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Kombuis

Van Iseghemlaan 24, Ostend 8400, Belgium
+32 (0)59 80 16 49
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Ranked #54 of 246 Restaurants in Ostend
Price range: $15 - $25
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bruges, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Choose fish or mussels. It is famous for its mussels, so go there in season. The restaurant is in the city centre, close to the harbour and the embankment, very close to the beach. It is known by all fisherman. Nothing fancy, but very authentic. It’s a small place, a few seats downstairs next to the open kitchen and some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My family visited here by recommendation of the residens of Oostende. Kitchen is really active... many steams and nice scents. Mussels are also very good. I really enjoyed the time.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Kombuis has always been our favourite restaurant when visiting Ostend - bustling, vibrant. excellent choice of food at reasonable prices. Not so this time. Hardly any customers. so not much atmosphere, When we visited on our last night in Ostend, the first two choices my partner asked for were not available (and were told by the waitress "well, it is... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Lovely restaurant, run by two professionals. Great cuisine, amazing tastes, fresh fish & seafood. Definetly recommended.

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Vichte, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Although I have been here plenty of times before, I remember it quite differently than my latest experience. Despite a few negative reviews, we went to eat here on Saturday Dec. 27th. Given that they're "famous" for their mussels, we decided for them. One person first chose something else, but it seems that half of what's on their menu is... More

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birmingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Just as described by others - very small restaurant so we booked in advance. You walk in past the kitchen and to basic tables BUT the mussels are wonderful! My husband had the fish soup which was lovely while I had mussels and chips which we then shared as the portion is huge. Other people had steaks which looked very... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is the second time I've been there. I went back since they have tastier mussels compared to other restaurants I've been to in Oostende. Its location is practical to go for a walk afterwards or before having mussels. Do not order other stuff but mussels! unless you are very hungry, in that case go for the "scampies maison": very... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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121 reviews 121 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Kombuis was recommended by friends who happily travel from Brussels all the way to Oostende to eat mussels and fries there. You'll find a simple looking, inelegant, restaurant that you would probably just walk past if unaware of its celebrated kitchen. Indoors is equally unimpressive, with the kitchen the first thing you'll notice as you wait to be seated. The... More

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Bruxelles
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We got to eat the best mussels in Oostende after having asked for a recommendation at one of the people selling fish products on the promenade. She was very kind to indicate Kombuis, to recommend that we reserve and that we do not have expectations for something fancy, but only for delicious food. She was so right! Once we got... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Having been here before, when in town I was desperate to visit it again, and again I wasn't disappointed. I've had the mussels before (which are v.good)and this time I went for one of the specials off the board and I glad I did, 6! Count them 6! fillets of Sole(& fries). I really think this place is excellent. You... More

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