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Where to eat Japanese in Brussels: Sakagura restaurant

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Spring is finally here and Summer is just around the corner, which automatically means lighter cuisine, with more fresh fruits and veggies, fish and rice. An instant association to lighter food is rich and delicious Japanese cuisine, based on rice, miso soup, fish, seafood, sashimi, sushi pickled vegetables, and vegetables cooked in broth. In case none of this pumps up your appetite, Japanese cuisine has more decadent things to offer such as deep-fried seafood and vegetables, noodles and meat-based dishes such as tonkatsu. Hungry yet? Allow me to present you the most delicious domburi and edamame in Brussels, which you can find only at Sakagura restaurant.

Photo credit © ArtritWondpradu
Photo credit © ArtritWondpradu
Sakagura Japanese Restaurant
Sakagura Japanese Restaurant
Rue du Marais 15, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Located at the very heart of Brussels, in the city center, not far from the Grand Place and shopping streets, Sakagura Japanese restaurant is a perfect little hidden gem. The restaurant is rather small and cosy, giving you a sense of warmth yet the clean, white interior really makes you feel as if you arrived in Japan. The place is a great option for a nice, calm lunch which will definitely brighten your busy day. In case you decide to take a seat during lunch time, be aware that it is most often very crowded, which testifies to the deliciousness of the cuisine. Therefore, the ideal thing would be to arrive slightly before the lunch crowd a keep a table for you and your friends. You can also try to call in advance and book a table.

Grand-Place de Bruxelles
Grand-Place de Bruxelles
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Photo credit © Elena Danilenku
Photo credit © Elena Danilenku

Apart from the rich lunch and dinner menu of Sakagura restaurant, including decadent rice bowls with tuna, salmon, eel and fried vegetables, edamame, gyoza, tempura and many others, Sakagura restaurant has the most amazing daily take out menu, which is extremely convenient for people who are working nearby. Every day, you can check the Sakagura restaurant website  and see the updated daily take away lunch menu, consisting either of don of the day (big rice bowl with different combinations of fish and chicken and vegetables) or bento of the day (lunch box). What is even better is that Sakagura always has the freshly prepared bowl ready for you. The best part? The price of the don of the day is only 6 euros! And trust me, portions are so large than you may want to leave some for tomorrow.

Photo credit © ElenaDanilenku
Photo credit © ElenaDanilenku

However, if you end up in Sakagura restaurant of Brussels and you do not feel particularly hungry, you may help yourself with traditional sake, and a variety of side dishes such as gyoza, delicious Japanese dumplings, chicken tatsua, kaiso (seaweed salad), yama kurage(jellyfish) and edamame which all cost no more than 4 euros.

Great, light and fresh Japanese cuisine with the most affordable prices in the heart of Brussels is more than enough reason to eat at Sakagura restaurant.


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Lejla Dizdarevic

Lejla Dizdarevic

I am Lejla, from Serbia, passionate about writing, radio and theatre. I would love to show you the hidden gems of my beloved Balkan countries.

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