#93 Nice vegan dinner at Japanese restaurant Amatsu, Ghent

Restaurant review #93 – Amatsu is a Japanese restaurant in the city of center of Ghent (in between the Korenmarkt and Vrijdagmarkt – close to the city hall).

Amatsu, Ghent
Amatsu, Ghent

I had seen restaurant Amatsu mentioned on one of the Belgian vegan facebook groups. Amatsu has a vegetarian menu standardly available, which can easily be veganised.
A vegan friend telephoned and Amatsu said vegan was no problem, and so she made the reservation for the four of us (all vegans).

Amatsu, Ghent, vegetarian menu standardly available, easily veganised
Amatsu, Ghent, vegetarian menu standardly available, easily veganised

It was a beautiful Summer evening and we sat on the terrace at the back of the restaurant (very spacious!). It was a Saturday evening and the terrace soon filled (so I definitely recommend making a reservation).
Overview of our menu: (29€):

small appetizer, edame beans
small appetizer, edame beans
Drinks and edame beans
Edame beans. Japanese soft drinks (too heavy on sugar! and overpriced 4€ each!). Other drinks were sparkling water 4,50e for 1/2L and tonic 2,50€).
trio, Amatsu, Ghent
trio of appetizers, Amatsu, Ghent
Amatsu, Ghent
Shiitake, lotus root, sugar snaps, daikon, konjac, wakame, bamboo, water chestnut, truffle potatoe, with seaweed side dish, Amatsu, Ghent
Amatsu, Ghent
seaweed, side dish, Amatsu, Ghent
Amatsu, Ghent
Gyoza, fried dumplings with vegetables, Amatsu, Ghent
Amatsu, Ghent
curry and rice, Amatsu, Ghent
miso soup, Amatsu, Ghent
miso soup, Amatsu, Ghent
dessert, Amatsu, Ghent
mochi dessert, Amatsu, Ghent

The food was very nice. Lovely combinations, and some vegetables that are rather rare!
I don’t have any photos from the interior of the restaurant, but walking through it on our way and out, it transpired a nice relaxing feeling.
Toilet was clean. Nice tile colours too and a beautifull decorated sink (with flower print).

We had a very nice dinner at Amatsu. Definitely good value for money. Great food, very friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. Recommended!

 

 

Amatsu, location
Hoogpoort 29
9000 Gent
tel: +32(0)484.567.677

websitehttp://www.amatsu.be/

See our lists of restaurants where vegans are welcome in the menu section of The Bruges vegan! List restaurants in Bruges and outside  Bruges.

toilets at Amatsu, Ghent, clean and colourful. Nice flower print on bassin
toilets at Amatsu, Ghent, clean and colourful. Nice flower print on bassin
terrace at the back, Amatsu, Ghent
terrace at the back, Amatsu, Ghent

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Delicious looking food and well balanced. I always forget how much I like seaweed.

  2. chaseclan says:

    Looks good! Were the portions as light as the pictures looked ( I’m on mobile)?

    1. trudi_bruges says:

      Oh, it was more than enough for me, I could hardly even finish all the courses!

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