Yoko Japanese Restaurant

In the space where Le Macaron used to be – is now a new and wonderful Japanese Restaurant called Yoko.

I ventured out there last night … walking in the rain (with an umbrella)… with squelching sandals (don’t you hate it when your sandals get all wet and every step that you take emits the most embarrassing sound???)

Arriving at 7pm, meant that I was the first person in the restaurant – but I was greeted like an old friend (even if they have only been open for 3 weeks and had never seen me before!)

The interior decor is smart and refined and definitely upgraded with a wonderful zen feeling.

yoko interior

Within a few minutes, Ms Communications joined me and we settled down with a bowl of Edamane Beans (4.50€) and

Yoko edamane beans

some ASAHI Japanese Beer (4€)

Yoko Asahi

From here – we both wanted to check out their sushi offerings – with Ms C ordering a portion of the Sake (Salmon) Sashimi

so fresh - that you could use your chopsticks to slice it up!!
so fresh – that you could use your chopsticks to slice it up!!

and I opted for the Ebi California rolls (deep friend prawns with avocado)

I could have eaten this all night!!
I could have eaten this all night!!

Both were super delicious… and fresh fresh FRESH!!

We had ordered a RAMEN dish each (noodle broth with bread chicken 12,50€ and one with prawns) – but the owner/chef/manager came over and informed us that if we were eating sushi as well – he would rather recommend making ONE RAMEN bowl for us (but would place it in 2 bowls)… as this main dish is quite big!

His recommendation was PERFECT – as even half of this dish was MORE than enough!

this is supposed to be a *half* portion... more than enough for me!!!
this is supposed to be a *half* portion… more than enough for me!!!

The whole meal, sushi, 2 beers each, Ramen and edamane bean nibbles was 54€ for 2 people… which I must admit is a very decent priced meal!

Would I go back again? DEFINITELY! The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was fresh, tasty and nothing could be faulted. And it is reasonably priced!

As they have just opened – they don’t yet have a website… and although they don’t officially offer a take-away menu, you can pop in and place an order to take-away (something that I will definitely consider!!)

YOKO

address: 1 Rue du Mail, Ixelles, 1050 Brussels BELGIUM

telephone: +32 2 539 29 21

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