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“Best Thai food outside Thailand” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kooning van Siam

Kooning van Siam
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 42, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
(020) 623 72 93
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Ranked #1,016 of 2,444 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Red Light District
Leusden-Utrecht
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best Thai food outside Thailand”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

According to my guests, frequent and spoiled Thai travelers, the meals in this restaurant are even better then in Thailand itself. Spicy and mild and not flaming hot. A curry as it should be and not a curry can be according to some cooks. In each curry the flavors are perfectly harmonized and balanced. Also in case you do not prefer “hot dishes” a broad choice is available. We were lucky to get a table without reservation, if you insist on having a meal here I think it is better to make a reservation. Friendly staff and they are willing to inform you about menu’s & combinations and make suggestions in case you doubt about a certain meal. We will be back!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Delray Beach, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Horrible service, had to walk out”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Looked good from the outside, appetizers were good but after that we waited an an hour for the entrees. The waiter and owner just ignored us and were irritated when we asked about our food. We had to leave and eat somewhere else. They couldn't care less and did not apologize. Not a good experience in an otherwise lovely and friendly city.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lisbon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“All around great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

From the starter through main coarse what an excellent restaurant. The space is cozy and you can watch as the food is prepared. The spice levels were perfect and the meat was splendid. I will be sure to stop in during my next visit.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santos, SP
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52 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Best in Thai Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

From the start De Kooning van Siam has allways kept its excelent quality and service.
The food is fantastic!
Well done Jan!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wirral, Cheshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Delicious - and plenty of it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I'm sure the restaurant is called Kooningvan Siam, but nevertheless, the address is the same so I must be talking about the same great place which we found by chance. I'm fairly confident in saying that this was the best Thai I've ever had, and the portions were extremely generous - for mains we had a pad thai and a steak and both were delicious and cooked to perfection. The service was excellent and food delivered at the right pace. If I return to Amsterdam, without doubt I would return to this restaurant.

Visited March 2012
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