Amatsu

Hoogpoort 29, Gent 9000
$$ Japanese

Restaurant Amatsu is specialized in warm and cold Japanese dishes: Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura, Duck, Tonkatsu, Chicken Teriyaki.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Reservation of 6 persons onwards cannot be made using the reservation note, instead please email us at [email protected]. We are a small restaurant run by one person. We cannot guarantee a reply to any reservation notes in advance of your arrival. If you have a potentially life-threatening allergy, please contact us by phone. We reserve the right to cancel your booking, so please contact us at the earliest opportunity.

Business Info

  • Address: Hoogpoort 29, Gent 9000
  • Cross Street: Ghent City Centre, pedestrian area
  • Cuisine: Japanese |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0484567677
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Tasting Menu,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

Photos

Amatsu - Amatsu Degustation Menu
Amatsu - Amatsu Duck menu Amatsu - Amatsu Vegetarian Tempura Menu Amatsu - Amatsu Sashimi Large Amatsu - Amatsu Sushi Medium

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Friday
Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
Dinner 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.51 out of 5 stars based on 598 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 04, 2023
Ann D.
We hebben weer genoten van alles. Naast het eten is het ook heel fijn om er te eten, je wordt niet opgejaagd en het personeel is super vriendelijk.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2023
Axelle @.
Mijn kinderen zijn langsgekomen, zij vonden het geweldig. Super lekker ook de wijn zeiden ze mij ; ) heel vriendelijk en verzorgd. Wel waren ze unaniem voor één voor-gerechtje met groenten die ze alle vijf kregen viel niet in hun smaak. We komen zeker terug, en dan kom ik zeker ook mee, groetjes, Axelle Martens.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 29, 2023
Christa s.
The food was exellent, it had its price, but that is o.k.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2023
Caroline @.
Lovely restaurant with very fine food and people. Would recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 03, 2023
Valentine @.
Very good! We will come back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2023
Mari @.
very charming welcome, fast service, sushiparadise, wonderful food! Thank you Kwong Lee!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 08, 2023
Nicolas I.
A very very very good experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2023
Nicolas O.
My absolute favorite Japanese restaurant in Belgium. Delicious, time and time again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 19, 2022
Nick M.
Great service, great food, a bit pricy but overall it's worth it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 03, 2022
Patrick @.
Excellent food & service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2022
JAMES O.
Fantastic food and presentation.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2022
Carine R.
Was fantastisch !!!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2022
Jona P.
We had a great evening at Amatsu. We had the Sushi and the vegetarian tempura (this was made vegan on my request). Very kind waiters and a calm atmosphere in the restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2022
Gertjan C.
Great food and service! ;)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2022
Fanny V.
Een diversiteit van sushi en sashimi. Heerlijk vers en mooi gepresenteerd. Vlotte bediening. Wij komen graag terug!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2022
Mandy H.
It was delicious

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2022
Gauthier @.
A fine japanese restaurant offering tasteful food. We were 5 (2 adults - 3 children) The service was really nice, the sushi's were truly amazing, nothing compared to those restaurant chains that pretend to be true sushi restaurant. We will come back when we're in town.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 22, 2022
Susan K.
Fantastic as always!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 03, 2022
Alfonso L.
Excelent traditional fine Japanese dinner experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 11, 2022
Mia V.
Het was heel lekker, origineel en verzorgd. Ook heel vriendelijke bediening

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 26, 2022
Stefaan C.
Great place for good sashimi and Japanese food. Not cheap but you get what you pay for.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 02, 2023
Inge K.
Het eten was heerlijk en de bediening supervriendelijk. Ook een heel rustige en aangename sfeer. We komen zeker terug.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 13, 2023
Robin t.
Lekker eten en aangename sfeer. Goede uitleg over het eten en voor het eerst iemand die adviseerde om niet alles in de soya te dippen omdat je dan de smaak van het eten niet goed proeft. Helemaal goed dus, absolute aanrader.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 25, 2023
Anna D.
We have been there quite a few times! My very picky husband loves the food at Amatsu! Most authentic Japanese food in Ghent.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2023
Bonnie W.
Was welcomed at the door by the chef who was warm and friendly. Food was excellent and met expectations. Servers were attentive and informative. The only downside was the air in the restaurant was stuffy. Opening the windows would have easily solved that problem. But overall an almost 10/10 experience and will definitely be going back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 13, 2023
Marleen G.
It was very special!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 06, 2023
Sofie M.
Heel erg lekker en gezellig. Fijne bediening. Alerte Chef.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 19, 2023
Jeroen V.
The food and service were excellent, it’s not cheap but you pay for the effort, charm of the cook and his staff ! Highly recommended!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 07, 2022
Ruth F.
Excellent Japanese food. Limited menu but what they serve is of excellent quality. I prefer my edamame slightly warm, but that’s a personal preference. Overall wonderful meal and staff was very, very friendly

