Waiter/waitress Yamazato Restaurant*

What are you going to do?
We are searching for a waiter/waitress for our traditional Japanese restaurant Yamazato. As a waiter/waitress you will be responsible for taking orders, serving dishes, handling payment and cleaning the tables and the restaurant.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Operational tasks in the restaurant, such as taking orders, serving guests and arrange payments
  • Looking after mise en place, providing information about Japanese dishes, method of preparation, the Japanese tradition and customs
  • Pro-actively selling restaurant products
  • Working in a multicultural environment
  • Maintaining excellent contact with guests in foreign languages
  • Ensuring that the tables and restaurant remain clean
  • Following guidelines with regards to safety, Arbo, hygiene and HACCP

Working days & working hours
Work is carried out in shifts during 7 days a week.
You work 5 days a week, 7,6 hours a day. You are also available to work on public holidays. The shifts are from 16:00 till closing of the restaurant.

Who are you?

  • You show similar work experience (1-2 years) in luxury hotels and/or restaurants
  • You preferably have a few years of experience in a Japanese Restaurant
  • You have sufficient knowledge of Japanese dishes and menu's
  • You are fluent in English orally, preferably also in writing
  • The ability to speak Japanese and Dutch is not a requirement, but is an advantage
  • You are flexible and have a guest minded attitude
  • You are used to following guidelines with regards to safety, Arbo, hygiene and HACCP
  • You have a job-related education
  • You have eye for detail
  • Knowledge of the Japanese culture and customs is mandatory for this position

Yamazato Restaurant
Our Yamazato restaurant is awarded with a Michelin star and ranks amongst the top Japanese restaurants in Europe. Yamazato Restaurant is opened daily for dinner from 6.00 until 9.30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday it is also open for lunch from noon to 2.00 pm.


To be able to execute this position well, we expect that you have at least developed the following competencies to a large extent.

  • Anticipate
  • Integrity
  • Stress management
  • Communication
  • Team work

Who are your colleagues?
The team of our Yamazato Restaurant consists of approximately 30 colleagues, including 25 Japanese colleagues.

What do we offer?
Contract:                                   1 year contract
Salary:                                      Group 3, click here for the salary overview
Bonus:                                      1 week salary if achieving SMART Goals
Travel allowance:                      As from 10 km commuting
Holidays:                                   25 vacation days and 7 days National Holiday compensation per year
CAO:                                        The Uniform Conditions for the Hotel and Catering Industry
Training:                                   Various possibilities
Discount:                                   In our restaurants and overnight stays at Hotel Okura Amsterdam

A selection assessment is part of our recruitment process.

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Contact information

Hotel Okura - Amsterdam
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
1072 LH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

020 678 79 89