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Nam Kee Nieuwmarkt

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Geldersekade 117, 1011 EN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Yummy and affordable

Stumbled across this gem of a place after a long day and was surprised that they were opened way past lunch time. Ordered a plate of roast pork, bowl of wonton noodles and century egg congee to be shared with my parents. Service was slow as there were not many wait staff for the amount of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sin Yee O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this gem of a place after a long day and was surprised that they were opened way past lunch time. Ordered a plate of roast pork, bowl of wonton noodles and century egg congee to be shared with my parents. Service was slow as there were not many wait staff for the amount of customers. However the authenticity... More 

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Thank Sin Yee O
Grangemouth
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Was here on New Years eve food was ok. Once you where in they tryed to take your order straight away as the kitchen closing at 7pm. Once we orderd our food it was out very quickly but at two different times. My friend went to put his jacket on to stand outside to smoke but before aye new it... More 

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Thank Craig M
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We ordered oysters and a roast chicken. Terrible service to begin with. We'd never been to Nam Kee prior to the visit. We asked for recommendations & all the server could manage was "everything is good" and walked away before we could ask more questions. The oysters were good but the roast chicken was tough like cardboard. It was miserable... More 

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Thank 11wendy
Amsterdam
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I tend to think that this restaurant owes its popularity to the high rating it got from the famous food-critique Johannes van Dam in 2010 and its superb location. Otherwise it would go unnoticed, as you can read in some of the other reviews on Tripadvisor, this place is nothing special. I can think of more negatives than positives to... More 

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Thank Mehmet99
California
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

For some really good Chinese food Nam Kee is a great place. Located at the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam. They also have a smaller place a few minutes walk away on Zeedijk. Always happy with the flavor, portion sizes and costs. I would consider it a mid range restaurant price wise. You will leave full and feeling good.

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Thank holmesjr
Trondheim, Norway
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Hong Kong in Amsterdam. Not for ritzy occations, but beautiful food, warm service and full of charm. Restaurant is full in weekends, so book a table!

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Thank Rossbach
Ramat Gan, Israel
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233 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

An Amsterdam resident took me here after I expressed a a desire to have Chinese food for dinner. It was Friday night at about 18:30, and we got the last available table. As we ate a relatively long line formed of people desiring a table. My companion told me that while many tourists frequent the restaurant, it is also a... More 

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Thank Hanan B
West Drayton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Ordered takaway from Nam Kee when feeling lazy (bearing in mind we were on the street behind the restaurant, VERY lazy!) and I must say it was better than almost anything experienced back in the UK. OK, food took a while to arrive even given our proximity but it was delivered with impeccable service. All dishes were hot, the satay... More 

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Thank Samuel H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Excellent service and food quality in a very traditional restaurant. Food comparable to some of the best places we've eaten at in Honk Kong. My Cantonese other half was full of praise too.

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Thank BNB17
Bath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Big portion! Good food! My parents loved it after 3 weeks of travelling and missing chinese dishes! The seafood soup was great and the dishes were gd. We all felt like at home!

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Thank Jac I

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Geldersekade 117, 1011 EN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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