The first traditional Japanese restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star. The acclaimed multi-course experience is led by Executive Chef Masanori Tomikawa and the cuisine focuses on the purity of traditional Japanese ingredients, in a minimalistic, balanced style.
Wednesday – Sunday
6 pm and 8 pm
Mondays & Tuesdays closed
Smart casual (no shorts, no flip flops)
+31 (0)20 6788 300
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
Yamazato Restaurant at Hotel Okura Amsterdam serves the authentic Japanese haute cuisine called kaiseki ryori.
To ensure you experience the full authentic 1* Michelin star kaiseki concept, we exclusively offer carefully designed set menus. There is no a la carte available.
THE OMAKASE EXPERIENCE
We are proud to offer you an exclusive Omakase dining experience that is hosted by Michelin star Chef Masanori Tomikawa. He strives to make your evening an unforgettable one by using his excellence, expertise and attention for detail.
Please let us know in your reservation if you have any dietary wishes (vegan, vegetarian etc.) or allergies, so we can accommodate our service to your demands. We cannot guarantee/ uphold 100% no traces of gluten or nuts.
On the ground floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam you will find the authentic Japanese Yamazato Restaurant. Yamazato is the first traditional kaiseki restaurant outside of Japan that is awarded with a Michelin star. More than fifty specialties from traditional kaiseki ryori cuisine, the Japanese haute cuisine, are prepared by the skilled hands of Executive Chef & Manager Masanori Tomikawa and the team of Japanese chefs. By using typical Japanese materials in the interior, and the adjacent garden with a beautiful cherry blossom in spring, you feel as if you are in Japan. Yamazato also offers different private dining areas. Interested in celebrating a special occasion? Have a look at all the private dining options here.
The authentic Japanese Yamazato Restaurant is awarded a Michelin star in 2002.
The standards that apply to kaiseki cuisine greatly differ from the modern Japanese cuisine. The Yamazato menu is composed according to the classic kaiseki structure. Our menus are carefully put together by Executive Chef Masanori Tomikawa. The kitchen distinguishes itself by focusing on the purity of seasonal, traditional Japanese ingredients. The style is minimalistic and all dishes are in balance, from taste and texture to the appearance and colours of the dishes. The dishes, tableware as well as the kimonos of the waitresses are all immersed in symbolism according to the changes of the season. More information about the kaiseki cuisine can be read here.
Chef Masanori Tomikawa with decades of experience, is dedicated to his task to create the perfect experience for every guest. His fascination with food started at a young age. Tomikawa has spent many years in Japanese kitchens, which you will taste in his refined authentic dishes, the haute cuisine of Japan.
What do critics say?
“Yamazato Restaurant serves traditional dishes of kaiseki cuisine. The use of typical Japanese materials in the interior, and the adjoining garden with beautiful cherry blossoms in spring, make you feel like you are in Japan.”
“The dishes served by ladies in traditional Japanese kimonos, and created by Masanori Tomikawa, are/were true works of art. Tomikawa spent years in Japanese kitchens which you taste in, and see from the refined authentic dishes, the Haute Cuisine of Japan but at Yamazato Restaurant / Okura in Amsterdam.”
Yamazato has been offering a distinct experience for half a century, long before that term became a buzzword in the culinary context. In this section of Amsterdam’s Okura Hotel, we step into Japan, so to speak. Wood predominates and understated Japanese decorative elements create an atmosphere of security, tranquility and serenity. Female waiters are dressed in traditional kimono, men walk in black suits. Chef Masanori Tomikawa’s preparations continue to charm lovers of kaiseki cuisine with their sophistication.