from low- to hotspot: these are the best sushi spots in amsterdam
At Yourlbb we can’t get enough from it: sushi! Nigiri, uramaki, sashimi, temaki…. we all love it. Can we also wake you up in the middle of the night for sushi? If the answer is yes, then you will love this list! In Amsterdam there are plenty of spots where you can eat sushi. But where is the sushi REALLY good? At Yourlbb we listed our favourite spots. Read here more about 9 x sushi in Amsterdam that you must try!
You don’t want to miss out on these sushi spots!
Staring at Jacob x KU West: Your favourite sushi walhalla Ku Kitchen Bar from the Utrechtsestraat opened a second location at the other side of the city in Amsterdam West on the Jacob of Lennepkade. Sushi, sashimi, handrolls, they are ready to be ordered at this ‘new’ spot.
SUSHISAMBA: YES, SUSHISAMBA has finally taking her mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine to the city center. You can find the restaurant in cities like London, New York, Las Vegas & Miami and has been on our bucket list for years. And now we finally can in Amsterdam! Besides delicious sushi they also have many other dishes like the Crispy Yellowtail Taquitos with Avocado and Roasted Corn Miso.
Izakaya: The inspiration for this hotspot at De Pijp is coming from Japan. Izakaya looks stylish and you get a real cosmopolitan city vibe feeling. Everything from the menu is served on small plates so you can easily share the food together. A must try is the spicy tuna! And do you know that the vision of Izakaya is to try out at least one dish you never tried before?
Chi: Chi is an Asian restaurant in Old South where you can order different small bites and of course sushi! You pay 24 euro for four dishes (which is not expensive at all) and you can expand it to seven dishes. Order the Amsterdam roll with salmon and avocado, yummm…
De Japanner: At this restaurant in De Pijp and now also in West, everything revolves around Japanese Finger food, and even better you can still eat here after midnight. Not only is the sushi super tasty but also the cocktails and sake. A must try!
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Vijfnulvijf: Vijfnulvijf is an Asian hotspot in East with vintage furniture. Something you wouldn’t expect but that makes the spot extra cool to visit. On the menu are Asian tapas and sushi. Be on time because this place is busy!
Meneer Temaki: Meneer Temaki at De Foodhallen stands for pure and honest food. The tuna is catched by a fishing rod to prevent the catch of other sea animals. The salmon is fed by a natural diet (without any hormones). And that makes the fish extra delicious. Come and try it yourself at Meneer Temaki!
Otaru: My old time favourite! To be honest: if you are standing in front of the restaurant you wouldn’t think ”this is a place for a cosy dinner”. But think again! Once you are inside make sure you catch one of the cosy tables in the back and then the fun begins…I always go for the special rolls but there is many more to choose from! All super tasty and very affordable!
Sugoi: Some nights I prefer to stay inside with my pyjama’s on and sit on the couch. Do you have a lazy sunday and don’t feel like going out? Just order sushi in at Sugoi. It’s the best sushi take-out in Amsterdam if you ask us. Especially the Dragon Roll with fried shrimp, avocado and Japanese mayonnaise is to die for!
Do you know a sushi spot that has to be on this list? Let us know!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ 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 locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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- Amsterdam Tips -
- To do -
(Private) Canal Cruise
Make a boat tour and enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water during a cruise on the canals.Tickets from € 16,- >>
This new experience with unique and colourful installations is the Instagram hit of Amsterdam.Book a time slot >>
- Stay -
This trendy hotel with a rooftop, restaurant and club is located in hot and happening Amsterdam East.Check the rates >>
This lifestyle hotel is located on Herengracht in the Canal District and also loved by locals.Check the rates >>
- Deals -
Visit the number one photography museum of Amsterdam for exhibits about contemporary photography.Get tickets for € 12,50 >>
Tulips at Keukenhof
One of the most Instagrammable places in Holland during this season!Get that Insta-photo >>