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“Not the same....”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Kooning van Siam

Kooning van Siam
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Ranked #1,802 of 3,753 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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“Not the same....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

This used to be my favorite Thai anywhere in the world. I heard a few years ago it had changed owners and went there soon after, finding it much the same. This time, though, it appears the new owners have put their stamp on the restaurant.

Appetizers are close to what I remember, but we ordered our "usual" of Beef Thai Basil and Tofu Panang, and while both were pretty good, neither was anything special. Portions have gotten HUGE (catering to American tourists maybe?). Wine list much smaller (no more Pouilly Fume!) but the house white by the glass was inexpensive and a nice wine for the food.

Service was faster than I remember, but we were there pretty early.

Visited July 2013
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madrid
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Need a spicy soup?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Nice Thai with terrace behind the Red Light district. Very good prices and amazing Tom Yamg Koon soup and Fried noodles with egg, tofu and beef

  • Visited July 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

The food is super and the personal is friendly and nice. It is a cozy place. Something you should try if you like Thai food. I really suggest you to go there!

  • Visited July 2013
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Weymouth
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“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

We turned up as a group of seven with no reservation on a Friday evening but managed to get a table. Service was excellent and it was explained that as food is cooked fresh there would be a delay if we all had separate dishes. We chose some mixed starters and three mains to share and these all came in good order and were superb. Staff were great and liked the decor. All in all a great night and meal.

  • Visited June 2013
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Mumbai
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“Authentic Thai dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Had a craving for Thai dinner on my last day in Amsterdam and choose the Kooning van Siam after reading Trip advisor reviews. This is a very tiny restaurant located along Voorburgwal canal near the RLD. The ground floor has probably 5 tables and theres also a 1st floor. At 9pm the restaurant was already full and I was regretfully informed that it would take long time to get a table. However, I waited and got a table in 40 minutes.
The service is really brisk and the proprietor is very busy but friendly. I ordered a Singha, a Thai beer, which was surprisingly very good. The tiny room is decorated with some Thai artifacts lending a slight oriental feel. Red curry with chicken was amazing and I was tempted to ask for some extra curry !
Overall, a very servicable place. Dont expect anything fancy or a great ambience. But the right place to go for an authentic Thai meal. Would be back when I visit Amsterdam next !

  • Visited April 2013
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