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Rue Vilain Xiiii 53, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 611 06 22
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good55%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gyoza” (21 reviews)
“gyudon” (5 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (4 reviews)
Closed today
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rue Vilain Xiiii 53, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

I still need to try this restaurant at lunchtime, but dinner has offered positive experiences. High ceilings give a sense of greater space and a mezzanine gives a fun dimension to the restaurant. Expect to queue at peak times, but the turn over reduces waiting...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 802vicky
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I've been to this restaurant quite a few times, because I love their ramen and the black sesame icecream. In the evening it is usually fine. But when it is crowded for lunch, service is often bad (not enough staff?). Last time we tried to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Cristina T
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Nice place ! A bit noisy though !! The food is very healthy and tastes good ! Please book in advance as it is pretty crowded

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank fredericd709
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I am not an expert of Japanese food, but I wanted to try this restaurant because I read they did teppanyaki. We went for dinner and they most certainly do not, nor it was mentioned anywhere in their menu. The gyoza and fried tofu we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dierregi
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Having travelled extensively in Japan for business and pleasure, it is not often that the quality, style and flavours you find - even in the most humble of establishments - can be found easily in Europe. Most unexpected then that we picked Kokuban for an...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Patrick N
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Well I put 2 points because it wasn't expensive. I think that the Udon did not taste good, and there wasn't lots to eat except of the noodles, the bowl of rice with salmon nothing special and again not very rich. Very nice design of...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank teodorab384
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

I live in Brussels since April and I have a very few favourites here, but Kokuban is definitely one of them. Excellent fish quality, delicious seaweed salad, tender edamame...whatever you order will be delicious and the staff is awesome. It's a place to go again...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Monica S
Reviewed November 29, 2017

I went there on a Saturday lunch with two friends: it was a perfect time to go, the restaurant was not too busy, we got a table right away. The crowd is young with some children but the atmosphere is calm and peaceful. Good food,...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Jimmy U
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

The Kokuban does not accept bookings for less than six people, so we took our chances and showed up early, which proved to be a smart thing to do. At first, we were the only guests, less than 30 minutes later the restaurant was totally...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank ThomasBo
Reviewed November 19, 2017

If you think japanese=onlysushi, I am happy to tell you, you are wrong! This place is beautifully designed, clean, the staff is very pleasant, and even if it seems at a first glance a bit fancy, you don't feel uncomfortable.The menu has a wide range...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Anna B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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