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“One of the best Japanese restaurants” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Akitsu

Akitsu
Ranked #1,242 of 3,725 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“One of the best Japanese restaurants”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Highly recommended for anyone interested in Japanese cuisine. Excellent service and the food is always prepared with love.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Barcelona, Spain
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“High quality Japanese”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

The menu is more authentic than other typical Japanese restaurants (you will not recognize some dishes!). Excellent maki and good service. Totally recommended

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Vlierden, The Netherlands
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401 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Top quality, nice ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Not much to say, very good sushi, sashimi and other real traditional japanese dishes. This is the real japanese taste, far better then the 'chinese' copycats. So if you want the best in japanese food, go to this place. We will go back for sure.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Not all it's cracked up to be..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

I've spent a lot of time in Japan, so I guess my expectations are going to be high! This place didn't do it.

Ambiance is great, including a couple of kneel down tables on tatami mats (you are supposed to take your shoes off before walking on them!).

We ordered a couple of types of sushi, the mixed plate of 12, and the California rolls with real crap (rather than crab sticks). Sushi was a mixed bag, some was good, some was not, I'm of the opinion that the fish was frozen (which can happen, there isn't a lot of tuna around Amsterdam!). But it tasted like it had been frozen. (hard to explain, but we both thought the same). We also thought the same of the crap. But the shrimp/prawn sushi was very good. And they do put vinegar in the rice to make it sour (used to be to preserve it).

I had tempura udon, and my other half had the teppenyaki dish. My tempura wasn't good, the batter was very doughy, not light. Teppenyaki was fine, a mixed plate, and the salmon was very good. (the sushi salmon was good also, I guess they can source good salmon.

Service wasn't particularly good. More Dutch than Japanese I guess.....! Empty glass should mean to ask if I want another beer, and then when I am finally asked, I don't want to wait 15 minutes for it!

It's a good location, convenient, but there are better places, and at a similar price point.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sverige
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343 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012 via mobile

We paid 77 Euro for miso ( good), sashimi (very good), california rolls, yakitori and tempura, incl a few beers, hot sake and water. The presentation of the food is nice but the portion small to normal. Could improve with a little more salt. Yes, you can go here.

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