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“Wonderful food, very nice wine, great atmosphere”

Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka
Ranked #5 of 3,907 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $128
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
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“Wonderful food, very nice wine, great atmosphere”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Sazanka is a teppanyaki restaurant, which means that you sit around a very hot plate with up to ten people, while one chef prepares your food at the plate. You have a choice between some set menus which start at around EUR 85 and a la carte dining.
The food is of excellent quality and the chefs put a lot of effort into the cooking process and presentation. The staff here is friendly and ready to offer advice on menus and wine. The restaurant has a good wine selection, although you do pay for the quality they offer.
I was there with my partner, which meant that we were sharing the table with other diners. Usually, this means that at some point during the evening you will socialise with your direct neigbours, but you don't have to. This set-up also means that it is a very good restaurant to take your clients for (an expensive) business dinner.

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. A bit expensive, but it is worth it's money. Try beef angus... Better to come with friends. In this case you'd not be sitting next to strangers. But we made friends with people at our table abs spent wonderful time! Delicious!

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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“The highlight of our two day visit”
Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

A real dining experience. Staff are excellent and if you are into your food you will love this. Whilst you can just have a course, it's worth spending as much as you can afford. We had the €110 set and it was excellent in terms of value and quality. They also have a delightful late harvest Sauvignon Blanc as a dessert wine which was exquisite. We booked for 8 and seemed to be at the back end of the evening, but it made no difference. If you want to be in the thick of it a 7/7.30 booking may be better.

Visited May 2014
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Amsterdam
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“Fine dining for the whole evening”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The restaurant is inside the Okura Hotel and is a great place to spent a few hours. All the food is prepared at your table with high quality ingredients. Big wine selection and people who know everything about the wines so they can help you making a good choice to go with your food.

You can choose out of different menu's with different amounts of servings. In the menu's there are options too, different kinds of beef or changing your seafood for meat, chicken of vegetarian. It's also possible to have sushi or a la carte food.

We came in at 8PM and left just before midnight so you do make it a whole evening dining. It's not cheap but quality and atmosphere make the prices right.

Make sure you make a reservation for this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Fantastic place to host your clients”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great experience last night hosting our clients and partners. Very social, very lovely staff. Fantastic chef. A wonderful experience to have had for us travelling on business. I highly recommend this restaurant for business people wanting a place to socialise and have fun, in a wonderful setting with amazing food and wonderful people to serve you.

  • Visited May 2014
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