Deshima

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Weteringschans 65, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Macrobiotic vegan restaurant with its own well-stocked natural organic food store downstairs. Menu offers soups, grains, beans, vegetable dishes, tempura, salads, pickles and dressings, pastries, snacks. Holds cooking classes and workshops. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat 10:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Macrobiotic, Western, Take-out, Catering

63 Reviews

First Review by RayJulian

Good vegan food - Edit

We had a lunch at Deshima while in Amsterdam, and really enjoyed it.

There is a good choice of vegan food, with several dishes eastern-influenced.

The food was good - and the location is good, near the centre of Amsterdam. There is a small vegan shop downstairs.

Well worth a visit

Pros: All vegan, Good tasty options

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Exceeded Expectations - Edit

We were touring Rijks Museum and learned Deshima was a Dutch trading post in Japan. Deshima the restaurant is just across the canal from Rijks. We decided to take our lunch break at Deshima and were most pleasantly surprised with this prospering restaurant and health food store. The daily meal deal offered moderate servings of 7 different dishes all vegan. We loved having the great variety all in one meal. They also offer smaller portions of soups and single dishes at a more moderate price point. The offers a pleasant environment.

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Great macro/vegan food - Edit

Good options. 100% vegan. Friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

Pros: 100% vegan, macro food, they run courses

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If I could give it less I would! - Edit

I'm not usually one to diss vegan food places. Unfortunately I went with my family who are not vegan. My mum is coeliac and reacts to any trace of gluten severely. None of the staff seemed to know (or care) if there was gluten in their dishes - attempting to serve the dish twice to my mum - once with barley on and the second with soy sauce in. The main issue is that the chef did not 'remember' that the dish. Onto the actual food which I did eat... it was stodgy, salty and generally unimpressive. It tasted like a new vegan chef throwing processed food together to serve up as a transition meal with more salt than natural flavour. This is obviously not what you would expect from a location that claims to be all organic. It was such a shame to really dislike the food as I was looking forward to eating out for a change.

Pros: They have a toilet

Cons: Staff Knowledge/Interest, Quality of the Food, Taste of the Food

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the best!!! - Edit

Beautifully cooked macro/vegan food and few refined sugar free treats. The tempeh and arame empanadas definitely my favorite. The chocolate orange cake.......!!!

Pros: organic mini market in their basement

Cons: Pricey

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no - Edit

The muffin was terrible and also the wannabe empanada.

Pros: is beautifully decorated

Cons: really bad food and they don't accept cash.

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friendly tasty food - Edit

Friendly staff. Gluten-free options. Vegan friendly

Pros: gluten-free options. healthy choices

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Weird imo, but lovely - Edit

We arrived to this place just after lunch hours, so we got our food for a bit cheaper and on plastic plates with dividers. We found it a bit odd, however the food was really delicious!
I really dig the macrobiotic way of preparing food!

We also checked out the shop downstairs and got some delicious snacks for later.
Would recommend!

Pros: Delicious food, Great for the first macrobiotic experience, Lovely staff

Cons: Should ditch the plastic one-use-only plates, A bit expensive

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Simple! Good. - Edit

Food is fresh. Tasty. Perfect portion. No money accepted... PIN only.

Pros: Fresh food

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Set lunch menu - just what we needed! - Edit

Four of us were hungry after the Rijksmuseum, and thoroughly enjoyed the lunch offered at Deshima. The plate comes with little piles of various dishes - you get to taste them all - you don't have to choose. Tasty and varied, without strong spices. Soup is an option, which we all gladly took.

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The worst vegan food & service ever! Do NOT even bother! - Edit

We've tried many vegan restaurants in different countries and several in Amsterdam. Sorry to say, but this has got to be the absolute worst one so far. The food is bland, boring, unimaginative and tasteless. The service was zombie-like; also, totally overpriced! Why so many people rave about this place is beyond me. I am not being mean here, just completely honest! You want excellent vegan food? Go to Zest for Life. I've been a regular there for one year now. They are by far the BEST vegan place in Amsterdam & the staff is ALWAYS super-friendly and attentive!

Pros: None!

