IZAKAYA ASIAN KITCHEN & BAR

4.3
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€51 and over
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Japanese
Welcome to Izakaya Restaurant. We look forward to serving you soon!
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The service was terrible they were busy between them self doing jokes rather than attending their customers! The food is very bad

SN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was a lovely place with great service, the food was good but certain dishes lacked flavor. If I’m comparing it to the likes of Zuma it falls short but otherwise it was decent. I would come back for the atmosphere.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super Service, Preis-Leistung was Essen angeht, stimmt nicht ganz.

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OT
Amsterdam
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Verjaardag

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Y
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food as always! Already looking forward to the next time...

F
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Value for money is rather poor, food takes a long while to get to the table but is not even fresh.
Waiters have improved!

JV
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food great service and they help with choosing because all the food at the menu looks great!

V
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Music too loud, cannot have a normal conversation. Food is outstanding

A
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food/quality ratio was poor. Service was really terrible.

We were not welcomed properly. When I arrived, there were barely other guests in the restaurant. There were about 8 people behind the bar and two guys that were busy with an Ipad. Staff looked at me and continued with what they were doing.

The rest of my party arrived after me. They asked the hostess if she knew the code for the parking zone and they mentioned that they knew where their table was since they saw me sitting. Strangely enough, the hostess continued folding something, ignored the question and asked if they had a reservation..

At the table, I was welcomed in English by, what later turned out to be, a Dutch waitress. I do not understand what the point is of having a hostess if she does not even communicate to her colleagues that the people at a table are Dutch.

I ordered a raspberry mule. Personally, I thought it was too sweet. Once the rest of my party arrived, the waiter asked for drinks. I passed on my drink to my mother, saying that she might like it but it was no good for me. The waiter, still standing at our table, did not ask for feedback regarding the drink or offered me to make it less sweet. As a result, I just ordered something else.

Just before we had our last course, we finished our bottle of wine. We wanted to order another bottle and bring home what was left. This was not allowed, which we respect, but it would have been appropriate to recommend something similar per glass.
In total, we had contact with more than 6 different staff members, making the evening very impersonal.

The explanation of the menu was clear. However, it was very awkward that the waiters had to scream all the time because of the very loud music. It was even difficult for us to have a normal conversation.

Due to the 2-hour limit, we felt extremely rushed. Moreover, at the end of the evening we felt that we did not have enough to eat..

Overall, a very disappointing experience!

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were a party of 3. We had a great evening. The food was refined, great wine and great setting!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Amsterdam for the Marathon, had dinner with couple of friends, everything we ordered was delicious!
The service was super and the cocktails were brilliant.
Highly recommended

BH
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

We wanted after the good dinner and wines a desert. That was not possible because our time for sitting at the table was not enough. We had to go. No alternative was suggested, like sitting at to bar. We just had to leave. Even the manager was a man of the rules. We had to leave; that are the rules of the company, we had to read them when we received the reservation conformation.

We spend 600,- euro, and your manager spoiled our evening at your restaurant.

GG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was ok but not outstanding. We had to return one overcooked dish.
For that price we would expect more.

ZY
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious!! Nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was delicious!! Nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was delicious!! Nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

n
Amsterdam
8 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!! Heerlijk gegeten en top bediening! Zeker een aanrader

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R
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Perfect! Staff extremely kind and food was great! Music was little but too loud. We had trouble hearing each other and we were only with 3. I’m 22 so it’s (hopefully) not my age or my ears ;)

E
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had a reservation for Saturday at 9.15.
Ordered a few different dishes to share but only got the first two and then we were sitting without food for 50 minutes. The two companies on our both sides who got to the restaurant after us received all of their dishes before we had ours.

After I had told the waiter twice he then came back and told us that they had lost our slip in the kitchen. When he came out with the rest of the food there were still one dish missing.

We skipped the last dish and also went elsewhere for dessert.

They didn’t even offer any discount on bill or barely apologized!

VW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food is good, the service not bad and friendly. We were seated next to one of the loudspeakers. The choice of music is fine for a techno house dance festival, but not for a restaurant. The sound level is close to doing permanent damage to your ears. Any conversation needs to be shouted. I've dined at Izakaya several times and everytime it has become a little louder. Also the public is changing, not for the better. I wont be coming back for a while

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Extremely overpriced. Food not worth it.

