Reviews

Restaurant Sushi Factory

Avenue Louise 216 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  31/12/2012 21:27

Bel déco mais nouriture inmangeable

Grand amateur de cuisine japonaise m'étant rendu de nombreuse fois au Japon, je ne peux qu'être déçu par la qualité de Sushi Factory. Le riz des sushi est pâteux, les poisson collant et peu gouteux. Ma seule recommandation est d'éviter ce restaurant à tout prix.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  31/12/2012 21:27

Bel déco mais nouriture inmangeable

Grand amateur de cuisine japonaise m'étant rendu de nombreuse fois au Japon, je ne peux qu'être déçu par la qualité de Sushi Factory. Le riz des sushi est pâteux, les poisson collant et peu gouteux. Ma seule recommandation est d'éviter ce restaurant à tout prix.

Restaurant Le Coq En Pate

Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  08/08/2009 15:17

Deco moderne et sympa, cuisine raffinée et originale. Un des meilleurs...

Deco moderne et sympa, cuisine raffinée et originale. Un des meilleurs restos à WSL.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  08/08/2009 15:17

Deco moderne et sympa, cuisine raffinée et originale. Un des meilleurs...

Deco moderne et sympa, cuisine raffinée et originale. Un des meilleurs restos à WSL.

Restaurant Kamo

Chaussée de Waterloo 550a 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  09/05/2008 13:04

Je ne suis pas tout à fait d'accord avec les autres commentaires. C'es...

Je ne suis pas tout à fait d'accord avec les autres commentaires. C'est un bon resto, mais pas le meilleur japonais de Bruxelles. Les sushi, surtout, ne sont pas à la hauteur du reste. Mon plus grand regret est que les plats ne sont pas assez copieux. Je suis parti en ayant encore faim. Les tables sont aussi trop petites (ils savent à peine déposer les plateaux) et trop collées l'une sur l'autre.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  09/05/2008 13:04

Je ne suis pas tout à fait d'accord avec les autres commentaires. C'es...

Je ne suis pas tout à fait d'accord avec les autres commentaires. C'est un bon resto, mais pas le meilleur japonais de Bruxelles. Les sushi, surtout, ne sont pas à la hauteur du reste. Mon plus grand regret est que les plats ne sont pas assez copieux. Je suis parti en ayant encore faim. Les tables sont aussi trop petites (ils savent à peine déposer les plateaux) et trop collées l'une sur l'autre.

Restaurant Chou

Place de Londres 4 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  09/05/2008 12:59

Petit resto sympa à la décoration originale. Cadre intimiste pas trop ...

Petit resto sympa à la décoration originale. Cadre intimiste pas trop bruyant. Patron sympa. Présentation des plats remarquable.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  09/05/2008 12:59

Petit resto sympa à la décoration originale. Cadre intimiste pas trop ...

Petit resto sympa à la décoration originale. Cadre intimiste pas trop bruyant. Patron sympa. Présentation des plats remarquable.

Restaurant Pepite Cave A Manger

Rue Notre-Dame 44 5000 NAMUR
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  09/04/2008 18:17

Bonne adresse, mais je suis surpris que de tous les restaurants de Nam...

Bonne adresse, mais je suis surpris que de tous les restaurants de Namur c'est celui-ci qui ait obtenu une étoile. Les plats ne manquent pas d'originalité, et la présentation est excellente, mais le goût n'ai pas à la hauteur du reste. Le bâtiment n'est pas très avenant de l'exterieur, mais l'intérieur allie moderne et ancien impeccablement. Rien à redire pour le service.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  09/04/2008 18:17

Bonne adresse, mais je suis surpris que de tous les restaurants de Nam...

Bonne adresse, mais je suis surpris que de tous les restaurants de Namur c'est celui-ci qui ait obtenu une étoile. Les plats ne manquent pas d'originalité, et la présentation est excellente, mais le goût n'ai pas à la hauteur du reste. Le bâtiment n'est pas très avenant de l'exterieur, mais l'intérieur allie moderne et ancien impeccablement. Rien à redire pour le service.

