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“Great food at reasonable prices”
Review of Ichi-E

Ichi-E
Ranked #415 of 3,955 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
arbee69
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great food at reasonable prices”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have been here about a dozen times. Even though you dont really expect a great restaurant in this surrounding, it is some of the best Japanese food you will find. It is not the Okura, but then again the prices aren't either. This is definitely my favorite for Japanese and more people should try this rather than the eat as much as you can rubbish places that pop up everywhere.

Convenient access by car, train or tram and great to combine with a movie.

  • Visited May 2013
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Groningen, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
478 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Modern and affordable”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I thoughly enjoyed my visit here. We had a mixture of dishes including sashimi, noodle salad, yaki asparagus, steam soya beans, dumplings. I enjoyed all of them, although don't expect the highest quality. However, next time I will arrange for the food to arive in at least two waves: all of it arriving at once wasn't a good idea.

Service was good, in particular we were travelling with two suitcases which where put into the garedrobe for us. Price was also reasonable at 55 Euro for two including drinks. It is located near the Amsterdam arena, which is quite a lively modern area. But you may want to avoid it when there is a major event on at one fo the nearby venues.

One negative point, the shoudl change their wasabi. It was far too mild.

  • Visited April 2013
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Bussum
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Reasonable Japanese-style food, but owful service”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

We come here time to time, sometimes for lunch, sometimes before or after the movie.
The food is always high standard, if one considers that the standard is nowdays set by modern Japanese-style chains. Nothing to complain about. So is Asachi.
The ambience is... noisy. Which is typical for Amsterdam. Shouting to your partner is a norm here, unless you go really off-the-hour or go expensive.
But the service... In most cases the place is just normal for Amsterdam: faceless, interest-less, typically provided by reasonably trained and accurate, but temporary staff.
Last time it was really something. For some 10 times a waiter was at our table, there was no single time it was the same one. And each time we needed to waive if not to shout to call for an attention. We waited more than half an hour for the main (tempura shrimps) and then another 15 minutes for the bill.
Never again? Not so sure. It is very well located, the food is good, prices are reasonable, and in mid-range restaurants in this country we are not spoiled with good service. Just hope next time it is a bit better.

  • Visited December 2012
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Wuppertal, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Reservations: upstairs, left side, next to the window!”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

This restaurant is right next to some top entertainment venues e,g. Bijlmer Arena, Heineken Music Hall, and Pathe cinemas. The atmosphere is better than average but not spectacular. It's a decent price for some very good quality sushi, especially given the area (30-40 Euro for 2). I tend to find upstairs on the left hand side more relaxing as there's big cushioned seats, BUT MAKE RESERVATIONS especially on an event night. If you can get the table upstairs, left hand side, close to the window then you'll have a nice quiet spot away from the kitchen, coat check and bathrooms. Plus, this spot is perfect for "people watching" while you unwind after work.

  • Visited November 2012
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Gouda, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great venue for a nice dinner”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is a very good restaurant for a nice meal before going to a match, concert or cinema. The service is very friendly and correct, and the food is good. THe food is a nice mix of traditional japanese sushi, sashimi, teppanyakki and more modern fusion style bits. Even when it is really busy the service is still fast.

The decoration is a very appealing modern japanese style and it is clean and neat. Very recommendable!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Gerben D
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