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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Reviewed July 7, 2022

Not a surprise that this is rewarded as the best sushi of the Netherlands. Amazing! The staff is also very welcoming and kind. Definitely coming back! Thank you!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

A tasting of Japanese culture, which surpasses having a good dinner. The atmosphere in the restaurant is no nonsense, food focused. Pleasant staff, dedicated top chefs.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 2, 2022 via mobile

Served in a very low profile surounding, these sushimen obviously invest all their energy in what they put on the plate. And boy, got these people their priorities right! One would wish every visitor of the numerous all-you-can-eat sushi-places that abound in NL nowadays would...taste at least once in their lives in Hokkai kitchen to discover the real deal. Please, guys, keep it up. The world needs to know. And thank you ever so much for this wonderful treat!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2020

Wow. A year after traveling to Japan sushi in Europe hasn't been really making the cut. However, this is where you can get your authentic Japanese sushi experience. It brought such nostalgia as if we were at a sushi place in Japan itself, calm ambience,...really low background music, no rattling of noise in the kitchen - and of course, the food! If you are a sushi enthusiast this is where you should come!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 3, 2020

Delicious! Friendly staff. Great experience. Perfect located in IJmuiden Harbour (fresh fish). We'll definitely come back.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful sushi made from quality fish with a traditional and delicious taste. Good value for money and very moorish.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

The very real Japanese food presented in this restaurant must be among the best in Holland and even further. Fresh and tasty fish dishes, excellent service. The curious place in an industrial area, although in the middle of a fishing harbour made us wondering but...the visit totally changed our mind and we will definitely become regular customers !More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

This was a first and a last for us, Food: very good. Price/quality: good. Hygiene: about 20 flies, flycatchers in the kitchen and please check that toilet every now and then. Had to send one chopstick back because of clinging leftovers from a previous user....No airco. Place is a mess, devoid of any form of cosiness or romance.Tables very close together, no table privacy. Stifling hot and humid. Stench of oven throughout the room. Extraction fan: a joke. You will have to wash your clothes and hair when you get home. Eight (count 'm) people behind the kitchen counter, three people serving ten tables, of which four two-seaters, with 25 adults and two children. Kitchen speed: unbelievably slow. Efficiency: nada, zilch, No focus on productivity. First course: fifty-five minutes after entrance. We are guests of a bunch of civil servants. Serving speed not helped by the fact that this place also does takeway. We have the five-course 'omekase' menu, which one has to order at least one day in advance. (WHY?) The average waiting time between dishes: 35-40 minutes. (again: 11 staff, 25 guests) After the fourth course, 2h. 45 minutes into this adventure, Mr. Noordzij, the owner, asks from a six metres distance if everything is OK. We are too polite -does he have ten minutes?- to tell him that it is not. Family business, daughters and son-in-law serving. Two times during our self-chosen ordeal a daughter (Manon?) comes to say sorry for the long wait - only we find that we have to wait even longer for the next course. Very friendly and courteous hosts, unprofessional restaurant managers. Build-up of menu: not creative, unbalanced if not boring, however sublime the quality and taste: the last two courses turn out to be five pieces of 'sushi' (that is: fish on rice) BOTH. No dessert in the 'menu'. - Great food, however: this place could do with a lot less marketing and a lot more leadership. - 155,= Euros (including a token tip) the poorer and some very good food and a unique tribulation the wiser we leave, exactly three hours and nineteen minutes after we entered. - It is on to the washing machine (boy, do our clothes smell...)More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

The best sushi in the region. By far! It takes some waiting but it is worth it. Take away or dining in, both is possible

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

Customer service and quality of the food was impeccable. The fish was very fresh and melts like butter. Lovely place, will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

The interior is rather simple. Served dishes were fresh and delicious! Very polite staff and excellent Japanese cuisine.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

A very casual and informal sushi place. Don’t expect any great interior design here. It is all about the sushi and sashimi. Just mind blowing. The toro was spectacular. Actually everything was. If you are in the neighborhood please please go to Hokkai. Enjoy the...fish and the price which is very fair!!!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Surprising to find a restaurant in this area and amazing quality sushi. Can highly reccomend it 🍣 best sushi in town

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Today, I returned to Hokkai Kitchen (taking my brothers) after visiting the alleged European no 1 Japanese sushi restaurant in Düsseldorf earlier this year. But now we know for sure: Hokkai Kitchen is the new European no 1 for Japanese sushi. We left it to...the itamae (chef) to prepare his recommendations: starter with sake (salmon) marinated in soya on fermented onion with shiso and fenugreek leave, sweet aji (hors-mackerel) salad, then various cooked and grilled fish types, followed by nigiri sushi with a variety of amazingly fresh fish including buri (kingfish, our favorite and must try) and aki (squid, really tender), shisamo (capering), and climax of tuna including o-toro (fatty tuna belly) and negitoro (o-toro tatare). As a special we got two interesting experimentations as an extro: hotate nigiri (St Jacob scallop), and nishin (herring) with ginger (instead of wasabi). Oishikatta yo! Our unanimous conclusion: great and authentic Japanese tasting sushi and sashimi, really fresh fish, great variety with unique fish finds for Europe, amazing temperature control, perfectioned sushi rice, and great delivery. After finishing the sushi, we got an exclusive tour of the Japanese fish products processing facility next door, and a very reasonably priced bill. Not tasted better sushi in Europe in my 20 year quest for sushi excellence. Forget about location, decorum, perceptions and big names, and visit Hokkai at least once in your life if you are a sushi fan and live in Europe.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The sushi here is fresh, tasty and traditional. There are also plenty of choices for vegetarian guests, both on the menu and if you ask. The sushi makers are either Japanese or trained in Japan, this makes all the difference.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Hokkai Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5