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“Good (not great) food, slooooooow service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Tibet

Le Tibet
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 153, Brussels 1030, Belgium
+32(0)27368888
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Ranked #1,761 of 2,576 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Tibetan
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Belgium
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70 restaurant reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Good (not great) food, slooooooow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Like a previous reviewer, we came with a coupon (Groupolitan, similar to Groupon) @ 30 for 2 persons. I love the restaurant decor, lovely tables and beautiful plates and wares. The food was like a cross between Chinese and Thai dishes and all somewhat spicy. We were handed a "35€" menu from which to choose. I didn't see a neighboring table given this so perhaps this is a menu available only for coupon holders to choose from. But unlike the previous reviewer, the food did NOT come at a good pace! It took forever for everything to come (1 hour for soup and starter!) The soups were excellent - the ravioli soup was like wonton soup and the Tsam Thuk (barley) soup was also good. The Sha Momo is steamed, like Chinese dim sum. The Tsunma Paleb is like fried samosas and not bad, but I didn't understand how the menu said 4 pieces and it was actually 2 pieces cut in half - does that mean they can say 8 pieces if they cut those 2 whole pieces smaller?!! Anyway, the starters were also good and came with yummy spicy sauces. For mains, we ordered the curry chicken, beef and pork. These were also quite good and slightly spicy, and were served with rice. Everything was good, just not great, and we were not especially impressed. The drinks were totally overpriced. The amount was some 20€ for drinks, for 4 teas and 2 sodas. While the safran tea was interesting (again, good but not great), the teas were single teabags in pots and how is that 4€ per person? For sure, while the coupons were a good deal and allowed us to try this place when we normally would not, none of us felt that the menu was really worth 35€ and we would not come back for that at the "regular" price. Service was welcoming and nice, but way, way, too slow and took some 30 mins between dishes. At one point we were brought heated plates but by the time the main dishes came the plates were cold so what was the point?! It would've been a really awkward 2.5+ hours had we not been among good friends. And it wasn't like the restaurant was full. Maybe they could consider giving meditation lessons between courses - I would totally love that and not mind the long meal then. They advertise a lunch buffet so I would consider returning for that, since the food would already have been prepared!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Belgium
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had de 35€-menu (4 courses/person) at half price (Groupon-bon).
After a long wait the waitress came to get our order. The dishes came at a good pace...
The food was good- almost Chinese....

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Odense, Denmark
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Good food and good atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I have been to this restaurant several times. The food as well as the service is very good. The furniture and the decor is very nice and you get a really good feeling just being there. I was told that all the furniture comes from Tibet. Amongst other things I have had the Tibetan equvivalent of spring rolls and some quite spicy beef which I have had several times. In the weekends they have a buffet at lunchtime so it is possible to try several of the traditional dishes. The restaurant is outside the city centre but easy to get to by tram. Very much recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels
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“Very average restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Restaurant looks nice outside and inside. Service is average and sometimes can be slow to take order and bring the orders. Food was nothing and I have eaten in other restaurant similar food with nicer taste. Believe most of the issues are related to the rather young age of the restaurant (less than a year) so there is room for improvement.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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