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Belgian, Seafood, European
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Van Iseghemlaan 24, Ostend 8400, Belgium
+32 59 80 16 49
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Ostend, Belgium
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a delicious, house warm feeling you get, once you enter this wonderful place, even though you wouldn't have thought that, standing in front of it. It is one of the only places I have ever encountered where people are actually waiting outside,patiently, no matter the weather circumstances, to enjoy a good, simple meal at very reasonable prices ! Small... More 

Thank Reisdruif
Huldenberg, Belgium
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I revisited Kombuis with friends and thought it would be worth to update my former review dd Dec 2011. Whereas five yrs ago they served the best mussels you could find in Ostend, this time I certainly cannot say the same: there are certainly a few better spots to be found, eg De Ton, in front of the airport of... More 

Thank wpatrickdewilde
Ghent, Belgium
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My expectations based on earlier reviews: good mussels and good chips. My findings: ok mussels and good chips. The mussels issue is related to my preference of mussels in a pot and cooked in a sauce rather mussels on a deep plate and a microwaved sauce on the side. Friendly owner/staff.

Thank Luc1961
Milton, Canada
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant probably the best mussels I have ever eaten, perfect size and texture. There is a selection of sauces I had the original marinere Delicious

Thank Hooleyh
Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem, with local charm and clientele. Ok it's paper table cloths but so what I came for fresh mussels, cooked with wine cream & garlic though they offer about 10 ways, and they were honestly the best I've ever had. Local north sea beer went down a treat, for non mussel eaters, my companion was... More 

Thank Jingle2603
Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

VERY poor choice on the menu. The wine is very expensive (paid more than 35 €) for an ordinary Chilean Chardonnay. I'm allergic to mussels, I ordered fried fish which was overcooked and greasy. Dam enjoyed the mussels though. Try to go there after lunch time to avoid the crowd.

1 Thank camielo
Redding, California
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85 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Our host raved about this restaurant so we took the train from Ghent. Nice walk along coast from train station and we got there 5 minutes before they opened. There were a couple people waiting and we were seated at 6. It wasn't really crowded as it was a weekday in off season. We ordered the Kombuis mussel and it... More 

Thank Sandradot
Denderwindeke, Belgium
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is, to be honest, a pretty average frituur... there's hardly any tables, it was really hot & cramped and there were loads of flies buzzing about. If this really is "the best moules frites in Oostende", I suggest getting the coast tram somewhere else...

1 Thank Matt F
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We went here on spec based on a tripadvisor ranking... It's a weird combination as it's more of a cafe / friture than a restaurant; however the moules frites were comfortably the best we've had in Ostend - and that's saying something. The mussels were steaming hot; huge portions; loads of fresh celery and onion etc. and crunchy fries. It's... More 

Thank Simon E
Solihull, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This looks nothing from the outside and to be honest is just as simple and rustic inside. No frills just great moules. Huge portions and worth a visit if you are close by. People travel from Brussels just to have lunch! Open lunchtimes and then agin from 6pm. Might have to wait for table at peak times but plenty of... More 

Thank UkFlossie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Belgian, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Van Iseghemlaan 24, Ostend 8400, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ostend
  • Phone Number: +32 59 80 16 49

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?