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Hare & Tortoise

11-13 The Brunswick | Brunswick Square, London WC1 1AF, England
020 7278 9799
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Ranked #2,268 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $43
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Poznan, Poland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Good food, though a bit expensive. Fast service, although they are unwilling to provide separate bills for a group of six...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Place we go whenever we crave for asian food. Busy restaurant, good place for a group outings. I like the malaysian dishes, not so much of their japanese offerings though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Saw the reviews so thought I would give it a try. Really enjoyed the food...pigged out with a dish and 2 sides for less than £15! Great value...happy dayz.

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Calgary, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There are other Japanese restaurants around Brunswick Mall but this one is crowded for a reason. The food is decent, the prices are reasonable, and it won't disappoint. Given the hit and miss of many franchises around London, this one seems to be consistent. Expect a line up during any meal time. Service can be spotty but it is worth... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

great food, one of the cheapest places in London, good range of Asian food, drinks could be cheaper, but if you just get a tap water quite possible to eat for £6-7. Very popular with students and university staff. Been going there for years - if they brought back the white fish in black bean sauce it would be perfect

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I used to go to Hare & Tortoise very often in Russel Square a few years back and eventually switched to the Putney Branch which is much more local, my favourate dish always being the Curry Laksa. In the last two months I have visited twice, first visit I had the Laksa which seems to have been changed into a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you are nervous about Japanese food, as I am, this could be a good starting point. The restaurant having been described by a friend as an 'Asian' influenced restaurant offering Thai, Chinese, etc. I was tempted along. I now learn it is Japanese! Although it was clear that lots of sushi meals were on the menu they were also... More

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London
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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food was great, service was quick and restaurant was smart. Good value for money. I'd pick this over wagamamas.

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London
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

For about 3 years now, whenever I visit London, I always hit the Hare & Tortoise. I love the food, the bustle and noise, and the food (did I say that already)? The service is brisk, but it is a very busy restaurant. I have seen queues at 12.30 and at 9.30p.m.I never waited more than 5 minutes though (see... More

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11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We went for a lunch here and food was very good. Being a chilli addict, some double chilli options were offered on list. Service is nothing special as waiter takes order, serves & presents the bill on request. No manager or supervisor was on the floor Super value for money so I'll go back only for cheat yet tasty food... More

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