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“Good food at reasonable price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of New King

New King
Zeedijk 115-117, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
+31 (0)20 6252180
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Ranked #690 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $7 - $29
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Red Light District
Norwich, U.K.
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“Good food at reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

The fact that the place was packed at 1815 on a Wednesday told a story and it was not wrong. The food was very good as was the service and atmosphere. Butterfly prawns and pork spring rolls were our starters and they were excellent as were the main course dishes of Mango chicken and beef with spring onions and ginger. Service was fast if a little muddled with not all food arriving simultaneously - probably because of packed house. Most diners seemed to be local rather than tourists and that is always a good sign. Suggested by my wife that you avoid the house red wine! Otherwise a very good choice for a meal.

Visited May 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Desperate”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Even with the benefit of being very hungry this was bad. Tons of food so one portion easily serve two but neither would be that happy.

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Aruba
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“Reasonably good Chinese food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

On the way to our table I saw some patrons enjoying very delicious looking soup. Still, we made another choice. We had a tipical Chinese favorite, which is duckling, crispy roast pork and regular roast pork. The duckling and crispy pork were excellent. The regular roast pork was disappointing because it fell apart, hinting that it was steamed instead of roasted. We also ordered bok choy, which isn't on the menu but they prepared it for us anyway. This was also disappointing: they used only the stems, while I love the leaves, which they probably reserved for the delicious looking soup. We also had Young Chow fried rice, which was so-so. I am sorry, but I can't give a better than average rating to this restaurant. It was good but not great

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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“Enjoyed It!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

As we had spent a good part of our day wandering around the city, and discovered the China Town section, we asked the concierge at our hotel for a Chinese restaurant recommendation. Without a moment's hesitation, New King was his choice.

We arrived around 6:30 pm and the place was packed. The host will take your name and let you know when to return for a table. For us, the wait time was about 40 minutes. Upon our return, we were seated right away and orders for drinks and appetizers taken within minutes. The menu is extensive, so we settled in to read it while we munched on a shared Dim Sum platter. My husband then ordered a curried chicken dish and I got one of the duck dishes. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was a bit "spotty" towards the end of the meal, but we would not let that prevent us from returning.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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amstedam
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“Modern restaurant, great fish dish!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

the restaurant is very modern compared to most of the chinese restaurant usually very cantine-like, so that's a plus!
We took warm oysters, wonton soup, and a whole seabass in black pepper bean to share, portions are massive and we were full, and the dishes very tasty!!!
Always very busy, so better to book in advance or go last minute, put your name on the list, and in meantime have a drink on Niewmarkt "square".

  • Visited May 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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