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Vis & Ko

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Spaarne 96, Haarlem, The Netherlands
00315127990
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Vis en Ko is a top-class fish restaurant set in a grand French-style...
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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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The arts and crafts of cooking fish

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
Venneper
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Annen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Some time ago that we had a perfect evening and then all of a sudden it happens.Fish dishes made to perfection. It was along time ago that fish tasted like this.Very good wine selection.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

By far the best fish restaurant in Haarlem, and one of the best in the Netherlands! Vis & Ko is a restaurant at the side of the Spaarne river, has an open river, and a cosy setup. They have a small menu with only fish (and vegitarian) dishes and I think every one is great! I had a raw langoustine... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Vis&ko never disappoints! Good tastes, good service, nice atmosphere. Value for money is ok. We will come back ofcourse!

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Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had very good light dinner at Vis & Ko. Tuna and langoustine. Both dishes where excellent cooked. I had advantage to sit outside and enjoy the water side. Though on a crowded street, I did enjoy due to nice scenery.

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There are many great restaurants in Haarlem and we thought we had found our favourite at Specktakle. However, our experience at Vis & Ko was so amazing that it is now at the top of our list of favourites. We chose 4 courses and both had different choices. Each dish was so wonderfully cooked, presented and served. My husband loves... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Just had a really lovely Sunday afternoon meal in this excellent restaurant. We had three courses and chose the accompanying wine selection too. Every dish was perfectly cooked and we thoroughly enjoyed the wines and the explanations. Service was very friendly food great and the atmosphere was excellent. One of the nicest meals I have eaten !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spaarne 96, Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: 00315127990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 55 - 81
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?