It’s no secret that Amsterdam is getting every day more crowded with new and trendy venues. Two months ago, in the already lively and ‘local-friendly’ area of De Pijp a new star was born. At the corner between Albert Cuypmarkt and Sarphati Park, you can now find Bar Fisk. As suggested by the name (the Scandinavian word for fish), the main ingredients come straight from the ocean. But Bar Fisk is much more than what you would expect.
What you will get is the usual Amsterdam’s hustle and bustle, which is somehow not very different from the nightlife of Tel Aviv, the city where Irit Lior (owner) and Oren Aharon (chef) are both from. From Israel, they didn’t only bring the cheerful vibe, but also its unique scents, culture and obviously the tasteful and expressive food. They did it smart, connecting the tradition of their roots to the modernity of trend-setting Amsterdam.
Bar Fisk is designed with three dominant elements: concrete, wood and plants. The interior has a strong Mediterranean influence and every single detail relates to the main theme. The bar is covered by ocean blue tiles, resembling the shape of fish scales. Lamps above the high tables are made out of fishing rods.
Bar Fisk has a shared dining concept. The menu offers a relatively limited but mouth-watering selection of Chef Oren’s finest creations. Therefore is great that you can pick different options: three plates per person should do the trick.. Out of the thirteen dishes to choose from, we scored seven. Each bite was better than the ones before, truly mind-blowing!
The final touch? Bar Fisk’s kitchen is open till late at night and it has a great selection of cocktails – which are spectacularly presented – and wines.