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Ranked #874 of 3,953 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $94
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Description: In the very heart of Amsterdam, chef Hiromichi Hosokawa has been welcoming to his restaurant guests from all over the world, for almost 20 years.Hosokawa, which translates to “narrow river”, will bring you to ancient Japan with its traditional Robata grill, Teppan grill and Sushi style of cooking, but surrounded in a cosmopolitan Amsterdam with its modern and sophisticated ambience.Welcome. And be prepared to be delighted.
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
310 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Had the Teppan Yaki meal here and the food was very good
...but..the shared table means you can sit with idiots - which in my case happened....
a wanna be Dutch arms dealer (compete with overly Botoxed woman/wife/girlfriend a middle eastern guy with spoilt "daughters" in tow, and and Israeli and an African guy, actually sounds like a cool table doesn't it?....but - oh dear, dear dear...... Add to this a snobby Japanese waitress who treated us like idiots until I told her id worked in Japan and knew what to do.... And it was overpriced BIG time.
But like I said the food was excellent. (The next table looked great BTW).

Visited August 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mountain View, California
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“An average sushi place”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We went there for a dinner. The ambiance and the service was good. We ordered 5 different sushis, an appetizer and a side dish. Especially sushis were very average. I don't think this is the best place for sushi.

One general problem was the vantilation system inside. There are open cooking systems at ~10 people tables. It is an open environment. And, while the chef cooking the food, the smoke was everywhere. Our clothes still smell barbeque steak sauce.

Visited July 2014
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2 reviews
“Very good”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We had menus (mixed meat and Scottish Angus respectively) and we were not disappointed. The chef was pleasant, the main courses were excellent. The miso soup, salad and dessert
were less interesting.

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Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

It certainly is.Great sushi and teppanyaki, excellent service and carefully selected japanese beers and wines.Polite atmoshere and nice decoration.Highly recomended although expensive .

  • Visited June 2014
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Dingwall, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Delicious and a great experience”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

I was travelling with my husband and parents and we went in on the Saturday night hoping for a table, the place was buzzing and fully booked - so we booked for the Sunday instead.

We all thought it was a brilliant experience and the quality of the food was fantastic - really tasty and plenty of it. We would highly recommend and whilst it is expensive we were there for a few hours and it really is an experience. If you think what you'd pay for theatre and a meal out then it doesn't seem too expensive then....and watching the chef at work was definitely entertaining. He was really friendly and very skilled.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Heffalump321
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