Restaurant Cospaïa

Rue Capitaine Crespel 1 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  02/04/2008 20:51

Superb restaurant. The atmosphere can hardly be matched. Romatic, gran...

Superb restaurant. The atmosphere can hardly be matched. Romatic, grandiose, cosy, warm and alluring rooms. Service is fast and attentionate. Food is original and beautifully served. Nevertheless, I found the food a bit bland to the taste, even the deserts. Great place to meet people, but you don't want to go there just for the food.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  02/04/2008 20:51

Superb restaurant. The atmosphere can hardly be matched. Romatic, gran...

Superb restaurant. The atmosphere can hardly be matched. Romatic, grandiose, cosy, warm and alluring rooms. Service is fast and attentionate. Food is original and beautifully served. Nevertheless, I found the food a bit bland to the taste, even the deserts. Great place to meet people, but you don't want to go there just for the food.

Restaurant The Museum Cafe

Rue de la Régence 3 1000 BRUSSELS (CENTER)
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  23/08/2007 23:03

Tres bon idée que d'avoir un resto-cantine à la deco moderne et sponso...

Tres bon idée que d'avoir un resto-cantine à la deco moderne et sponsorisé par un des plus grand chef belge dans le plus célèbre musée de Belgique. L'endroit est calme et agréable. On peut lire des magazines. Impeccable.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  23/08/2007 23:03

Tres bon idée que d'avoir un resto-cantine à la deco moderne et sponso...

Tres bon idée que d'avoir un resto-cantine à la deco moderne et sponsorisé par un des plus grand chef belge dans le plus célèbre musée de Belgique. L'endroit est calme et agréable. On peut lire des magazines. Impeccable.

Restaurant Le 2eme Element

Rue Saint-Boniface 7 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  23/08/2007 23:00

Rien à redire. C'est très bien. La carte est plus variée que beaucoup ...

Rien à redire. C'est très bien. La carte est plus variée que beaucoup d'autres Thai. Le service est bon et rapide...

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  23/08/2007 23:00

Rien à redire. C'est très bien. La carte est plus variée que beaucoup ...

Rien à redire. C'est très bien. La carte est plus variée que beaucoup d'autres Thai. Le service est bon et rapide...

Restaurant Coup De Coeur

Av.Georges Henri 390 1200 WOLUWE-SAINT-LAMBERT
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  07/08/2007 20:49

La raison principale pour venir ici est le cadre, et notamment le jard...

La raison principale pour venir ici est le cadre, et notamment le jardin exceptionel. La carte est un peu limitée cependant.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  07/08/2007 20:49

La raison principale pour venir ici est le cadre, et notamment le jard...

La raison principale pour venir ici est le cadre, et notamment le jardin exceptionel. La carte est un peu limitée cependant.

Restaurant Le Mess

Louis Schmidtboulevard - Bld Louis Schmidt 1 1040 ETTERBEEK
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  07/08/2007 13:11

Cadre exceptionnel, service impeccable, carte internationale variée. B...

Cadre exceptionnel, service impeccable, carte internationale variée. Bref, une bonne adresse.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  07/08/2007 13:11

Cadre exceptionnel, service impeccable, carte internationale variée. B...

Cadre exceptionnel, service impeccable, carte internationale variée. Bref, une bonne adresse.

Restaurant Restaurant De La Plage D'amée

Rue des Peupliers 2 5100 JAMBES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  18/06/2007 12:39

Que dire sinon que presque tout est parfait dans ce restaurant. Terass...

Que dire sinon que presque tout est parfait dans ce restaurant. Terasse en bord de Meuse, déco moderne et chaleureuse, cuisine inventive et succulente... Le service est très bien, mais parfois un peu lent ou pas assez attentif.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  18/06/2007 12:39

Que dire sinon que presque tout est parfait dans ce restaurant. Terass...

Que dire sinon que presque tout est parfait dans ce restaurant. Terasse en bord de Meuse, déco moderne et chaleureuse, cuisine inventive et succulente... Le service est très bien, mais parfois un peu lent ou pas assez attentif.

