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“Great food & service!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of kokusai

kokusai
Stadstuinen 2 | 1181 VT, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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Ranked #13 of 70 Restaurants in Amstelveen
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: All you can eat sushi/sashimi/teryaki etc restaurant
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food & service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Been to Kokusai often with family and friends. Good ambiance and never disappoints with food and service. A fun way to eat, share and enjoy!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Cheap Japanese food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Cheap all you can eat Japanese hangout. Fully booked nearly every evening so make to to make reservations (should you crave for sushi and have a low budget...)

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant for Sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I had never ever tried Sushi before Kokusai. I came down here with an open mind to experience Japanese cusine for the first time. I was not dissappointed at all by the experience. The restaurant was located near the centrum of Amstelveen next to a small pond. The ambience was absolutely stunning right from the interior to the table layout. The service was excellent as well. I tried various kinds of Sushi and Sashimi over three courses. The fish and meat was nice and warm indicating that it was freshly cut and not out of cold storage. The rice and vegetables that were part of the served sushi were also fresh. The sushi was served in a manner that would visually appeal to the customer. I also had nice warm sake to go with the sushi.
The restaurant is a little expensive, but worth the price. I have tried sushi again after my Kokusai experience, but the best sushi was the one that I had at Kokusai. I would recommend the "All you can eat" for those who are trying sushi for the first time. Do not forget to try the "sake"! Most definitely recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb Japanees food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Recently visited with 10 persons. Good service by friendly and service minded staff. The "pick and choose" concept works well. A certain maximum number of dishes for a fixed price (€ 25) which gives a good price quality balance.Location is in front of the tram stations (line 5 going way and back from Amstelveen to Amsterdam Central station) and 5 minutes walk from the busstation. And in front of a shopping center.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Recently visited with my eldest son. Have been many times and always enjoyed it. This was no exception. Service is friendly and attentive, food excellent and atmosphere alive with a full house. The choice of dishes is superb and as good as I've experienced in many places in Japan when travelling. Portion sizes perfect to allow you to sample many things.
Just wish you could open a branch in the Uk!

Visited August 2013
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