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Kombuis

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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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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

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Redding, California
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73 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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 

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Denderwindeke, Belgium
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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...

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

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Thank UkFlossie
Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you fancy sea food, esp.Mull (mosselen). This is the best place to be. We always order Mosselen with garlic and crime. Restaurant self is smoll, in summer time is hot inside. Need to reaserv place. Not fare from sea side and shopping center. Prize is not that expensive.

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Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I don't regularly visit Ostend but when I do during mussels season, a trip to Kombuis is a real must. The mussels are great quality and well-seasoned, served in portions sized to make you doubt whether there'd still be any mussels left in the sea the morning after. Highly recommended! Some watchouts to manage expectations: (1) Kombuis is not a... More 

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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is easy to be found.the atmosphere is relaxed and not high end (they really focus on good food!)Nice place to eat mussels(maybe not so much for other dishes)!we were seated on the ground floor where you can see the chef preparing the food!would recommend it!

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Brussels
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We heard about this place a quite ago. Called but it was so busy they didn't answer the phone, so we walk there and got a table reserve for 1 hour later. The place is not attractive at all. Actually if you don't known about it you wont even consider entering as it looks like a friet shop but food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Belgian, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?