Restaurant La Cite Du Dragon - Brussels

Chée.de Waterloo 1024 1180 UCCLE
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  01/05/2007 00:12

Carde exceptionel, jardin éblouissant, décoration somptueuse, service ...

Carde exceptionel, jardin éblouissant, décoration somptueuse, service rapide (bien que pas très souriant), vaste menu, mais malheureusement le qualité gustative n'est pas à la hauteur.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  01/05/2007 00:12

Carde exceptionel, jardin éblouissant, décoration somptueuse, service ...

Carde exceptionel, jardin éblouissant, décoration somptueuse, service rapide (bien que pas très souriant), vaste menu, mais malheureusement le qualité gustative n'est pas à la hauteur.

Restaurant Le Passage

Avenue Jean et Pierre Carsoel 17 1180 UCCLE
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  02/03/2007 23:34

Excellent cuisine, very pleasant and modern atmosphere. It's a shame t...

Excellent cuisine, very pleasant and modern atmosphere. It's a shame that the staff doesn't seem to speak much English and treat you differently if you don't speak French.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  02/03/2007 23:34

Excellent cuisine, very pleasant and modern atmosphere. It's a shame t...

Excellent cuisine, very pleasant and modern atmosphere. It's a shame that the staff doesn't seem to speak much English and treat you differently if you don't speak French.

Restaurant Flaneries Gourmandes

rue Berckmans 2 1060 SAINT-GILLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  02/03/2007 20:29

Hidden in a backstreet near Stepahnie Square, I found this restaurant ...

Hidden in a backstreet near Stepahnie Square, I found this restaurant through some friends. I have to say that this is one of the best cuisine I have tried in Brussels. The food, presentation and service can easily compete with starred restaurants. The waiter is very knowledgeable about wine, and the two wines I tried were exceptional. The price is very reasonable (17 euro for the lunch menu), so you have no excuse not to go. The only thing that is not prefect about the place is the toilet, but that's really a little detail...

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  02/03/2007 20:29

Hidden in a backstreet near Stepahnie Square, I found this restaurant ...

Hidden in a backstreet near Stepahnie Square, I found this restaurant through some friends. I have to say that this is one of the best cuisine I have tried in Brussels. The food, presentation and service can easily compete with starred restaurants. The waiter is very knowledgeable about wine, and the two wines I tried were exceptional. The price is very reasonable (17 euro for the lunch menu), so you have no excuse not to go. The only thing that is not prefect about the place is the toilet, but that's really a little detail...

Restaurant Barbanera

rue Archimede 69 1000 BRUSSELS (CENTER)
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  17/02/2007 23:14

Very nice decor and atmosphere, but the food is slightly overpriced....

Very nice decor and atmosphere, but the food is slightly overpriced.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  17/02/2007 23:14

Very nice decor and atmosphere, but the food is slightly overpriced....

Very nice decor and atmosphere, but the food is slightly overpriced.

Restaurant Madou's Folie

Rue de la Presse 23 1000 BRUSSELS (CENTER)
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  09/02/2007 22:01

Merveilleux petit restaurant à l'ambiance chaleureuse auquel on se pla...

Merveilleux petit restaurant à l'ambiance chaleureuse auquel on se plait à revenir. On se demande comment la cuisine succulente n'a pas encore reçu d'étoiles au Michelin.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  09/02/2007 22:01

Merveilleux petit restaurant à l'ambiance chaleureuse auquel on se pla...

Merveilleux petit restaurant à l'ambiance chaleureuse auquel on se plait à revenir. On se demande comment la cuisine succulente n'a pas encore reçu d'étoiles au Michelin.

Restaurant Chez Oki

rue Lesbroussart 62 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  09/02/2007 21:58

This French-Japanese fusion restaurant is certainly one of the best in...

This French-Japanese fusion restaurant is certainly one of the best in Brussels either in the French or Japanese category. Original and innovative cuisine, great service and pleasant setting. Not to be missed.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  09/02/2007 21:58

This French-Japanese fusion restaurant is certainly one of the best in...

This French-Japanese fusion restaurant is certainly one of the best in Brussels either in the French or Japanese category. Original and innovative cuisine, great service and pleasant setting. Not to be missed.

