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Best Asian Restaurants in Amsterdam

Best Asian Restaurants in Amsterdam

Best Asian Restaurants in Amsterdam

The Asian restaurants in Amsterdam have long since extended beyond the Zeedijk and they are scattered all around the city where good and diverse Asian food is served. From Dim Sum and Sushi to Nasi and Bami, this blog sheds some light on some of Amsterdam's best restaurants to enjoy traditional Asian food.

Amsterdam's best Asian restaurants

Dum Dum Palace

Dum Dum Palace Amsterdam

Located on the Zeedijk amidst lots of Asian competition, Dum Dum Palace can already be considered a huge success. A restaurant with a bar and some wonderful dessert, Dum Dum Palace offers exotic beverages and food that makes customers always come back for more. Try the homemade dumplings, Char Siu Bun, Steak Tartare "Dum Dum" and Indonesian Beef Stew and Fries. Wash your food down with a selection of best craft beers and original cocktails with Asian twists.

You can visit Dum Dum Palace at Zeedijk 37, 1012 AR Amsterdam.

De Japanner

De Japanner Amsterdam

De Japanner can be found on Amsterdam's Albert Cuypstraat and home to some of the best Japanese dishes straight from a traditional Japanese kitchen. These are all combined with the Amsterdam atmosphere and love for good cuisine to create the best experience for customers. De Japanner is one of Amsterdam's busiest restaurants - so booking in advance is always advised. Make sure to try the Herring Sashimi, Salmon Tataki and (my personal favourite) Chicken Katsu. There is a wide selection of cocktails, beers and of course Japanese Sake.

Note: You can stay late, because the kitchen is open until after midnight.

You can visit De Japanner at Albert Cuypstraat 228, 1073 BM Amsterdam.

Website: De Japanner

Mojo Japanese Kitchen

Mojo Japanese Kitchen Amsterdam

One of Amsterdam's best Asian restaurants and the best place to be if you're a die hard sushi lover. This is one restaurant where customers are spoiled for choice. There's just so much to eat and drink, it's UNBELIEVABLE! Make sure you try the Nigiri (I'll let you decide on which one to try) and the Temaki. Order a bottle of white or red wine to go with your food and try one of their delicious desserts when you're done. Oh, it's an 'All You Can Eat' restaurant and you get a touchscreen tablet to make your choice and digitally send it to the kitchen when you're done choosing what you want to eat.

You can visit Mojo Japanese Kitchen at Osterdokskade 133, 1011 DL Amsterdam.

Fou Fow Ramen

Hiyashi Chuka - Fou Fow Ramen Amsterdam

Fou Fow Ramen isn't just famous for their delicious ramen, as their snacks and drinks are also quite popular. There are different types of ramen to choose from - broth and toppings, and they also cater to vegetarians. Make sure you try the Hiyashi Chuka (my personal favourite because it's my namesake) and the Hitachino Lager. And if you're in a hurry, you can always order your Ramen to-go.

You can visit Fou Fow at Van Woutstraat 3, 1074 AA Amsterdam.

Website: Fou Fow Ramen

Bo Nam

Bo Nam Vietnamese Restaurant Amsterdam

Bo Nam is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with a traditional Vietnamese kitchen. At Bo Nam, it is all about the best and most popular Vietnamese delicacies. Located right in the Leidseplein area of Amsterdam, they offer an experience that is parallel to excellence in the form of quality drinks and authentic food. The mood is a fusion of both Asian and European and the service is wonderful. Try the Pho Bo Nam, Bo Kho and a wide selection of wines and cocktails. You won't be disappointed!

You can visit Bo Nam at Lange Leidsewarsstraat 57, 1017 NH Amsterdam.

Website: Bo Nam

New King Mandarin Cuisine

New King Mandarin Cuisine Amsterdam

Talk about a Chinese restaurant that serves good food and caters to everyone - from meat and fish eaters to vegetarians. Whether it's a family dinner, a business lunch or just want a quick bite, New King is a restaurant that's always there for you in every situation. Try the Sesam Shrimps, the Mix Dim Sum and the Fried Siu Kau Soup. It's always busy so make sure you reserve seats in advance. You can also order over the telephone and your food will be delivered to you in no time.

You can visit New King at Zeedijk 115 - 117, 1012 AV Amsterdam.


HappyHappyJoyJoy Amsterdam

This is where the different tastes of Asia all come together to make people happy and fill them with joy. The name says it all: you immediately get a smile on your face when you step inside HappyHappyJoyJoy. A taste of popular Asian cities like Bangkok, Saigon and Hong Kong all in one place. Different "street food" from Thailand, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam etc., make up the menu.

You can visit HappyHappyJoyJoy at Bilderdijkstraat 158HS, 1053 LC Amsterdam.


Ramen-Ya Amsterdam

At this Japanese noodle-bar they make the Ramen on the spot, super fresh! Their specialty is the "Hakata" style ramen which has a thick creamy and rich broth with thin noodles. They also serve lighter ramen - depending on what the customer wants. It can be quite the challenge to make a choice, because in addition to various types of ramen you can also choose from extra toppings and tasty side dishes. At Ramen-Ya, they have a reputation for serving fresh home-made ramen without additives and their Hakata noodles are made according to authentic Hakata Japanese recipe. Make sure you try the Kimchi Ramen, the Karaka-Men and the Mount Fuji: if you're able to finish this dish, a picture of you will be added to the Wall of Fame! So order the Mount Fuji and take a shot at being added to Ramen-Ya's Wall of Fame.

You can visit Ramen-Ya at Oudezijds Voorburgwal 236, 1012 GK. Amsterdam.

Website: Ramen-Ya

Oriental City

Oriental City Amsterdam

With more than 30 years experience in preparing delicious Cantonese dishes, Oriental City can be considered a classic in Amsterdam. With chefs from Hong Kong cooking up some of Asia's best delicacies, Oriental City serves authentic and mouth-watering Chinese dishes to both locals and tourists. Located within walking distance from Central Station in the busy Damstraat, you're welcome to celebrate birthdays and even wedding receptions there. Try the Nasi Goreng with Chinese shrimps and the Spicy Pig ear. There's a lot to choose from on the menu - there's soups, beef, chicken, fish and even vegetarian dishes. Please note that dim sum is very popular amongst tourists and locals here, so don't forget to reserve seats in advance.

You can visit Oriental City at Oudezijds Voorburgwal 177 - 179, 1012 EV Amsterdam.

Website: Oriental City

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