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“Tantalising Thai” 5 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
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Tantalising Thai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Was reccommended by a local person; that this was the best Thai in the area. We weren't disappointed. The food, the service, the wine and atmosphere was stupendous. Good size portions with lots of fragrant flavours. We had the satay chicken and the ribs to start and Pad Thai for main course all delicious.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A very pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had been doing the Red Light District for a few hours and were tired and hungry. Were heading out of the area to find a spot for dinner and came across this restaurant. Weren't quite sure about it but are really glad we stopped.

Very cosy, view of the kitchen, polite professional service, (even though we only ordered one main) and when the entrees arrived we were blown away. BEST SATAY EVER (and we eat Thai a lot!). Dim Sums were excellent and spiced to perfection.

Red wine from d"Oc was very pleasant and good value by the glass.

The red chicken curry was just superb (rice included) and extra rice was supplied without being asked.

All in all we were very happy with this meal and a new standard for some of our regular Thai restaurants to aim for.

Well done Kooning Van Siam.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best green Thai curry ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Arrived with minimal expectations but food was first class. Intended to sit outside but soon suffered a shower but despite being busy a table inside was soon found. If you like Thai food this restaurant is a must.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Not the same....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This used to be my favorite Thai anywhere in the world. I heard a few years ago it had changed owners and went there soon after, finding it much the same. This time, though, it appears the new owners have put their stamp on the restaurant.

Appetizers are close to what I remember, but we ordered our "usual" of Beef Thai Basil and Tofu Panang, and while both were pretty good, neither was anything special. Portions have gotten HUGE (catering to American tourists maybe?). Wine list much smaller (no more Pouilly Fume!) but the house white by the glass was inexpensive and a nice wine for the food.

Service was faster than I remember, but we were there pretty early.

Visited July 2013
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madrid
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22 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Need a spicy soup?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Nice Thai with terrace behind the Red Light district. Very good prices and amazing Tom Yamg Koon soup and Fried noodles with egg, tofu and beef

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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