Restaurant De Maurice A Olivier

Chaussée de Roodebeek 246 1200 WOLUWE-SAINT-LAMBERT
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  10/11/2006 23:57

Excellente cuisine, presentation parfaite des assiettes, mais un servi...

Excellente cuisine, presentation parfaite des assiettes, mais un service beaucoup trop lent; il nous a fallu une heure pour avoir la premiere entree, 4h au total pour les 4 plats et 15min juste pour l'addition alors qu'il n'y avait pas grand monde. La deco bistro est assez ordinnaire, et on sent des courants d'air froid venant de la porte principale.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  10/11/2006 23:57

Excellente cuisine, presentation parfaite des assiettes, mais un servi...

Excellente cuisine, presentation parfaite des assiettes, mais un service beaucoup trop lent; il nous a fallu une heure pour avoir la premiere entree, 4h au total pour les 4 plats et 15min juste pour l'addition alors qu'il n'y avait pas grand monde. La deco bistro est assez ordinnaire, et on sent des courants d'air froid venant de la porte principale.

Restaurant Shogun

Rue Capitaine Crespel 10 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  29/10/2006 10:46

Not so authentic Japanese food (the staff is Chinese) in a very sober ...

Not so authentic Japanese food (the staff is Chinese) in a very sober and cheapish decor. Very ordinary food and service.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  29/10/2006 10:46

Not so authentic Japanese food (the staff is Chinese) in a very sober ...

Not so authentic Japanese food (the staff is Chinese) in a very sober and cheapish decor. Very ordinary food and service.

Restaurant La Bottega

Rue de l'Enseignement 35-37 1000 BRUSSELS (CENTER)
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  22/10/2006 18:03

Big restaurant with a decoration closer to what is found in Italy than...

Big restaurant with a decoration closer to what is found in Italy than outside Italy. Excellent food, pretty extensive menu and very reasonable price. It is also one of the few restaurants open in the evening that neighbourhood.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  22/10/2006 18:03

Big restaurant with a decoration closer to what is found in Italy than...

Big restaurant with a decoration closer to what is found in Italy than outside Italy. Excellent food, pretty extensive menu and very reasonable price. It is also one of the few restaurants open in the evening that neighbourhood.

Restaurant Thai Coffee

Rue du Congrès 50 1000 BRUSSELS (CENTER)
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  17/10/2006 18:22

One of the best Thai restaurant where I have been in Brussels. Housed ...

One of the best Thai restaurant where I have been in Brussels. Housed in a beautiful "maison de maitre" with classical columns and nice ceiling mouldings, the decoration is modern but fitting with the house. The kitchen is visible from everyone, right at the entrance. The cooking make an ingenuous use of herbs and spices. The menu isn't very long, but there are as many dishes in the daily menu on the board, which is good for regular patrons. Prices are very reasonable (8 to 11 euro for a main dish). The only drawback is that the restaurant is rather small and close at 6pm (but opens non stop before that since 7am !), so it is not the place to meet with lots of friends or go out in the evening. Perfect for a face-to-face lunch or a quick bite alone.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  17/10/2006 18:22

One of the best Thai restaurant where I have been in Brussels. Housed ...

One of the best Thai restaurant where I have been in Brussels. Housed in a beautiful "maison de maitre" with classical columns and nice ceiling mouldings, the decoration is modern but fitting with the house. The kitchen is visible from everyone, right at the entrance. The cooking make an ingenuous use of herbs and spices. The menu isn't very long, but there are as many dishes in the daily menu on the board, which is good for regular patrons. Prices are very reasonable (8 to 11 euro for a main dish). The only drawback is that the restaurant is rather small and close at 6pm (but opens non stop before that since 7am !), so it is not the place to meet with lots of friends or go out in the evening. Perfect for a face-to-face lunch or a quick bite alone.

Restaurant Vincent

Rue des Dominicains 8-10 1000 BRUSSELS (CENTER)
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  08/10/2006 21:58

I was very disappointed by this restaurant. Service was extremely slow...

