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Yamazato Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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Sponsored by: Yamazato Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Bringing Japan to Amsterdam
1. Bringing Japan to Amsterdam
"very pure and truly goes back to the ingredients’ Japanese roots"
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2. Authentic Japanese food
2. Authentic Japanese food
"The food is so carefully and deliciously made and presented"
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3. Traditional excellent service
3. Traditional excellent service
"Brilliant food and service, would highly recommend."
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Yamazato at Hotel Okura Amsterdam serves authentic Japanese haute cuisine, Kaiseki Ryori. It is the first traditional Japanese restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star. The acclaimed multi-course experience is led by Executive Chef Masanori Tomikawa and the cuisine focuses on the purity of traditional Japanese ingredients, in a minimalistic, balanced style. The restaurant is enveloped in Japanese wood, with floor to ceiling views onto the serene Japanese garden. Traditional kimono-clad waitresses serve delicately-crafted Kaiseki dishes, while at the sushi counter decades of expertise are on show as chefs prepare sushi and sashimi. Through the sliding screen doors lies the traditional
$6 - $150
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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1. food not star worthy. quality not top like it used to be. fish was soft and glazy. 2. entourage like hotel lobby 3. not really Japanese any more. to western. 4. dutch lady serving smells with lots parfume so no next time.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Wanderer659329
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Finally landed a reservation and this is our second visit. Yamazato provides not only authentic Japanese food but also strictly follows the Japanese culinary philosophy- gently bring out the flavour of the season. We were served by Chihiro and her team who took really good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank edwardoez
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great sushi and I love the simplistic design of the restaurant. The view of the garden is spectacular.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank zeyadsamra
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a lovely restaurant. It's in a slightly corporate hotel type building but the hotel lobby is beautiful and things only get better from there. The concierge sourced us some paracetemol due to us having a headache....no problem....restaurant waitresses are immaculately turned out and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CriticalFox
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Yamazato is a great place to eat. The atmosphere is nice and the food is good. We had the course with 6 rounds and that was a lot. You need to be patient it took more than 3 hours. Considering the number of rounds that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having been there before we now went to Yamazato restaurant on Wednesday January 23th 2019 for our 25th Anniversary. The food here is great we sat at the sushi bar the best part of the restaurant. Watching the chef perform his ‘art like’ work...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank ericvA3015TF
HotelOkuraAmsterdam, Manager at Yamazato Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Eric, First of all thank you for visiting Yamazato Restaurant and for taking the time and efforts to review us via TripAdvisor. I am sorry to learn we were not able to fully meet your expectations during your visit. I would like to extend...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the main chef’s menu. A true Japanese culinair experience. Service is efficient and friendly, but when I asked for a sake I was brought a cold one, the option for a hot one was not given. Half way the meal I discovered a big...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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HotelOkuraAmsterdam, Duty Manager at Yamazato Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, First of all I would like to thank you for visiting Yamazato Restaurant and for taking the time to share your experience via TripAdvisor. I am pleased to read that overall experience in Yamazato was up to your expectations. However I am surprised...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing staff, food is spectacular and the ambient is very welcoming and cozy. The Kaiseki menu is a great choice and it worth it

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Timi L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is becoming a tradition to visit Yamazato for my partner’s bday. After living in Japan before coming here, we need a place like this to avoid Japanese homesickness. The food is extraordinary as in any Japanese ryokan quality and the service is top notch...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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HotelOkuraAmsterdam, Manager at Yamazato Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, Thank you for the taken time and efforts to review us via TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read you have had such a positive experience in Yamazato Restaurant. Furthermore it is our pleasure to surpass the Japanese gem which made you feel at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food accompanied by excellent and friendly service makes this a must when visiting Amsterdam! We had the AOI menu, this gives you the most complete experience.

Date of visit: January 2019
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