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“Good food but it's not Noma”
Review of Amass

Ranked #42 of 2,677 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Danish, Fusion
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Amager
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Many reviews are spot on. A remote dump of an area, a welcoming barn like building, a warm congenial greeting, an interesting menu well prepared, well balanced and for the quality, reasonably priced. The wine is truly awful and presented with all the passion of a religious zealot. If you like heavily oxidized, frankly corked wine with a lingering unpleasant aftertaste that confuses the food, be my guest. All in all I wouldn't travel the world to try it , not like Noma! Now there is a place that deserves all it's accolades. What price on the stupendous!

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Went there in February 2014 in a large company. Unfortunately it is placed outside the city center, so you need a taxi both ways (if you plan to have wine).
We enjoyed a wonderful menu with a focus on every detail. Good presentation of the food.

Mentioning the wine, the selected wine was a bit unusual. They all seemed overfermented. I guess it is a matter of taste. One glass would be okay, but most of the wine menu was like this.
We also felt that drinks offered outside the fixed wine menu was unreasonable overpriced. We felt a bit that it was taking advantage of people who already had 4-5 glasses of wine. We had dessert wine, coffee and rum. I recall it was 140 kr for a mediocre rum.

The food was very good, but placement (taxi), wine menu and the overpriced additions gives only 4 stars.

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Thank Peter H
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

The food is astonishingly good at Amass. Pungent and flavoursome without losing delicacy, creative without being over-stylish and well balanced in flavour and quantity (I had the extended tasting menu).
But the wines were an expensive mistake. After being offered to taste a proposed sparkling wine (I had asked for a glass of Champagne) I was dumbstruck, it was deeply coloured and completely oxidised. So I asked whether the restaurant's policy was to have the new fad of so-called "natural" wines. This was denied, as it is on their website, but it is the case all the same. As I discovered. None of the six wines was enjoyable, three were very unpleasant, and of those, two were, by any technical definition, faulty. Natural wine has its fans of course, and it's their restaurant and I paid for their experience, but there is an Emperors New Clothes thing going on here. A bunch of grapes, left alone, will ferment with the action of skin- and air-borne yeast to produce alcohol - wine - and then will change gradually - as is the destiny of alcohol and acids - to vinegar. Catch this at the right point and you have delicious non-interventionist wine. Maybe. Its fans call it natural, but this process also has another name: rotting. The use of sulphur dioxide helps eliminate the risks, but despite being natural (certainly more so than glass, paper and corks) and in use for thousands of years, is fashionably eschewed by the non-interventionist brigade. The wines varied from oxidised to vinegar to cidery spoilage-yeast, sometimes all at once. I am a great fan of both Austrian wine, and Chenin Blanc, but I have to admit to surprise that two of each were on a menu of six wines - peculiar to say the least. The worst thing is that, for me, they ruined the food. Ironically the dish on the menu that would have benefited most from high VA (volatile acidity or vinegar) in a wine was the razor clam and mussel crisp with vinegar powder (delicious). In fact this was 'paired' with an anaemic red Austrian wine that was something like a Lambrusco with all the charm sucked out of it. Both tasted worse for being served together.

Go for the food. Brave the wine list with great care, and avoid the wine pairings. Some "natural" wines, such as those from Frank Cornelisson in Sicily, are fabulous, but they are - of necessity - very expensive (and a bit hit and miss bottle to bottle). The less expensive wines on Amass' list are just terrible examples of a movement that places all the emphasis on the adjective 'natural' and no emphasis whatsoever on the noun 'wine'. Sorry guys, you missed here. Such terrific and imaginative food as well.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Picture a soaring bonfire spitting sparks into the darkness as you dine (from outside an industrial sized window). This exemplifies the soulfulness and spirit of Amass. They make it all feel good here. Some dishes were spectacular, like the 70 layers of pressed chicken skin cooked sous vide, fried and served in dashi broth. Others were perhaps not perfect, but they were still beguiling. Somehow the kindness and ease and enthusiasm of this place just makes you happy. May Amass thrive, grow and never change its gentle and kind style.

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Thank eastwestSanFrancisco
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

This restaurant is a bit of a trek out on Holmen. When approaching the building it looks like it could be an industrial building. Luckily from the front window you can see into the kitchen, so you know you are at the right place. This is a great set up for entering the restaurant space which is large open room which has been really awesomely designed. When you get into the restaurant it feels like the night could turn out great and our night definitely did! The food is delicious, we did however find a couple dishes slightly too salty and we left still feeling a little hungry from the five course tasting menu - so we think there is a little room for improvement - perhaps a couple more amuse bouche type tastes. But the way the chef wants to make an awesome experience means we will for sure be back! All the staff we interacted with were awesome! Extremely international! Oh and when the days get longer this place will be even more amazing.

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Thank valstn
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