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Tsuru - CLOSED

4 Canvey Street | Bankside, London SE1 9AN, England
+44 20 7928 2228
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
10 Aug 2015
“Something of a one-trick pony”
8 Aug 2015
“Tasty Japanese in st puals”
Restaurant Hours Closed
££ - £££
4 Canvey Street | Bankside, London SE1 9AN, England
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2015

Not counting the franchise in Selfridges this is the fourth branch of Tonkotsu, a Japanese ramen outfit which specialises in thin noodles with thin slices of pork and other ingredients in a pink coloured broth. The first branch is in Soho. Inexplicably two other branches...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Tsuru st Paul's.. a nice Japanese restaurant.. the restaurant can get very busy at lunch queuing to order or Sat in. I had the chicken karage burger.. the burger was really tasty, with brioche bun fresh lettuce, and japenese mayo, with two generous well seasoned chicken karage pieces. I also had the...More

Thank DennyChan
Reviewed 29 July 2015

It's amazing that so many people perceive this Katsu curry to be above average. A few frozen veg, a spoon of chip shop curry sauce and a turkey burger. I feel confident that I could make something indistinguishable with access to a cash & carry,...More

1  Thank michfosb
Reviewed 24 May 2015

This was our first visit to Tsuru but we will certainly be visiting it again. It does have quite a small selection of dishes; this is great because you know what you are served will be fresh and of a high standard. The_Taylor in his...More

Thank JamesBischoff
Reviewed 30 April 2015

When Tsuru first opened, it was a step above all other lunchtime sushi places. They had a wide menu, with various sushi / sashimi options, great Katsu curry, fried chicken and scotch eggs. But it was always about the sushi and this is where they've...More

1  Thank The_Taylor
Reviewed 7 February 2015

I work nearby and saw the sign outside advertising 3 types of ramen - so figured i would give it a try on a cold wintry day. It is a clean tidy take away place, with ample bench seating on one side to accommodate the...More

2  Thank snow_winky
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I went here for lunch and had a sit-down chicken katsu curry. The food was tasty and it came in just over my expense budget so I was happy - I wouldn't have paid for it if I wasn't on expenses though. The seating area...More

1  Thank FyeUK
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I had two servings of chicken karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken) and it was pretty good, especially for £7.20. Both of my colleagues got chicken-based dishes (the katsu curry and the weird chicken thigh sandwich) and they also enjoyed them. If you want a really cheap...More

1  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Been here many times, but going to keep this review brief. Sushi is so so and doesn't distinguish itself from the likes of Itsu/Wasabi. Trying to charge more for less means I get my sushi fix elsewhere. Hot menu is very average. Nothing that screams...More

Reviewed 13 July 2014

The food was delicious, but not superb. We ate outside and the service was a little slow. It's convenient and not too much expensive, but I had higher expectations. Ashi beer is fantastic!

Thank Leb P
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$16 - US$33
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Canvey Street | Bankside, London SE1 9AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7928 2228
  • E-mail
We operate a counter service during the day with a display fridge of traditionally made sushi prepared that morning as well as to order as well as more modern Japanese hot treats such as teriyakis and katsu curries.From half five during the week and all day Saturdays get served at your table with an expanded menu including many hot snacks including gyoza dumplings, prawn tempura, and lots of others.Whether you’re popping in for lunch, supper before a show at the Rose Theatre or an exhibition at the Tate Modern, or just want a pot of green tea and an afternoon of surfing the web on our free wifi It is our aim to deliver the true taste of Japan.
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