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Viva M'Boma

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Rue de Flandre 17, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02.512.15.93
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant, but don't go if you are squeamish

This is an offal restaurant. If you don't like offal, then please don't go. You won't enjoy it much. I'm surprised by the comments about the service - I found the service to be very good and friendly. I suspect they may be exasperated by people who take one look at the menu and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
Andrew K
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Marlow, Bucks, UK
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It used to be such a nice restaurant but it lost all it's charm. New owners & new staff treat you without respect and they cannot even explain what's on their menu. Very slow service, we had to be there at 7.30 for the first shift, received the menu 20' later and could finally order (after calling the waitress at... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I visited the place for a first time and was nicely surprised by the atmosphere of the former butchery and the typical Belgian dishes. Good value for money and nice ambiance.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Coming here with colleagues, I can tell you how that at least once (every month) you must come here if you are a real meat lover ! Don't be in a rush and don't look for impeccable service, you won't get it... But The food is amazing - this is the place to be for real meat lovers, most of... More 

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Marlow, Bucks, UK
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156 reviews 156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is an offal restaurant. If you don't like offal, then please don't go. You won't enjoy it much. I'm surprised by the comments about the service - I found the service to be very good and friendly. I suspect they may be exasperated by people who take one look at the menu and you 'eeeeuch'. I had lambs' tongues... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

this place has completely lost its charm since it has been taken over by the new owners (french &swiss) who have no feeling for what this place, typical brussels, butchers specialilties, stands for. it might be true that parisan waiters are arrogant, but please stay in paris and don't spoil the friendly brussels atmosphere.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I ate here based on the excellent reviews. I'm not sure if there was loss in translation or if the waiter was just blunt, but we didn't feel very welcome. This place really is for those with a want for "specialty meats" aka liver, brain, tongue. We got the only two items that were "normal"- beef stew... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

One would think that a place where they have had two servings for years, at 19.30 and 21.30, would be organised in a away to be able to serve all people who obviously come at the same time to dine. Well, not in this place! The food was nice. However, a very rude weiter who would not apologise for not... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There's something about walking into a restaurant and being instantly told off that really spoils the pleasure of dining out. We'd long wanted to try this place and arrived admittedly late for the first service at 7:30pm. But there are ways to let diners know that they will have slightly less time for their supper than by being told off... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It is a nice restaurant with a good atmosphere, although a bit crowded. The place is known for the organ meat, but we ate vol-au-vent. The portion was just big enough, but the taste was nice, freshly prepared and with good chicken pieces. We got some fresh mayo and fresh french fries (with a bit special taste). The wine that... More 

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Akureyri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I went there with my wife the first weekend in September 2014. It was a warm evening and we got a table in the back yard, which was just perfect. The food was very Belgian and very good. My choice was lambs tongue for starter, mash with sausages for main course and both were excellent. The service was really good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue de Flandre 17, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 02.512.15.93

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?