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Morita-Ya

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Zeedijk 18, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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First time visitors to a Japanese restaurant might get the wrong impression from this restaurant... but don't get me wrong, I always come here when I am in town, I love this place. The food is Japanese in that it is constructed from the right ingredients and tastes reasonably authentic. But as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We more or less randomly walked into this small restaurant while trying to find a place for dinner. Some tables are directly next to the windows facing to the canal. We ate some Gyoza, Sushi, Sashimi and Tonkatsu. It was all very good. The place seems to be very authentic the Tonkatsu was like it is served in the Kagoshima... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This small restaurant is rather hidden away, but worth looking for. It is run by an older Japanese couple whose English is not extensive, but good enough to explain to you the menu and also how it should be eaten, such as the lettuce which it seems is not a garnish and tastes good when dipped in the sauce! It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

First time visitors to a Japanese restaurant might get the wrong impression from this restaurant... but don't get me wrong, I always come here when I am in town, I love this place. The food is Japanese in that it is constructed from the right ingredients and tastes reasonably authentic. But as another reviewer has mentioned, it is a long... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

as a sushi enthusiast, trip advisor reviews lead me to this sushi restaurant. We were seated by the windows which were open, probably to air out the musty stench that lingered through the restaurant. The interior wasn't remotely inviting or cosy. The furniture was a dull brown and the walls were a dirty cream layered with mould. There was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

It was our third time here and it's every time awesome. Morita-ya and his husband cook very authentic japanese food and Morita-ya is a very lovely person. The piece of Japan outside of Japan. We love this place and we will come back for sure.

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Gaimersheim, Deutschland
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went out to that place for having dinner. The restaurant itself is quite basic and not really cosy. But the Sushi is very fresh and delicious. The owner - an old lady - is not the fastest at all, but she is really lovely and caring. We ordered a menu, which contains soup, salad and a wide range of... More 

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Amsterdam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The city is filed with mediocre sushi places. But this authentic Japanese restaurant stands out. We had sushi, chirashi and sashimi. All was very good quality and very fresh. Probably the best sushi place in its price range.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Hallo!! Authentic Japanese food. Cozy atmosphere! If you get a window seat-- great view!! We got here just before closing..and the owner gave us some extra treats!! Very kind people ..worth going!!!

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Hildisrieden, Switzerland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Small, simple restaurant with only a few tables and a nice view on the canals. Lovely service and very good sushi quality. Perfect place!

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Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Small, hidden, not easy to spot. Inside there are a few tables, and a view to the canal. A very affable old japanese lady will take your order, while her husband is in charge of the kitchen. Traditional japanese menu, Saporo beer, and a cozy ambient. Must go.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zeedijk 18, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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