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Eating onigiri in Amsterdam – at these 5 hotspots they serve the freshest and tastiest items

28 January 2024
Photo credit: © Meneer Temaki, @meneertemaki

Where in Amsterdam should you go for the tastiest Asian delicacies? In other words, where can you eat the best onigiri in Amsterdam? We have compiled a list of our favorite addresses for all lovers of this Japanese snack.

5 X hotspots where you can eat the tastiest onigiri in Amsterdam

Eating onigiri in Amsterdam: you can do it in many places, but you must know where to go. For anyone who is not yet familiar with this Japanese snack, it is a Japanese rice ball made from sushi or sticky rice, containing fish, meat, or vegetables. In Japan, onigiri is just as popular as the sandwich here, and you can eat it on every street corner in the average Japanese city. You will find the best addresses in Amsterdam below if you want something closer to home.

Onigiri YA

‘Simple, great and affordable’ – the reviews of Onigiri YA in De Pijp are nothing but praising. Every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., they serve the most delicious onigiri until supplies last. If you don’t arrive until the evening, there is a chance that the tastiest items are already sold out—even more reason to treat yourself to this delicacy at the start of the day.
Ferdinand Bolstraat 37, Amsterdam, onigiriya.eu

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In Buitenveldert, in the Gelderlandplein shopping center, to be precise, you will find Shilla – a Korean and Japanese food market with the tastiest delicacies. In addition to onigiri, they have high-quality matcha, fresh noodles and everything you need for Asian cuisine.
Gelderlandplein 187, Amsterdam, shillamarket.com


Opposite Festina Lente, you will find the tiny shop Motti. Don’t be put off by the small space, because the dishes and onigiri they serve are big in taste. In this Korean concept store, they also sell Korean cookbooks and limited edition T-shirts.
Eerste Looiersdwarsstraat 28, Amsterdam, instagram.com/motti.amsterdam</ a>

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Meneer Temaki

In the Amsterdam Food Hallen, you will find Meneer Tamaki. In addition to many other delicacies and specialties, this is the place to eat onigiri in Amsterdam. So be sure to save a spot for it before you let yourself be tempted by all the other stalls in the Foodhallen.
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 16, Amsterdam, instagram.com/meneertemaki</ em>


Hinata on Westerstraat is an excellent place to dine, from ramen to different types of onigiri. Not far from this place is the associated Hikage, a Japanese cocktail bar, where you can enjoy stunning cocktails and a non-Dutch atmosphere after dinner.
Westerstraat 40H, Amsterdam, hinataamsterdam.nl

more Amsterdam tips


Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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