Exploring the world one bite at a time

Day: September 4, 2013

Zuki Sushi: “Horrible sushi restaurant”

We ended up in this restaurant because of a Groupon deal. The Groupon deal claimed that for only 30 euro you would get a Japanese meal for two persons worth 73 euro. That’s one hell of a deal. To good to be true? Of course it was!

The interior of the restaurant isn’t much to speak of. They try to create an oriental feeling in which they more of less succeed, but the room is very dark.

We started of well enough with basic miso soup which was fine. The sushi boat, supposedly worth 73 euro, looked ok, but the sushi was really terrible. The rice was super dry and the little fish served, chewy and not that fresh. There were only four pieces of nigiri sushi on the boat and the sashimi was nowhere to be found. This boat was at best worth 30 euro. Nowhere near the 73 euro we were promised (which I didn’t expected, it’s Groupon afterall). The sushi rolls were very clumsy made and not at all refined. I had to drink lots of water to swallow the sushi, because it was so dry.

As an avid sushi lover, I was appalled. Possibly people using the groupon deal will have their first sushi experience in this restaurant and will think this is the real deal. One advice: skip this restaurant all together.

A plus: the girl who served us was very friendly.

Zuki Sushi, Sint-Paulusplaats 21, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 489 33 43 55

Visited September 2013. You can find my review about Zuki Sushi also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 2/5, atmosphere 3/5, service 4/5, food 1/5.

Nanaban: “Authentic ramen in Zaventem”

Nanaban serves excellent and authentic ramen. The service isn’t much to speak of. We had dinner outdoor and had to go and take our own ramen bowls inside. But we didn’t mind, actually, because the food is cheap. Choice is certainly limited, but the ramen is very tasty. The interior reminded us of the typical places we visited when in Japan. Ramen is Japanese fast food: quick but delicious.

Don’t go eat here when you want a romantic evening. Ideal for a quick lunch or dinner, when you don’t have too much time. The restaurant is nearby the train station of Zaventem and located on a square surrounded by other restaurants. Which is nice if you want to have a drink or desert afterwards.

Nanaban, Heldenplein, Zaventem, Belgium
+32 475 43 57 30

Visited September 2013. You can find my review about Nanaban also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, atmosphere 3/5, service 3/5, food 5/5.