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Rue Belliard 180 | Sur la Place Jean Rey, Brussels 1040, Belgium
+32 2 720 00 77
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good52%
  • Average1%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“lunch” (16 reviews)
“gyoza” (11 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rue Belliard 180 | Sur la Place Jean Rey, Brussels 1040, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Kokuban is a great place for lunch (busy as it is a popular place) or for dinner. Food is absolutely stunning from Ramen to Gyudon. Always fresh and fast, the place also provides for an allergy menu and gluten free sauces. The owner and the...More

Thank pyfima
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I returned again out of curiosity after a long break of giving the place a miss. As before, they won’t allow solo customers to sit at a table, rather they insist that solos should take a seat at the busy bar where customers queue to...More

Thank DrFelixLeiter
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Noisy restaurant with somewhat "authentic" Japanese design. Ramen was nice but basic, nothing to write home about, especially for the price. The pickled vegetables: I expected tsukemono, it was however just raw vegetables dipped in very salty water - quite horrid. The iced rooibos tea...More

Thank JGS1978
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

very stylish and modern japanese restaurant! japanese food only which includes beer rice wine and tea. noodles, soupes and sushi fresh and very tasty! the staff is friendly! reservation for lunch recommended! my favorite japanese resto in brussels.

Thank 168wolfgangs
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I visited Kokuban during lunch time. It was not possible to order the starters before the main dish so we ordered all at once. However, they brought then all the dishes at the same time - starters and the mains. The food was below average,...More

2  Thank Jasna V
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

I was really cold from walking around Brussels. I didn't feel like a microwave dinner in aloft. Kokuban is a place that you can come in on your own. I had the gyoza and a delicious seafood udon broth. Got a complementary taste of Japanese...More

1  Thank orlaithmannion
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I visited Kokuban with two work colleagues for lunch. When we arrived it was extremely busy to the point that we had to stand to wait for ten minutes for a table. We got seated and after a while were asked for a drinks order....More

Thank ConsumerBloke
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Visited on this place a few times, for lunch with friends. I tried the set lunch once. It was rice topped with shredded beef. It was good. On another occasion I ordered the Gyoza, (which were delicious) as a starter and the Karaage Ramen (which...More

Thank Warren A
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Kokuban with group of friends. It was a pleasant experience. Good and fairly priced food. Service was (despite other reviews) very good, accomodating and with even with surplus smiles.

1  Thank Nanna M
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I booked this place for a group of 16. I appreciated the basic courtesy that the restaurant called to advise that they wouldn’t be able to fit us all together on one table. On the day, we were seated together after all. Staff were courteous,...More

Thank Mydoshmatters
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Belliard 180 | Sur la Place Jean Rey, Brussels 1040, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 720 00 77
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