I was very disappointed by this restaurant. Service was extremely slow and unattentive (it took 30min before ordering !). The atmosphere was traditional but not exceptional. Tables were much too near from each others. The menu didn't have much choice and wasn't original at all. Avoid if possible.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  08/10/2006 21:58

I was very disappointed by this restaurant. Service was extremely slow...

I was very disappointed by this restaurant. Service was extremely slow and unattentive (it took 30min before ordering !). The atmosphere was traditional but not exceptional. Tables were much too near from each others. The menu didn't have much choice and wasn't original at all. Avoid if possible.

Restaurant Take Sushi

Boulevard Charlemagne 21 1040 ETTERBEEK
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  03/10/2006 17:41

This restaurant is a dilema. First of all the Japanese staff wasn't ve...

This restaurant is a dilema. First of all the Japanese staff wasn't very friendly, either by Japanese or Belgian standard. The house is nice, but doesn't have the atmosphere for a Japanese restaurant (too traditional). The owner certainly hasn't tried very hard to give it a nice Japanese feel. The tables and chairs are as basic as it gets, and nothing more than two giant red umbrellas remind us of Japan. The food is the most difficult to rate, because it really depends on what you order. The sushi were delicious, even for someone who has been to Japan. We were "forced" to take the "dinner course" along with the sushi, and to be frank the quality of the side dishes was quite low. The tempura were so bad that we couldn't finish them (never had such bad tempura before). Furthermore, most dishes were overpriced. 25 to 30 euro for a bento or tonkatsu, that's 5x the price in Tokyo ! Agreed that imported products are dearer, but twice, not 5 times. Conclusion, good for sushi (price-wise too), but avoid the rest. Go at lunchtime rather than dinner as it is cheaper and you won't have to take the full course.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  03/10/2006 17:41

This restaurant is a dilema. First of all the Japanese staff wasn't ve...

This restaurant is a dilema. First of all the Japanese staff wasn't very friendly, either by Japanese or Belgian standard. The house is nice, but doesn't have the atmosphere for a Japanese restaurant (too traditional). The owner certainly hasn't tried very hard to give it a nice Japanese feel. The tables and chairs are as basic as it gets, and nothing more than two giant red umbrellas remind us of Japan. The food is the most difficult to rate, because it really depends on what you order. The sushi were delicious, even for someone who has been to Japan. We were "forced" to take the "dinner course" along with the sushi, and to be frank the quality of the side dishes was quite low. The tempura were so bad that we couldn't finish them (never had such bad tempura before). Furthermore, most dishes were overpriced. 25 to 30 euro for a bento or tonkatsu, that's 5x the price in Tokyo ! Agreed that imported products are dearer, but twice, not 5 times. Conclusion, good for sushi (price-wise too), but avoid the rest. Go at lunchtime rather than dinner as it is cheaper and you won't have to take the full course.

Restaurant Le Coq En Pate

Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  24/09/2006 18:09

Very pleasant decor and excellent food. Highly recommened....

Very pleasant decor and excellent food. Highly recommened.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  24/09/2006 18:09

Very pleasant decor and excellent food. Highly recommened....

Very pleasant decor and excellent food. Highly recommened.

Restaurant Confucius

Rue Capitaine Crespel 10 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  20/09/2006 20:41

A good choice for a Chinese restaurant. The decor is simple but nice a...

A good choice for a Chinese restaurant. The decor is simple but nice and mixes Belgian and Chinese elements artfully. The small 'Tong Shi' dishes mentioned on the website were not on the paper menu, though.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  20/09/2006 20:41

A good choice for a Chinese restaurant. The decor is simple but nice a...

A good choice for a Chinese restaurant. The decor is simple but nice and mixes Belgian and Chinese elements artfully. The small 'Tong Shi' dishes mentioned on the website were not on the paper menu, though.

Restaurant Brasserie Jaloa

Place Sainte Catherine 5-7 1000 BRUSSELS (CENTER)
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  13/08/2006 11:07

Pretty god restaurant on the whole, without being exceptional. Inventi...

Pretty god restaurant on the whole, without being exceptional. Inventive cooking and friendly staff. Nice list of teas.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  13/08/2006 11:07

Pretty god restaurant on the whole, without being exceptional. Inventi...

