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“Good food”
Review of Looks Restaurant

Looks Restaurant
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Ranked #98 of 3,897 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $69
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: MENU Looks has a small menu that changes every 6 weeks. Oysters, Entrecote and Lobster are always available. The changing menu is always surprising and refreshing. We cook with all seasons and preparing the classic ingredients with a personal twist. We want you as our guest to have a pleasant experience at Looks Dining. LOCATION Amsterdam's Chinatown has a long history when it comes to food. Looks situated in the center, a forest of canals, bridges and 16th century buildings. The wide range of old asian restaurants, Looks stands out immediately. The first impression of the two ancient monumental buildings. But if you open the door you enter a warm, modern, international, urban occasion. At the entrance the kitchen, staff greets you kindly. With an open kitchen, guests can immediately see that we work with fresh products The building consists of many different levels connected by stairs. The rooms have their own character and look. Through a lot of levels and the use of illuminated glass creates a unit.
Richland, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Had a nice dinner at Looks. We didn't have the best table in the house and we were surrounded by large tables of men, talking loudly. Wish the atmosphere could have been better but the food was very good. Really enjoyed the lobster.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Raymond V
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Amsterdam
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Horrible Experience”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Service is really bad, a long wait for the food to come into your table, crew does not have any idea who comes in first, when i complain about how is it possible that some people are getting their food already and we were there already and had been waiting for our food for already an hour, then i got a RUDE, IMPOLITE, VERY UNPROFESSIONAL restaurant owner, so i just ask for the bill, and was shock to find out that i was charge of the whole meal and we did not even have our main course and dessert, when i refuse to pay the bill, the owner threatened me to call the police.

Worse restaurant i had ever been!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank crossroadsAmsterdam
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York, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
376 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Having read a few reviews we went with mixed feelings, however we left so very impressed. We had not made a reservation, yet were seated very quickly on a busy Friday evening. The staff were extremely helpful and as for comments about slow, we found this a great surprise, to be left to enjoy the meal and drinks and not be rushed between courses.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank ExplorerIIYorkshire
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Food quite good, service very slow”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

January 2013. Food was OK, starters very pretty with plenty of flavour and interest. Had the surf and turf (looks like its Lobster month every month), was nice but not amazing.
Waiter was very polite and friendly but always apologizing for being late for every course but never improved. Very slow for drinks, over 40 minutes between finishing our starter and getting our main. And we were dry on drinks too for 20 minutes and looking for a waiter.
When we asked for our coats the waiter rushed off and after 15 minutes we went and found them ourselves. Truly bad service which ruined the meal. Reading the other reviews the lack of service seems to be a theme, surely hiring a few more staff would sort this out.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank yourekidding
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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“Thank you for a memorable New Year's Eve”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We went to Looks for the first time for New Year's eve and it was spot on. The food was delicious, loved the feel of the restaurant and the Service was very friendly. The service was perhaps a little slow, but it was New Year's, the restaurant was busy, and it appears to be a relaxed and laid back environment. It wasn't rushed and it made for an amazing experience. There was no rush to leave after all!

I will definitely go back, when back in Amsterdam and would highly recommend it.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank London_boy70
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