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Konchu, the New Gastro Spot in Ixelles失

Konchu, the New Gastro Spot in Ixelles失
We tested Konchu in Ixelles

Updated on April 13, 2024 by pierre

We recently explored a restaurant that we've had on our list for months! This little gem is found in the lively Saint-Boniface neighborhood and stands out completely from its neighbors on the sidewalk. Konchu reinvents traditional Japanese cuisine with a touch of Belgian eccentricity. And we can say that the result is up to the challenge!

Prepare to be seduced by this new gem of the Brussels gastronomic scene! 踝

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????Culinary Discovery: Konchu, the New Gastro Spot in Ixelles

If you're looking for a unique dining experience that subtly blends Japanese tradition with a Belgian twist, then Konchu is the place to be! Nestled at 20 rue Ernest Solvay in Brussels, this restaurant offers a culinary adventure that will delight your taste buds and awaken your senses. 20 rue Ernest Solvay in Brussels

Meeting with the Founders:

Raphael and Elie, the spirits behind Konchu, met in a rather unusual way at the top of Mount Fuji, while meditating. A spiritual connection took place, inspiring them to join forces in the world of entrepreneurship. In fact, their shared passion for Japanese cuisine and their desire to share it were the real driving forces behind the creation of Konchu.

We tested Konchu in Ixelles
We tested Konchu in Ixelles

????The Soul of Konchu:

At Konchu, authenticity meets innovation. The restaurant is imbued with a warm atmosphere, inspired by the canteens of our childhood, with a touch of Japanese design. The building itself, designed by Belgian Art Nouveau architect Ernest Blerot, adds a historic dimension to this modern dining experience. And let's not forget Konchu himself, our little beetle mascot, symbol of their commitment to balanced and sustainable meals.

The interior of the Konchu restaurant

Konchu's Kitchen:

On the menu, you will find a selection of iconic Japanese dishes, headlined by the famous Kare Raisu or Japanese curry. Prepared with locally grown vegetables and served with rice or udon, this comforting dish is a must-try. But don't stop there, Konchu also offers a variety of sharing dishes, from okonomiyaki to Japanese barbecue dishes, all made with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

  • Okonomiyaki Chicon 14.00 (Caramelized endives, crispy Ganda ham.)
  • Cauliflower Tempura 13.00 (Coated with sumac, marinated red onions, lacto-fermented blueberries.)
  • Lamb Polenta Miso 23.00 (Lamb cooked at low temperature on the barbecue, miso polenta, demi-glace sauce.)
  • KFC Sticky 12.00 (Konchu fried chicken, spicy and sticky grapefruit sauce.)
  • American 19.00 (Beef tartare, pear kimchi, watercress, smoked brioche.)
  • Sea Bass Ochazuke 17.00 (Bass, rice, bancha hojicha tea, daikon, ginger.)

The menu changes regularly, which is why the menu in the restaurant is on a QR code and not a paper version.

Our opinion on Konchu

There were 3 of us, so we tried almost all the dishes on the menu (with the exception of asparagus, unfortunately out of stock that day, and gray shrimp), we can guarantee that itEvery bite at Konchu was an explosion of flavors. From crispy fried chicken to comforting Japanese curry, each dish is prepared with care and attention to detail.

Little extra if you are looking for a nice aperitif, consider the Sake! You will be pleasantly surprised.

As for dessert, the chocolate one was better than the mochis. But that remains our personal opinion

So we ate: starter, main course, dessert, accompanied by a beer and tea, all for around 40 euros per person. We are fully satisfied with the value for money and are already planning our next visit to test the next menu. It is also good to note that Konchu operates double service per evening and tables must be vacated by 21:00 p.m.

we tested Konchu in Ixelles
we tested Konchu in Ixelles

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Practical information :

Konchu is open Wednesday to Saturday for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 14:30 p.m. and for dinner from 18:30 p.m. to 22:00 p.m. Be sure to book in advance, as this little gastronomic gem tends to sell out quickly!

In summary, if you are looking for a memorable dining experience in Brussels, Konchu is the place you should definitely go. Come and enjoy a delicious Japanese curry and discover why Konchu has quickly become the new landmark for fusion cuisine lovers in Ixelles and beyond! 梗失

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pierre

Barely a foot in the Belgian capital, Pierre launches "InsideBrussels.be", the idea is simple: "What to do? Where to go eat or have a drink?" Entrepreneur at heart, this is not his first project! Far from there. Like wine, with time the project improves! Pierre does not hesitate to share his favorites and his best addresses of Brussels restaurants that he could recommend to you with his eyes closed.