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“I hope that you like it - we certainly did!”
Review of Mosquito Coast

Mosquito Coast
Ranked #46 of 879 Restaurants in Ghent
Price range: $29 - $58
Cuisines: Belgian, International
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
294 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“I hope that you like it - we certainly did!”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

We didn't experience the poor service mentioned in a couple of recent reviews in this attractively decorated bar / restaurant - in fact it was quite the opposite. We were served by charming young people and the food arrived quickly. Excellent cocktails freshly mixed at the bar (not the pre-made stuff that we've had elsewhere). Generous helpings of nicely cooked, flavoursome, well-presented food. I'm a little dubious of smallish restaurants offering such a wide-ranging international menu however we all thoroughly enjoyed our choices which included, Flemish beef stew, Vietnamese noodles with pork and Lebanese falafel salad. Numerous restaurants in Ghent are closed on Sunday evenings but Mosquito Coast was open until 10.30pm. I hope that you like it - we certainly did!

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ghent
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“great food, but what about the service???”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Went to this place with 2 friends. We've heard the food was great in this restaurant. Looking at the menu it looked great! But the waiter was so rude and arrogant!!!!!!!! We had to wait for a long time before we received our starters and then he lost our order ... so we had to wait for 40 minutes to get our main dish. After a complaint to the owner of this restaurant, the reply was: you don't like it, go somewhere else ... Luckily for them the food was excellent and we were very hungry ... otherwise we would have left the place.

So ... great food ... but hopefully you won't be served by this waiter and the owner will be a lot more "client-friendly".

  • Visited July 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great International menu, honest prices”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Had a Falafel Salad there yesterday. Had to wait much too long (the place was packed), but the food was tasty and contained lots of fresh ingredients. The bread was delicious. Waiter wasn't too bothered about smiles or chit-chat, but then again, the place was packed..

  • Visited August 2012
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Aalst, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Food excellent, the worst service ever!”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

We had to wait for over an hour, due to a very rude and arrogant waiter, but the food was delicious and in the end well worth the waiting. He "lost" our order and entered the order (second time) for the kitchen another half hour later...
When we talked to the manager/owner about it, he was the least apologetic, on the contrary even... Can recommend them both an "attitudes course"...
So food = excellent, service = poor

  • Visited July 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

Being a local, I've visited the place on different occasions, each time trying something different from the menu or suggestions-board and I liked everything! The food is really original and very tasty, the ambiance is great (mind you, it's not an intimate dining place, more of a vibrant spot). It's great. Only downside: it's hard to get a table sometimes :-).

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