RD
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I only recommend to friends that love to spend on some food, the food is good but not amazing and the ambiance/vibe is to business and to dark
But for me i would love to come back for some food again because the service was super great

IH
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nice place, Verry good quality of the food, service okay not outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and the wine suggestions were super delicious and the staff performed at their best, so I don't understand the idea of ​​having a DJ playing so loud that you can hardly have a normal conversation, that completely ruined the overall experience. The music was great but the volume simply to loud.

CC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great food and atmosphere - always on my list to visit when in Amsterdam

AR
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, slow service.
Portions are small and pricy,yet food quality is great.
Place is super noisy.

T
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing. It’s a party for your tongue! Only little minus was the noise level.

A
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

First impression was fine, it’s a trendy restaurant with lots of young people. The service is quick and correct. They do pretty much only talk English, I guess that’s wat it is these days. We had the 85€ chefs arrangement, which consisted of 7 courses including desert. There is not a wine arrangement going with that, so you have to pick the wines yourself. They have good wines but are to expensive. The food tasted mediocre and in some cases were just amuses that you will get in most good restaurants complementary. For the money spent I can think of way better restaurants, though a bit less trendy, but much more value.
Try for instance the ‘Red Chili’ or restaurant ‘Marque’ and then you know. For sushi I would recommend ‘Momo’, also very trendy.

n
Amsterdam
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heerlijk gegeten, super aardig personeel. En de champagne was the best! Kom er heeel snel weer

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CD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

the service was only English, also the menu. High prices, no skilled service.
the interior was very simple, no white linen on the tables, with such high prices, white walls, nothing spectacular. Food was good, but no wow factor.

R
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and delicious food! Would definitely come back for another fancy dining experience.

OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never get dissapointed from the food here! I always get what i expected to have. Their menu is the same and constantly delish.
I dont mind pay alot as the quality is good.
The ambience is hip, young and light.
Only the lady who show us our table- blond tall who welcome me isnt that nice and bit stuck up. Others personeel was pleasant and very friendly.
In overal i had great dinner, like always:)

OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a nice setting and the food is amazing. The service is fast an good.

KK
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, a super restaurant that almost has a club feeling to it. Great service, awsome drinks. The sashimi was superb! High noice level, but that was OK since the DJ played such good house music. Will recomend!

k
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, busy, lively, modern. Very friendly staff, good food!

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff - great music - delicious food

G
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We weren’t welcomed by the hostess when we entered and it took a while to be attended to.
Other from that the service was great and the bartenders were incredibly friendly!
Compliments also to the DJ, the music was exquisite.
We had a super fun night!

IF
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The good: you will be assisted in understanding your exotic food by a Japanese cuisine expert.

The rest is all bad. They won't let you sit where you want because they made a big blunder with the bar and bench seating, so nobody wants to sit there The table space is therefore only for 3 or more people.... if your'e lucky.

It's not proper Japanese. The food is bland compared to our expectations. The Jumbo Prawn was half a jumbo prawn and half shrimp - insulting! The popcorn shrimp was junk food not Japanese at all. The only thing they couldn't66 get wrong was the saki which was top shelf but like everything else it was top price as well.

Overpriced badly done and oriented to Dutch expectations, not Japanese standards. Authentic Japanese cannot be found in large European restaurants that put profits before quality. Don't waste your money here.

HT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Een van de weinige restaurants die leuke gerechten op de kaart heeft staan zoals: soft shellcrab, fois gras, kingcrab, wagyu beef, etc. Hier betaal je dan ook voor. Het is niet de standaard sushi tent om de hoek. !!Belangrijk: houd rekening met de 2uurs tafelzitting🤔 Dit kan nogal een domper zijn als je lekker aan het eten bent en je moet stoppen vanwege de tijd😭!

Dit is zeker voor herhaling vatbaar😘

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

If it’s your first and second time it’s a fine experience but after than it’s becoming monotone, menu and drinks stay the same , food is not so good anymore as it was when it first opened, cocktails are nice but nothing has changed on the menu since years... it’s a pity

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Buen lugar pero demasiado caro para lo que es.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious