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“Nice restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Akitsu

Akitsu
Rozengracht 228-230, 1016 SZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6253254
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Ranked #631 of 2,627 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“Nice restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012 via mobile

We paid 77 Euro for miso ( good), sashimi (very good), california rolls, yakitori and tempura, incl a few beers, hot sake and water. The presentation of the food is nice but the portion small to normal. Could improve with a little more salt. Yes, you can go here.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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151 reviews 151 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“One of the best Japanese restaurants ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

I found this place thanks to TA and I was really surprised. Open kitchen, nice atmosphere, authentic, to sum it up. We had miso soup, edamame and sushi assortment, but the menu is extensive and including items that are difficult to find in a "regular" sushi place, like natto. The sushi was absolutely amazing, the quality of the fish was outstanding. And it is a stone's throw from our house... perfect!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“great Japanese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Went to akitsu with friends for a celebration meal. We requested to have a surprise selection of dishes prepared for us for a specific cost rather than choosing individual dishes from the menu. The staff were very oblijing to this and the chefs provided a selection of standard fare and more rare dishes. Would recommend booking as its seemed busy on a wednesday. Its also close to tram stops so very easy to get to from dam square.

Visited October 2011
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“I just live this place that even serves Natto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Akitsu is a top Japanese restaurant in Amsterdam. Seriously. Nr. 1 would be Yamazato, which has a michellin star and dito prices. Nr 2 is Akitsu. For sure. If your money is not burning in your pocket, but your aching for Japanese, this is the place to go. Natto, delicate beef, fresh fish (should be standard, but let's be honest, it's not standard in many European sushi places run by our Chinese friends), traditional Japanese dishes, etc. The chefs work at the counter, no words are wasted, all energy is put into the dishes. The Chinese staff is friendly and swift. Location is near the interesting design street Rozengracht and the theatres and tourist traps of the Leidseplein.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

If you like Japanese sushi you'll like this place. It's not a particularly big restaurant but that adds to it's charm. It does not offer teppanyaki but the selection on the menu is large and varied enough to keep you entertained."

  • Visited December 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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