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Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
+32 (0)26570511
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great feeling of Belgium! Tradition, tradition, tradition....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Boomerang60
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

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Thank Boomerang60
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Excellent food with great atmosphere. Packed with people on a Tuesday night. Friendly and helpful staff . Great.

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Thank Kevin P
bruxelles
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

we live nearby and regularely go to Istas for an "americain frites" or mussels or ham on bone or shrimp croquettes... food is fresh, tasty, simple, generous. service is friendly , ambiance is noisy inside when it s full, and pleasant on the terrace in the summer. practical private parking, and just near the woods.... i certainly recommend....

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1 Thank auroreboreale78
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

I know some people that really like this place but I just can't see why. I've been to this place 3 times, and always left very disappointed. First time I had mussels and got sick once home. Second time I had burger and it was just bland, no seasoning at all. Third and definitely last time I ordered a salmon... More 

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Thank Ane W
Overijse, Belgium
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This place is always busy, lunch or dinner. The staff are friendly and efficient and the food is good. We normally go for the ham hock or steak and always happy. Both come with a very generous portion of delicious chips and there's a very decent range of beers on offer too. A great place to eat.

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Thank DeuxCarr
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Sad to say things have been falling apart lately in the restaurant. The food is still very good value for money even though prices have gone up a bit after the summer and as good as it always was. But service can now be very variable. The older waiters slave away whilst there is a younger waiter that regularly spends... More 

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6 Thank ExpatComfortLover
Brussels, Belgium
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Especially in Summer, when you can sit outside on the terasse or in the Garden it is very nice. You find a hughe variety of local belgian dishes, together with a vast choice of beers and all of this just avfew km outside the brussels city center. Until now, also no tourists have been spotted there, so you meet locals.... More 

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Thank Dworf
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Istas as a real brasserie feel - it's not intimate but it's busy and buzzing and personally I feel more relaxed in that atmosphere then when I need to whisper to my guests to avoid death stares! The food is classic but well executed, the service professional but not cloying. Don't expect romantic, but it's thoroughly enjoyable

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Thank Lpspeshmad
Brussels, Belgium
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We have eaten at Istas many times and always been more than happy. We visited again last night and it came up to the standard expected. Good value bottle of Bordeaux. Game pate and a salad to start. Venison fillet with classic accompaniment for main. Good service makes this a reliable treat on the outskirts of Brussels.

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Thank Alan D
overijse
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

quality and price are very good.very good atmosphere, excellent outside sitting. Good to come with friends , family .Very Belgian cooked stake and "frites"

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Overijse
  • Phone Number: +32 (0)26570511

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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