Cuisine: South Asian, Sushi, Thai
Price Point: Mains from £10-£30
Ranked: #7 of 109 restaurants in London

Step into Crazy Bear’s avant-garde world for Pan-Asian food and legendary cocktails.

Since it opened in 2004, this bar come destination restaurant has been the last word in London glamour. Red carpets and atmospheric lighting make every visitor feel like a VIP!

The menu draws inspiration from across Asia. Think sushi, sashimi, barbequed meats, curries and even traditional dim sum. Can’t choose? Opt for one of the combination platters to treat your taste buds to an explosion of exotic flavours.

Vegetarians will be in heaven with the selection on offer, from pad thai to stir-fried tofu coated in fiery red curry paste.

The drinks list is worth the trip alone and no visit is complete without a look at the stylish basement cocktail bar. Choose from an excellent selection of fine wines, champagne and classic cocktails, and don’t miss the quirky house serves.

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Crazy Bear Fitzrovia
Whitfield Court, Whitfield St
Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia
London W1T 2RG

Open Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 12pm till 3pm / 5:30pm till 10:30pm
Sun: 12pm till 3pm / 5:30pm till 10pm

Phone: 02076 310088
Website: www.crazybeargroup.co.uk

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Ranked: #7 of 109 restaurants in London 7
Crazy Bear Fitzrovia
Location: Fitzrovia
Cuisine: South Asian, Sushi, Thai
Mains: £10-£30

Reviews

Ana KG

Food and service was superb. Couldn’t fault it. However it has to be acknowledged that the interior is really tired. The upholstery was worn to the extent that there was holes in nearly all the chairs. Decor outdated. Menus were worn and scruffy with bits of the artificial leather coming away in your hands. The menu is the precursor to the food so this is off putting. With some investment in the appearance, this restaurant will be top notch.

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Zarina Viswambaran

Dined here last night with my friend and must say we were both very impressed with the food service and atmosphere. The staff were unbelievably friendly and accommodating. Rodrigo, our waiter was incredibly attentive and catered to us throughout the entire meal. The food was unquestionably divine and the portion size was great and the was served so quickly, which was very impressive. I would highly recommend dining at the restaurant and I will definitely be back soon.

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Kim Smith

On one of the hottest days the UK has seen we arrived into what seemed a cool oasis. From the outset service was spot on, although never invasive. We enjoyed the “shared starter”, giving us the opportunity for a range of tastes and then ordered duck curry, pork belly, chicken and cashew nuts, pak choy, jasmine rice and egg noodles. It may sound silly but the egg noodles were the standout! That’s not to say the rest was poor quality, far from it, but demonstrates that at Crazy Bear, even side are exceptional.
I enjoyed a delicious NZ Sav Blanc whilst the rest of the table tucked into what they informed me was a yummy Malbec.
First Table allowed us to enjoy all this at an amazing price, and we felt very blessed.

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The food was better than we had expected, particularly the chicken wing starter was so tasty and all presented very well.
The interior of the restaurant/bar was why we wanted to try Crazy bear and the bar downstairs didn’t disappoint - very unique.
We were slightly unlucky that there was one or two demanding groups dining at the same time as us, however the service was still very good and we couldn’t fault them on it.
Will definitely be going back for seconds ....

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Vivien King-Lawless

Arrived a little early as we wanted to have a cocktail before dinner. Wonderful welcome and Gian Luca escorted us to the downstairs bar, which is fab. Hearing it was my birthday we were given complementary Champagne. We then tried the cocktails which were recommended by the bar tender, absolutely delicious. Back upstairs looked after by Donny who explained that Wednesday's Champagne was half price. Obviously we couldn't resist. Ordered the Fish platter for 2 and also the prawn toasts which were huge. They also inscribed my name in chocolate with Strawberries and a candle so lovely. We really enjoyed our visit and will definitely be going back again soon. Five stars for customer service.

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Candice Elle Richardson

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time at Crazy Bear. Firstly the hostess was very welcoming even though we were 40min early, our table was so cozy and romantic, our waiter was very professional and attentive and finally the food was incredible. We had bits of everything and enjoyed every last mouthful. Finally the bathrooms are rather entertaining, the doors are disguised as simply a wall and the hand basins have a fountain of water, lovely touch.

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Jessica Odigie

I really enjoyed my dining experience over at Crazy Bear! The ambience is different but still nice. I dined with 3 of my close girls and it was the prefect place to catch up as it was really intimate location. The staff were friendly and the food came quick - The food was amazing; from the starters, mains and dessert! I will be definitely coming again but this time on a date.

