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Kokob

#146 of 2,715 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
African, Ethiopian
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Rue des Grands Carmes 10, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 19 50
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 248
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  • 258
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 29
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exotic experiance :)

Before going to Kokob, we have never tried Ethiopian cuisine and I have to say that we really enjoyed it. Eating with hands in their traditional way made it even more interesting. We were shown by the waitress how to eat the food. We will definitely go back very soon!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Dunja J
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Was my first time tasting an Ethiopian gastronomy and was excellent. Nice place with live music, really good food and ambiance. The waiters are very friendly and attentive.

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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited this restaurant twice already and loved it every time. The food- very good and feels authentic. The meat dishes in my opinion are not the best choice but the veggie ones and the fish are amazing. it is recommended to try several types of courses so the best thing is to arrive in a group of 3+... More 

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Cairo
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is the kind of place where the warmth of the service, the decor, the music, and the way Ethiopian dishes are eaten (rolled by hand in enjera) makes it an experience where all patrons are smiling at one another, and nod goodbyes to each other as they leave, having been bonded by the experience! This is a good feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Before going to Kokob, we have never tried Ethiopian cuisine and I have to say that we really enjoyed it. Eating with hands in their traditional way made it even more interesting. We were shown by the waitress how to eat the food. We will definitely go back very soon!

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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lightly spiced and tasty ethiopian food with some unusual options in a nice space. Exotic but not sophisticated , authentic stew style , as far as could be judged of honest quality . Clean kitchen can be viewed from within restaurant . Situated in proximity of vibrant city centre . Agreable , spontaneous and bistro like atmosphere , ideal for... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ethiopian cuisine -- spicy and aromatic -- mopped up with sour milk pancakes, eaten with our fingers. A unique experience with great promise, but the food was not quite as fulll-bodied and tasty as we expected. Lovely staff ... homemade cake was delicious for dessert.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stumbled upon this hotel while strolling around Brussels. I have never eaten Ethiopian food but after reading the menu, it sounded tasty and tasty it was. Really enjoyed the experience in the restaurant. Food was fantastic, staff were very good and ambiance was good too. Highly recommend if in Brussels.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited the place fot the thirs time and was never disappointed! Try the discovery menu (20-30 euro per person)! Staff is attentive and friendly. Its recommended to do a reservation in advance (during weekends!) as its always full. Take an traditional Ethiopian coffee after the food!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A local recommended that we try this restaurant and we were not dissapointed. We didn't have a reservation but I would recommend having one. We had never eaten Ethiopian food before but the waiter was really friendly and helpful so we easily made a decision on what to get. We loved it! So fun and great flavors.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Most tasty food served in a colorful decorated old house. Friendly and helpful staff are there to guide you through the many options. Veggie friendly. A must eat if you are looking for something special.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue des Grands Carmes 10, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 19 50

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 44
  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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