First of all, you must understand the settings of Sazanka: in Amsterdam, there are extremely few good restaurants. Having lived here for a year and eating out at many dozens of places, I really feel that restaurants in Amsterdam are very low quality compared to other tourist capitals around the world.
That said, Sazanka is a gem in Amsterdam: the service is great (a rarity in Amsterdam), the atmosphere is outstanding and the food is good. The price is high but it's pretty much the only place in Amsterdam where you feel abroad (a good thing).
We especially enjoyed the freshness of the ingredients and the atmosphere in the restaurant.
Could be better:
1. The food is good (sometimes very good), but it's not really "Japanese" (way too much salt on everything compared to how they actually make it in Japan).
2. The service is good but very slow. They had one guy cooking for 7 people on the same surface, which means that if you are waiting for something like Icecream while he's making Shrimps, you can wait for about 30-40min (we spent about 3 hours at the restaurant, but it was good fun).
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