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“good fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Zouthaven

Zouthaven
Ranked #2,740 of 3,750 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: European, Dutch, Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Francisco, California
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“good fish”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

I was going to a concert at the Muziekgebouw, and this restaurant was a perfect place to meet my friend and dine beforehand, being downstairs from the concert hall. The salad I had was very good, and so were the scallops. The service was somewhat spotty, though the people were nice enough.

This restaurant is not in the Red Light District, by the way.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank danlev
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fish on the IJ”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were staying at the Movenpick Hotel on the Piet Heinkade where the large cruise ships dock. We were embarking on a Baltic Cruise the following day. We decided that we did not want to walk or take the Tram into the main part of Amsterdam, so we decided to try Zouthaven, a mere half a block away from the hotel entrance. The place was not very busy so we were seated immediately. I really liked the clean design and feel of the place. Great view of the IJ River (canal). We all had fish, 3 turbots and one halibut. We all agreed that it was one of the best fish meals ever. We shared a couple of bottles of Austrian Gruner Veltliner which was perfect with the fish. The service was great, everyone spoke English and a few had either visited our part of Canada or had relatives living in Canada. This is an undiscovered gem that people need to patronize as without customers, no restaurant! We did not eat outside due to the wind, but they have a huge beautiful outdoor patio.

  • Visited August 2013
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lovely situation on a sunny day”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We only had snacks and drinks and sat in the sun beside the canal. There was a pleasant atmosphere it's not really anywhere near the red light district!
The food was fine and the waiting staff were very cheerful.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Carolinagmax
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North Dakota
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“strange atmosphere”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We wanted a nice dinner and it was OK. The food was not bad but certainly not exceptional either. There were not many people dining when we were there so it felt like everyone in the restaurant was listening to every word we said.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank letsstay
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Edison, New Jersey
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great restaurant on the waterfront”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We enjoyed a dinner here after a long trip from the US and a day's sightseeing. We stayed at the Moevenpick hotel next door so it was convenient. This is a gleaming new restaurant with very modern accent. Staff was very helpful and attentive. Seafood was fresh and prepared nicely and served elegantly. Their selection of wines was very good and moderately priced. The view of the harbor is great. I assume in the summer you can eat outdoors on the deck. Overall, a great restaurant.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Steve P
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