The team at the Tsuru restaurant in London’s Bishopsgate are fanatical about food, and that’s just what makes their Japanese eatery stand out in the local market. Formed by three friends; Kensuke, Emma and Jon, Tsuru is on the fringes of the City, offering a bright, vibrant setting for anything from business dinners to a quick bite with friends accompanied by an Asahi beer or boutique sourced sake. Many of the recipes chef Kensuke works from in the Tsuru kitchen have been passed down from his own mother and grandmother, while all the produce he uses are sourced from top suppliers with a focus on quality and sustainability alike – free range chicken, sustainable line caught fish, even packaging is recyclable. Menu options include not only the freshest hand rolled sushi but traditional Japanese curries and ippin ryouri, Japan’s answer to tapas. With a covered outdoor seating area and a location equally convenient for the business-minded City and arty Shoreditch.
£25 and under
I went yesterday with another Yelper i've just meet, Maurizio A. Since i'm essentially a pescetarian, i proposed to eat Sushi for dinner and Maurizio (who also wrote a review) suggested Tsuru because it was near his workplace.
The place is small, but comfortable: i really liked the interiors and the atmosphere in general is quite relaxed. We went around 8pm therefore there were only 4 more...more
Not bad, but things can be improved!
Went here on a monday night, the place is very small (I think we they have less than 30 available seats) and a bit hidden, you basically have to go between two buildings in order to find it!
The menu is a bit small, basic nigiri and uramaki, some katsu and teriyaki bento. We ordered edamame (which was cold, strange, I usually eat them warm) with chili and...more
On a busy Thursday, was rushing for a meeting in the City, dropped in for lunch at the new Tsurusushi. It was a bit of time to find it as it was not obvious where it was and actually found it at the back of the 301 Bishopgate building. The place even has tables outside under the spider like legs of the Broadgate Tower, would be a perfect place for lunch al fresco in this area.
Ramen seems to be increasingly popular in London and grabbing food headlines more often. Tsuru Ramen is the latest one I've had the pleasure of trying and what a pleasure it was. Note: This isn't offered by Tsuru, rather it is a separate Ramen shop that has been using Tsuru on Bishopsgate to serve up some quality meals twice a month on Saturdays. They will be opening up their own place soon...more
Another Monday night date with the boyfriend! If you haven't been to Tsuru before or know the area, it's handy to know that it is located off the main drag, up some stairs, in an internal shopping area (with pretty cool architecture).
When we arrived at Tsuru there was only one other group there, which made us nervous, but our scepticism soon wore off. First up, a pint of Asahi each, and tap...more