Hare & Tortoise

Japanese Restaurant
11-13 The Brunswick, London, Greater London, WC1N 1AF, United Kingdom
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (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
8.3/10

Based on 173 votes

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  • curry laksa
  • sushi
  • roast duck
  • vegetarian food
  • seafood
  • great value
  • good service
  • noodles
  • good for a quick meal
  • gyoza
  • lively
  • trendy
  • pork lard
  • prawn mee
  • chicken
  • udon
  • big portions
  • authentic
  • fried pork
  • soba
  • 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
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  • Patrick M.

    Miso ramen

    Patrick Magee · March 12
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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
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  • Sergey E.

    Nice place. Tasty foods. Good service and affordable place!!! Recommend

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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
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  • Robert O.

    The unagi roll was pretty good here.

    Robert O'Rourke · February 25
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  • Diana C.

    Good affordable Japanese food. The salmon teriyaki is really good.

    Diana Costa · January 24
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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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  • AY

    It's Malaysian. Try the Prawn mee. Pretty good.

    AY · 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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