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Nonbe Daigaku

#600 of 2,627 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Japanese, Asian fusion
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Avenue Adolphe Buyl, 31, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+ 32 2 649 21 49
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
High quality, high prices, small servings

High prices and very small servings. I was tempted to order two appetizers but decided not to since I thought it might be too much food. When my tiny bowl of squid arrived, I realized there was no reason to worry about too much food in this place. After the main course, we ordered some sushi and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
Argella_13
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We used to love this restaurant, expensive but compensate by very good food quality. However, quality is clearly going down. We ordered a tuna/salmon sashimi (40 euros - 9 pieces) with old salmon and mixed tuna quality, a beef filet super elastic and too cooked scallops. Raw food is now mixed wih a lot of spices and strong sauce in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There are two ways to overprice one of which is small quantities Quality is brilliant but the place is not for the... masses. Best to avoid if without a thick wallet or eat before and visit for the atmosphere enjoy some special sake and some Japanese tapas.

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

High prices and very small servings. I was tempted to order two appetizers but decided not to since I thought it might be too much food. When my tiny bowl of squid arrived, I realized there was no reason to worry about too much food in this place. After the main course, we ordered some sushi and sashimi to fill... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The best Japanese I tried in Brussels. High prices for high quality. The chef is very serious about his fish. Special dishes changes regularly. Urchin, Wagyu, crayfish, all dressed to perfect taste. Book well ahead as it is really small.

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Fantastic restaurant for the Sushi Lover. Great choices of sushi but no eccentric of creative options.

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Best Japanese restaurant in Belgium! Excellent fresh fish, magnificent knife skills & superb sushi's. A must go!

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Warsaw, Poland
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81 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It's a miracle being exactly at 12:00 during the weekday I managed to get one place for lunch without reservation. In the next 45 minutes the restaurant was completely full. Lunch menu was very good and inexpensive. The sushi ordered in addition looked fabulous (vide the picture), however the sea urchin tasted really bitter. Shame, for I'm a big fan... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Best sushi I've had in Europe. Small unassuming simple restaurant, no frills. Not cheap but not extortionate. For the quality you get it's worth the money. Next time I will book a place at the counter so I can watch the food being prepared by what I would consider a master of his art.

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Belgium
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70 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Came on a weeknight but still made reservations. Place was relatively full. The sashimi was truly excellent but quantity less than we expected. The fish in the chiraso was also excellent but again, at 31€ we expected more than what we got (regular size bowl of rice topped with fish). All were excellent and while I do expect to pay... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Absolutely stunned by the amazing Japanese the chef serves here. Before visiting Nombe Daigaku I did not tried sushi before. Since then I have visited many other Japanese restaurants, but none of them were as delicious, fresh and served with love as here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue Adolphe Buyl, 31, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: + 32 2 649 21 49

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 39
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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