Hosokawa Restaurant

Max Euweplein 22 1017 Amsterdam Netherlands Map
Average price €60.00
8,8 /10
233 reviews
174 reviews
Als je op zoek bent naar een echte Japanse ervaring, dan is dit restaurant Hosokawa de ideale plek voor je. De uit Tokyo afkomstige Hiromichi Hosokawa opende dit Japanse restaurant in 1992. Na twintig jaar als Master Chef bij een van de bekendste Japanse restaurants in het Okura Hotel te hebben gestaan vond hij het tijd worden voor zijn eigen restaurant. Chef Hosokawa is inmiddels 70 jaar oud, maar staat nog steeds de verse vis te snijden. Dat vereist precisie, deskundigheid en ervaring en laat hij dat nou precies hebben. De sushi en sashimi is supervers en mooi opgemaakt. Maar ook de warme Japanse gerechten zijn niet te versmaden. Zoek wat lekkers van het sakemenu uit en geniet van je Japanse avond.

Geschreven door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl
Fotografie door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl

INSIDER tip

Tip van bySam: Reserveer een plekje aan de teppanyaki tafel en laat je verrassen door de behendigheid van de teppanyakichef.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€60.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Hosokawa Restaurant

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    With public transport we are easy to reach from Central Station. At Central Station take tram 1, 2 or 5 and get off at the stop Leidseplein. Restaurant Hosokawa is located next to Holland Casino, less than one minute walking distance from Leidseplein.
  • Car park Parking lot & Paid parking in the neighbourhood.

Opening time

Dinner Daily:
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday: CLOSED

Lounge & Bar:
Monday - Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday: CLOSED
Friday - Sunday
17:00 - 00:00

Services

Fabulous
8,8 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    28
  • 9
    75
  • 8
    81
  • 7
    32
  • < 7
    17
Food
9,2
Service
8,7
Setting
8,3
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
19/233 reviews
Nittaya M.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 Jun 2018
One av my favorite restsurants in Amsterdam!
Restaurant
Dear Nittaya,

we feel truly honoured reading your review! Thank you for all the nice words - we are so happy to be one of your favourite restaurant choices. We are looking forward to seeing you soon again!
Herman D.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Jun 2018
Very good sushi, esp. the scallop and toro nigiris. Atmosphere very relaxed and friendly staff. Perfect for a cozy and romantic dinner - Would definitely recommend . :)
Restaurant
Dear Herman,

we are very happy that you had such a wonderful time at our restaurant. Thank you for all the nice words. We are looking forward to see you soon again!
Rania C.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 7 Jun 2018
I discovered this restaurant with a coupon from AH long time ago and I have been there a few more times since then. The food the last 2 times was absolutely amazing! Excellent sashimi tuna and salmon, fantastic nigiri toro (fatty tuna), unagi and yellowtail and for the end we ordered some angus beef, which was very tender and a little bit crispy outside, I am very difficult with meat but this was one of the best I have ever eaten :) The service ranges from good to excellent, yesterday we were lucky and the waitresses were just perfect. The decoration is what I like the least in this restaurant, some little things need renovation like the table cloths and the boxes for the bill and also the tables for two have view outside, which is not always the best. This restaurant is not very busy, often there are only a few tables with clients, but I think it deserves more. If you like good sushi but you have also people in the group who appreciate meat more than fish, this is the place for you!
Restaurant
Dear Rania,

thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that we have always been able to live up to your expectations. It’s even more important to hear it from our regular customer. We truly appreciate your honest feedback and we will improve to ensure your perfect satisfaction during next visit. Looking forward to welcoming you to our restaurant soon again!

Best reagards!
Hosokawa Team
Brian J.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 31 May 2018
I lived in Amsterdam in the 90s and enjoyed dining at Hosokawa almost on a monthly basis. Last night I returned to Hosokawa for the first time in 19 years, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that Executive Chef Hosokawa was there and greeted us as we walked to our table. I immediately knew that my colleagues and I were going to have a great experience. While some might consider this restaurant expensive, I can honestly say that the quality of the food and preparation remains the best of all of the Japanese restaurants that I have visited in Europe and in the States over the past 25 years. Enjoy!
Restaurant
Dear Brian,

we are truly touched reading your review. It was a great honour for us to host you at our restaurant after 19 years! We are delighted to know that after such a long time your experience was fully satisfying and that we are still considered to be the best of all of the Japanese restaurants that you have visited - it means a lot for us! Thank you for all the nice words and we are looking forward to seeing you soon again!

Best regards!
Team Hosokawa
Giovanni C.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
10
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 28 May 2018
Excellent food unfortunately we were forced to share as the waitresse indicated we would never eat together as the sushi would never get to the table all at the same time ... one of us was allergic to crustaceans so we all had to avoid since we had to share ... quality of the food very good!
Restaurant
Dear Giovanni,

thank you for giving us this valuable feedback. We are happy that we could host you and your friends at our restaurants. The concept of sharing food is explained in our menu as ‘Kyou-Taku’ - what means ’Together around the table’. In Asian culture eating together is very important and we decided to bring this beautiful tradition to our restaurant. We didn’t intend to force you to share the food: we always explain the concept to our guests and it’s easily accessible in the menu on our website or in the menu in the restaurant. We could also have separated the dishes with the allergens if you had informed our service team - we always take allergies very serious and pay a lot of attention to them. Thank you for all the nice words and we are looking forward to seeing you soon again.

