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“Japanese in Florence!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Da Kou

Da Kou
Via del Melarancio 19/r, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055 282922
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Ranked #699 of 1,970 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Galesville, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Japanese in Florence!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Service was very thoughtful and the food was a very good quality. Recommend this to Japanese who got sick of Italian cuisine ;)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
1 review
“Great place if you need a break from Italian food...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

After many (albeit wonderful) meals of pasta, pasta, pizza, secondi's and more pasta, we needed a bit of a change in our week in Florence. This place was just next to our apartment, and we were initially hesitant about how good the food quality would be.
Reassuringly the staff were Japanese, however the place was empty apart from us! Nonetheless the food was great (Tempura Soba, Teppanyaki Salmon, Mountain Vegies) - good quality and fresh though perhaps slightly pricey (but not overly so). Decor and atmosphere were beautiful.
An added bonus was trying the extensive non-Japanese dessert menu - was choosing between Banana Fritta (fritters) & Banana Caramellata, and had the latter which was amazing - imagine a toffee apple but hot and with bananas instead!
Definitely recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Over-rated and over-priced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

Although they serve sushi, this restaurant is more Chinese than Japanese, and it shows. On the day I went, they had no tuna (??????????). And they seem to think there is nothing wrong with the fact that they charge €15 for 12 pieces of tuna and salmon sashimi, and also €15 for 9 pieces of salmon sashimi. When questioned, I got a silence followed by a mumbled explanation that they were "different thing". I had the sashimi, and a nigiri mix. Tiny amount of sushi for €28, but what I had was of fair quality. Ok I guess if you're prepared to pay well over the odds and put up with sulky service. 

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Landstuhl, Germany
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful Sushi, one will not go wrong eating at this restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Fresh and light quality food, it was spot on every bite. Authentic sushi that did not feel commercialized or changed to a European style (i.e. Germany likes dill on their sushi). English speaking but not dedicated parking. Kid friendly and great ambiance, it is a great alternative if one is tired of Italian food while in Florence.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excelente! Better imposible. Greate place to eate and enjoy in good company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012 via mobile

Greate food, service, ambient, decor and priceses. Very fast and good. Do not miss it if you are in Florence and want to have a greate meal.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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