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“Nice place, good noodles”
Review of Kokuban

Kokuban
Ranked #249 of 3,715 Restaurants in Brussels
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 August 2013

For a lunch, you better come on time, as this place is known and crowded between 12:30 and 13:00. We took the lunch, which is basic noodles. But all food is very nice and good!
If you want special Japanese food, you must choose more little dishes, but this is more expensive as the lunch.

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1  Thank Chantal_H79
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

"Yum, yum, yum" best describes this discreet and authentic Japanese eatery. Making actual recommendations is difficult because everything I've tasted there so far was delicious, but I'll try. Start with the gyozas and follow up with salmon zuke-don or whatever's on special that day, and finish it all off with a heavenly duo of green tea and cherry blossom yukimi-daifuku. Need I say more? Go there now and yum, yum, yum yourself.

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1  Thank belgonate
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

A perfect place for the atmosphere for the food for the people working there. The best place to eat Gyoza in Brussels. Impossible to miss ! I'm there once per week! Easy to find a place after 9h00 pm. A place also if you have kids!

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2  Thank politeman
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

Very fresh and attractive food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Environment is not so typical in style but food is perfectly authentic.

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Reviewed 2 February 2013

Atmosphere more akin to Left Bank Paris than Brussels - a welcome surprise! Decor minimalistic Japanese and tasteful. Food however was minimalistic too and that wasn't so good. We queued 15' for a table at 20:15 (reservations accepted up to 19:30 only). Once seated service was quite fast and pleasant. Gyoza's (steam roasted meat dumplings) were quite good but to follow the pork & noodle soup served wasn't the chicken noodle soup I ordered. It contained 2 very thin slices of not so fresh pork, a load of barely cooked noodles (certainly not "al dente") and a copper coloured bouillon (likely from a cube) dotted with the occasional bit of slightly moldy greens. The green tea was acceptable. During the night an abnormal and powerful thirst awoke me, this was barely quenched by 5 cups of tea and mineral water. If you're on a low budget, want a dynamic trendy atmosphere, will settle for a bare minimum and have a leather gut ... by all means take the plunge. For me Japanese food cannot be reduced to this standard.

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3  Thank Troothyness
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