Cons: terribly boring, tasteless, unimaginative food. ex

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Delicious and Nutritious - Edit

Love this place for fresh lunches, amazing coffees and great vegan treats. Welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Great prices.

Pros: great food, friendly staff, good prices

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good and enjoyable - Edit

Came here for lunch after spending some time at the Rijksmuseum which is very close. Food was tasty, and felt great after.

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Rapport qualité/prix excellent - Edit

Je suis allée manger dans l'après midi dans ce restaurant / boutique veg
Le lieu est charmant, bien situé (à côté des musées)
J'ai pris les sushis (3,5€) qui sont rassasiants à eux seuls et un thé de la maison (2€). Ce seul plat m'a suffit et était très bon !
Je n'ai pas testé le reste des plats mais je recommande pour les petits budgets
De plus, il y a une boutique de produits vegan en bas du restaurant !

Pros: Good food , Good value , Nice vibe

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All vegan tiny paradise - Edit

Oh my god. The chocolate cake was amazing. Do try!

I like to flavor my food a bit more and I cook a lot so I dont think my opinion is that relevant. I had soup of the day, combination of miso and veggies. Not my favorite because of simple flavoring but it was full of nutricious ingredients. They have a little all vegan store downstairs.

Pros: 100% Vegan, Vegan affordable store downstairs, Amazing chocolate cake 😍

Cons: Not much choice on lunch menu

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Worth a visit - Edit

Went here for brunch, simple and enjoyable food, found the chalk board a bit confusing, but order at the counter and the food which was very good is brought to your table.
Vegan place located near to the museum district and two iconic Dam music venues.
Would eat here again on my next visit to the city.
Also had vegan cookies....

Pros: Vegan, Clean, Nice staff

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Promising, but meh - Edit

Cozy place, food is a bit meh (nice coffee) service is terrible - cook was on lunch break during lunch time. Menu is confusing. No wifi. Won't be coming back.

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Delicious Food Quite Affordable - Edit

I had the Lunch superior where I had 3 courses for 23 euros. Which is pretty good for Amsterdam, nice peaceful guitar music and a chilled out Atmosphere. If only they had WiFi !

Pros: Fast service, Tasty, Cheap

Cons: No wifi, Quite a walk from town centre.

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Good food, unfair prices - Edit

The food is good, but the menu is confusing and lies on the prices. Don't trust the menu. No WiFi.

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Great macrobiotic food - Edit

One of the rare places where you can eat Natto.
Don't mis the shop downstairs.

Pros: New interior design, Take away foor, Great soups

Cons: to get in you have to take a few stairs taps (10)

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Nice service - Edit

I asked for a coffee with extra hot water (to make it thinner), he brought coffee and hot water in different cups so that I could adjust the thickness. It was very kind of him.

Cozy atmosphere, friendly service, good location. Next time I'll go for lunch!

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Perfect! - Edit

A real restaurant, order at the desk and served at the table, fresh flowers, green plants on the wall.Clean & tidy kitchen just behind the desk, not expensive at all, just the correct price for freshly made organic food.Great experience, we'll come back !

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Good food but still expensive - Edit

It's still annoying to pay 15

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super nice - Edit

Really sweet breakfast/lunch spot. Peaceful, clean, friendly and all vegan

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Whole food & wonderful cooking classes - Edit

If you are looking for a healing diet and to nourish yourself from the inside out then visit Deshima Macrobiotic cafe, shop and training school.
Lovely daily plates with mixed dishes, miso soup, delicious lemon tart & other healthy sweets!

Pros: vegan macrobiotic food made with love, lovely cosy environment

Cons: if you don't know what macrobiotics is google it b

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Enjoyed Lunch - Edit

Had lunch after visiting the Van Gogh Museum. Had the lunch with soup for 18Eu. The soups were tasty and lunch was good, all flavors new to me. Service was good too. I recommend!

Pros: Good and interesting food, Good service

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April 2016 - Edit

on the menu there was soup or soup and a meal. the meal was a salad plate including white bean mash, grated carrot and a piece of tempura amongst a couple of other things. soup, salad and a mint tea was€20 which I thought was a bit steep. it was nice food though. cookies and muffins available for dessert

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