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16 X the best sushi hidden gems in Amsterdam you might not know yet

10 May 2024

In Amsterdam, there are plenty of sushi restaurants, but what are the most delicious sushi hidden gems in the city that you may not know about? We’ve gathered the best sushi restaurants in Amsterdam for dining because nothing beats an evening filled with maki, nigiri, handrolls, and of course, edamame!

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16 X best sushi hidden gems in Amsterdam

Sushi Fanatics

In East Amsterdam, you’ll find one of the best, low-key new sushi restaurants in the city. It’s my go-to place for ordering sushi, but you can also enjoy it on the mezzanine in the restaurant itself. High-quality sushi made with care. They also frequently feature specials with seasonal fish in the spotlight, such as sea urchin. Keep an eye on their Instagram for updates!
Andreas Bonnstraat 36, Amsterdam Oost – Instagram pagina

Ken Sushi

For everyone who loves spontaneity, surprises, and sushi, the omakase sushi bar Ken Sushi is highly recommended. The food is traditional with a touch of Chef Ken’s magic. The omakase experience lasts a few hours, making it a special outing. Due to the live kitchen, there is a personal and informal atmosphere. You can choose from various menus, and at the end of the omakase dinner, you have the option to reorder your favourites. A unique night out and a must-visit restaurant for sushi lovers.
Geldersekade 19, Amsterdam – kensushi.nl

Sushi Hanabi

One of the best sushi restaurants in Amsterdam is located in a place you might not expect: in a side street off Leidseplein. I kid you not! But believe me, you’ll want to come here to taste the omakase menus. Reserving in advance is a must, but with a bit of luck, you can also, like me, get a last-minute spot for the early shift at 5:00 PM. What I’ve tried? You can see it in the video below!
Leidseplein 10, Amsterdam – hanabiamsterdam.com

Utage Sake Bar

A new Japanese bar that’s fully booked from day one, that promises something special! Utage Sake Bar is entirely decorated in Japanese style. The half curtain at the entrance and the typical sandy plasterwork make it an elegant place. The menu consists of classic and modern Japanese dishes meant for sharing – Japanese tapas, in other words – a unique experience that is definitely worth repeating. The presence of premium sake with your meal is a given! It’s not necessarily a sushi restaurant, as there is a selection of sushi and handrolls, but there’s much more deliciousness on the menu.
Lekstraat 11, Amsterdam – utage-sakebar.nl

Ikkoku Omakase & Izakaya

On Ceintuurbaan in De Pijp, there is a Japanese paradise: Ikkoku Omakase & Izakaya. At Ikkoku, they serve sushi and unique izakaya dishes. You can dine à la carte or join the omakase, which is only available on certain dates. The interior is classically minimalist Japanese. There is a calm atmosphere that enhances your enjoyment of the delicious dishes even more. Reserving for the omakase is a must.
Ceintuurbaan 246, Amsterdam – ikkoku.nl

Tempura

A restaurant with this name means nothing but goodness. Enjoy tempura, sushi, sashimi, and many more delicious dishes
Plantage Kerklaan 26, Amsterdam – Tempura

Akitsu

On the corner of Rozengracht – yes, there, next to the Fire Station – you’ll find Japanese restaurant Akitsu. The menu is traditionally Japanese and offers more than just your standard sushi. No rounds and papers to check off your dishes here, just high-quality Japanese delights.
Rozengracht 228-230, Amsterdam – Akitsu

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EN

One of Amsterdam’s well-kept secrets is EN Restaurant and Sake Bar. The Japanese owners originally came to Amsterdam to work for Yamazato in Hotel Okura but, to our great fortune, opened their own restaurant featuring high-quality Japanese cuisine.
Dusartstraat 53h, Amsterdam – EN

Dragon I

Ask many Amsterdam locals about their secret sushi spot, and they’ll likely mention Dragon I. This place might not look appealing at first glance, but it is a must-visit if you want to eat some good sushi!
Amstelveenseweg 154HS, Amsterdam – Dragon I

sushi restaurants amsterdam Dragon I

© Dragon I

Kagetsu

Whether you’re at the location on Hartenstraat or Kastelenstraat in Buitenveldert, at Kagetsu, you’ll feel like you’re in Japan for a moment. Small but incredibly fine.
Hartenstraat 17 en Kastelenstraat 268, Amsterdam – Kagetsu

Nooch

Another gem in the Negen Straatjes is Nooch, located in the always charming Reestraat. At Nooch, you can enjoy a mix of sushi, sashimi, noodles, rice dishes, and more Japanese specialities.
Reestraat 11, Amsterdam – Nooch

Nooch Amsterdam

Nooch Amsterdam

best sushi restaurants in Amsterdam

Shiki

Shiki is the kind of place you might walk right past, but you really should step inside at least once. The interior may be dated, but the sushi is fresher than fresh!
Zoutsteeg 3-5, Amsterdam – Shiki

Umeno

Umeno, which opened its doors in 1978, making it the first Japanese restaurant in Amsterdam! They still uphold Japanese traditions, allowing you to experience Japanese cuisine as intended.
Agamemnonstraat 27, Amsterdam – Umeno

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© Umeno

Otaru

Craving good sushi but need to watch your budget? At Otaru, they have a ‘special’ menu where you get discounts on selected dishes. This way, you can still enjoy good sushi for a reasonable price.
Frans Halsstraat 2, Amsterdam – otaru.nl

Tomo Sushi

Tomo Sushi is located on Reguliersdwarsstraat and has been around since 2000! You can comfortably sit at the sushi bar, where you can watch the chefs prepare the tastiest sushi. From sashimi to nigiri, fresh maki rolls, and delicious sake, they have it all.
Reguliersdwarsstraat 131, Amsterdam – tomosushi.nl

Izakaya Tanuki

At Gelderlandplein in Buitenveldert, you can enjoy delicious fresh sushi at Izakaya Tanuki. In addition to the tasty fresh sushi dishes, they have an extensive menu with delicious Kushiyaki (meat skewers), Donburi (rice dishes), and bento boxes for lunch.
Willem van Weldammelaan 41, Amsterdam – amsterdam.izakayatanuki.com

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