Pretty god restaurant on the whole, without being exceptional. Inventive cooking and friendly staff. Nice list of teas.

Restaurant La Porte Des Indes

Avenue Louise 455 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  12/08/2006 12:11

Very nice decoration and presentation. The food quality varies dependi...

Very nice decoration and presentation. The food quality varies depending on the dishes. The Chicken Madras and Tandoori Chicken were really tasty, but some others like the vegetable curry or salmon curry (yes, salmon in an Indian restaurant !) left to be desired. A bit overpriced for the quality.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  12/08/2006 12:11

Very nice decoration and presentation. The food quality varies dependi...

Very nice decoration and presentation. The food quality varies depending on the dishes. The Chicken Madras and Tandoori Chicken were really tasty, but some others like the vegetable curry or salmon curry (yes, salmon in an Indian restaurant !) left to be desired. A bit overpriced for the quality.

Restaurant Izaka-ya

Chaussée de Vleurgat 123 1000 BRUSSELS (CENTER)
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  05/08/2006 20:51

One of the rare Japanese restaurants in Belgium managed by real Japane...

One of the rare Japanese restaurants in Belgium managed by real Japanese and with a quite authentic atmosphere. The menu is diversified, but does not serve food typically found in izakaya in Japan. This is more "fast-food" Japanese food, like donburi, tonkatsu, kara-age, omerice, ramen, udon or the like. They even have 'bento' (lunch boxes with a bit of everything). Prices are reasonable. Mostly frequented by Japanese expats.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  05/08/2006 20:51

One of the rare Japanese restaurants in Belgium managed by real Japane...

One of the rare Japanese restaurants in Belgium managed by real Japanese and with a quite authentic atmosphere. The menu is diversified, but does not serve food typically found in izakaya in Japan. This is more "fast-food" Japanese food, like donburi, tonkatsu, kara-age, omerice, ramen, udon or the like. They even have 'bento' (lunch boxes with a bit of everything). Prices are reasonable. Mostly frequented by Japanese expats.

Restaurant Mitsui Teppan Yaki

rue de Prévot 86 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  01/08/2006 23:54

Reasonably authentic Japanese food, with a varied menu (that's the les...

Reasonably authentic Japanese food, with a varied menu (that's the less authentic part as Japanese restaurant in Japan normally specialise in one kind of dish). The staff isn't Japanese though and doesn't speak Japanese nor Dutch and not all can speak French well either. The atmosphere is "teppanyaki" (big shared table), with ordinary tables and an outside terrace as well. Like many other Japanese restaurants in Brussels the decoration isn't exceptional.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  01/08/2006 23:54

Reasonably authentic Japanese food, with a varied menu (that's the les...

Reasonably authentic Japanese food, with a varied menu (that's the less authentic part as Japanese restaurant in Japan normally specialise in one kind of dish). The staff isn't Japanese though and doesn't speak Japanese nor Dutch and not all can speak French well either. The atmosphere is "teppanyaki" (big shared table), with ordinary tables and an outside terrace as well. Like many other Japanese restaurants in Brussels the decoration isn't exceptional.

Restaurant La Bottega

Rue de l'Enseignement 35-37 1000 BRUSSELS (CENTER)
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  07/07/2006 19:32

Nice Italian restaurant with an actual Italian atmosphere and a menu t...

Nice Italian restaurant with an actual Italian atmosphere and a menu that goes beyond the regular pasta and pizza. You can for example try 'orechiete with chiken lever and mushroom', scalipine or saltimbocca. Prices aren't excessive and the quality is high. A place you won't regret.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  07/07/2006 19:32

Nice Italian restaurant with an actual Italian atmosphere and a menu t...

Nice Italian restaurant with an actual Italian atmosphere and a menu that goes beyond the regular pasta and pizza. You can for example try 'orechiete with chiken lever and mushroom', scalipine or saltimbocca. Prices aren't excessive and the quality is high. A place you won't regret.

Restaurant Madou's Folie

Rue de la Presse 23 1000 BRUSSELS (CENTER)
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  15/06/2006 22:41

Very plesant and warm atmosphere, delicious and original French and It...

