If you love Seafood & Oysters.. this is the right place to catch them yourself... :)
Spui location is much bigger than the first location in Amsterdam (Van Baerlestraat 5) and it has its tendency to be very busy and crowded due to its popular seafood selection and ambience... reservation is a must here if your company is more than 2 people on a weekend! Everything is fresh and the demonstration of their seafood selection is proudly presented uniquely at the huge cold counter next to where the chef is preparing all the delicious orders... it's a huge seafood show when you enter the restaurant and makes the mouth melts for any seafood lovers entering the place!
I don't prefer to eat here at busy/crowded moments which makes the sound level higher than it should be, and the atmosphere changes slightly rather to a lunch room or all you can eat feeling for a moment. When it is busy and not enough staff evenly divided for the tables then you have to wait longer for your existing order to arrive and as well to make a new order. Sometimes you have to remind about the drink orders that take as long as preparing the meal...
Still a fave seafood place but I chose carefully which day and time to visit :)