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“Great night, great atmosphere, great food, great price.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oriental City

Oriental City
Ranked #389 of 3,561 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $21 - $43
Cuisines: Seafood, Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great night, great atmosphere, great food, great price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Right in the heart of Amsterdam City and just a short stroll from Dam Square, the location can't be faulted. The welcome was warm, friendly and genuine. There was a party happening on the next table for a large party of Chinese people, which added to the atmosphere. We were served quickly and efficiently, but without seeming rushed. When the food arrived it was good and plentiful and the prices were certainly reasonable, we paid 20 -22 Euros each for 2 courses + a glass of wine each. Give it a try. I don't think you will be disappointed

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good Chinese”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Good, if average Chinese restaurant with somewhat distant serving staff

The food is very good, my only critism is that the set menu does not include aromatic duck and pancakes (one of my passions). Having said that the range was great

Good canal location (what isn't in the middle of Amsterdam) within walking distance of Dam Square or Rembrantsplein and next to the red light area

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Merlinthemage
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Zurich, Switzerland
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305 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Good Chinese Dim Sum at moderate prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We return to this restaurant whenever we are in Amsterdam. On 1st November we returned from Inverness to Zurich via Amsterdam and made it a point to make a visit to this restaurant which we know from the 1980ies! Its dim sum is good and reasonably priced and the quality has always been high! Service is friendly and when you sit on the window side you look down to the busy street and bridge which lead to the Dam square! The choice of dim sum dishes is good and the waiting time is reasonable. We will go back on our next visit to Amsterdam!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ivano62
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Oriental City = great Chinese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

We went to the Oriental after walking out of another restaurant and were starving. We were quickly seated, order taken and served. Food was delicious and plenty of it at a reasonable cost.
It actually worked out at about €23 per head for starter, main and wine. The restaurant is in easy walking distance of Dam Square and the Red Light district and easy to find. Give it a try if you are in Amsterdam.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jeneagles
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Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great place for Dim Sum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Had a very satisfactory experience here. I didn't plan to eat Chinese food in Amsterdam but the dim sum was surprisingly delicious. No wonderful my local friends only have their weekend tea time here.

It is obviously a popular place. We got there at 2pm but still had to wait for 20 minutes to get a table where oversaw the bridge over the canal. I went for my usual staff like Congee, dumplings, chicken feet etc. The price was a bit higher than we pay in Chicago.

The food was very authentic which was absolutely perfect for me as I missed the real Chinese food for about two weeks. The service was quick and friendly. And I was told it is no necessary to leave the tip.

Also try out the Chrysanthemum tea if you could. It goes so well with the dim sum.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jjkittycat
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