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“Children Friendly Fine Dining!”

Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka
Ranked #5 of 3,907 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $128
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
New York City, New York
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“Children Friendly Fine Dining!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten at Sazanka five times, this being my second with children. This time we were a group of eight; four adults and four children (ages 7 to 16). All but one of us selected the Sazanka Classic menu with the other choosing the Sazanka Vegetarian option. The food was lovingly prepared before our eyes and our children were actively engaged in the preparation process. Caroline, the Sommelier is first rate and she paired our food with excellent wines; the highlight being the Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico, Tommasi which worked beautifully with the Black Angus. The professional staff genuinely engaged with and enjoyed the children while attentively serving the relaxed adults. It was a memorable dining experience that lasted 3 plus hours! Bring the kids and don't be shy about trying the delicious vegetarian teppanyaki option!

Visited December 2013
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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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6 reviews
“Amazing food, service and wine pairing”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband and I spent some days post Christmas and made reservations at this restaurant but didn't have an idea of what to expect. We were very nicely surprised by the attention to detail, the quality of the food and the pairing of the food with the wine.
The bill was high and there are not really many choices that are low price so be prepared to pay. I would have to agree with another review that the decor is too simple looking like a lobby so if this could be improved would make for a chic atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Roberts24
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Rhodes, Dhodhekanisos, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

the food the tastes the atmosfere was really fantastic at the other side have to say that is very expensive and there is no good value of money
what you eat is very good but dont know if its worth the ammount of money that you pay

  • Visited November 2013
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“Absolutely Terrific!”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

We booked a different restaurant by mistake and arrived at Sazanka thinking it was the one we had booked. Apparently this is not unknown as the maitre'd (Kar Wing Fung) explained. It appears that the website had recently been hacked which gave rise to this error. He offered us a table despite the restaurant being very busy as it was a Friday evening. We sat at the unusual table shared by 4 other guests in front of us being a large hot plate where the personal chef was to prepare and cook our order. Efficient and attentive without being in any way intrusive is how best to describe the service. The wine and the cuisine were both superb. There was no attempt to rush us through our meal but the advice given by both Mr Fung and the female wine waiter could not be bettered. Absolutely terrific in every way and a different experience to be recommended whole heartedly.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank MackandMabel
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“Best Teppanyaki ever!”
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
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