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Jade Picken

Had a fantastic evening at Crazy Bear on Saturday. We were lucky to book through First Table and arrived to a lively restaurant at 5.30.
The waiter was prompt in bringing us our drinks and menus and explained our offer was valid on almost the entire menu!!
Between 4 of us we ordered a selection of sushi, sashimi and dim sum and we were not disappointed. The food was fresh and delicious. We would highly recommend the yellowtail sashimi and the BBQ pork buns.
We will definitely be returning! Thanks Crazy Bear and First Table for the fab offer!

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Melanie Misslinger

Outstanding food, perfect service, a template for how it should be. This was our very first 'firsttable' experience and it was quite honestly faultless. The sushi, dim sum and desserts were mouthwatering. This is one of the few places in London where you can get fresh and good quality fish. Staff were knowledgeable and rather fun, it's lovely to see people enjoy their job! Food was promptly served and cooked to perfection. A nice selection of drinks were on offer in a lovely atmosphere. I am myself a chef and quite frankly I can't wait to visit again. I doubt I could teach them anything. The problems they had with electricity could not destroy our girls night, and even added to a nice ambience. Outstanding!!

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Ana KG

Food and service was superb. Couldn’t fault it. However it has to be acknowledged that the interior is really tired. The upholstery was worn to the extent that there was holes in nearly all the chairs. Decor outdated. Menus were worn and scruffy with bits of the artificial leather coming away in your hands. The menu is the precursor to the food so this is off putting. With some investment in the appearance, this restaurant will be top notch.

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Jasmina Stosic

The Massaman and Panang curries were incredible! Very authentic and super fresh and fragrant. Highly recommended for Asian food!

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Crazy Bear lacks atmosphere and the place is quite run down and tired looking. The food is over priced for what it is. There are better options out there.

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Marta Branco

I had dinner with two friends and was not disappointed at all! We had some dim sum, sushi, noodles and everything was so tasty and fresh! The apple prawns are amazing! I'd really recommend everyone to try it. The service was quick, attentive and courteous.

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Excellent service. Delicious food. Been wanting to visit here for a while and couldn’t believe it was on first table - great deal!

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Had an AMAZING all round experience. The seafood platter is highly recommended. We'll be back - SOON! Thank you Crazy Bear for a DELICIOUS dinner!

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Great service & food.

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Zarina Viswambaran

Dined here last night with my friend and must say we were both very impressed with the food service and atmosphere. The staff were unbelievably friendly and accommodating. Rodrigo, our waiter was incredibly attentive and catered to us throughout the entire meal. The food was unquestionably divine and the portion size was great and the was served so quickly, which was very impressive. I would highly recommend dining at the restaurant and I will definitely be back soon.

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Giampiero Mazza

Good food a bit overpriced. Very good atmosphere and very good service.

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Absolutely amazing experience! Food and service was out of this world! You need to visit.

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Katie Lam

It was a lovely evening! The waygu beef had way too much wasabi in it tho.

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Kim Smith

On one of the hottest days the UK has seen we arrived into what seemed a cool oasis. From the outset service was spot on, although never invasive. We enjoyed the “shared starter”, giving us the opportunity for a range of tastes and then ordered duck curry, pork belly, chicken and cashew nuts, pak choy, jasmine rice and egg noodles. It may sound silly but the egg noodles were the standout! That’s not to say the rest was poor quality, far from it, but demonstrates that at Crazy Bear, even side are exceptional.
I enjoyed a delicious NZ Sav Blanc whilst the rest of the table tucked into what they informed me was a yummy Malbec.
First Table allowed us to enjoy all this at an amazing price, and we felt very blessed.

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The food was better than we had expected, particularly the chicken wing starter was so tasty and all presented very well.
The interior of the restaurant/bar was why we wanted to try Crazy bear and the bar downstairs didn’t disappoint - very unique.
We were slightly unlucky that there was one or two demanding groups dining at the same time as us, however the service was still very good and we couldn’t fault them on it.
Will definitely be going back for seconds ....

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Vivien King-Lawless

Arrived a little early as we wanted to have a cocktail before dinner. Wonderful welcome and Gian Luca escorted us to the downstairs bar, which is fab. Hearing it was my birthday we were given complementary Champagne. We then tried the cocktails which were recommended by the bar tender, absolutely delicious. Back upstairs looked after by Donny who explained that Wednesday's Champagne was half price. Obviously we couldn't resist. Ordered the Fish platter for 2 and also the prawn toasts which were huge. They also inscribed my name in chocolate with Strawberries and a candle so lovely. We really enjoyed our visit and will definitely be going back again soon. Five stars for customer service.

