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“Super tasty pho!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Indochine

Indochine
Ranked #666 of 3,523 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Brussels, Belgium
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“Super tasty pho!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

We go to Indochine quite often and we always appreciate it.
It's true it is a bit small and packed, it's true that sometimes you need to wait a bit for your meal. But the pho soup we ate there had this unique, amazing taste that reminded us of our trip to Vietnam, the stir-fied noodles are great and all very different, the starters are very very tasty and you also have to try the deep fried bananas.
The prices are very affordable and the portions sufficient.
It's not a type of place, where you go for a romantic dinner (although the inside is very interestingly designed - looks like a train carriage) but definitely a place for extremely tasty Vietnamese food in low-key atmosphere. We will certainly come back, because the menu is big and there are still loads of dishes we want to try.

  • Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A restaurant where you can't go wrong”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Very jolly and caring staff. Excellent value for money, authentic and unique flavors. Recommend to book in peak hours as it gets really busy from 20.30 to 21.30.

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Brussels
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“Fantastic, never disapoints!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

I have been living in Brussels for over 5 years and this is one of my favourite restaurants. The ambiance is great, especially if you get to seat in one of the train carriages :) The food is incredibly tasty and portions are fair, affordable prices too. All dishes seems to have their own identity based on a unique recipe and not simply on a combination of ingredients with some 'Asian' flavours. You always leave craving for more!

Even better than the food are the owners/staff who will greet you with a smile and if you go frequently enough, you may even get a welcome kiss when you walk in.

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  • Visited October 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good restaurant but cramped”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Note that the food is not indonesian but Vietnamese. The food was way better than the other vietnamese restaurant on the same street, and offering variety and originality. But tables are uncomfortably close one from the other, so basically everyone ends up shouting.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Mystery_Klient
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Everywheree
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51 reviews
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“Average at best - the sauces are probably out of a bottle”
2 of 5 bubbles 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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