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Zuivelmarkt 16, Hasselt 3500, Belgium
+32 11 22 78 78
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“mussels” (7 reviews)
“chip” (3 reviews)
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Dutch, Contemporary, Diner, Belgian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Zuivelmarkt 16, Hasselt 3500, Belgium
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Having lived in Belgium for over 20 years I've come to be very particular when it comes to Belgium seafood specialties. During a recent trip to Hasselt my wife and I stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant in the heart of the Hasselt center. 1. Decor...More

Thank Joe T
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The resto has an new interior and the new owners put in much more effort. Still a fish resto , but much better. Reopening this month, and I heard a lot of good things about them.

Thank noireblack
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We both had the Mussels, which were large, plump and meaty. Service was excellent, we were made to feel welcome. Food was served promptly and was of good quality, considering the location, prices were reasonable. We visited early evening and were the first in, but...More

Thank GAB481
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Even it's stated on the door that they accept Visa and Master Card, in reality they don't. The waiter still lives 20 years back in time and is convinced that the card without a chip is illegal for many years (though my card was issued...More

Thank Oksana K
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were in Hasselt one night. Wandering around, we noticed this charming small white building almost hidden away amongst the others. We sat inside as outside there were some smokers (something I dislike). The tables are rustic as is the decor, but with a modern...More

Thank MarcelJGBrown
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We entered the Karakol by chance. It was later than 21 but the owner let us sit at a table. Karakol and mussels were the food and was a really good! With a South African Chenin and some water, 120€. Not cheap but good. And...More

Thank marcopretelli
Reviewed 1 March 2015

After a few years we tried De Karakol once again. Still the same quality of mussels and fishfood we're it's known for. Nice interior makes you feel at the coast in Northern France. Service is friendly, sometimes a little bit arrogant. We won't wait no...More

Thank Philippe M
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This is a fish restaurant. The dishes they serve are ok but nothing special. They have tables outside but it is not very nice to sit outside here. Inside it is small.

Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed 10 July 2013

My wife and I visited this restaurant on a sunny Sunday evening and were able to dine outside, which was very nice. We ordered a fantastic asparagus as starter (We were at the last days of the asparagus season) and took the Venetian style spaghetti...More

Thank Erik_Tervuren
Reviewed 13 April 2013

De Karakol is a quaint little place in central Hasselt. The food is wonderfully fresh. I've had the mussels there several times, and each time does not disappoint. The mussels are so big and tasty, served Provencial style in a celery & onion broth with...More

Thank LWilder_10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dutch, Contemporary, Diner, Belgian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zuivelmarkt 16, Hasselt 3500, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Limburg Province  >  Hasselt
  • Phone Number: +32 11 22 78 78
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