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Hare & Tortoise

Japanese Restaurant · Bloomsbury
11-13 The Brunswick, London, Greater London, WC1N 1AF, United Kingdom
Hours:
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Noon–11:00 PM
Price:
££££
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.9/10

Based on 267 votes

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    Melinda S.
    "Curry Laksa is great, but very huge portions!"(8 Tips)
    Lawrence K.
    "Singapore rice noodles are good, but the salmon box + an extra..."(3 Tips)
    Taaha H.
    "The chicken katsu curry is awesome.. Beats Wagamama."(3 Tips)
    Elena K.
    "Great salmon box sushi and chicken katsu curry!"(2 Tips)
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  • sushi
  • seafood
  • salmon box
  • vegetarian food
  • lively
  • good for a quick meal
  • great value
  • trendy
  • good service
  • authentic
  • curry
  • prawn mee
  • casual
  • gyoza
  • good for a late night
  • chicken
  • good for groups
  • croquettes
  • meats
  • rice
  • Philipp
    Try the miso soup!
    Philipp · March 30
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  • Bobby
    If I had to pick favourites I'd say try the Dragon Rolls or the Curry Laksa but really, everything is delicious. Never disappoints.
    Bobby · January 16
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  • Kelly H.
    Tantanmian is new! But I didn't like it.. Next time I will get the Curry Laksa. Curry Laksa 萬歲!
    Kelly Heung · January 12
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  • Martin E.
    Yasai tempura was tasty - green beans, bell peppers and pumpkin. The staff were pretty indifferent and the decor was dull, but it was quick, tasty and good value.
    Martin Eden · December 14, 2015
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  • Kelly H.
    Big portion Curry Laksa is not to be missed.
    Kelly Heung · December 13, 2015
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  • Natasha M.
    Large selection of Asian dishes. Food's not bad, but they forgot my unagi on my Chirashi Don! =(
    Natasha Mitter · November 27, 2015
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  • Elena .
    Pad Thai!!!
    Elena 👑🎀💖 · November 10, 2015
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  • Atheer S.
    Superb sushi 👌
    Atheer Suliman · October 20, 2015
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  • Milos G.
    Excellent Sushi and even better curry!
    Milos Gajdos · September 17, 2015
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  • Charlotte A.
    Had the seafood ramen, amazing food.
    Charlotte Ann · September 4, 2015
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  • Pieter d.
    Be prepared for a queu, food makes up for it and too expensive either
    Pieter de Meer · August 15, 2015
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  • Marina S.
    Food is very delicious, everything we've tried, even salad. Huge respect.
    Marina Sulim · May 28, 2015
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  • Lexi Z.
    Nice place, reasonably priced, fresh sashimi, good mains.
    Lexi Zhao · May 10, 2015
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  • Elena K.
    Great salmon box sushi and chicken katsu curry!
    Elena Kan · May 4, 2015
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  • Mariza T.
    Ordered prawn soup that had nothing to do with what was written on the menu and I have horrible metallic aftertaste.
    Mariza Tsakalerou · March 28, 2015
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  • Patrick M.
    Miso ramen
    Patrick Magee · March 12, 2015
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  • Nora H.
    Great food. Big portions and not too pricey.. Huge selection of food on the menu.. I can never decide but everything is good
    Nora Haider · March 11, 2015
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  • Sergey E.
    Nice place. Tasty foods. Good service and affordable place!!! Recommend
    Sergey Erentsenov · March 7, 2015
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  • Roman M.
    This is the 'I want asian food, but without the endless queue, but not the glibbery take-out mush, the real thing, nothing that breaks the bank, but no tourist-trap either'-spot. Always reliable.
    Roman Mittermayr · March 2, 2015
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  • Robert O.
    The unagi roll was pretty good here.
    Robert O'Rourke · February 25, 2015
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  • Diana C.
    Good affordable Japanese food. The salmon teriyaki is really good.
    Diana Costa · January 24, 2015
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  • Megan H.
    Great vegetarian options!
    Megan Harmer · December 19, 2014
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  • R W.
    👎down for service. Waiter just walk away if you wanna complaint. Waiters spoiled cooks' work, shame!
    R W · November 24, 2014
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  • Taaha H.
    The chicken katsu curry is awesome.. Beats Wagamama.
    Taaha H · November 20, 2014
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  • Mark A.
    Love the prawn noodles here
    Mark Ashworth · November 16, 2014
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  • Tomas V.
    Curry laksa is my favorite
    Tomas Vaskela · November 4, 2014
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  • Andrew M.
