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Issa

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Stadionweg 249, 1076 NX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 662 8224
Today
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

They are not particularly friendly and they are pretty expensive. Old style Japanese restaurant, small portions, beautifully prepared in general. I just want better and friendlier service.

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Thank Maxi M
Herzlia, Israel
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We arrived around 19:45 for dinner. Got seats and ordered one Okonomiyaki, one Ramen, one beer, and one glass of water. We got the water and beer by 20:00. After 20:30 we asked why the food is not coming. We got an apology and some edamame (to ensure we do not starve). By 20:45 we asked again about the food... More 

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Thank yossi_spiegel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Brilliant food, such a kind staff, and a generally lovely atmosphere. Top marks for Issa! Staff even talks Japanese! It's wonderful to go there. If you ask, you can easily get information about the anime and cosplay community too.

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Thank Tilde Marie W
Devonport, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious. Great menu with authentic as well as unique Japanese dishes. Very friendly staff, though a little over run by number of diners due to recent popularity (new chef?). Food freshly made to order in timely fashion. Clean and fashionable little restaurant. Make sure you reserve a seat and make sure you dine here. PS reasonably priced IMHO.

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Thank waltervp
Amsterdam
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Unbelievably good. Best Japanese food I've had outside of Japan. In fact I just had one of the most interesting and tastiest meals I have ever eaten...and I'm a foodie! !!

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Thank Judith B
Ubud, Indonesia
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

fantastic japanese restaurant with authentic tasts and fabulous sushi. Their wakame soup is a must try. Pricing is good. Only downs side is their delivery is sometimes very slow

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Thank balimamma
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Delicious sushi - fresh ingredients and interesting flavours! My favourite was the kampyou maki. Very well priced also. Will visit their restaurant next door soon! They have some tables outside now and the menu looks interesting!

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Thank Albenaaa
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and this is still my go to for Japanese when I'm in Amsterdam. Recommended are the agedashi nasu, uzura, shiitake with garlic and the negiyaki with bacon. All the sushi is excellent. Service can be a little slow, but just chill and enjoy.

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Thank Abdab37
Amsterdam
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

I have eaten at ISSA on a few occassions, and returned because of the great sushi . This time around, I thought I'd try the other menu options, and tried the delivery service on a wet and lazy Sunday evening. The sushi was still good, but the ramen and donburi options were not great at all given the price paid.... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

This bright lit restaurant has good food at fair price. There is just nothing fancy about the place. It's cut down to the basics with Dutch waitresses who really don't know much about what's on the menu. Does it matter? If you go for an excellent sashimi plate and don't care who serves it... No. If you want to impress... More 

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Thank Artmiks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stadionweg 249, 1076 NX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 662 8224

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?