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“This was the worst meal we had eaten in years; going hungry would have been better.”
Review of Asia Dam

Asia Dam
Ranked #3,432 of 4,302 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $12 - $37
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Reviewed January 7, 2012

The food we received (Peking Duck and Szechuan Chicken) was absolutely terrible. The soup before dinner was bland and tasteless in addition to being drastically overpriced. The meat in both entrees was grisly, close to expiration date and was barely edible. The sauce on both dishes was bland and tasteless. Our waiter inquired as to why we were not eating our main courses at which point we voiced our complaints in a very polite and calm manner (another table near us had just requested a refund). Our waiter refused to give us a different entree, refused to discount our bill and even refused to comp our drinks as did the manager of the restaurant,

This place is terrible and if there was a rating lower than one star this place would earn it. Do yourself and your guests a favor and never, ever eat here...especially not when on vacation.

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Reviewed September 14, 2011

ive eaten in many an 'all you can eat' chinese before now and im a fan of cheap and cheerful just as much as paying for quality. quite frankly i was shocked by how terrible it was here, the staff where rude, they didnt bring the correct drinks diet/none diet, the service was incredibly slow-when considering you have a 2hr maximum time limit, and was quite a confusing layout to ordering when i asked for help they sort of told me off in a strange way and this resulted in us misunderstanding how you where supposed to order and therefore not ending up with enough food! the foods itself was ok-there was a hair in one of my friends dishes and the duck was barely luke warm. at 25.50euros a head i defintely would not call it value for money, as a group of 8 21-25 year olds we where highly dissapointed with the poor service and quality of food-and ened up in macdonalds about 2 hours later!! such a shame as the place itself was lovely to look at and it was in a handy location just off dam square.

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2  Thank MMLIVERPOOL11
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Asia Dam is located by the Dam Square, and offers a pretty good view of the busy square. The food is good, and the menu gives you lots of exciting choices. Dont rermember the prices here, but I dont think its very expencive. They are somewhat famous for the red bean ice cream desert, give it a try! Service is also very good.

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2  Thank matshanssen
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

We arrived on a Saturday night, and found the restaurant to be pretty empty. Another couple had arrived at the same time as us however walked out after 20mins as the Waiters had not attended their table. We had to ask to order drinks and the menus finally arrived after 30mins ! We still hadnt ordered after 45mins and again had to ask the quite clearly harrassed Waiter to take our order. Meantime, a table of 4 were growing ever more impatient and were making moves to walk out when their food arrived......I overheard one stating `it`s cold` ! They then placed money down for their drinks and walked out. The food was average and overpriced for what I consider to be standard Chinese/Japanese food. When we challenged the Waiter, he advised they hadnt expected so many people to arrive at the same time, hardly an excuse when the restaurant was clearly not busy. The Waiting staff are not to blame for this farce however they could have handled the situation better by giving timescales and offering apologies. When there are so many other Asian restaurants to choose from, I would suggest you go elsewhere.

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2  Thank Murdo1971
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

It was the quiet hour in the late afternoon when we were there, so the service was pretty much concentrated on us and very quick. The duck was better than average and there was nothing to complain about the other dishes either. Certainly worth a visit if you are around The Dam Square and looking for an Asian restaurant.

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