I think, it took about 20 years for me to enter this restaurant though I have walked by that door thousands of times. I have never had any idea about what they were doing there. But once somebody invited me to eat there and since then I visit that place almost every two months. Its exterior doesn't attract attention and needs a coat of paint, but you forget all about it when you enter. For me this is a no-nonsense restaurant, a pioneer on its own. Here I like to eat authentic Japanese cuisine like it should be.
I wish I went inside earlier
A simple but cozy interior, the service is modest, it is Japanese...
The menu is great. No all-you-can-eat rubbish, only quality!
I love the small dishes from € 4,- to € 12,- which you can share and can have served one by one. I enjoy about 10 of them over the whole evening.
You can sit at a table, or at the bar, where you can follow the old chef while he shows his sashimi art.
For the real experience they also have Tatami tables.
You should make a reservation in advance, check at the reception.
Rozengracht 228, Amsterdam