Only having been open for 6months – and already it is a very busy spot! It is so popular in fact – that you HAVE to have a reservation!!
We had tried to be *walk in’s* the previous week – but no reservation = no chance… so we had meandered on to Chez Max… and vowed to make a reservation to go back to Maru – Korean Kitchen
So here we were – Sarah, M, Mr Draper and myself… wadding through rain and the imminent thunderstorm that was threatening brussels on a Wednesday evening (the night before Ascension Thursday and day off for some of us)…
The decor of the restaurant is minimalist – wooden tables with just the basics (wooden spoon and wooden chopsticks)…. and the staff (bless them) speak English 🙂
We were the first to arrive at the restaurant at 7pm – but within half an hour – every table and chair was fully occupied (once, again – it just goes to show how popular they are) and also, within a few minutes of our drinks showing up at the table…the skies opened up and the thunderstorm made its feelings known (all for about 10minutes or so).
We *needed* some nibbles before our mains arrived and we opted to share a portion of fried dumplings and steamed dumplings – DELICOUS
The real *showstopped* was the BBQ beef & the BBQ vegetables that were done at the table for us (you can also opt to have it cooked in the kitchen if you prefer)…. but we wanted the full experience and this was a real show & delight…
I have to confess that my camera battery died after my first 2 pictures… so I had to rely on my friendly friend to use her iPhone to take a few food shots so that we could provide *more* to share.
Would I go back? Probably – it is a fun place, the food has a bit of a spicy kick to it and the staff are friendly!
address: 510 Chaussee de Waterloo, 1050, Brussels, BELGIUM
telephone: +32 2 346 1111
www.restomaru.be (under construction)
Closed on Mondays