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“Good enough Chinese cuisine”
Review of San Lok

San Lok
Ranked #1,604 of 4,561 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

This place, situated in a residential area, has recently completely been renovated and looks far better compared to what it used to be (stuck in the 1970s).
Foodwise it's a good enough Chinese restaurant. Choice of starters and main courses is large enough and food is tasty. Be sure to pick the black sesame and green tea ice cream as a dessert. Service provided by the staff is friendly but nothing to rave about. Recommened for a nice Chinese dinner.

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Thank damsko
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Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

My phone advised me that this restaurant was nearby to our hotel and within walking distance so I booked a table (online booking) for me and my girlfriend. Very quickly I got a confirmation that our table was available.

Although quiet on this particular night the impression was that this was a stylish outfit and we weren't disappointed.

We were both very hungry after a stressful trip so decided to be plentiful in our order however, the owner advised us that the set menu would be enough. Thankfully we took his advice.

The cocktails that were served were expertly prepared and our host gave us advice on what he thought would suit our taste.

The food was of Heston Blumenthal standard in that each dish offered a fusion of Asian flavours; not overly complex on the palate however. The breast of duck with vinegreette made one's tounge tingle. The fried teriyaki salmon with vegetables and prawns was sublime.

What's more our host gave us lots of ideas about what to see and do in Amsterdam and made us feel very welcome.

This is what fine dining is all about. The food, the location and the atmosphere. It's sadly almost impossible to find nowadays but San Lok pulled it off effortlessly.

1  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

We were there two times in three days. Really good chinesse food, reasonable prices and menu in English. Service was also really friendly. We recomend this restaurant.

1  Thank kalerv0h
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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as we did not want to go into Amsterdam on a busy Friday night. We had a wheelchair user so needed access and toilets.
It is a small local restaurant , but cozy and a friendly.
The young waiter spoke excellent English and could not have been more helpful.
We had dim sum to start with , but the main courses were lovely , tasty and plenty of it.
Reasonably priced and good food . Good for wheelchair users .

Thank mollyanna22
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

We visited this restaurant because we didn't want to head to the city center for dinner. The restaurant looks gorgeous and has a very nice and soothing feel to it. The staff is great, very helpful in navigating the Chinese menu as well as catering to your needs. The food was absolutely amazing. We ordered the sweet & sour 2 person menu and loved it so much we couldn't stop eating even though we were full. The meat was just perfection.

I highly recommend this place for couples or friends that want a cozy Chinese dinner in a nice ambiance.

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1  Thank expli2015
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