Restaurants With The Best Katsu Dishes In Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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A postcard-perfect place in the Netherlands, Amsterdam has so much in store for every person that visits it. You can come here to marvel at its beautiful architecture, visit interesting museums, go on a food trip, learn about their culture, and the list goes on. But what made this place famous is its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system, and the cramped houses with gabled facades, which is always used as a photo backdrop for people who visit the place. One of the things you shouldn’t miss visiting is the Museum District. It is where you’ll find the famous museum of Van Gogh, where you can view his original works. In case you’re here for the food and craving Japanese cuisine, then you should check out our list of restaurants with the best katsu dishes in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1. Kagetsu Hartenstraat

First opened in 2004 in the Hartenstraat, in the Nine District, where lots of cafes and shops are located, Kagetsu is a small restaurant with 35 seats and offers Japanese cuisine. Its interior is a mix of Japanese and Amsterdam influences, which combine quite well. As for the menu, it has a wide selection of Japanese food like chicken katsu, ramen, teriyaki, skewers, ebi tempura, and more. They also feature a sushi bar, which will be a delight for any sushi enthusiast out there. Moreover, they also serve wine here.

Kagetsu Hartenstraat

Address: Hartenstraat 17, 1016 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: Kagetsu Hartenstraat

Opening hours: 12pm – 10:30pm (daily)

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2. De Jappaner

If you’re looking for a late dinner spot in Amsterdam, you can never go wrong with De Japanner, especially if you’re into Japanese food. It is an Asian street-food joint that has a small menu, wherein when dining with friends you can order everything in one sitting. As for the price, it is inexpensive, and more than your money’s worth. One of their bestsellers is the chicken katsu curry, king crab California rolls, and the gyoza. Other things you can order are typical Japanese food like tempura, teriyaki, skewers, and more.

De Jappaner

Address: Albert Cuypstraat 228, 1073 BN Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: De Jappaner

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 6pm – 1am; Fri - Sat: 6pm – 3am

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3. Fou Fow Ramen van Wou

With two locations in Amsterdam, Fou Fow Ramen van Woustraat, according to many locals, is the best ramen place in the city. It has an industrial-like interior, with high ceiling, and a dragon and lion caricature in the wall. It offers authentic Japanese dishes, like katsu, gyoza, teriyaki and the like. But the star of the place is its ramen; you can order it cold or hot, and have it in vegan options. Your ramen options include traditional tonkotsu pork ramen and shio ramen.

Fou Fow Ramen van Wou

Address: Van Woustraat 3, 1074 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: Fou Fow Ramen van Wou

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm (closed on Mon)

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4. Wagamama - Max Euweplein

Wagamama is a Japanese chain of restaurants that first opened in London. They serve fresh and quality Japanese dishes just like the chicken katsu curry that is one of their bestsellers. Their restaurant is greatly influenced by traditional ramen bars that’s why you’ll notice that their space is vibrant and very welcoming. Apart from the katsu, you should also order their ramen to taste authentic Asian flavors.

Wagamama - Max Euweplein

Address: Max Euweplein 10, 1017 MB Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: Wagamama - Max Euweplein

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm – 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm – 11pm

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5. Sora Sapporo Ramen

If you want authentic Sapporo ramen, there’s only one place to go, and that is Sora Sapporo Ramen. You can choose from the variety of ramen they offer here, including traditional ones like miso and shoyu as well as their cold and vegetarian ramen. They also have modern versions like the black garlic ramen. As for their Asian rice dishes, they have chicken katsu, which is also as amazing as the ramen. So make sure you order both when you visit.

Sora Sapporo Ramen

Address: Ceintuurbaan 49, 1072 ET Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: Sora Sapporo Ramen

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 5:30pm – 9pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm – 9pm

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A beautiful place worth visiting no matter what age you are, Amsterdam will make your jaw drop with its art and architecture, which is very evident its many museums and beautiful houses and structures. If you’re hungry and into Japanese cuisine and rice dishes, check out our list of restaurants with the best katsu dishes in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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