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“Good food, but choose your night carefully” 3 of 5 stars
Review of JinSo

JinSo
Arena Boulevard, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31(0)20-697 41 38
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Ranked #1,648 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good food, but choose your night carefully”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Located at the heart of the ArenA Boulevard shopping-theater-sports-business-district so expect the clientèle to match whatever activities are going on at that time. You may want to avoid evenings that coincide with sold-out concerts at Heineken Music Hall or Ziggo Dome as the restaurant fills up fast and offers only a limited menu and attention in order to maximize flow and turnover.

Forewarned, we chose a quiet Tuesday evening before heading to the movie theater accross the square. The window tables we're occupied (not that there's any stunning view), mostly by suits winding down after a day at the adjacent business district. Being relatively quiet, service was prompt, helpful but otherwise impersonal. We had the Saté Ajam and Udon Beef for a main course: uncomplicated, tasty and a good value for money. Main dishes cost 12-18 euro's and there's something on the menu for everyone. One minor gripe: the kroepoek-chips served with the saté were extremely overseasoned with shrimp flavoring. An instant palette-killer. Change brand!

  • Visited February 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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Bussum
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Reasonable but faceless food, croudy, impersonal service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

A big place for local office workers (which I am), always crowded on Thursday and Friday evening (avoid!), as well as before and after big concerts (avoid even more!).
Faceless if reasonably good "eastern-style" food matching faceless service which may be just good enough not to comploain or may be (in much less cases) horrible without any visible explanation.
Noisy, despite being large enough.

Visited December 2012
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Bochum, Germany
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88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Location is only half the battle!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Nestled between Bijlmer Arena, Heineken Music Hall, and Pathe Cinema it makes it a great location for a quick drink and small snack before hitting your nightly entertainment. However, the service wasn't as impressive as the atmosphere and the food was on par with an average restaurant. A nice swanky feel, decent music and dim lighting makes for a nice hang-out for those that want to grab an over-priced beer but don't have high expectations for the mains. I'd go back but only after weighing in other options.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Trikala, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice chinese bar..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Nice modern environment, quick and polite hospitable service. The food was nice and not microwaved. Been there 2 times, prefered to taste the buffet offer an evening during a match in the Arena. It was quite, the staff was helpful and explaining everything we asked. The offered dishes were quite nice - yet not as nice as a la carte - and there was a variety of sweets ans ice-creams where you could remember the kid in you. Desent pricing. Hot spot for meetings before matches of concerts. Would visit again.

Visited November 2011
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good for a biz lunch or a pint after work”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Food is very average. Sandwiches and fusion asian dishes. Have been here a few times for work dos

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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