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Nonbe Daigaku

#479 of 2,812 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Avenue Adolphe Buyl, 31, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+ 32 2 649 21 49
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
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229 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is not very big. We had dinner on a Saturday night and it was full, so booking is recommended. The tables are set in a simple, yet elegant way and the menu is huge. We tried several dishes, all of them good, inclusive of tempura, mixed grilled vegetables, Wagyu and fried chicken. No sushi, because we don't like... More 

Thank Dierregi
Brussels, Belgium
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203 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

If you have never visited Japan and you wonder how genuine Japanese good food is this is the place to go without having to buy a flight ticket. Japanese (really Japanese) chef and good menu as well as excellent ingredient are the secret of this Resto. Few tables, modest decoration, this establishment invest in one thing only: the quality of... More 

1 Thank albertotraveller101
Woluwe-St-Pierre, Belgium
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171 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

For a Japanese, the name of the restaurant is rather cheap. The restaurant, in fact, serves a fine dining experience. The food is absolutely delicious, though it costs. It has a much better ambiance than some other Japanese restaurant in Brussels. I was asked if I had a reservation but fortunately they fit us at the counter where you often... More 

1 Thank JunT
London, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The chef is a old man , a true suhi master respecting the tradition. You feel in Japan (most of the customers seems to be japanese) and the food is really the best you can have in Brussels (in the past I try even one with a Michelin star but not so good and overpriced). The lunch menu is really... More 

Thank Olivier t
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Second time I visit this fine Japanese restaurant. I strongly recommend to book in advance since it's quite popular. Just love their lunch menu, specially the shiari shi rice bowl with a variety of raw fish, my favourite. sushis are made on the spot as the freshness can be tasted while enjoying them. budget wise is 18€ for a lunch,... More 

Thank Gavin O
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food in a small place that is full of Japanese. You can have also take away but the real experience is to be there where the sushi is prepared for you just in front of your eyes Don't miss it

Thank Athanasia G
Brussels, Belgium
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307 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

You probably will find the best sashimi and sushi in Brussels at this restaurant. It is expensive but you have the good stuff and a master chef who prepares the food with respect and dedication. Apart from food, I recommend also the pepper ice-cream

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very nice Japanese restaurant, it's not the cheapest (we paid about €65 each for a generous meal with wine) but very good quality, the service is friendly, attentive and professional and the decor is nice, simple but elegant. Recommended.

Thank 263Chris10000
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I usually go to Yamayu Sansatsu which is next door to me and even if it´s expensive the quality and freshness of fish are unbeatable...not eccentric choices but delicious fresh sashimi and sushi and good service. I have lived 10 years in Barcelona, going frequently to Yashima and Shunka...I know my Japanese food...We arrived at Nonbe Daigaku for dinner, the... More 

2 Thank Ana M
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $39
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Adolphe Buyl, 31, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: + 32 2 649 21 49

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