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“the best food but the worse owner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yamayu Santatsu

Yamayu Santatsu
141 chaussee d'Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
2-513 53 12
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Ranked #548 of 2,652 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
WEMMEL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“the best food but the worse owner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

u 'r sure that all what u get is fresh and fast like in the army!She 's a real witch but I'm used to ,soI continue to go because of the quality

Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful Japanese food, however service rather rude”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

If you want to experience authentic Japanese food, it's the place to go. If you're in a hurry (e.g. at lunchtime), it's the place to go - service is so fast you have not even taken your seat and the starter has been served.
However, the main serving lady is rather rude, so if you're looking for friendly staff, don't go there. Prices at midday very reasonable.

Visited May 2012
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Antwerpen, Belgium
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Yamayu Santatsu may not be the epitome of style, but the food is excellent. Had the Sushi Menu (6 dishes and dessert for €50 p.p.) for dinner and enjoyed it immensely: the fish was clearly as fresh as can be.
Service was not bad at all, the staff was friendly and we were served exceptionally fast.
Definitely going again soon!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Really authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I'm a Jap food fan esp after learning the language and the culture for years.

This place is outstanding. Some people call it pricey but relative to AUTHENTIC jap restaurants and the taste, this place is not at all pricey. If you compare to pseudo-Jap places like fast-food sushi bars or Chinese-run Jap restaurants.

Like everyone else said here, the lady boss doesn't smile or anything but luckily the guys cooking behind the bar and the waiters greeted us with smile and very friendly. That didn't ruin our dining experience.

If you read negative comments about Jap restaurants, you need to know if the people really understand Japanese food. Taking reference from non-authentic Jap restaurants and comparing it to an authentic ones is not fair comparison. For Jap restaurants outside japan, quite often they're set up by non-Japs and not even authentic (like the mushrooming of sushi place in Paris run by Chinese). It's as simple as judging from the rice used in the dish you can tell whether it's a Chinese-run or an authentic Jap.

Don't get me wrong, I like Chinese food a lot but when I want to eat Japanese, I'd like it to taste Japanese.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

By far the best sushi I've had in Brussels. Each piece was fresh and correct. If you've tried to find sushi in some cities, you know how it can often taste "yesterday" or "supermarket." Brussels has lots of that, but NOT, NOT Yamayu Sanatsu. They are the real thing, as testified by the full-house crowd.

Visited September 2012
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