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Ian Boud

The salmon and avocado roll was excellent, as were the other sushi items we had. The place was empty when we ate at 5:30 on a Friday evening.

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Lucie Russell

Wouldn't normally leave a review but honestly this was terrible. Told the waiter the duck was dry and he told me it was meant to be like that, obviously incorrect. Fish on the sushi was poor quality, just like it was from a basic asian restaurant. The tables are not in the fancy bar downstairs they're in the stuffy dated upstairs bit with weird low chairs. Don't waste your money.

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First impressions - the dining area feels a bit dated and stuffy. The waitress did not seem to know the menu nor was she helpful/friendly. The atmosphere was not very welcoming. The Japanese food was really good especially the uramaki. I would suggest to skip out on the Chinese dim sum and Thai food and just stick with the Japanese dishes. Overall it was still a great deal - thanks First Table!

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What a treat to find Crazy Bear on First Table! We had a selection of Asian nibbles and everything was delicious and the service was also perfect, treated wonderfully from start to finish. I would highly recommend!

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Lovely venue and delicious sushi. Very professional and attentive staff.

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The service we received was amazing. The waiter was attentive and every effort was made on his part to ensure that we were comfortable at all times.
The food was very tasty, I had pineapple fried rice, duck and honey roast pork. Oh and a bit of sushi.
The decor is interesting in a good way. Definitely worth a visit

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Food really nice. I had the umaki sushi avocado and asparagus which was tasty. I then had the vegetarian pad Thai which I asked for spicy which they did. I couldn't eat all as by mistake I added further spice which ruined my taste buds. To wash the spice down I had chocolate creme brulee and pistachio ice cream. Really nice.

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Candice Elle Richardson

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time at Crazy Bear. Firstly the hostess was very welcoming even though we were 40min early, our table was so cozy and romantic, our waiter was very professional and attentive and finally the food was incredible. We had bits of everything and enjoyed every last mouthful. Finally the bathrooms are rather entertaining, the doors are disguised as simply a wall and the hand basins have a fountain of water, lovely touch.

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Jessica Odigie

I really enjoyed my dining experience over at Crazy Bear! The ambience is different but still nice. I dined with 3 of my close girls and it was the prefect place to catch up as it was really intimate location. The staff were friendly and the food came quick - The food was amazing; from the starters, mains and dessert! I will be definitely coming again but this time on a date.

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The food was incredible so many wonderful dishes and options to choose from. First Table, you did not disappoint with this restaurant.

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Crazy Bear... You have done it again!!!
Fantastic food, perfect cocktails, delightful staff and a lively ambience. I honestly can't fault anything about the experience!

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Dawn McHugh

Fabulous food and great service throughout the evening.

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Phil Ip

The venue is quirky and the service was good. However the food wasn't great - i.e. not fresh and just heated up. We had the seafood platter and the fried tempura among other things came out at room temperature not hot. It's overpriced but go more for the ambiance.

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Amir Ghiassi

An elegant, inspiring experience. The food, service and ambience was exceptional. From the initial welcome to being bid farewell we enjoyed every minute. Even the lavatory was bespokely designed to leave an impression. Thanks to all the staff and First Table for making our visit memorable.

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Jade Picken

Had a fantastic evening at Crazy Bear on Saturday. We were lucky to book through First Table and arrived to a lively restaurant at 5.30.
The waiter was prompt in bringing us our drinks and menus and explained our offer was valid on almost the entire menu!!
Between 4 of us we ordered a selection of sushi, sashimi and dim sum and we were not disappointed. The food was fresh and delicious. We would highly recommend the yellowtail sashimi and the BBQ pork buns.
We will definitely be returning! Thanks Crazy Bear and First Table for the fab offer!

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I had a nice time, the food was good the staff were attentive. Not a bad experience at all. There was a lot to choose from, quite an overwhelming menu. I wasn’t blown away by anything, but I’d go back and try more cocktails perhaps.

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Dimitris Ntarladimas

Food and service were both excellent. Will definitely be back!

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Food was delicious. Service was intially slow, tables who sat down after us had orders taken before and we had to ask to order our drinks and food. Would recommend.

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Antonia Ogunsola

Honestly everything about Crazy Bear was amazing. From the outside it looks like a cute restaurant but the decor is something else. Lovely and very dinner date vibes. All the food was rich in flavour which was amazing and the waiter was really attentive. It's now on my list of favourite restaurants

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Ruwan Hewavisenti

The food took over an hour to arrive and some of the food had been prepared much earlier and kept warm but everything tasted good.

