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“One of my favourite restaurants in Amsterdam. Refined perfection.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oriental 128

Oriental 128
Amstelveenseweg 128, 1075XL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6392090
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Ranked #1,164 of 2,526 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Description: Oriental 128 is a culinary Chinese restaurant where taste and atmosphere come together. In our specialty restaurant U can enjoy dishes from different Chinese regions. We are delighted to accompany you on your journey through the Chinese kitchen, and wish you a great meal and a pleasant evening.
Amsterdam
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“One of my favourite restaurants in Amsterdam. Refined perfection.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Excellent service, high quality food prepared in a refined manner, and a nice, quiet, romantic environment. A bit on the formal side, so dress appropriately. That said, we've come in jeans and a sweater and have been just fine. The servers are so nice here that you always feel welcomed. We have been many times and will return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
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English first
Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Not so Special.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I haVe Tried many other chinese food, but i dont find any Special here....i have travel long way to amstelveen but all gone waste.....

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Perfection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went here on 20th October. From the time you enter the restaurant you are transported into a different world. Your coats are taken at the door and put in a sliding cupboard. Once seated you are not given the menu but served with a pureed chilli drink and pasta parcel filled with finely chopped mushrooms and chillis.

We then ordered our starter king prawn and fillet of beef, The beef was so tender and tasty. The main course we had corn fed chicken, duck and spicy prawns with fried rice. The food is so tender and tasty. Like no other Chinese you have had.

The staff were friendly and attentive. And the most impressive thing is that the same level of care and quality has been bestowed upon the toilets as the restaurant itself. Which is a mark of truly perfect hosts.

We really cannot wait to go back!

  • Visited October 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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Global
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“A blend of Asian cuisines”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Recommended to book a table (through www.iens.nl done in 3 clicks).
Welcoming and attentive staff - fine table setting (tablecloth, decoration), we were sitting in the "window" or you can choose a more intimate ambiance inside the restaurant.
We chose the 4-course menu, bit more expensive (€45), but value for money. It is fine dining, (so do not expect copious portions), well balanced choices of products and mix of tastes (nothing to compare with the "traditional-european" chinese-japanese restaurants).
Let yourself be recommended a wine (even the one not on the card). English-spoken.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent refined Cuisine overlooked by many”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Since we run a B&B (Prince Henry Private Suites) we are always on the lookout for good restaurant to recommend, especially when it is rather close by. This one is a 100 meter form where the Vondelpark begins. Owing to its reputation for cheapness and modelling to Dutch taste the reputation of Chines restaurants has suffered many dents. However, this also implies that this restaurant offers exquisite dishes at affordable prices. The manager is also a sommelier and the Chardonnay house white is delicious. However, if you have something to celebrate you should not limit,it yourself to that. This is the best Chinese food we have had in years and my wife is a professional chef herself. very warmly recommended.

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