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“Fresh Fish, Great Service”

The Seafood Bar Spui
Ranked #100 of 4,392 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Neighbourhood: Centrum
Description: Our restaurant is currently under construction and will reopen around November 2017. In the mean time, we look forward welcoming you in our other two Seafood Bars.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I’ve been to The Seafood Bar in Spui. We arrived early (about 6) and were seated right away, although the restaurant was pretty packed already.
The host showed us the fish of the day, and explained how it would be prepared. We placed our order for wine, and it promptly came. The tuna tartare is wonderful, and I highly recommend it. Make sure to get a side of soy sauce with a bit of wasabi. Wonderful! We also got the razor clams which were just ok. Then we each got the special, a flaky which fish served whole, with bok choy. Not enough bok choy, so next time I’d order a side of veggies.
Prices here are fair for what you get. And I highly recommend this place if you want the freshest seafood, a good wine list, and great service!!

Thank robinr328
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seafood bar is the best
It was an excellent, delicious seafood and staff
Waiting for next visit.
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We didn't have a reservation but arrived relatively early so managed to get seated.

They were able to accommodate gluten free bread for us and we went for the grilled mixed platter which i found to be tasty and great value mix of seafood.

It comes with a tomatoe based sauce which was not over seasoned as many fish sauces can be so I was pleasantly surprised.

Side of fries salad and recommended wine pairing all good.

Service polite but as it's large restaurant it gets busy and you may have to vye for a servers attention!

We really enjoyed our meal here.

Thank Kay W
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We were really looking forward to eating here based on all the marvellous reviews. After requesting a table, we were seated in the waiting area where we promptly ordered cocktails and calmari. Drink service was prompt but our calmari was delivered to the wrong table, which they ate! Our second attempt it arrived as we were being seated, no apologies, and we found it on the greasy side.

We ordered the seafood platter for one person and fries and salad... So average quality, semi warm food... Most everything was overcooked except the prawns and lobster... Calmari was chewy, fish average. There was nothing special about the food or the restaurant. Having lived by the seaside for quite some time, and knowing what is possible, this was poor. Would not go back.

Thank kckaceykc
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TheSeafoodBarNL, Guest Relations Manager at The Seafood Bar Spui, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time and effort to let us know about your recent experience at The Seafood Bar. We truly appreciate you sharing your feedback with us and take it very seriously.
I am very sorry to hear that this experience was clearly not up to our standards and unfortunately you were not content with the quality of the food. I would love to find out in more detail what happened. We really do our best to source the best quality fish and seafood. Would it be possible for you to send me an e-mail with more details about your visit? You can send it to cs@theseafoodbar.nl.
I can assure you we will discuss this matter with restaurant management in hopes of continuing to improve our performance.

Thanks again for your time and I look forward to your reply.

Kind regards,

Mariëlle
Customer service

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Earlier in the week, we had lunch at another location and it was great. We made reservations for this location for lunch and so glad we did as they were back. Great food and service!

Thank skiergirl10
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