Very plesant and warm atmosphere, delicious and original French and Italian food, and attentive service. One of the best restaurants of the area.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  15/06/2006 22:41

Very plesant and warm atmosphere, delicious and original French and It...

Very plesant and warm atmosphere, delicious and original French and Italian food, and attentive service. One of the best restaurants of the area.

Restaurant Et Qui Va Ramener Le Chien?

Rue de Rollebeek ( SABLON ) 2 1000 BRUSSELS (CENTER)
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  10/06/2006 21:53

Very pleasant modern decor, excellent fusion cuisine and good service....

Very pleasant modern decor, excellent fusion cuisine and good service. What's more the area is one of the most appealing in central Brussels and the restaurant has a nice terrace.

Julian Bb
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Reviewed on  10/06/2006 21:53

Very pleasant modern decor, excellent fusion cuisine and good service....

Very pleasant modern decor, excellent fusion cuisine and good service. What's more the area is one of the most appealing in central Brussels and the restaurant has a nice terrace.

Restaurant Pasta Commedia

Av. J.et P.Carsoel 3 1180 UCCLE
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Reviewed on  08/06/2006 18:56

This restaurant's cooking is could qualify as international and contem...

This restaurant's cooking is could qualify as international and contemporary rather than strictly Italian when we see such dishes as tuna steak. Whatever you choose, you will be delighted. The decoration is among the most original of its kind in Brussels. A place to quickly add to your list of favourites...

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  08/06/2006 18:56

This restaurant's cooking is could qualify as international and contem...

This restaurant's cooking is could qualify as international and contemporary rather than strictly Italian when we see such dishes as tuna steak. Whatever you choose, you will be delighted. The decoration is among the most original of its kind in Brussels. A place to quickly add to your list of favourites...

Restaurant Blue Elephant - L'elephant Bleu

Chée.de Waterloo 1120 1180 UCCLE
Julian Bb
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Reviewed on  01/05/2006 12:36

This little off-the-beaten-track restaurant was a real surprise. The t...

This little off-the-beaten-track restaurant was a real surprise. The tiny facade dissimulate a jungle of orchids and tropical plants in a very deep building. There is a small bamboo garden at the end. I tried the Sunday lunch buffet, and I must say that I wasn't disappointed by a single one of the dishes. The restaurant being long and narrow doesn't facilitate the passage back and forth to the buffet. We could deplore that the staff is not very attentive, and we had to remind them 3 times of the tea we ordered. Many waitresses also have a poor command of both French and English.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  01/05/2006 12:36

This little off-the-beaten-track restaurant was a real surprise. The t...

This little off-the-beaten-track restaurant was a real surprise. The tiny facade dissimulate a jungle of orchids and tropical plants in a very deep building. There is a small bamboo garden at the end. I tried the Sunday lunch buffet, and I must say that I wasn't disappointed by a single one of the dishes. The restaurant being long and narrow doesn't facilitate the passage back and forth to the buffet. We could deplore that the staff is not very attentive, and we had to remind them 3 times of the tea we ordered. Many waitresses also have a poor command of both French and English.

Restaurant L'aubergesves

Pourrain 4 5340 GESVES
Julian Bb
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Reviewed on  16/04/2006 21:22

Very nice decor, good wines and original desserts. However, we were a ...

Very nice decor, good wines and original desserts. However, we were a bit disappointed by the lamb (too many nerves, which is unacceptable for a gastronomic restaurant). Service can be a bit slow and unattentive too for this price range.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  16/04/2006 21:22

Very nice decor, good wines and original desserts. However, we were a ...

Very nice decor, good wines and original desserts. However, we were a bit disappointed by the lamb (too many nerves, which is unacceptable for a gastronomic restaurant). Service can be a bit slow and unattentive too for this price range.

Restaurant Au Jardin D'italia

Avenue Jean Materne 174 5100 JAMBES
Julian Bb
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Reviewed on  06/03/2006 14:31

True Italian restaurant in a beautifully decorated Belgian "Maison de ...

