Oh-Restaurant – Lounging by the sea (Sint-Idesbald)

The Place

Oh-Restaurant is a trendy restaurant in Sint-Idesbald, a small beach town near De Panne (Belgium). The place opened 8 years ago as a trendy restaurant and lounge club, and the interior reflects this ‘lounge philosophy’: Asian accents are combined with contemporary lightning and warm colors, there’s a small pond with fountain in the middle of the restaurant, and seats are comfortable and invite to lounge.

The Chef

Ivan Puystiens is the owner and chef of Oh-Restaurant. He cooks in an open kitchen and managed to refine his dishes throughout the years to a creative, fine and colorful kitchen.

Ivan worked in several top restaurants such as Le Fox (De Panne) and self-learned lots of techniques that he uses in his kitchen. He successfully combines elements from the Asian, local (French + Belgian) & contemporary kitchen into beautiful and tasty dishes.

The service is managed by his charming wife Joëlle Raes and she focuses on a warm, friendly treat where everybody’s feeling welcome.

The Food

Creativity is a keyword in Ivan’s kitchen. You won’t find lots of expensive or exclusive ingredients in his dishes, but he focuses rather on the creative preparation of ‘classic’ ingredients. We had a coupon for a 7-course tasting menu, and had a great experience. Price/quality ratio was really good, ingredients were fresh, different influences and techniques are incorporated and flavors were tasty and well balanced.


(As it was getting darker at the end of the meal, the quality of the last pictures is not that good)


The Wines

Wines were of good quality and were served generously. The chef has a preference for Spanish wines & serves several new world wines as well. As these are our preferred wine types too, we did not complain! Here also, price/quality ratio was really good.

The “Belgian Taste Buds” Experience

Oh-Restaurant was a true discovery. The young and trendy atmosphere, the creative and inventive kitchen, the warm welcome… This is the kind of restaurant philosophy

Belgian Taste Buds:

–          Food Buds                                                         8/10

–          Wine Pairing Buds                                          8/10

–          Price/Quality Buds                                         8.5/10

–          Service Buds                                                    8/10

–          Experience Buds                                            8.5/10



Koninklijke baan 289
8670 Sint-Idesbald
+32 58 52 05 72

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