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Nam Kee Chinatown

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Zeedijk 111/113, 1012 AV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 3470
11:30 - 23:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heard from some people and read some of the reviews that was suppose to be good. Thus, my experience is like other and otherwise. Staffs service is good but not the foods. I wouldn't recommend any Chinese or Asians that love Chinese foods to go. Mainly is meant for ang moh.

Thank LittleRedDot-BC
Pune, India
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there to try Peking Duck. I ordered Duck with Rice..It was just a bed of steamed rice topped with large chunks of duck pieces. The duck was tasteless,so was the broth. Was unable to eat most of the stuff. Left the place with both heart and tummy empty.

Thank Vinesh46
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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194 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here a few times including with my father in law who is Chinese. Usually the food is tasty. This time though we were very disappointed. The ginger sauce for the steamed chicken was totally tasteless. The Peking Duck was far too fatty and the sauce bland and watery. Service was OK, as in not rude, but still it's... More 

Thank Joel019
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place - so down to earth and amazing food. When you get seated you might get put on a random table with other diners but that is all part of the fun. Amazing food and cheap prices. Definetly a local favourite

Thank RTWdizzy
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is famous in the Netherlands due to its appearance in the Dutch movie "De oesters van Nam Kee". It's located in the middle of the small Chinatown of Amsterdam. It also has the typical Chinatown appearance: roasted ducks hanging in front of the window, a Spartan interior, fluorescent lamps. Considering the look of the restaurant, you don't want... More 

Thank Erik_in_Amsterdam
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I visit this place quite often. There is always a waiting line, so prepare to wait or walk arround. The receiver will mark your name and let you know when to expect a table and you can walk around meanwhile. Definatly worth the wait. It is that good - the food, atmosphere. It just always hit the right spot when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The food is delicious and it is absolutely an ideal place to taste the Chinese food. Besides, the price is not experience, you can be extremely full and satisfied with only €10 per person. Excellent service with warm welcome, we feel at home!!!

Thank ZHOU Y
Newcastle upon Tyne
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118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Surprised to see a framed award on the wall for best Chinese Restaurant in the Netherlands a few years ago. I'll admit it was good but surely not worthy of a national award unless Chinese cuisine is not to a very high standard in the Netherlands. Enjoyed the Spring Rolls but the Chicken and Sweetcorn soup and Main courses were... More 

Thank Leoandjack
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Followed a lonely planet recommendation. Whilst it doesn't win any interior design awards, the food did not disappoint, very generous portions, great value for money and excellent mouthwatering dishes. Delicious. The staff are very friendly too

Thank Ktulu1
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I have been visiting this restaurant for the past 15 years. All my business trips include a visit to this restaurant. Staff are very friendly and the food is fabulous

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zeedijk 111/113, 1012 AV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 624 3470

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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