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Yamazato Restaurant

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 (Hotel Okura), 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 20 678 7450
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Ranked #262 of 2,279 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $178
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It has been a few years since we were at Yamazato, this time we had lunch with a party of four. The staff are very kind and attentive and make sure your meal is a pleasant experience. We had the lunchmenu, which was definately not the same quality as we've had there in the past. I would say the menu... More

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Hotel_OkuraAmsterdam, Manager at Yamazato Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bernardina, Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant. This enables us to improve our product and service even further. It's great to read that you liked the attentive staff and had a pleasant experience after all. We regret that you did not experience the high quality food that we are known for. Unfortunately we don't recall... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed lunch at Yamazato. Two of us had the seasonal lunch, akin to a mini-kaiseki but so reasonable for 50 euro. Okay, it's not the $180 lunch kaiseki at Kikunoi, but the presentation and quality of Yamazato's is a good value indeed. One of us had the sushi plate, and the fourth had the grilled... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you love Japanese food go here! We had dinner in a special week with big chefs from Japan. Amazing!!! Although the atmosphere a little cool Japanese is, we enjoyed the whole evening. Classssss

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

As a resident in the Netherlands I find Yamazato Restaurant definitely the best restaurant for Japanese food in my country. It is also the only Japanese restaurant in the Netherlands that holds a Michelin star. The restaurant is part of the luxurious Okura hotel situated south of the city centre of Amsterdam and has excellent transportation services. You enter the... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have eaten here about five times over the years, mostly for lunch, also with our small kids. My wife is Japanese, we visit Japan on a regular basis and live in New York where we have a wide choice of more than excellent Japanese restaurants. This is one of the better Japanese restaurnts we have eaten at, always the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Beautiful setting with real Japanese appeal. Food is simply marvellous. Very good both in terms of quality and choices. Service was a bit slow, but hey - no rush: plenty of time to enjoy the delicious food ! Service impeccable. Price point: fairly good. Definitely worth going back !

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is the place to go. Amazing quality sushi and sashimi. Perfect presentation with an eye for detail. Immaculate service at high professional level. It is pricy but you never forget the experience. Have been with friends, family and business. Always perfect.

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went to yamazato at night. Me and my wife ate a dinner which cost around 230 euros...My wife didn't like one of the dishes and told the waiter - she looked a little bit shocked and called the manager who took the dish back to the kitchen, returned and lectured us : "Look we tasted you dish and the... More

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Hotel_OkuraAmsterdam, Manager at Yamazato Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mony748, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We deeply regret that you felt offended by our staff. This was never the intention. The kaiskei cuisine differs from the modern Japanese cuisine and that is what the staff tried to explain. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions... More

Moscow
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Honestly the best Japonese restau experience I have ever had. Service is absolutely brilliant, wine list - extensive and food is absoutely delicious. Real fest for the palate. Have twice here and each time went for a seasonal lunch menu. It's 50EUR not including drinks, obviously. It includes 5 or 6 courses of top quality food. Try to get the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to Yamazato for authentic Japanese food and really enjoyed our lunch. We chose the 5-course seasonal menu with Japanese green tea and cold sake (not a fan of having wine with Asian cuisine). Every course was very well-prepared with many ingredients interlaced and carefully arranged together. We must have sampled 50+ different foods - not sure how they... More

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