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Istas

Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
+32 (0)26570511
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Ranked #5 of 24 restaurants in Overijse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Leuven, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

great steaks, typical old style belgian restaurant. you need a car to get there. waiters all wear long aprons

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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Well known brasserie in a street full of them, Istas is an institution. The place has been in business for generations. Food is generally pretty good in the classic "steak frites" Belgian mould. Great wine and beer. Prices are reasonable and portions ample. Istas is pretty much always full so clearly it's popular. The waiters are all characters so do... More

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Brussels
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is the best restaurant for brasserie type atmosphere with friendliest staff you could wish for . A 'carte' which they never change such is the success it has with clients . When we drive back into Brussels after a stay in Southern Europe we never fail to stop over here for a meal before going home .. because it... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Whatever time of day you go, even later in the evening, you are made very welcome. Good traditional Belgian food now rarely found, served in authentic surroundings on the edge of the forest, makes this something of an institution, Staff are friendly and helpful despite always being very busy. Have visited many times and never been let down. Has own... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Istas serves very good traditional Belgian food in a typical brasserie which hasn't changed much over the years, and you get the feeling of going back a few decades when you cross the doorstep. There is a lot of choice and variety on the menu with typical Belgian dishes, and I particularly recommend the coquelet à l'estragon and the variety... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Going to Istas is always a pleasure, first "boterhammen met plattekaas" with a kriek and as main dish a excellent steak with french fries and a salad this all for a very reasonable price. It can't get much better than this for a Belgian Brasserie.

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Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We went to Istas with a group of friends. Some of them locals. We had the steak dish which comes with frites and a salad all for a reasonable price. Everyone enjoyed whatever they ordered. Istas is where all the locals go for good food.

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Overijse, Belgium
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I like to have a meal here from time to time because you can have good food, a friendly and quick service for a very reasonable price. Don't expect haute-cuisine, but nice home-style food from a belgian mother's kitchen. Their game-dishes during the game-season are also very good. I had the deerstew and it was a delight.

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Brussels
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We tend to regularly alternate between this restaurant and its next door neighbour, La Foret. We can never really make up our minds which offers the best value Belgian food. Both are very good. When our children were younger La Foret used to often win the family vote, simply because they provide crayons and colouring sheets to keep children amused.... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Service was quick enough and waiters were proficient and welcoming. Food was good and portion size was exactly as needed. Really, eerything was just in an order we expected. Their facilities are very clean and convenient for people, who will come there with a little one. We'll certainly come to Istas once more, if we'll be somewhere in that area.

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