Rue du Pépin 48, Brussels, 1000
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Trendiness
Expert review of Kabu
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.
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.
Be sure to try the mouth-watering scallops with white-asparagus-and-white-truffle caviar in the ‘fireplace’ hot selection.
Typically Japanese: lots of clean lines and black wooden furniture — except, perhaps, the Astroturf carpet! Popular with hip young locals.
The young staff, decked out in smart black t-shirt and trousers, are polite and attentive.
In the south of town, a short walk from Place Royale, in the Matonge district. Porte de Namur is the closest metro station.
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.
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- Rue du Pépin 48, Brussels, 1000
- +32 2 514 28 00
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tues—Sat 12pm—2pm & 7pm—10.30pm, closed Sun & Mon.
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