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Hare and Tortoise

#3,665 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
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296-298 Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 6TH, England
+44 20 8394 7666
11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go there for the authentic Malaysian food - Curry Laksa and Char Kway Teow - but all its asian and Japanese food is wonderful, inexpensive and the service is good. Its a very casual eatery but very popular and we keep going very regularly.

Thank Ronald H
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is excellent with plenty to choose from and a varied seasonal menu as well. The sushi is fresh and always delicious, and the ramens come highly recommended. The staff are very attentive and always have a smile. The restaurant itself is canteen style and the prices are quite reasonable (£9 for a ramen and £11 for a salmon... More 

Thank Katie C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here several times since living in Putney. Consistently good, reasonably priced and a menu wide enough to keep everyone happy. It was once described to me as utilitarian, and it is, but in a good way.

Thank Kian R
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I've been several times, its busy and full of life (and feels a little like you're on a production line...) but the food is usually excellent - go there when you're hungry and want something quick. My favourite is the grilled eel - not something I'd ever do myself so worth the extra cost of going to a restaurant!

Thank paulstewart2017
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Used to go here quite often then they put prices up and reduced portions. Stopped in on Friday to get a takeaway. Sat and watched the chefs at work plating up. Some of it sat there for a bout 10 mins. Then waitress came along with order a shouted at chefs that it was supposed to be for takeaway. It... More 

Thank Navib01
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Great service, even though the restaurant is always busy, I have always been served extremely fast. The food is fresh and tasty. Suitable for couples, families and friends. I'm a sushi lover and tried many places in London, this remains my favorite. Their hot dishes are delicious as well. Prices are extremely reasonable.

Thank Gaja M
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The best sushi in Putney, great value, always very fresh and tasty. I wish they could deliver locally :)

Thank annajas260
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

After finding our fav restaurant closed for an emergency we decided to venture into Hare and Tortoise as the reviews seemed ok... we so wish we hadn't. We ordered some sushi: 3 rolls, 2 sashimi and some nigiri. It was on the table within 3 minutes, stone cold, obviously all pre-made. It was as bland as supermarket sushi can be... More 

Thank MBLucks
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The Char Kewy Tau is excellent, and add a bit of red chilli oil to get a spicy edge. Quick service and good value.

Thank Bikash M
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I love this place. The food is always top notch. The atmosphere is lost little because of the layout of the place but you can't fault the food. We tend to order loads of little plates rather than the massive main courses. To be honest they are better than most main course options we've had. We go back time and... More 

Thank mdlm_uk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296-298 Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 6TH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8394 7666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?