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“Hot and happening, but great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Izakaya Asian Kitchen & Bar

Izakaya Asian Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #141 of 3,725 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Hot and happening, but great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

It was Saturday night. Packed to the rafters. Noisy as hell, with so-called 'beautiful people' (not my thing), but the food and service were excellent. How long will it take before the 'beautiful people' move on and then we can enjoy the good food and service AND have a conversation. Apparently 'beautiful people' aren't big on conversing?

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“alright”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Izakaya is a lovely place, upscale and beautiful people come here to eat and show-off. The setting around the bar is nice and good for people-watching. The quality of the ingredients and the setting of the menu is excellent. Only things that you need to cope with are the music which is too loud to have a conversation

Visited February 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“THE BEST PLACE IN AMSTERDAM WHERE TO BE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Been there last thursday night with friends and had the best time ever lovely dinner food was okay and umbeliveble service something that you don't see around in many restaurant in amsterdam .The place was super full and everyone was super happy and having a good time ...... also the team super helpfull and sexy thanks a lot we love it

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jeffry v
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Momo was better...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Compared with its sister restaurant Momo, the food was so so and over priced. I went on Friday but a table (a long bench style) was full of girls while guys are all at a tiny bar. Too loud to talk. There are some items on our bill which we didn't order. A bit disappointed.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank FlyingWakame
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth a visit when you are in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Izakaya is a lovely place, upscale and beautiful people come here to eat and show-off. The setting around the bar is nice and good for people-watching. The quality of the ingredients and the setting of the menu is excellent. Only things that you need to cope with are the music which is too loud to have a conversation (this is the 'concept') and the clumsy staff. Do make a reservation well in advance for weekend nights.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Karen2702
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