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Rue Vilain XIIII 53, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 611 06 22
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good55%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gyoza” (23 reviews)
“seaweed salad” (5 reviews)
“gyudon” (4 reviews)
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rue Vilain XIIII 53, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 29 November 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

Thank Jimmy U
Reviewed 23 November 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

Thank ThomasBo
Reviewed 19 November 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

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The Gyoza were Ok but the noodles with soy and 2 thin slices of boiled pork floating in a tasteless liquid were a sorry affair

Thank spoel25
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very average ramen place.. the gyozas are better than the ramens.. The best part of the meal was the delicious Umeshu liqueur. Kokuban does satisfy your craving for a basic ramen. For the vegetarians visiting Kokuban...The Tofu Salad comes with fish flakes and is definitely...More

Thank beatgeneration
Reviewed 1 August 2017

When you get too used to the very common sushi parlor or japanese restaurant run by chinese management and cooks, you will appreciate this place where you can taste a different and most likely more "Japanese" kitchen.

Thank federico f
Reviewed 12 July 2017

One of the best restaurants in Brussels for Gyozas and Ramen. But what I love is the salads with different choices of noodles (the udon salad salmon is just perfect) My husband always has the Gyudon (bowl of rice covered with slices of beef). The...More

Thank mvouhe
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Although it's in my neighbourhood I have never been there because it looks a bit distant from the outside. A friend invited me to go there and I found it a good occasion to discover the place finally. It was a pleasure! Quite sober discrete...More

Thank OlivierFromBrussels
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We really enjoy eating there with the kids. Great gyoza, udon, ramen! It is always a treat and is really a nice/zen place to relax.

Thank jbhujik
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
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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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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