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 22, 2022
Nadine C.
Delicious food, lovely presentation and very kind staff.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 14, 2022
Anneleen @.
Voor herhaling vatbaar! Super lekker eten. Grote porties.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2022
Leo @.
Always a good place to be and good food. Leo Burgers

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 08, 2022
Marie-Elise @.
Very nice food with a lovely service

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 04, 2022
Colin L.
Zo doorgaan !

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 27, 2022
Katleen D.
JuSt great as always! High quality food, So delicious!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 19, 2024
Manuel @.
Food was really good! They should just invest in the restaurant equipment again….

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 21, 2023
Manon C.
Very good quality of food and tasted very well. Service was a bit chaotic, we were happy we entered before 19h, because after that it was chaos. I think there was a new girl serving and she did her very best, but I think it was difficult for her due to language barrier. We really enjoyed the duck, tasted very very good. More sauce would be great to be able to put it over the rice as well :)

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 27, 2023
Wim @.
Once again we had a very good meal in the Amatsu! You can see the chef at work in the restaurant. The fish @ shellfish he uses are super fresh. In our opinion the best restaurant in Ghent and surroundings! The service this time was a little less than top notch. The (new?) room assistant had a hard time keeping up with the pace of the orders. However, this restaurant is and remains the number one in the region

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 22, 2023
Freddy @.
Vrij duur

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
May 15, 2023
Steve V.
Very good overal

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 18, 2023
An V.
Gerechten zijn top! Vriendelijke chef en vlotte vriendelijke bediening. Voor mij was het een te lage stoel maar op vraag kreeg ik een kussen

