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Lee Ka Chu - Taste of Culture

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Stadsdeel Zuid
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Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 139 141, 1017 PZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31204271136
Today
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great no nonsense in the centre of Amsterdam

What a happy casual discovery. The place looked full and not glamorous like most great Chinese food joints. Fast, gruff service and good food. I asked around afterwards and several colleagues knew it, one more good sign. Nice one! We had the duck and tofu with beef.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
cianoz4848
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I visit often this place, everything is just perfect! Everything someone would expect from a Chinese restaurant. Staff is friendly, decoration good, food very good. I always take a soup called Su la tong (I think), as a starter. Still not disappointed with anything, so I'll keep going there.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

What a happy casual discovery. The place looked full and not glamorous like most great Chinese food joints. Fast, gruff service and good food. I asked around afterwards and several colleagues knew it, one more good sign. Nice one! We had the duck and tofu with beef.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A nice surprise in a very touristy part of Amsterdam, Taste of Culture is an unassuming Chinese restaurant that I have visited twice and both times, I was satisfied. This last visit, noticed that the clientele was about 80% Chinese so that was a good sign. I enjoyed the fish in soya and honey sauce and the assorted vegetables with... More 

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kusadasi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place is at the Leidseplein area which is a very touristic area but prices are reasonable.I advice you not to order too much because portions are so big,you can not eat all.Symphatic and very fast service deserve a good tip.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Went there to have some dim sum but this place should be called the absence of taste of culture.expensive for the level of quality.the ribs are oily reheated and blunt.my recipe is better.....the worst is the impolite waitress.please trust me and avoid

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Simpelveld, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This restaurant is mentioned in a top-10 of restaurants in Amsterdam. To be honest, it is not that good! It is just an average Chinese restaurant. It is definitely a more traditional Chinese restaurant than all those Chinese-Indonesian restaurants in the Netherlands, but it is just not that good. I had better Chinese food, even in Amsterdam! My wife is... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Come with free start soup (super nice) and free desert soup. Large portions and delicate taste! Personal favorites: Mei cai kou rou (pork), Bi feng tang niu liu (beef).

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Brussels, Belgium
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was told that this is the best and most authentic Chinese restaurant in Amsterdam... so, I had to try it with my Shanghai friends. They, nor me, were truly impressed with the taste of the food. The portions are big, the quality is OK, but the dishes miss the finishing touch that would make them really authentic and tasty.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nondescript from outside but venture in to be rewarded with authentic food. Try two kinds of bean curd with seafood but it is a meal in itself. Portions much larger than UK Chinatown restaurants so order accordingly. Unpretentious good food

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Gyoza are very, very good. However, the rest was so-so. Not the best atmosphere, VERY SMALL BATHROOMS (as everywhere in Holland I think;)). I have tried their seasonal veggies and it was the best. The 1/2 chicken was alright- except they gave us all of the bones and it turned out to be very little meat. I wouldn't go again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 139 141, 1017 PZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31204271136

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 28
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 3:00 am

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