While we recently announced the closure of the emblematic restaurant Bruneau of chef Maxime Maziers, it is a Brussels institution of a completely different kind that is leaving us. This is the well-known Japanese address in the city center, Kumiko Izakaya.
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Kumiko Izakaya is no more
The place located rue de l’Aalst, in the Dansaert district, was known for its festive atmosphere, its Japanese izakaya and its sumptuous terrace nestled in a small square hidden from view. It was the ideal address for a meeting between friends, for a date or simply to come and have a beer after work. So it is necessarily with a small pinch in the heart that we learn of the closure of Kumiko Izakaya. The address’s official website now appears offline and it reads in capital letters preceded by a red cross “permanently closed” on their Instagram page.
According to the Dutch-language media Bruzz, the owner of the premises did not wish to comment for the moment. But a bankruptcy procedure for the restaurant would have been initiated. The address which had opened in 2017 was often full and the last Instagram post even concerned a request to recruit students to join the team in the kitchen. So even if nothing will replace their famous ramens, gyozas, donburi and fried chicken (sometimes certainly long to arrive) against a background of music and cocktails, we have still listed our best addresses for Japanese food in Brussels to console you a little. ..
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