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$$ - $$$French, ,
Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
+32 2 657 05 11
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good54%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (14 reviews)
“white cheese” (2 reviews)
“crevettes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Belgian, Bar, European
$$ - $$$
Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 26 March 2018

The place is not pretentious, the atmosphere is friendly, the waiters are funny and witty, and the food though simple is very good!

Thank Giova590501
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

A street from the church in Jezus-Eik to the motorway is lined either side by restaurants. Istas is one of them. Essentially a traditional Belgian café with a street side terrace. The food is uncomplicated but outstanding. The steaks are the best you would find...More

2  Thank mcanning59
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Istas should not be just considered as an institution - owned by a family since 1875 - but a living witness of Belgium's no fuss and tasty traditional cuisine. Firstly, one has to travel south out of Brussels, using the highway towards Namur, take the...More

1  Thank esrgvp
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I'll start with the staff: the friendliest there is. The food is good enough for me to go back there every time I'm in Belgium. Simple and you get what you pay for. It's not great but good. It's always busy and to me, it...More

Thank frederic_janssens
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Long ago the people living in Brussels make a trip to 'Jesus-Eik' to drink a glass of beer and to eat something. It's only 15 km from the center of the town. It is an area near the wood where you can do a nice...More

Thank charlespolspoel
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Going to ISTAS is going back a little in time. The menu offers a few classics of the typical Belgian Bistro style restaurant. No surprises here, just the classics you sometimes want. The interior reminds you of those old style bistro places, busy, a bit...More

1  Thank Cowboy_H
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Basic menu however complete. No nonsense style, effective and relaxed. This is for the casual friendly dinner or lunch to socialize with friends or family. Value for money.

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A good choice for Sunday lunch. Bustling with good selection of traditional Belgian brasserie fayre and seasonal dishes. Wait time can be quite long at busier periods.

Thank sdmmb
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We shared a delightful meal with another couple and were very pleased with each of our meals. The waiter was attentive, the food served timely and delicious. There was a good selection of meals. We will be returning to Istas!

Thank franc757
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Just outside the Brussels ring, easy to reach 1km after the Carrefour Léonard and a private free parking. Large variety of food and drinks at affordables prices, in the restaurant or on a large terrace

Thank Jean E
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16 September 2017|
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Wednesdays, and Thursdays Téléphone : +32 2 657 05 11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Belgian, Bar, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Overijse
  • Phone Number: +32 2 657 05 11
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