Osaka Restaurant (Antwerp)

© Janne Gooiker

  • Date
  • share

Discreet on the outside, stylish on the inside. A little like the very best Japanese wine bars, behind this ordinary-looking corner facade on the N1 13 highway, you’ll find ultra-minimalist, city-slicker decor that combines stainless steel, concrete, wood and neon lights. And who will you find backstage? David Copmans and Lynn Schevelbenbos, and in the kitchen, Kirsten Sprokkelenburg, who is also responsible for Camino, and who gives free rein to her Asian inspirations. Ordered via QR code (sigh!): an almost overly aesthetic scallop carpaccio with sunchoke chips; spicy pork, shrimp and ginger dim sum that really hits the mark; life-giving hand-cut steak tartare surfing on small pieces of toasted bread – even if the chef was a little heavy-handed with the aioli; before a first-rate, cherry-stuffed cream puff with vanilla cream sauce. // Janjan Bon

FEELING THIRSTY? Natural wines of course, with Daan Guelinckx, the city’s favorite sommelier, in charge of the selection: Cotillon des Dames, a white from Johnny Peeron (€70), Olla Rouge, a red from Matassa (€57).
PRICE: Small plates €10-16, amuse-bouche option with miso soup and a plate €18.

Save this spot in the Fooding app, available on iOS! Download it now in the app store.

The 2nd edition of the Belgium guide is available for pre-order!

Discover the latest selection of the Kingdom’s 350 best addresses (restaurants, bars, cellars, shops and bedrooms), an award’s list celebrating this year’s favorite spots, and a magazine section featuring 16 articles exploring the margins of the food world, its hidden stories and some of its most taboo subjects.

2024 Le Fooding Belgium guide frontcover
Pre-order now!

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… And after conquering France, Belgium is Le Fooding guide’s latest playground!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.