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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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About
Yuu Kitchen in Spitalfields features authentic Japanese and South-East Asian flavours. This new gastronomy concept, uses the highest quality produce executed with precision cooking in a fun and exciting setting. The menu is designed for sharing with a choice of small plates that will take you on an explosive flavour journey. Indulge in Asian favourites like gourmet Bao, Korean Ssam and Chicken Karaage. Chef Jon’s Pinoy dishes introduces guests to Filipino favourites with a London touch. Maximum flavours from slow cooked meats, 12 hr braised Lechon Kawali, delicious home-made recipes, like the tangy adobo wings, brings a fresh new take on familiar dishes. You’ll be sharing your high top table
PRICE RANGE
$18 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Taiwanese, Japanese, Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed December 21, 2022

I dined at Yuu kitchen twice in the past month and I am sure I will be back again. The food is great, especially the salmon steak bao bun. I also enjoyed the scallops & prawns gyozas and the tender-steam broccoli. My husband enjoyed the...chicken wings and the beef ribs. Staff is friendly and attentive. I like the fact that you can sit at the bar and see the food being cooked fresh in front of you. The cooking area is kept very clean. I wouldn't come here for a romantic night, but a for good dinner during the week with friends or colleagues, it's a great place.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 8, 2022 via mobile

Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious however its hard to accept the £9.20 per bao bun (wagyu). Food came out promptly and its was cool to see the chefs in action. I didn't necessarily appreciate the waitress reaching over between us to get the empty...plate (her jacket sleeve touching our food). Unfortunately we came out hungry looking for more food.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022

It's a nice venue overlooking Commercial Street. Fun for people-watching on a friday. Food was tasty - especially the tuna tostada - but frankly overall it was FAR too pricey. It's basically Asian tapas. The bao was tasty, but not worth the price. Tuna good....But the Filipino chicken wings were almost flavourless. Very very disappointing. Overall? : It was okay. £40 for 3 dishes and a beer? No way. Not coming here again. Half that? Maybe. Just maybe.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 17, 2022

friendly staff, inventive food, brought quickly. Good mix of qulaity food and informal, hip atmosphere. Good veggie options. My 11 year old daughter and I both enjoyed it.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

Great food and staff were really nice - always topping up our drinks without us even having to ask. Good value for money

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2022

A really nice meal, fantastic service- really friendly- ordered 11 dishes between 3 that was more than enough food - quiet on a Saturday night that was strange but got a good seat outside- with plenty of good bars around this is a really nice...place for casual dining and fresh flavours. Good for vegetariansMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022 via mobile

We had such a good time with Yuu Kitchen. A good group of 9 of us did the bottomless brunch. The food was absolutely amazing, there was a nice variety and plenty of food to go around (sharing plates). The staff were really friendly and...very attentive with topping up our drinks every few minutes. The restaurant itself had a lovely vibe and the music wasn’t loud so you could actually have a conversation with everyone on the table. If you’re looking for a really good all round sociable bottomless brunch, look no further!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022 via mobile

Food was delicious, and all the people were so nice and made us feel at home. Sitting at the bar and having the opportunity to talk with Andrew was the best of all the experience! Highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

Overpriced, good food but poor service. Sat at the bar, had had to wait long to get attention. Bartender Sol was the best of all, but busy making drinks, washing glasses and and other activities leaving the guests at the bar unattended while other colleagues...prefer to chat amongst them just next to you. As the portions are small you keep ordering and end up with quick a salty check at the end of your dinnerMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022 via mobile

Delicious food with a friend, with a nice atmosphere and friendly service. We were sat up at the bar/cooking area. I had the tofu bao bun, kimchi chips and sticky aubergine - all really tasty.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

We were refused at the restaurant we booked in advance because my son (16) was under 18 (and the age policy was not clear from the website), but we found a very welcoming and last minute table at Yuu’s. Adding to this was very tasty...food and drinks and very good service. Definitely recommend Yuu’s!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022 via mobile

Wanted to try something a bit different whilst visiting London recently. Very trendy restaurant near spitalfields. Restaurant very busy so glad we turned up at opening time. Food was delicious, we had tuna tostada, waygu bao, jackfruit bao and the sticky aubergine. All were good...and perfectly cooked, however star of the show were the crispy cauliflower bites which had a wonderful smoky crunchy bite and were absolutely amazing! It wasn’t cheap , £130 for two including drinks but the food was lovelyMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

The food at Yuu was lovely and our waitress was friendly and efficient. We did bottomless bao and the service was spot on, every time we finished one, the next appeared. Unfortunately, we left with a bit of a bad taste in our mouths after...being rushed out in quite an abrupt manner. We did know we had 1.5 hours so that’s not the issue, but we were only warned 5 mins before the time was up. We’d literally just swallowed our last bite and the waitress presented us with the card machine before we’d even had a chance to work out who owed what. In between coming back with the card machine as we frantically tried to sort out the bill, her colleague approached us and said quite snarkily ‘just so you know, the next table is actually here now’. If we’d been sat around leisurely chatting on trying to order more drinks I’d understand, but we were genuinely trying to rush through it all as fast as we could. It was my friend’s birthday and it was just a hectic end to what should have been a special and relaxed evening. Overall, the food was good and our main waitress was generally very friendly. I just think there could be a little more of a heads up on timing, as you don’t really clock watch while you’re eating.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022

Thank you so much for a fantastic visit! The food was delicious and the bottomless prosecco was good fun. We loved the decor of the place too and are keen to visit again. Everyone was super friendly and always filled up our glasses without us...having to ask. 5 stars!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

A friend and I walked past this restaurant and decided to go in for lunch. I’m so glad we did. The food was really tasty, service was very good and there was a real buzz inside. We sat at the counter so could watch the...chefs at work, which we love. It’s a great menu with some delicious vegetarian options. The crispy tofu bao buns were amazing. We will definitely return next time we’re in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Debora B
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Response from Stephen2441 | Property representative |
Hi Debora Sorry for a late reply. We don's have a specif gluten free menu, but our allergens menu can be found on our website. We can cater for all dietary requirements. You can email directly if you still need some help... More
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Don’t think you can have all you can eat. You will need to order dishes off the menu for dinner
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Yuu Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5