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Yamazato Restaurant

#249 of 2,551 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 | Hotel Okura, 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 678 7450
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 204
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Painstakingly slow service with mediocre food and a high bill

A generous friend offered to treat us to a fancy meal at this highly rated japanese restaurant in amserdam's okura hotel. as a lover of japanese food and culture i was especially looking forward to it. the experience was a disappointment however as the food was served excruciatingly slowly and was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Stanneken
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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351 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A generous friend offered to treat us to a fancy meal at this highly rated japanese restaurant in amserdam's okura hotel. as a lover of japanese food and culture i was especially looking forward to it. the experience was a disappointment however as the food was served excruciatingly slowly and was mediocre at best. on an evening which was not... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We ate here as kids and still love it today, great service and food, a quiet place in a busy city. Has varieties for everyone and everything is of highest quality

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North Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

About forty of my colleagues and I dined at an organized dinner at Yamazato during a compnay meeting. Even though it was a preset meal every aspect of it was first rate. The sashimi course was superb as was the beef. One of the best "Japanese" meals I have had outside of Japan.

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Hoeilaart
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163 reviews 163 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Perhaps I should mention that we have in our area also a Japanese restaurant with one Michelin star. Much smaller and with much less pretentions. That was my reference for choosing Yamazato and now for reviewing it. The dishes were all OK, but never I had the feeling that everything was better then average, what I would have expected in... More 

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Curacao
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This restaurant is being renovated and seating is at Le Camelia, also in Okura Hotel. We ordered à la carte. Although the Japanese waitress told us that it is becoming a great meal, we assured her that it is okay. Well I must say, we indeed ordered a lot, but it was worthwhile. A bit expensive, but we knew that... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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272 reviews 272 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a restaurant for connoisseurs of Japanese food. Don’t go if you want great big chunks of meat or lashings of fries. Do go, if you appreciate flavours, the art of the chef and the uniqueness of the menu. We went early on New Year’s Eve and this meal is up-there with some of the best I’ve ever had.... More 

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Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Yamazato restaurants is one of our top ten japanese restaurants in the world. After the dinner my husband asked me in icelandic if we should have irish coffie but I replied we could probably not have that in a japanese restaurant, the servant overheard us and said irish coffie were no problem, this irish coffie also got on our top... More 

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Amsterdam
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Menues range from € 75,- up to € 95,-- but you may have to pay much more if ordered a la carte. Very knowlegable and polite personnel. The restaurant is being renovated (opening March 2015). Up to that date Yamazato is located in "Le Camelia", another restaurant in the Okura hotel. The (top) quality of the food can be described... More 

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Cairo
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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

As they say, it's all about expectations; and our expectations were too high obviously. The good news: the sashimi was among the best we ever had. The bad news: the Maki wa I

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Moscow, Russia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went a couple of times for a family dinner. The place is very nice and offers a good selection of Japanese meals. Staff is nice, friendly and helpful. The place is expensive, but worth it. I have not been to Japan, so can not compare with restaurants in the country, but the place was recommended by a Japanese friend, who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 | Hotel Okura, 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 678 7450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 146
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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