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“Average at best - the sauces are probably out of a bottle”
Review of Indochine

Indochine
Ranked #682 of 3,623 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Everywheree
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Average at best - the sauces are probably out of a bottle”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

The restaurant itself is a bit cramped, but nothing too bad. The house rose is good and a good value. The food's presentation was nice (I had crispy noodles with beef, porc and seafood), but the sauce was clearly from a bottle rather than made on the spot. It tasted artificial and was made "enjoyable" via liberal doses of (excellent) pepper paste and soy sauce.

All in all, you don't really feel that you're getting indonesian food, but rather below-average chinese...

I'm not going back, though the service was nice. They need to up their game on preparing the food.

  • Visited March 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“tasty and good value for money”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Friendly and helpful service.
Authentic cuisine with a broad variety of tasty dishes.
Spices are hot.
Venue itself is nothing special, small booths, kind of dark.

Visited August 2011
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Thank ChasseurDetoiles
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Brussels
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, but the food could be much better”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

The place is cosy and original in design. And it's always full. Service is efficient.
If only the food were of the same standard! I have never eaten badly here, but the food is not really great or original either. It would be better to offer fewer but fresh dishes than lots of different dishes where half the ingredients, especially the seafood, come from the freezer.

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Thank PukkaSahib
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Stylish, original place”
Reviewed February 28, 2011

Indochine is a lovely little Vietnamese restaurant near the trendy Place Flagey area in Ixelles. The restaurant is decorated with old train interior which makes it very charming. It seems that mostly locals are around which is a good sign. Staff are very sweet and food is good value for money. We're regulars!

  • Visited November 2010
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2 Thank groovy_j
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