Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Japanese Cuisine with a star in Restaurant Yamazato, Amsterdam

We like sushi and sashimi and try to visit good Japanese restaurants when we travel. Restaurant Yamazato is located in the Okura Hotel in the Ferdinant Bolstraat 333, Amsterdam. It was the first Japanese restaurant in Europe which received a Michelin Star. For this reason we decided not to limit ourselves to sushi but to try their season menu recommended by the chef. The evening was very interesting with a lot of new experiences. We really liked the sushi, sashimi and the excellent lobster preparation. The grilled filet of beef was good but it should have been in our opinion the Japanese specialty Wagyu and this was not the case. The athmosphere in the restaurant was a formal and it was a bit overpriced for a one Star but Amsterdam is an expensive city and we should take into account.

We houden van sushi en sashimi en proberen goede Japanse restaurants te bezoeken als we reizen. Restaurant Yamazato is gelegen in het Okura Hotel, Ferdinant Bolstraat 333, te Amsterdam. Het was het eerste Japanse restaurant in Europa dat een Michelin ster kreeg. Voor deze reden besloten we dan ook ons niet te beperken tot enkel sushi maar te gaan voor het seizoensmenu aanbevolen door de chef. De avond was heel interessant met veel nieuwe ervaringen. We waren onder de indruk van de sushi, de sashimi en de uitstekende kreeft. De gegrilde ossenhaas zou naar onze mening een Wagyu, de Japanse specialiteit moeten zijn maar dit was niet het geval. De sfeer in het restaurant was formeel en het was een beetje te duur voor één Michelin Ster, maar Amsterdam zelf is een dure stad en daar moet je toch ook rekening mee houden.. 
 
Yamazato Restaurant Amsterdam
Okura Hotel Amsterdam

Yamazato Restaurant Amsterdam
Sake bar

Yamazato Restaurant Amsterdam
Amuse

Yamazato Restaurant Amsterdam

Sashimi of shrimp, eel, salmon, sword fish, potato and abalone
Sashimi van garnaal, paling, zalm, zwaardvis, aardappel en abalone

Yamazato Restaurant Amsterdam

Sashimi of tuna, horse mackerel and see bass
Sashimi van tonijn, horsmakreel en zeebaars

Yamazato Restaurant Amsterdam

A fish soup
Een vissoep

Yamazato Restaurant Amsterdam

Fantastic grilled lobster with Teriyaki sauce and Sansho pepper
Fantastische gegrilde kreeft met Teriyaki saus en Sansho peper

Yamazato Restaurant Amsterdam

Sole rolled around King Crab
Tongrolletjes met Koningskrab

Yamazato Restaurant Amsterdam

Grilled filet of Beef with aubergine
Gegrilde ossenhaas met aubergine

Yamazato Restaurant Amsterdam

Vegetables with Miso soup
Groentjes met Miso soep

Yamazato Restaurant Amsterdam

A very creative dessert with Green tea Macaron
Een heel creatief dessert met Groene thee Macaron

Previous Michelin Star Restaurant article: One of the best beef restaurants in Belgium, La Paix in Anderlecht

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18 comments:

  1. It looks so attractive - but I do not think it is really for me - I am just a simple girl at heart.

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    1. By the way the lights in the first photo look like jellyfish.

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  2. Dat ziet er weer heel smaakvol en creatief verzorgd uit.
    Groet, Mirthe

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  3. 'Kunstige' lekkernijen, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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  4. beautiful place and beautiful food.
    I hope to be in Amsterdam for a few days next year..I will have to read your other post(s) about the city.

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  5. You succeeded in getting me hungry ! Looks really tasty !

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  6. What a lovely and dreamy place. The food is just beautiful in each photo it is making me quite hungry for such elegant food!

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  7. A great experience for you. Where do you put all that food . I would leave the raw fish but the lobster and beef look like my cup of tea.

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  8. Very elegant restaurant and your pictures are wonderful!
    I love Japanese food!
    Léia

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  9. Schilderijtjes stuk voor stuk en een lust voor het oog!

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  10. Fabulous decor and totally divine looking food, so beautifully presented!

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  11. geweldige presentatie en bij het zien van je geweldige foto's zit ik hier nu met een boterham met kaas.

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  12. As usual, the presentation of these foods is amazing, and all look very good. Especially love lobster!

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  13. I love Shushi and your photos from this delicious dinner make me happy !

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  14. Beautiful photos, which camera do you use?

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  15. chique zeg
    en die gerechtjes dat wil je direct gaan proeven
    heel mooie foto's!

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  16. very lovely (+yummy) blog entry! great way to guide us through your fantastic meal! I had to smile when i saw the second food pic; Is it the abalone shell served in this silvery shell? I have earrings from those myself, from Sardinia!

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