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“A nice surprise.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Izakaya

Izakaya
Albert Cuypstraat 2-6, 1072CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (De Pijp)
203053090
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Ranked #280 of 2,544 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A nice surprise.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My wife and I love the Japanese cuisine. Izakaya was recommended to us by friends and we truly loved it. Great selection and quality of food, price/quality is fine, good and friendly service and a nice trendy atmosphere. I am sure we will come back!

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We went for lunch, very nice service and helpful advise. Delicious food, great combination of flavours, nice and 'clean' food too!

Visited December 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worst sushi ever, bad manners! AVOID!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Together with my hubby we dined there New Year Eve. I booked table there in November, as it was our wedding anniversary too (got married on 31st January).
When we arrived, we were given lovely table next to window. Initially we sat, nobody really paid attention to us. Personally I think Restaurant was seriously overbooked for their ability. Anyway after 20 min we managed to order wine. Then we waited and waited for it ages. When waiter arrived to take order, obviously we reminded about wine several times. The nightmare started after. After 30 min of sitting we were asked to move, apparently there was big party, and they had to join tables. We were asked to move WHEN STARTER WAS ALREADY SERVED! (Although still no wine).This is really bad. Apparently they moved us for people who were not booked( more people arrived then they booked table for).We said we are not happy to move, but they insisted strongly. Finally we agreed, to be honest had no choice. We were told that we won't get charged for wine as apology(one that still did not arrive btw!). We were moved to table next to door, not very romantic at all, my hubby chair was kicked several times as was so crowded there.
About starters, lamb was cold!
Main: sea bass too salty, truffles so hard to chew, sushi- the biggest disaster- rice did not hold together. It was the worst sushi I ever had. Time between starter and main well over 30 min. We did not take desert as just wanted to leave!
Back to bill, yes wine was not on it, but some starters and mains changed price from €9.99 to 16.99 etc. Overall we paid nearly €150, and we actually left half of meals, as was that bad, esp truffles and sea bass!
As I mentioned above restaurant was overbook. Maybe they do serve nice meals, but we won't visit again ever. Wine list/alcohol seriously overpriced (competed to other good restaurants in Amsterdam!).

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Rhodes, Dhodhekanisos, Greece
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“food experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

one of the best meals that has to do with japanese fusion cusine
all tastes very selective and very interesting .good choices of wines the decoration was really impressive and the staf attitute was very good
a bit expensive but think that is worth it

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Best fusion in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is by far the best fusion cuisine we have tried in Amsterdam! The atmosphere is hip, the service is great and all the dishes are amazing! We love their popcorn shrimp and the cocktails are fantastic! Would definitely recommend

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