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Restaurants, Pan-European Soho
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Venue says Did someone say pot pie Chicago-style pizzas and mouth-watering sweet waffles? And in case you were wondering; yes we’re 100% natural! 🍕


Japes says
Meet ‘Japes’ - a different kind of waffle

How can you possibly add to the multicultural flair of Soho’s culinary landscape? Why, by opening a brand new restaurant serving a selection of waffles & crepes with a homemade twist! Innovative and playful menu in its approach with both sweet and savoury dishes that are entirely homemade.

A great restaurant makes you feel great, too. The homey atmosphere is underscored with rounds of cheeky character illustrations on the walls and placemats: chicken drumsticks dressed as gangsters alongside weight-lifting beefsteaks, flirty pistachios with ice cream on their heads and dancing jaffa cookies. This fantasy treatment is part of the Japes menu where every dish has its own character. Try the “Pink Diamond” with chunks of luscious smoked salmon and baby artichokes in Japes homemade salmon cream, sprinkled with caper and fresh basil, and topped with a tender poached egg. Or the “Desert Rose”, boasting the restaurant’s homemade sun-dried tomato cream, together with a quadruple cheese blast, with fresh cherry tomatoes on top. In case you got more of a sweet tooth, then take your pick between Mintensa, Stachiola or Jaffana.

We are proud of our original recipes. No additives. No Funny stuff. We are 100% natural. Out here, it’s all about surprises, and all the various flavour and kicks that take your taste buds on a ride with every single bite.

So, what are you having today. Waffles or Crepes? It’s a dilemma as old as time.



Address: 22-25 Dean Street
Price: ££
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Users say (3)

4 out of 5 stars

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Japes deep dish pizza was amazing! As a vegetarian, I felt like I had loads of options to choose from. The pizza was so cheesy and gooey and awesome! They also do a pot pie deep dish, which I didn't try but sounded really cool. They do big pizzas and personal sized ones. It's good value for the price if you go for dinner, but a bit steep for lunch time.

Not the proper Chicago style pizza, nothing to see with the famous deep dish one from Chicago, the crust is completely different, very good pizza though


Where do you go if you get a sudden craving for Chicago's finest creation in London? Japes, that's where.

Pizzas are on point. It's a simple menu but all are tempting and every pizza are absolutely rammed with sauce, cheese and the toppings of your choice. just the way I like my pizzas. You can't go wrong with the classic Chicago-style toppings loaded with pepperoni. But I would go back just to try the Piccante pizza. featuring salsiccia, peppers, nduja, mozzarella, parmesan, on a pool of tomato sauce.

But it's not just the Deep Dish Pizza that is the star. It's their waffles and crepes that are really impressive, both sweet, savoury, and playful in their approach. They are a foodie Instagrammer's dream.

The food is fab, but I loved the decor too. It feels very homey and Japes is underscored by cheeky cartoon character illustration that's on the walls, menus and placemats. It's super comfy.

If you're starving, this is where you should go. The pizzas are enormous and I challenge anyone to finish an XXL pizza all by themselves. 

Japes is a welcome addition to the multi-cultural restaurant flair of Soho. I'd highly recommend it. You'll probably see me there too.