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“Best (cost effective) sushi in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Umeno

Umeno
Ranked #1,928 of 3,373 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Best (cost effective) sushi in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I've travelled the world... and eaten lots of sushi - whether Japan, Vancouver, London, etc...

Umeno is quite authentic, the sushi chef is extremely precise / well trained, and the food is well priced for Amsterdam. It's not the Okura, but I've yet to have a bad meal here, and it's at least half the price.

Overall ambience is ok, and service can be slow at times (only sushi chef and his wife?), but if you're in the area... well worth the visit.

I've eaten here three times and have yet to have a bad meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“My new fave!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Everything tasted excellent! The rice on that sushi is just right. The tempura doesn't come with excessive flours that normally trapped a lot of oil inside. The shabu-shabu did took a long time to be served, but that was because they are making the soup properly.
The only down side for me would be the size of the meal, which I would except slightly more, considering the price per item.

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109 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“The best toro in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Hide away in Amsterdam, but definitely one of the best sushi places in town. The sashimi is perfect with the best toro you can imagine. Also the main dishes are great. Combined with some good sake this was a lovely dinner.

Visited June 2013
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Taste the real thing in this small restaurant. Every ingredient is fresh and just right. Ambiance is somewhat basic but it makes you focus on the food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“whoaw!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Ive already been to japan and experienced the best low key restaurants out there.. i can tell you that this one is straightforward in my overall top 3 places ive ever been to, and im not so prone to compliments! The restaurant is run by an authentic chef from Japan and i could only advise you to experience the udon salad followed by Chicken teriyaki, the only downside being that it does only open at night..Well worth the deviation and cant wait to come back!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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