Yauatcha Soho

Chinese, Dim Sum·
Gold Award

SquareMeal Review of Yauatcha Soho

Gold Award

“A real go-to for fantastic dim sum”, cool Yauatcha still provides thrills galore – whether you’re grazing in the noisy street-level canteen or dining in the more atmospheric brick-lined basement room with its illuminated fish tank, candlelit tables and twinkling lights. Wherever you sit, expect ultra-professional service, but with lots of winning smiles.

The comprehensive menu is populated by “consistently good” dumplings ranging from prawn sui mai with chicken to ‘crystal wraps’ with pumpkin and pine nuts, but it also pays to consider other luxe Chinese morsels such as spicy soft-shell crab with almond, Wagyu beef puffs or pork and preserved egg congee. 

Elsewhere, the kitchen shows its mastery of forward-thinking Chinese cuisine with bigger plates ranging from stir-fried scallops with fried tofu and winter bamboo shoots or braised Yangchun noodles with roasted duck to spicy aubergine with sato beans, okra, French beans and peanut. To finish, the pretty macarons “are to die for”, although gorgeous-looking chocolates and petits gateaux such as lemon sesame tart or a toasted hazelnut and yuzu Paris-Brest (from the in-house patisserie counter) are equally hard to resist.  

Given that Yauatcha is also billed as a teahouse, you’d expect a stellar selection of rare and fragrant teas – and you wouldn’t be wrong. Otherwise, imbibers can look forward to an impressive line-up of sophisticated sips including a top-drawer list of classy international wines, premium sakés and a host of killer cocktails. In short, this is a consistently exciting and diverting Soho package.  

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Chinese, Dim Sum
Eat at Home
Home delivery
Cool, Cosy, Fun
Other Awards
SquareMeal London Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions

About Yauatcha Soho

Yauatcha is an international brand which has bases in London as well as Indian, the US and Saudia Arabia. Their winning combination is found in the pairing of traditional dim sum with larger Chinese plates, like stir fried rib eye of beef in black bean sauce or kung pao prawns with cashew nuts. This chain of high-end restaurants are also famous for their bakeries, which churn out deliciously delicate tea time treats, which are served up with a range of hot beverages – perfect for an afternoon snack.  

Location for Yauatcha Soho

15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL

020 7494 8888


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-01:00
Tue 12:00-01:00
Wed 12:00-01:00
Thu 12:00-01:00
Fri 12:00-01:00
Sat 12:00-01:00
Sun 12:00-00:00

Reviews of Yauatcha Soho

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52 Reviews 

Liz G

Fabulous food, diligent service - almost a really good evening
15 July 2021  

Loved the food. A complicated and lengthy menu was made manageable by the prix fixe suggestions and choice categories. Service was efficient. The edamame and Truffle dim sum was heaven. All the food great. My disappointment was that we were seated at a really small table on which we struggled to fit all the plates. I think it was the smallest table in the restaurant. Other tables of 2 were notably larger and we felt cramped. Odd really. Just enough to annoy. One other small thing was that I could barely see my hand in front of me in the loos. What is that all about? Blue low lights, dark wood and I couldn't see a bloody thing.

I wanted to go out for a Chinese meal and I was looking for something a bit special. At £200 for two of us, it needed to be. Small things detracted from an otherwise pleasant evening.  

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Dean H

Birthday Meal
20 February 2020   - Verified Diner

Excellent Chinese food in great location. Terrific service throughout. 

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26 July 2019  
Very impressive food quality, big choice of good wines and the service was just perfect, a special thanks to Simone he was the key throughout our meal. I'll be back.


28 June 2019  
Divine flavors every time.


30 April 2019  
Vegetarian options exemplary,especially vegetarian duck dish.

Olga A

29 March 2019  
No matter what mood of food you are in you will always want their delicious dim sum. Environment is both formal and relaxed so great for after work drinks/food or a special occasion.

Athina M

27 June 2018  
Food and drink excellent. Ambience o.k. Value for money o.k.

katherine K

27 June 2018  
Amazing Food, a real go to for fantastic dimsum.

Nina K

Great value for money!
08 June 2017  
We decided to try the 'taste of Yauatcha' menu before a night at the theatre as it seemed very good value for money in a sea of good value pre theatre menus in the area. The setting is stunning with a dark interior flickering with candles and a twinkling night sky. The fish tank bar gives the restaurant a young, modern vibe. The service was impeccable, the kind of service you would get in a stuffy, Michelin starred restaurant, but with a friendly smile. The dim sum is to die for. Steamed to perfection, there is a lovely variety included in the deal with prawns, scallops, pumpkin and mushrooms. The venison puff is the sweetest, most crumbly piece of heaven! Definitely the best value for money at £30 for two people. I would highly recommend it!
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Shayan S

21 May 2017  
GOOD TIMES: Almost two pages worth of Dim Sum, worth the read WATCH OUT: the noodles not that great and a bit greasy. OMG: Spectacular looking desserts with tastes to match.
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