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“Best Japanese place in Antwerp” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yamayu Santatsu

Yamayu Santatsu
Ranked #545 of 1,396 Restaurants in Antwerp
Price range: US$30 - US$37
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Antwerp, Belgium
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best Japanese place in Antwerp”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

We've been going to this place for more than 20 years. It has never disappointed us for the sashimi and sushi. A good sign is that there are always Japanese guests as well. It is obviously not Tokyo quality but neither is it Tokyo prices. Waiters are friendly and helpful.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Furge
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of the better sushi spots in Antwerp”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

Admittedly, Belgium isn't the best place for sushi lovers such as myself. In that regard i still find this establishment one of the two best places in Antwerp to go for authentic Japanese food, the other one being "Minato". I wouldn't recommend most of their hot dishes. But then again, most people know that Japanese food isn't about warm food. The Sushi/Sashimi however is of a subliminal level. The price tag that comes with it is regrettable but quite normal for European Sushi spots.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank Kevin L
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Muenster, Germany
Level Contributor
97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Poor quality and very expensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

There's no real point of writing a novel about this place. Suffice it to say that it isn't the most pleasant place to sit in, the service is slow and not very friendly, it's very expensive for what you get, but worst of all the quality of the dishes is questionable. The raw fish is fresh, but doesn't really have that crisp fresh taste that you should expect at that price, the rice in the Maki and Nigiri is under-seasoned. The warm dishes are bland and the overall presentation is poor.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Eugene T
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Belgium
Level Contributor
72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“the real stuff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

Really good food in an authentic setting.
Nice first contact with the best Japanese sushi,....
Waiters - at first very reserved.... later on helpful and friendly

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank doctest
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Antwerp
Level Contributor
104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great food, bad service...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

The food was very tasty. The sushi great and the fish seemed very fresh.
Unfortenately the waitress ignored us most of the time. We had to wait a long time before we could order. We ordered à la carte (starter, sushi, main course). The timing of the dishes was good.
After our main course, we wanted to order a dessert. But we could not get the attention of the waitress. After about 20 minutes we succeeded and she gave us the menu so we could choose. We knew what we wanted within a minute but the waitress was gone and (I think to the kitched) and stayed there for a long time. When she finally came back to take our order (ice crocket) we were told that we could not order this anymore because the kitchen was closed allready...

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank svt888
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