Kabu

Address: Rue du Pépin 48, Brussels, 1000, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 514 28 00

- Mid-range

4.4

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
4.6
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Service
4.3
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Food and drink
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.4
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Ambience
4.5
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Location
4.3
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Trendiness

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