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Vis & Ko

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Spaarne 96, Haarlem, The Netherlands
00315127990
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    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
Exellent food

I really recommend this place for fish-lovers. Exellent combination of wine and the fishdishes. Nice staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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Sweden
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I really recommend this place for fish-lovers. Exellent combination of wine and the fishdishes. Nice staff.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

For the third time, we took the Christmas Eve special at Vis & Ko. As in earlier years, we were treated very well: a multi-faceted, well prepared menu, and a fitting wine choice. Mr, Binnerts and his team certainly know how to deal with seafood. The supporting courses were delicious and balanced, the main course was -in our humble opinion-... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

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 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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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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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272 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 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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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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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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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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