    Absurdly fast service, and great food. Really nice lunch for less than a tenner.
    Andrew Marks · October 23, 2014
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  • Calvin R.
    Went on the recommendations and glad I did. Roast duck and rice is properly tasty!
    Calvin Robinson · October 20, 2014
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  • Emma B.
    Always good
    Emma Barnes · October 7, 2014
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  • Konrad L.
    A place for a quick meal. Not expensive but the quality of both sushi and other dishes is average. Duck is probably the best choice.
    Konrad Lange · October 1, 2014
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  • Martin K.
    Best and most reasonably priced restaurant around Russell Square. You won't leave hungry.
    Martin K · September 2, 2014
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  • Rafa M.
    The food is very good, tasty... But the service was absolutely bad.
    Rafa Micó · August 23, 2014
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  • Michael H.
    Gyoza and Singapore Rice Noodles are the only way to go!
    Michael Hallett · August 19, 2014
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  • Melinda S.
    Curry Laksa is great, but very huge portions!
    Melinda Seckington · August 10, 2014
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  • Riaz K.
    Big portions- mediocre food
    Riaz K · June 26, 2014
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  • Adenosine Triphosphate
    It's Malaysian. Try the Prawn mee. Pretty good.
    Adenosine Triphosphate · June 15, 2014
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  • Samantha W.
    Affordable prices, and super-big portions. Perfect dinner or lunch for a very hungry student. If you can still move after eating everything, you should totally try their mochi ice-cream! :)
    Samantha Waugh · March 1, 2014
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  • Falah
    Dessert = mochi ice cream without a doubt. Don't get green tea flavour.
    Falah · December 28, 2013
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  • Amanda F.
    Affordable but mediocre.
    Amanda Foley · October 26, 2013
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  • Mitesh S.
    Try the Spider Maki -
    Mitesh Shanbhag · October 17, 2013
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  • Adam F.
    The vegetarian sushi plater is perfect for lunch. 12 pieces for £6, a bargain for the range of of sushi.
    Adam Fowles · September 2, 2013
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  • Andy B.
    The Yaki Soba is delicious, definitely worth a try!
    Andy Burgess · July 12, 2013
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  • Olivia H.
    Generous ramen portions!
    Olivia Hu · May 15, 2013
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  • Jodie S.
    Try the spider sushi (it's a softschell crab)
    Jodie Sayson · May 7, 2013
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  • Olya M.
    Vegetarian spring roll is delicious !))
    Olya Malova · May 3, 2013
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  • Iain M.
    The spicy chicken wings are world class!
    Iain Macleod · March 21, 2013
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  • Justin S.
    There are few places in London that do a decent Singapore Laksa (or 'Curry Laksa' as it's referred to on the menu here). The Hare & Tortoise is my go to place when I'm craving one. Highly Recommend!
    Justin Stevens · January 22, 2013
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  • Shiyaz M.
    Gyudon.!! Subtle .Superdelicious. And Beef!!! 
    Shiyaz Mehboob · December 25, 2012
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  • Alex O.
    Soo good, get the dragon maki and chicken chow mein!
    Alex Osinoffsky · November 22, 2012
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  • Dew A.
    Roast duck with fried rice is amazing!
    Dew Alam · November 11, 2012
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  • Shawn S.
    penang laksa was quite close to the ones back in singapore. i had the char kwey tiao last time i came here and it was good too! :)
    Shawn S. · October 30, 2012
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  • Francesco L.
    Very tasty noodles
    Francesco L. · September 26, 2012
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  • Ice K.
    Try chinese greens and edamame
    Ice Kalkavan · September 23, 2012
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  • Lauren D.
    If you want to switch to ramen noodles from udon, it's an extra pound
    Lauren D · May 26, 2012
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  • Nicholas Darius N.
    Definitely char kuey teow
    Nicholas Darius Ng · April 1, 2012
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  • Emel B.
    Best chicken chow mein ever !
    Emel Bodnar · March 21, 2012
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  • Nic M.
    Go get takeaway if the queue is out the door. Great katsu.
    Nic Mulvaney · February 1, 2012
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  • Ian B.
    Americans, try not to let on that you don't know what a Tortoise is...
    Ian Bryan · January 15, 2012
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  • Aaron L.
    Their chilli rating is hotter than usual. Sweet and sour chicken is very good!
    Aaron Lecciones · December 14, 2011
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  • Paul C.
    Queue goes quickly. Main courses are huge, great value. Sushi/Sashimi v fresh. Highly recommended.
    Paul Cockerton · December 6, 2011
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  • Peter D.
