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$4 - $16
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Asian, Japanese
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Vegetarian Friendly
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0.6 miles from Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

We went there as a family of four, with two small children, and ordered the gyoza, chicken teriyaki, two salads, and rice. The meal cost €60, including tea and soda. At 18:00 there were hardly any other patrons, so we had no problem getting a...table and the food came in about 15 minutes. It's self-serve. You order at the counter, receive a pager, and collect when it begins to buzz. The quality of the food was excellent, but nothing like Japanese (wasabe was mixed with mayonnaise). Nevertheless, the flavours were fine. The atmosphere was also pleasant: tables are made of slabs of rough-cut wood. And the restaurant itself is located in a industrial "loft" with large plate glass windows in steel frames... Hoxton, Greenwich Village, etc.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

Waiters go above and beyond to make the costumers happy. Also very instagram worthy. Definitely coming back.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

The food is lovely and quick, if not too busy it’s a relaxing easy going place. Sitting outside (check if the table is stable) is perfect on a nice day.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Euro-Japanese food. Nice patio. Though a bit noisy. Decent food, but not brilliant. But i guess its more of a place to meet friends than experience gourmet food.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Love the place and the food, top bad its ruined by the rude attitude of thé waitress (serving in the resto room) that was dressed in black and white

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Tired of the Belgian food after a few days we decided to move to something different and healthier. The location is really nice and the food quite basic but good. I would recommend this place.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

This a the place to go if you are looking for a nice and not too pretentious asian-like dinner while enjoying some drinks. If you don't agree with the concept, then maybe just don't go. Five minutes from St. Catherine, decorated in style dark and...minimalist, aspiring underground. The menu proposes a simple selection of ramen soups and other Asian classics, very easy going for who's not a japanese food expert and doesn't mind. My friend is actually a ramen fan and stated that the miso soup was one of the best in Brussels. Most of the people around us were having coktails or wine. You are expected to pay right after ordening and pick up your food when the token rings, which is in my view an efficient system and also allows you to leave the table whenever you want without having to wait for the bill. They deserve four stars.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

This place was excellent! Very heavy hipster vibe, but fortunately the prices did not match the aesthetic. The place feels very hip and upscale, but the prices were very reasonable for the quanitity and quality. We had the donburi, ramen, and takoyaki and thought it...was all delicious. Would certainly revisit if given the opportunity.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

First of all, the food there is not authentic. I would say that it is a japanese cuisine adapted for the western palates. However, it is fresh and quite good. Also, the cocktail I chose, a yuzu mule, was excellent! It had a nice flavour...and it was perfectly balanced. I also loved the architecture and decorations. It is a hipster place but it didn't bother me. I like this kind of aesthetics. Some may think it is too dark, but I thought it gave the place a certain "cozinness". However, there is a bad point I would like to highlight there. And this is about the service. I have never left any negative comment for a restaurant/hotel and I am not a difficult customer. My friends recommended me this restaurant! But as soon as my mother and I entered the place, we had the feeling that we were not welcomed there. It was around 7pm and the restaurant was nearly empty of customers. However, there were at least 4 staff members at the bar and none of them even bothered to say "hello", nor did they smile. And they saw us entering! A simple "hello" is always appreciated... Also, when the waiter/barman came to clear away, he just mumbled something like " 'tis good? k nice". Like he didn't care. Well, at least he asked... Oh, and when we left, he didn't say "good bye" either. I understand that this is a self-service restaurant. But more than having good food, I think that having a good behaviour at work is what makes people coming back. Even fast-food chains understand that. It is a pity that such a beautiful place with a nice approach to japanese food is decaying because of these behaviours. My mother and I have been to numerous places and we have never been that much unwelcomed. I sincerely hope this will change soon.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Asian fusion with a twist. The food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere relaxed and cozy. Staff is awesome and the pitcher cocktails never disappoint. A must in Brussels

Date of visit: January 2018
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Kumiko Izakaya is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 2.5
  • Value: 3.5