We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“No excellent just because of the price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yamazato Restaurant

Yamazato Restaurant
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 (Hotel Okura), 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 20 678 7450
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #300 of 2,322 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $6 - $169
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
UAE
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“No excellent just because of the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Great restaurant. I love Japanese and this was excellent for a restaurant outside of Japan. Staff were very good and all seemed Japanese. The view over the water and the garden was very pleasant. Maybe a little open for my liking but still very good. I have to say the prices were high and you need to be prepared for that but for Japanese you cant really expect it to be good quality and cheap. I went twice while I was there so cant be bad can it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

284 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    159
    59
    41
    13
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“'... one expects more from its pedigree"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

In actuality we'd give this place 3-and-a -half, but definitely not a 4, because quite honestly a lot of items we ate that night, were 'disappointingly bland' ......
Going for the 'seasonal' menu (€115 excluding drink), as many items 'hit' (mackerel sushi, bream sashimi, quail) as 'missed' (steamed soup, tempura, squid) whilst service between courses was 'excruciatingly slow' as the restaurant was 'pretty full' ...
even the 'amuse' flopped - what was described as 'watercress' was in fact chinese 'tanghow' leaves , inadequately seasoned... 'fish soup served in teapot' was lacking in flavour, pumpkin tempura hard and flat, kingcrab lotusroot lacked flavour, enzovoort ...
With so many 'little dishes, one hoped for many 'mouthfuls of delight', which at the end failed to materialise ...
Certainly no fault on the waitresses - charming and helpful - while the ambiance -- well, the back room is bland and 'flatly lit' so that it hardly reflects the usual charm of an 'elegant japanese restaurant' ...
Having eaten in 'proper Japanese restaurants' from Paris to Melbourne, I have to say this one 'disappointed' , especially when a 'michelin star' is involved .... one expects rather more innovation and taste than what one got..

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Nice Japanese in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a nice expirience at Yamazato in Amsterdam. It is a fine gourmet Japanese restaurant. Very nice set menu with an excelent wine list.
I recommend. Flavio Maia

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Prague, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Excelent staff and food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Loved it! The staff is so cute! The fish is always fresh. Definitely worth a visit.
People like to "be seen" on the first room of the restaurant but they have a back room which is nice as well.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good dinner, high quality, extremely high price!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I had a dinner with colleagues and we had a good time, nice place and atmosphere, the quality of the food was excellent and the service was quick and precise.

A very good place to go but even taking all the positive points of this experience the prices are honestly far too high.

It's a pity because it is a place where I would go back if it was not so expensive.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Yamazato Restaurant also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Yamazato Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Yamazato Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.