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Chaussee de Vleurglat, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 648 38 05
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've come to this place because it's supposed to serve the best Japanese food in Brussels (from reviews I read online). The food is indeed very nice, but relatively expensive. But I was very dissapointed by the staff: they are all super unfriendly. We had to wait 30 minutes before we could even order our drinks. I would not return,... More 

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Thank Eveline121
Brussels, Belgium
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

There are a few undercover politeness rules that you need to bear in mind before judging them, e.g.: 1. Kitchen as exact closing hours, 22h at night which means they literally stop serving and start cleaning 2. Reservations are a must and be ready to sit at the bar - which for me is actually fun to watch them cook... More 

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1 Thank Diego A
Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This place is exceptional : very easy-going atmosphere but excellent Japanese food! The sashimi is just delicious and other typical Japanese dishes are properly well prepared. I go there once per week on average and there's always something new to try. Staff is relaxed and smiling. Always a good atmosphere in this place. And last but not least, you're having... More 

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Thank Christophe V
Brussels, Belgium
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487 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Yes they don't have the best ramen and sashimi in Brussels but if you like grilled ox's tongue, chicken's kidney and other similar stuff, you cannot get it elsewhere in Brussels. They taste good and are reasonable in terms of price.

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Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I'm quite picky with Japanese but was totally satisfied at Izakaya. Don't go for sushi, but the sashimi, sobs, gyoza, yakitori and all other small played we tried were awesome. If you're looking for authentic Japanese in Brussels, definitely try Izakaya!

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1 Thank smoll1
Halle, Brabant, Belgium
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I had a dinner in this small restaurant a few weeks ago, first of all, as said in the title, the waiters are rude and they don't speak very well french but another negative point is that already around 21.00 i couldn't order anymore some grilled snacks because they couldn't manage the orders.... very disappointed. The takoyaki was terrible, too... More 

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1 Thank Yunting L
Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner and were seated at the bar. Service was really bad almost impolite as soon as we entered the place. The food is just okay. We like Japanese food and were looking forward to trying this restaurant but we will not go back.

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Thank NadouinPalma
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

As soon as you get in, the waiter -who is not Japanese- asks you to rush to order because the kitchen will be closed soon. Well, It's Saturday 13h30. Why not let's order quickly. Finally 5 or 6 clients will arrive up to 30 min after us and they will be asked to rush as well. Perhaps they should decide... More 

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Thank teboM12
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Unfortunately we did not manage to try the kitchen because although we had made a reservation one day before and we arrived there on time, the waiter pretended to have not noted down our reservation. Apparently, they did not respect the reservation and our table was given to other people who came without a reservation. So in case you want... More 

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Thank V K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Miso soup and katsu curry - both great. Must return again and try more. The service was great and the food was good and authenic (I have visited Japan). A bit out of the way from the centre of things, but well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 45
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chaussee de Vleurglat, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 648 38 05

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