We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
+32 (0)26570511
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 47: English reviews
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just outside the Brussels ring, easy to reach 1km after the Carrefour Léonard and a private free parking. Large variety of food and drinks at affordables prices, in the restaurant or on a large terrace

Thank Jean E
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A great place to eat with friends and children. Good food, friendly service. A good choice of dishes. We eat here often.

Thank Sara C
Overijse, Belgium
Level Contributor
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

sometimes noisy, but average ok , friendly staff, simple recipes , good food, no fuss,next to the forest .

Thank formimars
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Having lived in Overijse for many years, this was a restaurant that we regularly ate in as a family. We have just eaten there again after a few years away and it has not changed at all. The menu is still the same, but more important, the quality is still the same. This is good honest Belgian food. The steaks... More 

Thank Pauline D
Atherstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Excellent steak. Been coming here since 2001 it has changed over the years where as the waitress who served are no longer there (probably retired) and if you requested a receipt it was written on the paper table cloth. It still has charm and we always bring family and friends when they come to visit.

Thank Diane W
Level Contributor
102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Have been here a few times. Had the smoked salmon. Pity you cannot just get it as a snack/starter but you have to get chips with it. The Blanche beer is nice too. Husband got the Fondue au Forage which he enjoyed.

Thank Maura-Irish
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Istas is so well known that it is even on Ordnance Survey maps of the Overijse area to the South-East of Brussels. It serves basic Flemish food, which is always fresh and of good quality. One is always made to feel welcome, whether one comes for a drink, a snack or a meal. The restaurant is right next to the... More 

Thank OverijseJohn
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Saturday lunch in family.  Ordered 1/2 chicken (ordinary, comes with a bit watercress), salmon salad (tasty) and drinks. accompanied with fries, crockets. Bill €32.10. Generally good price quality. I needed to ask for bread-butter so it's not automatic. Service is OK, no complains. Will probably come back as i live 500m from the place.

Thank Luc C
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Very tasteful food, nice place, kind and helpful staff. Food is served until 10 PM (like in many places in the city) and in some evenings it can be difficult to find a table.

Thank Roxana S
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Having lived in Belgium for some years, I love coming back to Istas in Overijse, which actually is in the village of Jesus Eik in the outskirts of Bruxelles. Stella Artois beer, good wine, great atmosphere and steaks with green pepper sauce. Just cannot get much more Belgian than this. Old but well-kept rooms, charming bar counter and most of... More 

Thank Boomerang60

Travelers who viewed Istas also viewed

Overijse, Flemish Brabant Province
Overijse, Flemish Brabant Province
Overijse, Flemish Brabant Province
Overijse, Flemish Brabant Province
Overijse, Flemish Brabant Province
Overijse, Flemish Brabant Province

Been to Istas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Overijse
  • Phone Number: +32 (0)26570511

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Istas staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?