Exotic Bites To Eat In Brussels

Photo of Ioanna Sakellaraki
29 November 2016

Home to many cultures and cuisines, Brussels can offer a rich culinary journey through continents at a very satisfying price. Have a mouthwatering food experience right in the heart of the city. Make sure you check out the following spots to complete your journey through the best exotic destinations in town.

Toukoul | ©Ioanna Sakellaraki


Located in scenic Place du Beguinage right in the heart of Brussels, this restaurant of Ethiopian origin will truly amaze you. Here, you’ll eat authentic Ethiopian food with your hands and the help of crêpe like injeras. They offer a wide variety of sauce, meat, and vegetable combinations in copious quantities, so you can roll your own injera and still share, as it is a substantial part of Ethiopian culinary culture to feed your beloved one. With a sophisticated, minimalistic interior, this is an amazing discovery of reviving cultural identity right from the heart of Ethiopia.

Bombay Inn

Searching for the ultimate Indian experience in the centre of Brussels? Bombay Inn should be your first choice. Running for over 28 years, this cozy, centrally located restaurant offers an extensive menu of exotic Indian dishes. In addition to the aromatic rice and various curries, the mixed vegetables and fish dishes give the menu an inspiring touch of Indian flavor. Start with poppadum and exotic dipping sauces, continue with your main course, an irresistible choice of shahi korma, madras, or rogan josh, and finish with an Indian chai at an impressive price.

Rue de la Fourche 38, +32 2 219 59 54

Au bon bol | ©Ioanna Sakellaraki

Au Bon Bol

Located in one of the busiest streets in the heart of the Brussels’ Chinatown, Au bon Bol is one of the best choices around this area. Home-made, fresh, artisanal noodles are whipped into shape right before your eyes before they are served steaming straight onto your plate, alongside a recipe of your choice. This is a modest, authentic spot for trying out typical Chinese specialties in a cozy interior. Though you won’t find any fancy decor or high-quality customer service, this place makes up for it with extremely satisfying, delicious specialties at reasonable prices.

Rue Paul Devaux 9, +32 2 513 16 88

Samurai Ramen | ©Quinten Malfait

Samouraï Ramen

Style, beauty, and quality are combined in this tiny yet charming interior with traditional touch. Whether you go for the homemade gyoza or the famous, heavenly ramen soups, your meal will be perfectly cooked. A series of fresh, well-presented sushi and sashimi dishes crafted by the chef will make for a satisfying exotic escape in the city center. This authentic Japanese cuisine with a personal touch offers a memorable culinary and cultural experience that is not to be missed.

La Kasbah

Here, you’ll find an ethnic experience of old national delicacies from various corners of Morocco. A series of hot and cold salads and tagines in satisfying quantities can be combined with a great variety of wines. Boasting an atmospheric interior design with impressive textiles, archways, and colorful lights makes a great set-up for enjoying the mythic flavors of Moroccan cuisine. With an impressive capacity, this spot is perfect for group reservations. The friendly and quick service makes it a great place for a mouth-watering meal in the heart of the city.

Rue Antoine Dansaert 20, +32 2 502 40 26

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