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11 rue Francart, Brussels 1050, Belgium
(0)2 502 28 93
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Ranked #293 of 2,308 restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Overijse, Belgium
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have been to this restaurant for many years now and I keep coming back. Like mentioned, the restaurant is very small and it is not really suited for large groups. I always go for the Miso Katsu Ramen (Noodle soup with garlic and breaded pork). It's amazing! It's a great place if you want to have a cheap, quick... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have been to Yamato a few times. The last time we went there was in March 2010. The Ramen and the Gyoza are well worth the wait (queue). The value for money is great too. Yamato is small, in high demand and has waiting customers right at your back so you are under pressure to eat quickly and get... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This tiny restaurant (18 seat maximum) is a great discovery in the Saint Boniface district. Mr Yamato is an old Japanese cook who runs this restaurant. There is a waiter and a waiter/cook. Three people in total for the many people that every day want to eat here. There is normally a queue so be patient if you want to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The place is special. It is extremely small (17 seats) and it is open only 4 days per week, just for few hours. It is not easy to get inside (usually you have to wait in the line), but the food is very good. By the food I mean ramen and gyoza - this is the only thing you can... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I like their gyozas but it is difficult to have gyozas and something else because portions are big. I am not sure if it is worth to wait 15 minutes outside before it opens its doors.

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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I am a regular client in Yamato already for some years. I always stand in a queue a long time before getting a seat as the restaurant is very popular and, I admit, one of my favorites in Brussels. Today I had my first bad experience there and I need to write it down because it really made me angry!... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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117 reviews 117 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

This seemingly unimpressive restaurant on a corner street of Matonge dishes out a great ramen and gyoza. Nothing else. Time your arrival accordingly, this establishment is only open Tue-Wed, Sat: 12h-14h / 18h30-21h00 It is tiny, one table (takes 4 max) and about 15 places at the counter surrounding the kitchen. Arrive at opening and you won't have to wait.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The Sushi is good sadly not varied at all if your ordering from the menu in English (yes they differentiate). This means that after 2-3 visits I stopped coming frequently but every 2-3 months still works. The Service is acceptable but never great however it has never been bad just not friendly. I would say for good sushi it is... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Simply the best Japanese noodle soup I have ever tried... even in Japan... Barely 15 seats...so you better be there quite early or be ready to wait.... and really it is worth waiting for it... Don't forget to try the delicious gyozas which are also among the best I have ever tried.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

A japanese friend brought us here 6 years ago. It's delicious! No reservations. Only open from 18h30 to 20h45 (last costumers allowed in to wait) although to be sure you are allowed in to wait for a free seat you should be there at 20h30 max.

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