Best regards!
Team of Hosokawa
Michelle G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Jan 2018
Just great!
Dan P.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Oct 2017
Awesomeness - we will be back!
Tina W.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Sep 2017
Great food and the service is excellent!
Restaurant
Dear Tina,

Thank you very much for the amazing review, we are so glad that everything is to your wishes.
We hope to welcome you soon again.

Best regards,

Team Hosokawa
Ståle Vegard O.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Jul 2017
A find! We had 4 inside-out makis, 3 nigiris, wakame and beans and some tempura scampi, everything tasted awesome and the waitress was really nice! The drinks, especially the sakejito and sakerinha was perfectly mixed with just beautifull balance of flavors! ☺️
Max D.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Jun 2017
Service perfect as always and great food for a good price!
Sonny L.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Jun 2017
Great food with great service. We ate a 5 course teppanyaki menu and weren't disappointed. Nice atmosphere and excellent service.
Jeroen P.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 6 May 2017
We, a family of 4 with 2 older children, really enjoyed the quality of the food and the spectacular preparation of the meal in front of us at one of the teppanyaki tables in the restaurant.
Nicholas H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
5 /10
Food
6
Service
4
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 16 Jan 2017
Service was slow. Food was Okay. But Price quality did not match. For just a bit more you can eat at Okura which is much better!
Emanuela C.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
9,8 /10
Food
10
Service
9
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Apr 2016
my favorite Japanese restaurant in Amsterdam.
Fish is delicious and melts in your mouth. meat is also tasty.
The service is slow but friendly. Staff Not too knowledgeable about sake yet but it is improving.overall a great place to enjoy Japanese food.
Kina A.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,8 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 3 Dec 2015
An evening at Hosokawa is a truly luxurious and appetizing experience. The design is modern and comfortable, with Teppanyaki iron tables strategically placed in the big room worked by chefs that seriously know what they are doing. The atmosphere is quiet and inviting to any type of occasion. The food was not only beautifully introduced by our kind and attentive hosts, it was also utterly delicious and graciously presented. We went with the AH Restaurant actie and there was a fix menu that included raw fish, that I don't particularly like. Our host was attentive enough to notice that and came to offer me an alternatieve menu which was superb. A full ten to this restaurant, its staff and the delicious food. We enjoyed our dinner very much and we will surely come back for a Teppanyaki experience.
Rania C.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
8,8 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 4 Sep 2015
We went with the AH restaurantactie. The food in our fixed menu was good (especially the meat!) but it was not something special. The service was really really good and we also liked the decor. We will definitely go again, but next time we will try something more exciting :)
Telma R.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
7,8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
7
  • Meal date : 3 Aug 2015
I think everything was very good. The only problem was the entrance was being renovated and there were a few things still to be finished, but nothing else to point out. It was a good experience and I intend to go there again.
Camila V.
Foodie
(23 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 19 Feb 2015
The decor "only" received an 8 because on the night we went it was practically empty so it made this big restaurant feel very cold. Luckily the food & service quality were excellent, nothing to fault.

It is unfortunate that many people do not understand the art of sushi to spot a master at work. I recommend you watch the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi and then go back to Hosokawa to appreciate how true to this art sushi master Hiromichi Hosokawa is. I have had a hard time searching for amazing sushi in the Netherlands, the type Japan is famous for. Even Yamazato at Okura Hotel was a disappointment at a recent visit. I am happy to have finally found the best sushi in Holland at Hosokawa - can't believe it's been there for over 20 years. Before he opened his own restaurant 20 years ago he was master chef at the Okura hotel - also for 20 years! The food here is cooked and prepared to perfection and the quality is so fresh. This is a place to take your time. Food here is made with love and every ingredient has the perfect cut and perfect balance to make your dish exceptional. The robata grill is great, but again, have patience - this is the art of slow-grilling. The chicken we ordered at the start of the meal arrived towards the end, one and a half hour/two hours later: we followed every step of the grilling process while we enjoyed the sushi and sashimi --- sat at the sushi bar (the best seat of the house in my opinion) the skewers were placed on the grill and grilled slowly to perfection. The robata chef constantly looking over it. The taste was delicious. The sushi and sashimi were so fresh and tasteful, presented so elegantly. We had the six kind of sashimi, which came with red tuna, tuna belly, turbot & octopus. The Ebi Tempura maki was so good we had to order a second round. Wagyu Soboromaki was very good as was the Maguro. They also have Teppanyaki tables and soon they will open a sake bar! They deserve to have more people enjoy their meals, that place should be packed every night! And sure - it is slightly more expensive than other Japanese restaurants but it's not comparable at all. I have vowed to only eat sushi here from now on as nothing else comes close.

The service was great, lovely waitress, host and waiter. Be respectful of the Japanese culture and you will have nothing but admiration in return. Many people don't realise that it is a big offence to play around with your chopsticks, leave them standing up in a bowl of rice, pass food to a friend using your own chopsticks, asking for extra wasabi, asking the master chef for another drink, and the list goes on. It's just not done...

Remember, this is a true Japanese restaurant with a master sushi chef who will wow you so be patient and respectful, sit back and enjoy.
Pieter Jan N.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 28 Dec 2014
Good Urban restaurant. could be in New York city, London or Amsterdam. Nice mix of visitors, also Asians which is a good sign for food quality. Smooth friendly service. The Shrimp Tempura is delicious.
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