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Steakhouse, Belgian, European, Dutch
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9, Donkersteeg 9000, Ghent, Belgium
+32 9 225 14 89
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Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

We went this restaurant last night. The women very friendly I supposed the miss was the owner. The menu only was in his language but she translated it because we didn't understand... The food was delicious and the atmosphere too!! I recommend if you go to Gent!!

Thank Marta A
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Small family run restaurant,the owner Kathleen speaks excellent English so can help with translating the menu. We all had the Fillet steak which came with a choice of different sauces, chips and salad, we all had an excellent meal and the house wine was very good. Chocolate mousse for dessert, only have one each if you are very hungry because... More 

Thank chelmerchick
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

In fact, I would call it unethical. I knew this restaurant is in the tourist center, but, based on TA reviews, was hoping for local food and good local beer. Aroma has a very limited menu (steak, mussels when in season), and a half dozen Belgian beers. Unfortunately, the steak and mushroom sauce were tasteless; clearly inferior to the local... More 

Thank Bobade
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Great small restaurant just next to the front entrance to the Novotel. Mainly steaks and grills. Had lobster soup, salmon and chocolate mousse, all very good quality, just right amount. The potato croquettes served with the salmon were usual frozen variety but the rest of the meal was lovely. Grill was well presented and cooked as asked. Only downside was... More 

Thank lifeisfun2013
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

A warm welcome awaited us as soon as we arrived, Katleen did a good job of translating the menu into English for us. Aroma's menu offers a selection of steaks, salads and some local specialities all freshly prepared by her husband Andy. Good puds!! All in all good food, relaxed atmosphere and service with a smile.

1 Thank Clairejones43
Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Aroma is a run by a husband and wife for 24 years, and they clearly remain dedicated and service-orientated. Myself and 12 colleagues arrived, for an original booking for 8 (didn't have a chance to call as it was last minute additions), but they were very pleasant and made us feel comfortable. The menu is limited, but it has a... More 

1 Thank the_Nige001
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

Huge was the disappointment to see all terrace full with tourist.. But the warm welcome and the excellent service at Aroma made our evening unforgetable! The place to be " mingel" with the real people from Ghent, away from the typical touristical places but eventhough in the heart of the city! The typical Flemish/ Ghent dishes our a must taste..... More 

2 Thank Kenneth L
Genève, Suisse
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Little cute restaurant, offering a variety of very good food and attentive service. Excellent steaks and french fries. To be recommended!

Thank MVC78
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. It was opposite our hotel and was really fantastic. Great atmosphere with attentive and friendly service. Soup was excellent followed by one of the best steaks we've ever had (and we've had a lot!). Didn't ruin it by having dessert although other diners desserts looked great. Had local beer and will now visit the brewery tomorrow.... More 

1 Thank MadAboutShakespeare
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

During the busy days before Christmas we were lucky to have a seat without reservation. The reception was personal and heart warming. The place is very cosy and homely. The food is just phenomenal. We had the croquet and salmon as starters and a mixed grill and a salmon as main course. The sauces of both main courses made the... More 

Thank Peter F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Belgian, European, Dutch
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9, Donkersteeg 9000, Ghent, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 225 14 89
Incredible, small family-run restaurant. Can't believe it isn't listed here . . . I did find this: http://www.cityplug.be/en/Ghent/ZWGBT8OQ_Restaurant_Aroma-Steakhouse.html

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