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Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
+32 (0)26570511
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, buzzy atmosphere

This place is always busy, lunch or dinner. The staff are friendly and efficient and the food is good. We normally go for the ham hock or steak and always happy. Both come with a very generous portion of delicious chips and there's a very decent range of beers on offer too. A great place to eat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
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Overijse, Belgium
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Overijse, Belgium
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This place is always busy, lunch or dinner. The staff are friendly and efficient and the food is good. We normally go for the ham hock or steak and always happy. Both come with a very generous portion of delicious chips and there's a very decent range of beers on offer too. A great place to eat.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Sad to say things have been falling apart lately in the restaurant. The food is still very good value for money even though prices have gone up a bit after the summer and as good as it always was. But service can now be very variable. The older waiters slave away whilst there is a younger waiter that regularly spends... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Especially in Summer, when you can sit outside on the terasse or in the Garden it is very nice. You find a hughe variety of local belgian dishes, together with a vast choice of beers and all of this just avfew km outside the brussels city center. Until now, also no tourists have been spotted there, so you meet locals.... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Istas as a real brasserie feel - it's not intimate but it's busy and buzzing and personally I feel more relaxed in that atmosphere then when I need to whisper to my guests to avoid death stares! The food is classic but well executed, the service professional but not cloying. Don't expect romantic, but it's thoroughly enjoyable

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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We have eaten at Istas many times and always been more than happy. We visited again last night and it came up to the standard expected. Good value bottle of Bordeaux. Game pate and a salad to start. Venison fillet with classic accompaniment for main. Good service makes this a reliable treat on the outskirts of Brussels.

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overijse
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

quality and price are very good.very good atmosphere, excellent outside sitting. Good to come with friends , family .Very Belgian cooked stake and "frites"

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Luxembourg
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Istas is a restaurant that has been around for decades- and the interior has hardly changed. That is a great positive as it makes the place unique and pleasant for a brasserie style dinner. The waiters (used to be big ladies decades ago) are friendly and efficient. The big draw back is the quality of the meat. There are two... More 

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Brussels
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114 reviews 114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Been going her for years. Sometimes it is full and the service can be slow but that is the only complaint. Staff are always nice. Food always better. Their menu is great. I love the onion soup in Winter. Cheese fondues are great as are their mushrooms on toast. Steaks are great, all sauces are also great, green beans are... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Simple but hearty Belgian food ( don't come looking for haute cuisine ) served in an authentic brasserie setting. Istas is made by its long time staff who remain friendly and efficient ( most of the time ). The atmosphere is often frenetic, but as a guest you never feel rushed.

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Leuven, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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

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  • Address: Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Overijse
  • Phone Number: +32 (0)26570511

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