15-17 Broadwick St
Soho, London, UK W1F 0DL
Why did we dine here? – Yauatcha is a fancy Chinese restaurant chain with several locations in London. They are the more inexpensive sister of Hakkasan. We came for dinner and found it packed, with a loud clubby atmosphere. There are locations in India and Saudi Arabia.
Insider Tip – Avoid the $$$ cocktails. Use Crispy duck to get full.
Cuisine – Chinese
Location – London Soho
Opened – 2007
Service – Yauatcha had an overloaded server. She meant well but had too many tables.
Verdict – Yauatcha had better food than we expected. If you want decent Chinese food in a sleek, clubby, sophisticated atmosphere, come here.
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Maybe. 1 Hour? No
Yauatcha Signature Dishes – Crispy Duck
Yauatcha’s Menu is pretty wide ranging with lots of options, even for vegetarians. Avoid the tasting menus.
Yauatcha Food Picks:
Pan Fried Turnip Cake (£8) was unique with egg on the top, which really kicked it up a notch. 9/10
Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf (8) had 2 good sized ones. Reasonable but lacked Chinese sausage. 7.5/10
Spicy Pork Szechuan Wonton (6) had 4 small ones with a little bit of heat. 7.5/10
Har Gow (8) had 4 tiny ones with good shrimp flavor. 8/10
Prawn Cheung Fun (8) was a bit more average. 7.5/10
Gai Lan (10) was very bitter but plentiful. 8/10
1/4 Crispy Aromatic Duck (19) was deep fried and came with thin pancakes. They debone it table side. Very crunchy duck making for some nice blended flavors. 9/10
Macaroon (2.50 each) many different flavors are available. We got coffee and strawberry 8/10
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Asian Colada (8) was good but filled with ice!! 4/10
Mojito (14) was also very good but consisted of 3 sips 4/10
Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?