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Review of Koutoubiya

Koutoubiya
Ranked #54 of 419 Restaurants in Leuven
Cuisines: Moroccan
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Leuven, Belgium
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Love love...”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Moroccan food is one of my favorite cuisines so I have been to a lot of of Moroccan restaurants: this is was excellent. I had a lamb tagine with toasted almonds and prunes that was absolutely out of this world, my date had another version of a lamb tagine prepared with vegetables (there are loads of tagine choices, we just both really like lamb). Definitely order the couscous and the mint tea after dinner, as these really complete the meal. Good cheap house Syrah too at 24Euro for a bottle.

  • Visited February 2013
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BELGIUM
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Price changes”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

We used to go to this resaurant a lot, because of its good quality price relation and it is close to where we live. We went back last night and were very dissapointed. Since we often order the same dishes, we know what to expect. I had the junior beef tajine, of which more than half of the meat was fat !!! My husband had the lamb tajine with prunes and almonds, but instead of almonds it was served with peanuts !!!! On top of all that a normal bottle of house wine had gone up by 8 euro and now costs 23€ !!! Far too expenive !!!
No need to say that it will be a long time before we will be going back there !!! Sorry for the friendly staff ........

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank FLYINGENZO
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Unexpected pleasure”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

On a recent trip to this beautiful city, we visited a number of restaurants. We didn't know Koutoubiya was a Moroccan restaurant, as we wanted to eat Belgian food. But is was an unexpected pleasure, the whole meal was great, service was friendly and the outside seating was magnificent. Price was a little high for this kind of food, all the rest was magnificent.

  • Visited November 2012
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4 Thank John V
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Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
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“An excellent lunch for less than 20€”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

First a hot soup, than 3 fresh sardines with couscous and round it all up with a mint thee. It all looked very authentic to me i.e. honest cuisine.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank jevedebe
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“Nice way to go on a holiday in your hometown”
Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

This is an AMAZING restaurant, if only all were as passioned like that!!!!

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