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“Best Teppanyaki ever!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka

Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka
Ranked #10 of 3,558 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $117
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Description: The Teppan-chefs will prepare the most delicious fish, meat and vegetarian dishes on a hot iron griddle at your table: a la minute cooking with Japanese precision. The contemporary Japanese interior, inspired by the elements of stone, wood, water and fire, is an oasis of tranquillity. The teppanyaki griddles are large enough for seven to ten guests and are ideal for both business and celebratory dinners. Sazanka is open for dinner from 18:30 to 22:00 daily. Lunch can be prepared for a minimum group size of 10 people and must be booked in advance.
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best Teppanyaki ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

In Sazanka Restaurant I had the best Teppanyaki I 've ever tasted up to this moment! The staff were all japanese and extremely attentive and friendly. Our specially trained japanese chef could adapt dishes and take into account any special dietary needs on the spot. The atmosphere was really good with hip but also classy notes. The food was extraordinary! For starters we had scallop and prawn salad ( see pics) and prawns with japanese mushrooms (see pics). For main we had fresh sea bass with its crispy skin separated (see pics), accompanied by a delicious leek sauce. Once at Okura hotel where Sazanka is located, private parking is available upon payment. Also parking at the streets around the hotel is possible at a slightly lower fee. Sazanka's prices definitely reflect the quality of the restaurant's food and service. If planning to dine there in a weekend it would be definitely worth making your reservation well in advance. Sazanka is a unique restaurant, ideal for special occasions! I would definitely go back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Macau, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not Your usual Teppanyaki”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

You will definately need a reservation on a weekend night , we were lucky enough to get space for 2 on a friday. You will not be dissapointed with this restaraunt, do not think of this place as your run of the mill teppanyaki with peforming chefs and mediocre food. All the ingredients used were extremely fresh, and the service was quick and efficient. We tried their specialty Fish which was Grill/steamed in salt, which was amazing. And the Duck breast salad with Duck liver was exquisite.
All that being said, it is located within a 5 star hotel, so you can expect to be paying 5 star prices.

The White Sesame ice cream was something else, Its the first time ive seen White sesame ice cream with majority of japanese restaraunts serving the black sesame Ice cream worth the visit just for the ice cream!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shanghai, China
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best Japanese restaurant in The Netherlands”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Oke, true that it will cost you but it is so worth it. After a day Amsterdam with partner and daughter we decided that we wanted quality Teppanyaki food. We knew the Okura Teppanyaki restaurant from years ago and without making a reservation we just went there. Space enough no reservation needed. Started with, Sushi (soft shell crab inside out) afterwards the smoked duck salad (sooooo good) followed by the Gamba, Lobster, Shabu Sabu (of wagyu beef) and fried rice from the Teppan plate. It was just delicious. It comes with a little show but for sure not overdone. If you want to spend a little extra money on quality Teppanyaki just find out yourself. We loved it!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food, but”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

The food is very good. One of the best in Amsterdam.

But, the atmosphere is not special, almost like a hotel lobby. Individual seating is cramped due to missing leg room. Service is good, but a bit stiff.

Value for the money is not good.

Bottom line: sure thing for food, very expensive and so so atmosphere

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“everything we put in our mouth was delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Were there without a reservation, a Tuesday evening before the start of a conference. We were 3 adults. Service was exquisite; Japanese know what service is. One of us does not eat sea food, there fore it was changed for meat. Had a lovely time, 3 service. It is not cheap; it is simply delicious.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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