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“As authentic as it can be ...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Soen

Soen
Prinsengracht 178, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #445 of 2,470 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“As authentic as it can be ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stay at the Pulitzer Hotel across the canal. We found this small restaurant on TripAdvisor and sent there. It was not disappointed. We ordered Som Tum with extra spicy. The cook came to greet us and asked if we would like it the Thai way. We are Thai so we quickly agree. We ordered Phad Tom Yum prawn. It tasted great. Another dish was Laap Kai Tod. We should have ordered Laap Nua Tod, but the dish was fair. It might be better if we ordered beef instead of chicken. We finished all the food and had no place for dessert. Great place. Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Thai in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

One of the best Thai we've had. We ordered Tom Yum chicken, Plaa Muk Wong Tjan (calamari), Phad Tom Yam*** Kip (chicken) and Phad Kra-prouw *** Pangasius (white fish). The flavors in the dishes were absolutely perfect! The service was excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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35 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Voice box transplant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

First...let me say that the food here is excellent...second visit. Service just as good. We had pad thai and some currie dish and good soup.
That said, as we ate, I heard the most annoying chick yammering and cursing like a strumpet. The voice was grating enough that I considered throwing myself into the canal outside. When she got up to leave, I was shocked to see that it was a hot chick, and not a fattie in stretched yoga pants! Ideal woman...for a deaf guy.

Visited October 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Excellent Thai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We happened upon Soen as we were walking through the neighborhood. The food was excellent and the service was also very good. Highly recommended for a casual Thai dinner. We would definitely return.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

The three dishes my wife and me ordered (shrimp fishcakes, shrimp tom yam & tofu dish with white rice) were excellent. Service was pleasant and effective.

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