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“Different Greek” 4 of 5 stars
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nea genia
Chaussee de Waterloo 437, Brussels 1050, Belgium
0477 52 89 81
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Ranked #700 of 2,506 Restaurants in Brussels
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Brussels, Belgium
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102 reviews 102 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Different Greek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

(English is not my native language, sorry)

Mainly tapas (small portions), allowing for a mix of various dishes. The food is good, not excellent. Cannot discuss authenticity....

Prices are very reasonable, providing good value.

Wines (except for house wines) are fairly expensive.

Good service. Nice atmosphere, although noisy.

Better for an evening with friends than a romantic evening.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Brussels
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not so Greek”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

Since it's hard to find a decent greek restaurant in Brussels, I'd say that in comparison to others it's ok..Still, they didn't manage to stick to the old traditional greek recipes, rather they mixed them all up with a belgian flair. For example, the "kopanisti" which is supposed to be a cold hors d'œuvre -spicy feta cheese dip- was served hot, which had a really dry flavor. As for the decor, while many might find it "hip and trendy" , I think its rather out-dated and kitsch.
As for the prices, rather ok, you can get a main dish with 8-9 eu(a souvlaki costs around 3 eu). Last but not least, it would be a serious omission not to say that the owner of the restaurant was very polite and the service was very good.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice decor, polite service, but not very...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

Nice decor, polite service, but not very professional: many dishes in the menu not available, poor wine selection. Very dark

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic Greek cuisine...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2009

Authentic Greek cuisine and friendly service.

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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

Excellent

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