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“No excellent just because of the price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yamazato Restaurant

Yamazato Restaurant
Ranked #98 of 3,334 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $146
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: De Pijp
UAE
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154 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“No excellent just because of the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great restaurant. I love Japanese and this was excellent for a restaurant outside of Japan. Staff were very good and all seemed Japanese. The view over the water and the garden was very pleasant. Maybe a little open for my liking but still very good. I have to say the prices were high and you need to be prepared for that but for Japanese you cant really expect it to be good quality and cheap. I went twice while I was there so cant be bad can it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Iain A
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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148 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“'... one expects more from its pedigree"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

In actuality we'd give this place 3-and-a -half, but definitely not a 4, because quite honestly a lot of items we ate that night, were 'disappointingly bland' ......
Going for the 'seasonal' menu (€115 excluding drink), as many items 'hit' (mackerel sushi, bream sashimi, quail) as 'missed' (steamed soup, tempura, squid) whilst service between courses was 'excruciatingly slow' as the restaurant was 'pretty full' ...
even the 'amuse' flopped - what was described as 'watercress' was in fact chinese 'tanghow' leaves , inadequately seasoned... 'fish soup served in teapot' was lacking in flavour, pumpkin tempura hard and flat, kingcrab lotusroot lacked flavour, enzovoort ...
With so many 'little dishes, one hoped for many 'mouthfuls of delight', which at the end failed to materialise ...
Certainly no fault on the waitresses - charming and helpful - while the ambiance -- well, the back room is bland and 'flatly lit' so that it hardly reflects the usual charm of an 'elegant japanese restaurant' ...
Having eaten in 'proper Japanese restaurants' from Paris to Melbourne, I have to say this one 'disappointed' , especially when a 'michelin star' is involved .... one expects rather more innovation and taste than what one got..

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank DWams
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice Japanese in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a nice expirience at Yamazato in Amsterdam. It is a fine gourmet Japanese restaurant. Very nice set menu with an excelent wine list.
I recommend. Flavio Maia

Visited September 2013
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Thank Flavio M
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Rome, Italy
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Average food in a pleasing athmosphere inspired by CB”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Got here without reservation and we were positively impressed by the environment.
Service is slow and not well coordinated at peak time.
We went for the Bibendum menu with some additional dishes taken from the a la carte menu that were really good ( for example the signature crab ). The food is well presented but of average taste and small quantity ( i.e. Fish & Chips Serre style).
What really is a coup de cour is the ambiance and the location.
All the rest should be improved to mantain the top level of the OKURA chain which I experienced whilst in Japan.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank Priv_Dis_Lux
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Prague, Czech Republic
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excelent staff and food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Loved it! The staff is so cute! The fish is always fresh. Definitely worth a visit.
People like to "be seen" on the first room of the restaurant but they have a back room which is nice as well.

Visited October 2013
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Thank daniegge
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