese in Soho. Dim sum aside, the sea bass congee is really really good and the raspberry delice tastes as awesome as it looks. Non-alc-drink-wise definitely get strawberry vanilla iced tea!
  • Andreea S.
    Andreea SapunaruSeptember 13, 2014
    The 2 dishes everyone seemed to recommend (venison puffs and king crab dim sum) didn't live up to the hype. Crispy duck and lobster dim sum were amazing. For a refreshing cocktail try Sweet Khandala.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel Wang PangJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The dim sum here is amazing. I think this might have been my favorite in london. Amazing food, doesn't matter what you get, very authentic. Drinks are amazing too. Highly recommended
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.June 24, 2015
    Excellent dim sum place. Try the steamed scallop dim sum but really everything was wonderful. Service was good and the environment was classy. Well deserving of its Michelin Star.
  • Maria G.
    Maria GiordaApril 9, 2014
    I don't know about the dim sum but the dessert bar is perfect if you want to have a different night out. Incredible atmosphere and spectacular dishes. Go for Raspberry with Lichee ice!
  • Dioni Z.
    Dioni ZApril 15, 2013
    Seems you always have to book. We came early weekend morning so we got a place. Very good dimsum but a bit pricey. Cakes at store front are out of this world pretty (shown in glass cases).
  • Stephen .
    Dim sum taken to another level, everything's delicious, with some inventive/creative twists on the conventional dishes! Also a fun and vibrant venue with great service & ambiance!
  • Savannah P.
    Savannah PetrickMarch 12, 2016
    the large dishes are nothing to write home about- come for the dim sum. the spicy wontons are great, as are the xiao long bao. the portions are small and expensive- dim sum plates are 3 or 4 pieces.
  • Hani D.
    Hani DawkinsMay 13, 2015
    Very crowded place with yummy dim sum.. my favourite dim sum place in London.. try the baked ones.. the pastry is heavenly! The only place with Chinese food + French dessert!!
  • Tanh Tanh
    Tanh TanhSeptember 24, 2014
    Highly recommend Jasmin tea smoked ribs & Prawn and beancurd cheung fun. It's really worth your try. Macaron is so yummy!!
  • Jaume E.
    Jaume EscofetNovember 30, 2013
    Very satisfied with the dim sum menu. The venison puffs are fantastic (though not traditionally Chinese). And if you like orange and pistacho try the dessert Baba, superb.
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareNovember 25, 2013
    Having sussed why Simon has come to her for hypnotherapy, Dr Lamb meets with Franck to cut herself in on the heist's profits in Trance (2013); all filmed in Yauatcha dim sum restaurant.
  • Virginia F.
    Virginia FieldJanuary 27, 2015
    REALLY delicious dim sum and great service. Hero dish: beancurd cheung fun. Loved: scallop shui mai, chinese chive and prawn, har gau. Disappointing: duck spring rolls.
  • Style by Stylism
    Style by StylismOctober 19, 2011
    Alan Yau of Hakkasan's other place. if you love dim sum & green tea, this is the place for you. Every detail was so thought out. Mango jelly, coconut mousse, raspberry sorbets. Absolute divine.
  • Charlene Y.
    Charlene YeapAugust 16, 2011
    the teatime set is great value and offers a good selection of yauatcha specials, such as scallop shu mai and venison puff. Sadly they forgot to serve us one dish from the set menu. Good cocktails too!
  • Suzi E.
    Really quite spendy but utterly delicious. Venison puffs and har gau were stand-out dishes. Only a beef and enoki cheung fun missed the mark. Good non-alcoholic drink choices.
  • SaltyMilkTea
    SaltyMilkTeaMay 24, 2015
    Def one of the best Chinese in London. Starting from 2PM it offers tasting menu for 29£ for two- great value. Very fresh dim sums. Delicious! Enjoy :)
  • Tee
    TeeOctober 19, 2014
    Delicious and innovative dimsum in a very nice setting. Great for a special occasion. Interesting selection of Chinese teas.
  • Fayruz A.
    Fayruz AbdulhadiMay 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit downstairs, try sweet potato/mushroom dimsum + prawn and bean cheung fun + duck w/ pancakes + raspberry chocolate dessert + a virgin mandarin + chilli cocktail. Best dim sum in London!
  • Manish
    ManishSeptember 19, 2015
    Table of 9 so we had to have a set menu. Service good overall apart from an odd waiter who was quiet disorganised and inattentive. The veggie dim sums and dumplings were very good.
  • Federica G.
    Federica G.January 26, 2014
    Michelin-starred restaurant has a great selection of teas to go with hundreds of dumplings. Ask to be seated downstairs, cool as no chinese spot so far!
  • João R.
    João RomãoMarch 30, 2013
    Loved the Poached Peking chicken dumpling!! Stayed in the lower room which has a great ambience due to the balanced lightning and the large fish tank.
  • Petrina S.
    Petrina SohJanuary 2, 2015
    Excellent venison puffs and Aromatic Crispy Duck (served with plum sauce, spring onions, cucumber, and steamed pancake). Also try the Anxi Tie Kuan Yin.
  • Sos OrzaStudio
    Sos OrzaStudioApril 7, 2011
    Yauatcha is a highly rated Chinese restaurant serving delicious food accompanied by excellent service in a good atmosphere. They also serve a good selection of cocktails from behind a fish-tank bar. Read more
  • Jessi @.
    Jessi @2feet1worldJuly 7, 2015
    Set menu was huge - especially with the massive portion of duck for pancakes to finish! Good value and attentive service
  • onur kutlu g.
    onur kutlu gagoNovember 3, 2013
    I agree with the others, venison puffs, though a bit oily, are extremely delicious. wild mushroom dumplings are OK, spinach balls are nice. green tea is top class.
  • Lobna F.
    Lobna FawzySeptember 15, 2013
    Anything on the menu is delicious n finger licking!!! Yet I expected the dessert to b as good... but overall one of the best places ive been too
  • Leonardo R.
    Leonardo RossiSeptember 27, 2016
    Get the venison puff and the the prawn and beancurd cheung fun
  • Lewy J.
    Lewy JonesJanuary 5, 2015
    Midweek (Mon to Thurs) from 2pm to 6pm is offer time a selection of Dim Sum and tea for £28 plus service. A great value way to try an otherwise expensive menu
  • Winson W.
    Winson WongNovember 15, 2016
    Dim Sum was pretty tasty. It's more refined than traditional dim sum (aka less oil and smaller portions) but the flavors were decent. The atmosphere and service were also quite posh.
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