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Yauatcha
Yauatcha

Yauatcha

29 reviews
££££
Chinese, Dim Sum
Ranked #4 in London restaurants
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15-17 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 0DL, UK
+44 20 7494 8888
http://www.yauatcha.com/soho/
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Yauatcha is a contemporary dim sum teahouse that opened in London in 2004. The restaurant offers an all-day grazing experience, specialising in modern authentic dim sum, as well as wok-friendly dishes ... Read more
and other ‘small eats’.

An exceptional range of Chinese and Indian teas are also retailed at Yauatcha, along with handmade macaroons and chocolates.

Yauatcha is a modern reinterpretation of the old Chinese teahouse. Designed by Christian Liaigre, the restaurant’s open-plan layout and visible kitchen energizes the entire space, engaging both the outside street scene and Yauatcha’s customers.

Yauatcha received a Michelin star within a year of its opening and has kept it now eight years in a row.

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Local from London

Delicious but expensive fancy dim sum and intricate pastries. Great place to bring parents, not buzzy enough to go with friends or a date.

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Local from London

Amazing Asian food. The Pork Buns are amazing... but never leave without buying some takeaway chocolates

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Singapore

Cool place for Asian food at the heart of Soho. One of the first places I took my now husband on a date.m, 6 years ago. Not sure if still as cool as it once was

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Local from London

Yest its one of the best dim sum places in London. You pay for the food for sure, but it's worth it. Expect long waiting times though.

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Local from London

Yauatcha makes the best Dim Sim in London. such a treat for a Sunday afternoon.

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San Francisco

Great dim sum and drinks, and exceptional service. Somewhat uncomfortable seating though.

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Jeddah

Easy dim sum eatery by Alan Yau of Hakkasan fame. More down to earth than its sibling but the food it still delicious!

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Local from London

Hands down the best dim sum in London. You pay for the food for sure, but it is totally worth it. The ingredients are super fresh, the flavor is authentic and the presentation is elegant. This is not your stereotypical dim sum place where people hustle for food. Don't get me wrong, I love that atmosphere. Yauatcha is more posh and proper, you get tiny baskets of food brought your table with a smile.

Shrimp dumpling is served at every dim sum restaurant and it is my litmus test for authenticity of a dim sum place. The Shrimp dumpling here among the best I have tasted. They are juice and fresh and you can taste the subtle flavor of the bamboo shoots inside. Everything is really good here, but I particularly like the Xiao Long Bao, turnip cake, shrimp cheung fun, fried chicken chive dumpling, and we can't forget the congee! The pork and preserved egg congee is out of control tasty and perfect for a cold and rainy day in London!

No meal is completed without good desserts, and apparently this rule applies to dim sum as well. The desserts here are beautiful, delicate and mouth watering. If you are too full you can bring these lovely babies home to enjoy and prolong the whole experience.

You already figured this is not your typical dim sum place, so don't expect they to top up water for your teapot! They charge you for each pot of tea, which I think is not cool. Oh well, nowhere is perfect!

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Klang

If you like Chinese Food and Dim Sum, sure you will enjoy the most delicous food here. Various type of food can be chosen whatever you like. Try it yourself or you will be regret.

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San Francisco
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what is most enticing about this lovely restaurant is the beautiful display of delicious looking pastries encased on top of a white marble slab. We had thought this just to be another pastry shop (with an asian twist). Ha! there are more than meets the eye!

It turns out Yauatcha is a great dim sum spot with dining areas both on street level (more space age like with clean lines) and in the basement level (more intimate and warm) We were so impressed with the after snacks (asian tapas and pastries) and cocktails that we went back for dim sum and tea! Very pleased with the quality of food and the overall ambiance and service of this innovative establishment.

An additional note: run by the same family who owns Hakkasan, this is definitely a much more affordable intro to their wonderful offering...although a visit to Hakkasan should be on everyone's culinary journey list.

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Local from London

One of my favourite restaurants in London, some of the best Dim Sum in town... and the soft shell crab is to die for! I would recommend to ask for a table downstairs when you book.

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Local from London

Chic and cool. Amazing dumplings in a buzzing environment. Be sure to sit downstairs - much better vibe and surroundings. Reasonably priced for the food quality, ambiance and overall experience. Nice place for a date or family dinner

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Miravet

Is this a restaurant masquerading as a cocktail bar or a cocktail bar with pretensions of being a restaurant? Either way the place is usually rammed and, on balance, deserves recognition for some creative Cantonese cooking.

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San Francisco

Pricey but fantastic upscale dim sum. The real win - the mushroom spring rolls with truffle oil. They get pretty crowded, so plan ahead and make your reservation on Toptable.

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Mumbai (Bombay)

Just too good. Everything from the appetizers to the desserts is an epitome of culinary perfection. The prawns and the squibs are especially good. Don't miss out on the chocolate desserts. A three course meal for two will cost you around 50-60 pounds

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loved this place on a recent visit to London. Its been my second time here and worth every penny. decor is superb, dim sums yum.

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San Carlos

Modern asian-tapas type fusion. Good selection of dumpling, meat and seafood offerings.

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El Segundo

Wonderful food and venue. A bit pricey but worth a treat every so often!

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Marlow

Best Dim Sum

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Local from London

Great

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