Taiko - Conservatorium Hotel

4.1
8 reviews
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€51 and over
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Asian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
Asian cuisine with a gourmet touch awaits when you visit Taiko. The dishes are skillfully plated with an artistic element that stands out and commands attention. While you eat, you can enjoy Taiko music every night of the week, which adds to the overall ambiance of your dining experience.

At Taiko, you can enjoy sushi platters in several styles including Nigiri and Maki. Enjoy a dish of classic miso or wonton soup to start, or opt for a pre-determined four- or eight-course menu for the full experience. Drinks at Taiko include a variety of red and white wines, sake and champagne. The restaurant also offers some signature sauces to purchase for home use.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu 18:30–22:30
Fri, Sat 18:30–23:30
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Phone number
020 570 0000
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Payment Options
Eurocheque Card, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Amsterdam, Van Baerlestraat
Additional
Beer, Wine
What 8 People Are Saying
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Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Used to be nice, now pretentious, mediocre taste, wildly expensive, tiny portions, poor service, and nothing really positive to go for it.

Been here a few times, mostly nice experiences years ago. This time decided to go all out on a birthday dinner, spent 350 euro for 2 persons on the limited chef menu, and had a severely mediocre experience. The local snack bar would have been better, more romantic, and more fun. We even left hungry, it was just tidbits of food with pomp, and little substance. Some of the dishes were odd taste experiences, but with fish that wasn't very fresh, some bad flavor combos, and none were great. High end restaurants serve small dishes, fine, but this is taking the limit. We were also in the middle of a high traffic zone, no privacy, couldn't talk until demanded to be placed elsewhere, and then either bothered every 3 minutes by staff pushing more extravagantly expensive drinks (11 euro for a glass of mediocre Malbec, yup), or 30 minutes of no attention at all, waiting endlessly on the next round of unappealing dishes. Vegetarian foie grass? Tastes like salt paste, not consumable. Sour thai soup, but just one spoonful... come on! Not coming back anymore. Was way too expensive for what we got, neither of us enjoyed any part of it, with bad service to boot. Ruined the night.

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M
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went here with our friends and the atmosphere is absolutely great and the whole restaurant is well made. The problem is that it is totally over priced for the quality and type of food ingredients that were used (tasting menu for 4 with drinks 600€+) . Each portion presentation was very nice but the taste and nor the texture were not were nothing impressive. Few items were also very salty, as well as some meat pieces were not quality part of the cut but ended up being chewy and fatty. We also agreed to take the wine by glass but to be charged by bottle if we consumed bottle, instead we were charged us for 8 glasses 11€ each, unfortunately I only noticed this the next day.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great venue. Service started off well then deteriorated as more guests sat down. Neighboring table spilt beer over my guest (hair, jacket, bag all wet) - no offer for compensation, cleaning. Many small meals - difficult to understand what we were eating, flavor pairing extravagant. Great plating but unexpected flavor profiles. VIP crowd due to hotel.

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V
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Altijd heerlijk eten!! We komen hier om de twee maanden...volgens ons 1 van de beste restaurants in Amsterdam!

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place nice atmosphere great and uniq dishes.
Very recommended

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

While the service and ambience were very good, the food fell short of expectations. We decided to take the Omekase course, but only 50% was to our liking.

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MF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

APPALLING is the word I would use!

This is the 2nd time i have booked this restaurant. The first time wasn’t great due to service but I thought I would give it another chance!

This time it was worst than the first. When we turned up they told me there had been a problem with the booking and that they did not have a table for me at all! They said they had tried calling and said they had left a message which they hadn’t. This could have been rather embarrassing as it was a business dinner. Luckily the Duchess restaurant managed to find us a table and salvaged our evening.

I WILL NEVER BOOK THIS RESTAURANT AGAIN!

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MF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Lovely restaurant - surroundings and decor beautiful but the service was appalling!

The vegetable dishes turned up cold so we sent them back and they just reheated them and they came back overcooked and burnt! They forgot a couple of the dishes all together but still tried to charge for it. When we told them this instead of saying sorry they said they would need to check first to see it that was in fact the case!!!

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