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Harry Mobbs

My girlfriend and I visited here Jan 2019 and loved our experience. We dined upstairs, where our waitress was fully attentive and lovely (we personally gave her a tip!). The food was delicious, and would definitely go back again! Thank you First Table for getting them on here!

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The First Table side of things worked well. The restaurant knew how this worked and communication was great. The food was good but not great. This may be down to our palate as all the ingredients were first class but think it wasn't seasoned to our liking for example the seaweed was crispy and not oily but no flavour. We didn't go wow with our dished although the steak was lovely. There were a few mishaps for example a wrong main course which was quickly rectified but by the time it arrived (not too long) I'd already eaten my side dish. We also got charged for the extra wrong dish but went back and it was refunded. The cocktails and bar downstairs were nice. We were served the wrong coffee (we asked for a cappuccino yet again was put right with no trouble) along with a Marguerita cost over £31. We asked for the service charge of over £9 to serve these two drinks to be removed and this was done swiftly. We all agreed, overall, was good or ok but wanted it to be great as was for my daughters birthday. No special happy birthday mention or acknowledgement of the special occasion. Also unusual as seems everything needs to be booked in advance, either upstairs or downstairs cocktail bar? Glad I tried as been wanting to for some time but was out of my price range at full price with the service charges.

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Chris Fowler

Cool atmosphere, yummy food.

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Vanessa Schmidt

Love this place! Great food and nice restaurant! Will definitely come back.

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Sharika Anjum

I went to Crazy Bear to celebrate my friend’s birthday. I booked via FirstTable and got an incredible discount on the food. I wasn’t aware drinks weren’t included however, as the original writing said 50% off the bill. Regardless the bill was very reasonable.

The waitressing staff were attentive. We ordered dim sum and tempura for starters which was delicious. My friends ordered Pad Thai which they enjoyed. However my sushi - Dragon Roll - left much to be desired and tasted worse than the ones you can buy on the go. I expected more from Crazy Bear in terms of the sushi, the fish tasted supermarket bought and overall presentation was not nice. My Tom Yum soup was not the best I’ve had but was alright.

I think my food let the overall experience down, but we enjoyed it nonetheless and the deal was very good.

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Pretty much what everyone else said was spot on. Great cocktails and service but still quite expensive. Also decor was nice and decadent.

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Such a great dining experience at Crazy Bear. Everything form the starters, drinks to the mains and desserts was perfectly cooked and served. Definitely coming back here!

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Great food and superb service.

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Belinda Durey

Great date night venue - fun vibe, dim lighting and good music! Not suitable for babies (no changing facilities, stairs to bar downstairs, too noisy for small ears), we learnt the hard way and had to deal with a very fussy baby... will call on the babysitters next time!

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Melanie Misslinger

Outstanding food, perfect service, a template for how it should be. This was our very first 'firsttable' experience and it was quite honestly faultless. The sushi, dim sum and desserts were mouthwatering. This is one of the few places in London where you can get fresh and good quality fish. Staff were knowledgeable and rather fun, it's lovely to see people enjoy their job! Food was promptly served and cooked to perfection. A nice selection of drinks were on offer in a lovely atmosphere. I am myself a chef and quite frankly I can't wait to visit again. I doubt I could teach them anything. The problems they had with electricity could not destroy our girls night, and even added to a nice ambience. Outstanding!!

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Rita Vieira

Great restaurant. Amazing food - highly recommend the chocolate creme brûlée for the dessert! Service was great and fast.

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I am an absolute fan of this restaurant! The food is amazing. The staff treats you like royalty and the environment is suberb!
They have such a big choice in the menu but I am pretty sure anything you order will exceed your expectations! Will definitely come back!

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David Sykes

Excellent food & service! Some of the best sushi I’ve had in London!

They forgot to bring us our dim sum but the wait wasn’t too long & they gave us free champagne by way of apology!

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Díana Bermudez

The cocktails here were next level. Try the Lychee Elderflower martini - it’s mind-blowing! We went on a special occasion, so the restaurant was adequately dark and mysterious. Food was tasty and whilst you can’t choose from the tasting menu you can order the sharing platters which were decent portions. The Knickerbocker glory mango dessert was Amazing!

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Upon arrival I had forgotten to show my reservation for first table. I continued to sit down and order when I suddenly remembered. I called over the waiter and informed her of my booking and the waiter said she already knows. I was worried because I hadn’t shown it beforehand. Lovely service.

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Flora De Mayo

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