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) #214 of 3,134 Restaurants in Brussels ££ - £££ Japanese, Asian, Soups
Rue Vilain XIIII 53, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 611 06 22
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good54%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gyoza” (20 reviews)
“gyudon” (4 reviews)
“sushi” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Rue Vilain XIIII 53, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

Really nothing negative to say: nice interieur, very helpful and characterising staff, well priced, family friendly, romantic and last but not least: GOOD FOOD!

Thank Lukas M
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I have been to this place twice. The first time I went here with some friends. I had the chicken ramen. The chicken came in three pieces, and did not taste very well. I couldn't finish half of it. My friend said the fried chicken...More

Thank 79char
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Super cosy atmosphere, quick and efficient service. As to the food, they have amazing noodles and sashimi with rice! Best desert ever - black and white sesame ice cream!! love it!

Thank Linauskaite
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Definitely try it out to have your own opinion but to me it's overrated The staff is not helpful at all and they seem to care about getting the table free asap The food is ok but if you don't know what to order do...More

Thank 188644Joe
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Kokuban is a minimalist but warm, cosy spot, one wall is taken up by a giant chalkboard depicting the days menu in drawings and the rest is lit in sombre tones for an intimate feel. It's cuisine is both very Japanese and untraditional in that...More

Thank SGlaser
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Minimalistic Japanese place with simple but elegant wood decoration. Very close to Louise Avenue. I loved the chicken Gyozas and the spicy ramen with pork. If you are a fan of Japanese food but you fancy something else than sushi, at least forma once, Kokuban...More

Thank PacoVerdera
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Simple, good food in a nice, casual setting. First come-first served so expect to wait in a queue. We go often but now we tend to avoid Friday-Saturday evenings as it gets really busy (many 16-17 year olds +hipster types). Higly recommendable for lunch though,...More

1  Thank DionysisD
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Went at lunch time with my husband, his cousin and a 9-month old baby. The staff were extremely nice and helpful (they brought the highchair right away). The atmosphere of the restaurant is modern and aimed for the younger crowd (thus, not traditional Japanese); but...More

Thank Kumiko M
Reviewed 15 December 2014

A quick, simple and good dinner at a honest price. Servers are very kind. A community table is also available, so you are not feeling lonely. Excellent. Bravo.

Thank mosndup
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This is a really good restaurant if you are looking for praiseworthy no-nonsense Asian food in a friendly atmosphere. The service was good and also the food.

Thank kaufman12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Vilain XIIII 53, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 611 06 22
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