    Try tori katsu curry!
    Peter Dragun · December 6, 2011
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  • Johan B.
    Great combo: the Kani Salat (the sauce makes it a winner) with the autumn special Spider Maki.
    Johan Basberg · November 28, 2011
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  • Alexander S.
    Fuck yeah Brunswick.
    Alexander Sarychkin · November 10, 2011
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  • Naomi 'Taliana'
    The roast duck with rice is delicious !
    Naomi 'Taliana' · September 27, 2011
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  • Diego P.
    Good food - fair price.
    Diego Pacheco · September 25, 2011
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  • Gary M.
    Sashimi was ok. Service was fast. Worth a visit, but don't make a bee line to here.
    Gary Mcclarnan · September 21, 2011
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  • Peter W.
    Cheap and good Asian Food in Bloomsbury. But if you go on weekends... Prepare for long que!
    Peter Woo · September 6, 2011
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  • JJ
    Wide varied food, not bad, soup based noodles are nice.
    JJ · September 4, 2011
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  • sesu
    try c3: chicken chow mein. great noodle with grilled veggies and smoked chicken
    sesu · August 4, 2011
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  • Michael M.
    Love this establishment! Can't go wrong with the Pumpkin Croquettes and Duck Rice! Totally awesome ... you have to try it!
    Michael Malan · July 3, 2011
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  • Anne M.
    Hey guys, just new here, add me.thnx
    Anne Maapoy · June 18, 2011
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  • Anne M.
    Try (C2) yaki udon, very tasty, 2 thumbs up! ;)
    Anne Maapoy · June 18, 2011
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  • The Cloud and Compass
    Must try: shrimp and chive gyoza.
    The Cloud and Compass · May 10, 2011
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  • Samantha T.
    Great rich Penang prawn mee. Char kuay teow tasty but not very authentic (what's with the carrots and chunky onions??). Food came fast, but had to ask 3 times and wait ages for a bit of chilli oil!
    Samantha Tan · May 4, 2011
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  • Jeremiah P.
    Don't get the table next to the toilets ruins your appetite
    Jeremiah Pan · March 6, 2011
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  • Irfan Q.
    Order the Futomaki. It's simply delicious!
    Irfan Qureshi · February 27, 2011
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  • Alberto M.
    Pretty bland food and the service is slower than a night bus. Avoid at all costs unless you are a student and broke.
    Alberto Masetti-Zannini · February 21, 2011
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  • Yu-Mei
    The char kway teow is good. Comes with lup cheong (Chinese sausage). Just needs haam (cockles) and fried pork lard to perfect it.
    Yu-Mei · February 3, 2011
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  • Jin O.
    Make sure they give you back your change.
    Jin Ong · December 6, 2010
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  • Leo B.
    Love the Deluxe Sushi Box
    Leo Brunelli · December 2, 2010
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  • Maria P.
    Great food and good portions. You might have to wait for a table though.
    Maria Page · October 24, 2010
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  • Jermaine R.
    Curry laksa is the business!
    Jermaine Riley · October 19, 2010
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  • Fabio D.
    If you like eel you can't miss the Unagi and avocado maki, my fave dish here. The dragon roll is also a great choice.
    Fabio De Bernardi · September 25, 2010
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  • Antonello M.
    Best sushi in Putney, however sushi a bit on the expensive side. Sushi seems to be freshest on Fridays than other days. Place should come up with discount offers from time to time however I recommend!
    Antonello Martino de Carles · September 22, 2010
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  • Samina H.
    ROAST DUCK & RICE FTW!
    Samina H · September 3, 2010
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  • Lawrence K.
    Singapore rice noodles are good, but the salmon box + an extra salmon roe is the way to go. Boom.
    Lawrence Kao · July 21, 2010
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  • Nathalia C.
    Singapore rice noodles all the way
    Nathalia Chubin · January 5, 2010
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  • Keso K.
    Eat here for great, cheap Japanese food. Be prepared to queue!
    Keso Kendall · October 15, 2009
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  • Ozlem A.
    Guzel yemek, uygun fiyat.
    Ozlem A. · June 14, 2015
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  • Leo D.
    Японское горячее пойло просто обалденно, оно спасло мое горло! И меня :)
    Leo D. · December 14, 2013
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  • Пьер Паоло П.
    This place stinks, miso ramen was disgusting / казахстан сила, тут перают
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  • Coralie M.
    Chouette endroit et des photos sur le menu :-) ça aide pour choisir. Prix raisonnables
    Coralie Marneffe · August 26, 2012
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