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Kooning van Siam

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 42, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 7293
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Thai food at this establishment and very reasonably priced. Located next to the canal with beautiful scenery. We sat outside as the night was drawing in, and we were totally delighted with our food choice and the service. There are a lot of choices in Amsterdam regarding oriental food etc... But we liked this one due to location and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Starting with the positive, the interior was very nice and my starter of prawn rolls was ok. Waited 1 hour to receive my main - when queried was given some far fetched story about beef taking longer (medium rare beef takes only a couple of minutes). Eventually, once my phone battery had died and I watched my neighbouring table receive... More 

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Thank Marc W
Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is a very touristy part of Amsterdam along side one of the mid-sized canals, so I wasn't expecting too much, but it was a delightful surprise. The service was fast and polite and the food arrived hot, authentic and delicious. The outdoor terrace part of the restaurant is quite cramped, but my teenaged daughter enjoyed both the meal and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

It's a small restaurant with good food in the red light district. Staff are friendly restaurant has free wifi for people who need always stay connected.

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Thank Andreas H
Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

I'd skip this restaurant (and wish we had). It was one of the worst Thai food experiences we've ever had. I'm sad to say but the food was really horrible. The ingredients were indistinguishable and half the ingredients listed (such as eggplant) weren't even in the dish. When we asked about it, they didn't have an answer as to why... More 

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Thank ML B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2016

This Thai outlet is located in the middle of restaurant district of a very touristy part of Amsterdam. There is "Tibet" nearby which also serves remarkable Asian food. I had a shrimp Pad Thai with a beer at this location - the recipe was authentic as I have spent time in Thailand. A little overpriced though but really nibbling at... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 22, 2015

I was last here about 9 month ago. It really is a first class experience. We settled for the fixed meal which includes a cocktail, selection of 7 thai appetisers, soup (spicy or not so spicy) 2 main courses with boiled rice and a desert all for 42 euro per person. More than enough for even the most hungry. Service... More 

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Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Food was tasteless and dry. Hardly any spices, and even the rice was bad! The service was unprofessional; our waiter was clumsy and inexperienced. All in all, a terrible experience. Would not recommend to anyone.

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Thank Erica S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

Next to the beautifull Amstelkring museum 'Ons Lieve heer op Solder' at the beginning of the OZ Voorburgwal (at the edge of the Red Light District), is the nice restaurant The King of Siam. It is located in an old warehouse. The atmosphere int he restaurant is tasteful with beautiful Thai objects and refined lightning. The opposite of the Thai... More 

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Rocklin, California
2 reviews
Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I question the validity of any good reviews for this restaurant. Our waitress was rude and condescending. The prices were on the real high side for Thai. We asked for water and were told to buy bottled water or order drinks and that they would only give us 1 glass of water for a table of seven guests (yes you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 42, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 7293

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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