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 03, 2023
Anna D.
Raw seafood dishes are fresh & excellent! I was surprised the sashimi came without a bowl of rice as it does in Japan.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 16, 2023
Serge V.
I was having dinner alone, since I was traveling for work. The food was very nice and the open kitchen gives it an extra dimension. The manager was very friendly and explained about the food and the difference between the Asian and Western kitchen. This was a nice added value.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 14, 2022
Rudy @.
Mooie avond met super lekker eten.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 04, 2022
Cathy R.
Sublime food but slow service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 23, 2022
Antoon D.
Zeer goed eten & vriendelijke service!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 15, 2022
Marc @.
Het diner was, naar goede gewoonte, echt super lekker, verfijnd, ontzettend vers,... Maar deze keer hebben we héél land moeten wachten om bediend te worden. Hopelijk was dit een eenmalig probleempje door de drukte. De bediening was heel correct en ontzettend vriendelijk.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 14, 2022
Steven C.
Duidelijk verschil tussen dit Japans restaurant en de vele sushi-keten die je tegenwoordig overal vindt. Geen spectaculaire nieuwe combinaties. Bij Amato krijg je (voor zover ik kan oordelen) authentieke gerechten. Versheid en kwaliteit staan voorop.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 14, 2022
Sarien @.
The tables are too small and too close by the other tables.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 24, 2022
John @.
Zeer goed gegeten en de bediening was perfect.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 11, 2022
Steffen P.
We had a good evening and enjoyed the sushi which was served. The waiter was extremely friendly and served us well. The sushi itself was great, the quality of the fish was very good. What I do not understand is why this shall be honored with a star from Michelin. Don't get me wrong, the food was great but it was not something super special. All in all I would recommend to go there if you are searching for a nice evening with good sushi.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 01, 2022
Jasper V.
* really loved being the Sake pairings, very delightful selection. Don't really like the laminated paper though, I think there's an opportunity to give a more inspired clarification when serving the Sake (in person, with enthusiasm rather than reading it yourself) * Setting was Ok but nothing out of the ordinary. I think for a Japanese restaurant at this price point you could add a more thoughtful interior and ask 20 euros more per person easily * Dessert was not very nice at all. We got the matcha creme brulee but this wasn't really my taste. I lacked texture, variety and the matcha wasn't balanced at all. (it can get slightly bitter if you use it too intensively) * I appreciate the pickles and the clarification the waiter gave when serving the appetizer, explaining all the vegetables. Very nice and a very nice selection of produce. Would be interesting to learn even more how they are procured, where they are grown, etc. People come to taste Japan, not "just sushi". Overall, very happy we went here. I hope the tips or ideas are contributing to the pursuit of excellence.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 04, 2022
Marije v.
We hebben het Japanse menu en het sashimimenu gegeten. Alles was heerlijk vers en goed klaargemaakt en het was meer dan genoeg. Vriendelijke bediening. Een van de betere Japanse restaurants waar ik al gegeten heb.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 03, 2022
Tabeth M.
Sublime desserts and nice touch with the explanation of every meal that came.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Dec 01, 2023
Philip A.
Wonderful food but given the rest of the experience the meal was overpriced. Nice people, but rather amateur service. Waited over 1/2 hour between first course and main course (which was incomplete). If I went back I would make it clear of my course timing expectations.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 25, 2023
Holger @.
Bij het binnenkomen had ik meteen een Japan gevoel waar andere oosterse, Aziatische of sushi restaurants eerder een commerciële uitstraling hebben. Het eten en de bediening waren top. Had ik nog plaats over dan probeerde ik meerdere gerechten uit. Ik had zeker weten het mooie terras gebruikt indien het heel de avond helder weer was. Helaas had het de avond dat ik er was ook geregend. Kon er iets beter? Goh ik zou de houten wegwerp eetstokjes voor de takeaway houden. Als je ter plaatse blijft dineren, zou ik iets in de zin van Tokyo design studio chopsticks op de gedekte tafel leggen. De kleur van de eetstokjeshouder was enorm aan het afgeven en in de mannen wc hingen een beetje stofnetten aan het plafond. De kaart met uitleg over de aangepaste sake zou eventueel een fancy touch mogen hebben. Al bij al dus een zeer goede ervaring omwille van de inrichting, het eten en de bediening. Ik kom zeker nog terug.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 02, 2022
nancy @.
Het interieur heeft een authentieke stijl en heeft charme. De bediening was goed. De soep was aan de koude kant. Het eten was lekker.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 17, 2022
Amy D.
Expected a higher quality of food since the restaurant received Michelin ratings multiple times. The rice for the nigiri was not right. Lacked quality/flavour. Miso soup came out luke warm. Sauce for ebifurai tasted like bottled tonkatsu sauce. Surprised that it was not traditional tartar sauce. Chef was attentive with his guests and made his way through the restaurant speaking to every table and asking how we liked the food. He even took time to explain the differences in the fish and how too much wasabi ruins the fish. The restaurant itself felt crowded and really warm. Dim room.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 19, 2022
Christel @.
A very good japanese restaurant, with an outstanding sake selection. The sushi's are exceptional, the rice itself in it is delicious, the fishes both subtle and very intense in taste and a cutting translating pure mastery! The starters : ebi furai, with a perfect panko crust, a natural wakame salad, with grilled sesam, not at all as sweet as the industrial version we are used to in many sushi chain. And a vegan gyoza that was perfect, with a very thin dough. The miso soup was very deep and intense. Beside the compliments, I have to add some little negative remarks... The matcha creme brulée was delicious, and very well balanced, but I was expecting a caramel crust to break wich we didn't have, and the quantity was very small as well (a ramequin with a diameter of 10 cm for a depth of 1 cm of the cream). The overall service was good and quite friendly, but when we asked to the waitress if there was an order for the sushi's, she huffed and said there wasn't. But I looked on google to see there was. Another waitress at another table even explained to people in which order they had to eat the sushi's... We love going there, and we know this restaurant for many years, this has always been delicious. Unfortunately though, the card didn't change at all in 10 years. This is what would discourage us to come back more often, especially with the number of true Japanese restaurants rising in the city.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Jan 18, 2022
JAN R.
I frequently visited Japan in the past and enjoyed much of the food served at Amatsu. In general it gives an idea of what Japanese food is and obviously it better than 99% of sushi bars in but still… . Probably it didn’t help several of the plates arrived rather cold on our table and the waitresses have no clue about the order plates are served in Japan.