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Viva M'Boma

Belgian, European
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Rue de Flandre 17, Brussels 1000, Belgium
3225121593
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11:50 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:50 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious sweetbread (= zwezeriken)

I loved our dinner at Viva M'Boma! But, make sure you are a fan of meat and offal! Not really the place for veggies, I can tell you :) I had a dish with a combination of sweetbread with kidneys, I think. And I really loved it! The others were enthusiast too, and I know quite some people that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
NelVerbeke
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Antwerp, Belgium
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Varese, Italy
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place! Located into the heart of Bxl, in St. Kathrine's quarter Viva m'boma is a small restaurant facing the main street. It's recognizable because of the white tiles covering the facade. Inside is simple but elegant. Food is amazing and the chef is able to cook every part of animals body in many ways. You can find... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I loved our dinner at Viva M'Boma! But, make sure you are a fan of meat and offal! Not really the place for veggies, I can tell you :) I had a dish with a combination of sweetbread with kidneys, I think. And I really loved it! The others were enthusiast too, and I know quite some people that come... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Not only was the service poorly, no feeling with the client, but worst, the food was terrible. On the menu was written home made fresh french fries, well you have to be carrefull not to break your teeth, The stew was discusting, and when we made a remark about it, they did not appoligies at all altough they knew they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

It is a nice place, the atmosphere in the back yard was wonderfull. The service was correct and quick. They have a limited menu, most of it dedicated to tripes and offal, but you can also have various "normal" butcher and tipical belgium dishes.I had a lamps kidney salad that was amazing. I also recommend the flamish stew. The house... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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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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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
4 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue de Flandre 17, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 3225121593

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?