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Tsuru (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Japanese Broadgate
4 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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Please note, Tsuru has now closed. Time Out Food editors, September 2017.

The original branch of this Japanese café is hidden behind the Tate Modern, but luckily this new, larger premises has a far less esoteric location. The food is, as ever, excellent.

The eight-hour katsu curry (with crisp breadcrumbed pork) is one of our staple orders, but the small plates of Japanese classics, such as spry nuggets of tori karaage (fried chicken) are also worth trying.

Other bitesized dishes such as gyoza (pork and vegetable dumplings), creamy potato korokke (the Japanese answer to the croquette) and sea-fresh sashimi and nigiri are all excellent, and fairly priced.

Japanese beer is available on draught as a refreshing way to wash down the umami-rich food, and the sesame and green tea ice cream-filled mochi (glutinous rice balls) are a delightful end to the meal.



Address: 201 Bishopsgate
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £25
Opening hours: Open 11am-9pm Mon-Fri; noon-7pm Sat
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