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“Rude staffs and unauthentic foods” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Welcome Vietnam Restaurant

Welcome Vietnam Restaurant
Geldersekade 56, 1012 BK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
+31 020-638 62 34
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Ranked #1,313 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $20 - $25
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Red Light District
1 review
“Rude staffs and unauthentic foods”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I have travelled extensively to Vietnam and tried Pho numerous times and the Pho in this restaurant tastes nothing like the real one! A real disappointing experience for the taste plus the rude attitude from the staffs left such a bad impression that I will definitely not go back there again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Food was good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I am not a Vietnamese specialist, so to me it tasted similar to Chinese food. Tried the crispy chicken which was tasty.

Visited November 2012
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Yzeures-sur-Creuse, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A winner every time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This Vietnamese restaurant is a must for us every time we visit Amsterdam. In contrast to all other Asian restaurants on the Zeedijk (it has an entrance here as well as on the Geldersekade), this restaurant is spacious, well aired and not crammed. Food is authentic and delicious every time, service is friendly, the menu extensive and affordable. It is frequented by both locals, tourists and Asian families, we have never reserved beforehand, and never had a problem getting a table (even on a Saturday night, when Amsterdam restaurants all seem to be fully booked). Highly recommended, also for non-connaisseurs of Vietnamese food, all is well explained.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
“Just plain good food, not expensive, lovely service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Okay it is not the cosiest restaurant I have ever been to, but they do know how to cook! Nice and fresh food, authentic vietnamese cuisine, love the smoothies! The soups are great.
Staff is lovely, even if they don't understand you. They are quick and very forthcoming. The restaurant is near the trainstation, so comfortable ifr you want to leave town after dinner. Also a lot of bars near for a drink afterwards. We always leave satisfied!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wil SG
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very authentic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I was looking for a Vietnamese Restaurant and this one was the only i found. I orderd the Bun (12 Euro) with springrolls, beef and it was very tasty. The pho (11 Euro) was little bit too small, to few noodles and small pieces of meat anyway since this restaurant was the only vietnamese restuarant i went 3 times in two days

Visited August 2012
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