Kabu

Price guide: Mid-range

Rue du Pépin 48, Brussels, 1000

Price guide: Mid-range

By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

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#15 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Brussels
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Trendiness

Expert review of Kabu

Sleek Japanese restaurant in the Matongé district.

Kabu is the latest addition to Brussels’s smattering of Japanese restaurants. A great option when you’ve had your fill of butter-rich Belgian dishes.

Food and drink: 

An inventive selection of sushi, sashimi and carpaccio, as well as miniature cold salads and hot options: dine on king crab yuzu, calamari and ginger salad, and traditional maki. I loved the kooky menus which are shaped like Pantone swatch strips.
 

Recommended dishes: 

Be sure to try the mouth-watering scallops with white-asparagus-and-white-truffle caviar in the ‘fireplace’ hot selection.

Ambience: 

Typically Japanese: lots of clean lines and black wooden furniture — except, perhaps, the Astroturf carpet! Popular with hip young locals.

Service: 

The young staff, decked out in smart black t-shirt and trousers, are polite and attentive.

Location: 

In the south of town, a short walk from Place Royale, in the Matonge district. Porte de Namur is the closest metro station.

Price advice: 

Small cold dishes start at 7 euros, sushi costs a little more at 8 euros and warm dishes costs 12 euros; desserts cost 7 euros. However, it’s more cost efficient to opt for one of the menus: the express lunch menu (22 euros) includes three plates chosen by the chef, a glass of wine and a coffee; the Trio (24 euros) allows you to choose one from each of the salad, sushi and hot menus; or the Kabu menu (55 euros) allows you to feast on the all the best (ie: expensive) plates.

More information on Kabu:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Japanese
Address:
Rue du Pépin 48, Brussels, 1000
Telephone:
+32 2 514 28 00
Website:
http://www.kabu.be
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tues—Sat 12pm—2pm & 7pm—10.30pm, closed Sun & Mon.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Sushi

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