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“Great food and ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Toukoul

Toukoul
Ranked #26 of 3,522 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brussels, Belgium
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great food and ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Delicious food in a great setting. The service was a little slow, but friendly. I'll definitely go back.

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Brussels, Belgium
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207 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Topnotch food with a friendly smile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We initially wanted to try Kokob on my wife's birthday, after trying to call them from the afternoon until late evening, we went there and were told that no tables were free for the evening (though I didnt see that many tables with reserved sign) They didnt seem to bother to accommodate two more guests even after telling them we tried calling since the afternoon. Enough said about Kokob, next we headed to Toukoul (this is closer to our house). The same issue here , no reservation no tables but the manager was kind enough and told us we could get the table for 2 hours. We were okay with it. Next comes the food, it is authentic Ethiopian food ! We had the veg combo meal for 2 persons and for the price we paid the quantity was a lot. They have a live band evening every Friday Saturday, as we hadn't reserved we couldn't sit for that. I haven't yet tried Kokob but Toukoul definitely scores on food and Service !

  • Visited March 2013
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Trondheim, Norway
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A treat for all your senses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

On a Sunday stroll we followed the crowd to this hidden gem. Warm atmosphere and tasty food. This is the place where you may eat with your fingers, enjoying the beautiful texture and richness of this Nort African food experience. We shared a vegetarian injera for two and it was really a treat for all our senses.
Book a table to be sure you are one of the lucky ones to enjoy a colourful meal here.

  • Visited November 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Good atmosphere inside; the place is decorated very well. A few nights per week there's a band playing; our table was right next to them, I had feared it would be intrusive but it was anything but that. Relaxed guitar and bongo (I think) playing, excellent background to our dinner experience.

Good cocktails, even if the bartender takes his time to make them. Bloody Mary goes well with the food. That food is good; we ordered two dishes and a wide variety of bites and tastes arrive at your table, served on and accompanied by slighly sour pancakes; don't order side dishes unless you're a big eater. We loved just about all of it! Unexpectedly, the lentils and the cabbage were our biggest favorites; the lamb was OK, the veal a bit overcooked.

We had normal coffee from the machine as well as the indoor-roasted-and-home-brewed Ethopian espresso (only served on sundays, so we had to try); you get popcorn served with the latter, which makes for an interesting combination. The experience overall really exceeded our expectations; the atmosphere and especially the value (very decent bill) really makes this a place worth visiting.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Good food, but not spicy enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Nice atmosphere in restaurant and managed to get a table even though it was a really busy Thursday night. Food served on a big pancake. Tasty, but if you like hot food not for you. Did say we liked it spicy but not hot enough for our tastes unfortunately. That said, flavours were nice.

Service at the beginning was great, but the staff seemed to change roles at the end and we waited an age for our bill.

Wine very good, and overall a good night.

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