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“Best sushi ever” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Izakaya Asian Kitchen & Bar

Izakaya Asian Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #149 of 3,677 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best sushi ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were staying in the Sir Albert hotel and visited Iakaya on our first night. We opted for the tasting menu which was pricy but very tasty. The sushi was hands down the best we ever had and the pudding was an absolute delight (unusual we find, in Japanese restaurants). Because we booked last minute there was only availability at the bar but this was actually great and I'd recommend it because you can watch them making up all the cocktails. Try not to sit by the door though - you could have a big group of people behind you ordering drinks from the bar which could become noisy. I will say that this was a very expensive meal but the food was good.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Poznan, Poland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tasty but little overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

As opposed to staff at Sir Albert Hotel, staff at Izakaya are less attentive and kinda leave you to your own devices.
Got there very late, so only managed to get dessert and a night cap drink. It wasn't very busy anymore therefore I was expecting more attention/faster service.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Please Leave!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

We've been many times to Izakaya. The place is great and the food is excellent. However, last night we went there to celebrate the birthday of my boyfriend's dad. We arrived a little late, i know that's our own fault, but from the minute we arrived the staff started to push us. We needed to hurry up. They even offered to make the order for us because it would save time...I understand to be told once that the schedule is tight but now they told us this every 10 minutes...when the bottle of campaign was finished the waiter asked us "would you like another one?" we said " yes sure" but then we were told we only had 15 minutes left to drink our bottle? so we decided not too...paying 400 euro for a dinner while being pushed like hell to leave your table is absolutely ridiculous and very rude....think about it....this doesn't really fit the hospitality of a restaurant with this caliber right?

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, Maryland
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645 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Extremely entertaining, but totally overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed across the street from the restaurant and decided to pop in Wednesday night after working late. We were surprised and delighted to find a huge crowd of people at Izakaya -- it's a very noisy and energetic place. We perched at the bar (where most seats are located, tables are few in number) and had some drinks and some sushi, along with the rest of the world. While the tempura was first-rate, the portions were small and the prices were stratospheric.It's no wonder that most people seem to treat the place like a bar with snacks. A fun, but costly interlude.

Visited March 2014
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Chester
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Place to be!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Cool & fun, excellent food as good as sushi samba! Packed on a weekend so advise to book. Would highly recommend this to friends.service as a bit slow but tip is to keep grabbing them we found out

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jlo_shore
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