Yamazato Restaurant* Taste the authentic Japanese cuisine with a Michelin star

Would you like to taste the traditional Japanese cuisine of Okura Amsterdam? At Yamazato Restaurant the authentic kaiseki cuisine is served. The kitchen of kaiseki ryori is partly influenced by the ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony, where the Zen philosophy of minimalism and control is propagated. The honzen banquet, a grandiose way of eating from the medieval aristocracy where a large number of dishes is being served at different small tables, underlies the Japanese haute cuisine as we know it today. The authentic Japanese Yamazato restaurant is awardeded a Michelin star in 2002. The restaurant radiates a classical atmosphere and this gives you an instant feeling of being in Japan. The typically Japanese ambiance at Yamazato is further enhanced by the service. Waitresses in traditional kimonos serve you with the utmost elegance and attention. At the sushi-counter you can watch the sushi-masters live at work. You will find Yamazato Restaurant on the ground floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam. 

Find out how to get to the Okura via the route description. It is advisable to make your reservations well in advance. Reserve your table online or via our English and Dutch speaking reservations team at +31 20 6787 450 or via restaurants@okura.nl.

What to expect at Yamazato?

Yamazato Restaurant is the first traditional kaiseki restaurant outside of Japan that is awarded a Michelin star. The standards that apply to the kaiseki cuisine differ greatly from those of modern Japanese cuisine. This means that the menu is composed following the classical kaiseki structure. The dishes, tableware as well as kimonos of the waitresses are all immersed in symbolism according to the changes of the seasons.

Get acquainted with the Japanese culture
We are aware that not everyone is accustomed to the specific cultural uses and the ingredients that are used. If, for example, you don't know how to eat with chopsticks, you could read all about it, or just ask our staff for 'beginnner chopsticks' or cutlery. Even though most of Yamazato service staff is Japanese and can speak English, feel free to ask for all the explanation you need. We will be more than happy to explain the dishes to you.

Something different?
Looking for a totally different Japanese dinner experience? Then you should really try Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka, located next to Yamazato. At this restaurant, under the skilful hands of teppan-chefs, the dishes are being prepared. Both Japanese restaurants are led by Executive Chef and Manager Masanori Tomikawa.

Menu Yamazato

For lunch and dinner at Yamazato Restaurant, you can choose all kinds of Japanese dishes from the authentic kaiseki-cuisine. In addition to the seasonal menus, a la carte dishes and the Bento Box, you can also order all kinds of sushi at the sushi counter.

For group reservations as of 7 persons we kindly ask you to choose from our group menus. We also have private rooms available for groups up to 26 guests. Please contact our Restaurant Reservations team for more information via +31 20 6787 450 or restaurants@okura.nl.  


You can contact restaurant reservations from Monday until Sunday from 10.00 am until 6.00 pm. Online reservations are also possible. Please notice that a reservation should always be confirmed by us before the booking is actually made. Therefore we kindly request you to mention your telephone number and email address. For reservations of 7 persons or more or in case you would like to change or cancel your reservation, please contact us per telephone +31 20 6787 450.

Last minute reservation?
When making a reservation up to two hours prior to arrival, it is recommended to contact us by telephone. 


Good to know Additional information on Yamazato Restaurant

  • Opening times: Daily from 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm for dinner
  • On Saturday and Sunday Yamazato is open for lunch from noon to 2.00 pm 
  • Seasonal closure: Yamzato is closed from Monday the 16th of July and will be open again on Friday the 27th of July for dinner. 
  • We kindly ask you to take our dress code, ‘smart casual’, into account (no shorts above the knee (men), no flip-flops and no caps or hats).
  • If you are looking for an impressive present for a special occasion, to say thanks or to show your appreciation to someone, then why not give a gift card to redeem at Hotel Okura Amsterdam? Here you can find more information.
  • Hotel Okura Amsterdam has its own spacious parking facilities. The parking fee is € 4 per hour.
  • Check the route description to Yamazato.


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