True Italian restaurant in a beautifully decorated Belgian "Maison de Maître". The menu is not limited to pasta and pizza, but also to Italian meat and fish dishes. Even the bottled water is from Italy. Big portions and excellent quality of food.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  06/03/2006 14:31

True Italian restaurant in a beautifully decorated Belgian "Maison de ...

True Italian restaurant in a beautifully decorated Belgian "Maison de Maître". The menu is not limited to pasta and pizza, but also to Italian meat and fish dishes. Even the bottled water is from Italy. Big portions and excellent quality of food.

Restaurant Shogun

Rue Capitaine Crespel 10 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
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Reviewed on  23/02/2006 19:08

After living several years in Japan, I was quite disappointed by this ...

After living several years in Japan, I was quite disappointed by this Japanese restaurant. In fact, the staff is not even Japanese. None of the things I tried (tempuro, udon...) taste half as good as in Japan, except the miso soup, tsukemono and green tea, which are bought ready-made in supermarkets. The rice is not even Japanese but some other poor quality one (cheap Chinese ?). Service was ok, although the staff didn't speak much French, English or Japanese. The decor was very ordinary, but not so bad.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  23/02/2006 19:08

After living several years in Japan, I was quite disappointed by this ...

After living several years in Japan, I was quite disappointed by this Japanese restaurant. In fact, the staff is not even Japanese. None of the things I tried (tempuro, udon...) taste half as good as in Japan, except the miso soup, tsukemono and green tea, which are bought ready-made in supermarkets. The rice is not even Japanese but some other poor quality one (cheap Chinese ?). Service was ok, although the staff didn't speak much French, English or Japanese. The decor was very ordinary, but not so bad.

Restaurant Seoul

Rue Capitaine Crespel 14 1050 IXELLES
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  16/02/2006 18:47

This is one of the rare Korean restaurants in Brussels, and I was rath...

This is one of the rare Korean restaurants in Brussels, and I was rather disappointed, after being used to Korean food in Japan and Korea. The meat came bathing in oil, and the sashimi half-frozen. Nothing exceptional about the decor or the service.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  16/02/2006 18:47

This is one of the rare Korean restaurants in Brussels, and I was rath...

This is one of the rare Korean restaurants in Brussels, and I was rather disappointed, after being used to Korean food in Japan and Korea. The meat came bathing in oil, and the sashimi half-frozen. Nothing exceptional about the decor or the service.

Restaurant Primo Primo

Rue de la Halle 11/13 5000 NAMUR
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Reviewed on  13/02/2006 11:06

Pretty good Tex-Mex, and one of the few in the region of Namur. There ...

Pretty good Tex-Mex, and one of the few in the region of Namur. There is enough choice in the menu to please everyone (even vegetarians). Many cocktails, alcohols and wines. Good decoration and service. Not perfect, but on the whole a very good choice.

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  13/02/2006 11:06

Pretty good Tex-Mex, and one of the few in the region of Namur. There ...

Pretty good Tex-Mex, and one of the few in the region of Namur. There is enough choice in the menu to please everyone (even vegetarians). Many cocktails, alcohols and wines. Good decoration and service. Not perfect, but on the whole a very good choice.

Restaurant Chez Chen

Rue Borgnet 8 5000 NAMUR
Julian Bb
JulianBb
Reviewed on  09/02/2006 13:53

One of the best Chinese restaurant I have tried worldwide. Their Pekin...

One of the best Chinese restaurant I have tried worldwide. Their Peking Duck beats anything I have tried in China. Copious portions are affordable price. Dedicated service and fine Western-style decoration with well-integrated Chinese elements. The only downside is that the restaurant is a bit small, and can get noisy when crowded (i.e. often).

Julian Bb
17 Favorites
40 Reviews
Reviewed on  09/02/2006 13:53

One of the best Chinese restaurant I have tried worldwide. Their Pekin...

One of the best Chinese restaurant I have tried worldwide. Their Peking Duck beats anything I have tried in China. Copious portions are affordable price. Dedicated service and fine Western-style decoration with well-integrated Chinese elements. The only downside is that the restaurant is a bit small, and can get noisy when crowded (i.e. often).