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Spaarne 96, Haarlem, The Netherlands
00315127990
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Ranked #2 of 199 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $55 - $81
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Vis en Ko is a top-class fish restaurant set in a grand French-style building. The great expertise of the sommelier make you want to taste the wines even more.
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Uppsala, Sweden
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120 reviews 120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Vis & Ko lived up to all expectations except for one little thing. We took the menu where you can choose 3, 4, 5 or 6 dishes. The only negative thing is that even though you have choices of starters, and then between cheese and dessert, you have only one "choice" for the main course. It was good and tasty,... More 

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Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you do not like fish. Don't go to this restaurant, because that's only thing what you can eat here. Luckily, I love to eat fish! Very good restaurant, with fantastic food. It is located in a old "pakhuis" (warehouse) and changed the inside to modern with very good atmosphere restaurant. It has nice open kitchen, we the chef Imko... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We love this restaurant! Great location, fantastic food, lovely matching wines and the friendly service keeps us coming back. Keep it up team Vis & Co!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Tuesday night. The two of us go for dinner. We arrive at just before seven. And get a table. Within the hour the place is packed. Seriously! On a Tuesday. Yes. Service was great and fast for Dutch standards (something I need to get used to). Food was great. Lots of fish. Go figure. Very nice indeed. The of us... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'm an expat in Haarlem and been looking for a special occasion to visit this '#1 restaurant in Haarlem'. Went there with my mother, who was visiting. It all started very well with smiles and greetings from the staff - probably because it was quite early and barely any people were at the restaurant. All went down hill from there.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were very lucky that we happened to be in Haarlem during restaurant week, and got a reservation here..The food was so beautifully prepared and delicious. They did not have an english menu, and that is fine, so the manager helped translate it for us.. I cannot say exactly what we had, but every course was outstanding..really top quality and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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212 reviews 212 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Vis & Ko, translated freely: Fish & the shortened name of the chef patron Imko Binnerts, who is well-known in connoisseur’s circles for his mastery of cooking fish. The restaurant doesn’t have a Michelin star (yet), but it is rated with two toques by Gault Millau. The place itself, a former entrepôt, is quite huge and peculiar with a sort... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Vis and Ko totally lived up to its reviews on TripAdvisor and was well worth the trip to Haarlem. The wait staff and manager were very friendly, competent and unobtrusive. The food was outstanding with great bread.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was by far the best restaurant in Holland we have been to since we came to live here, over 10 years ago. I went there with my wife. The menu was limited, but the quality of the dishes was outstanding. Faultless. A three course dinner set us back around 42 euros each. The staff were friendly and very helpful.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I grew up in Haarlem and have been back many times since I left. Each time is different for a number of reasons. So this time I found myself alone and hungry and decided to go to the best restaurant in town: Vis en Ko. Beautifully situated on the Spaarne river. I found parking just in front but there are... More 

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Additional Information about Vis & Ko

Address: Spaarne 96, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 00315127990
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 8:30 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 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 am - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 55 - 81
Cuisine: Seafood

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