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“Dry beef curry and small portions”

Norling Restaurant Amsterdam
Ranked #65 of 3,954 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $16
Cuisines: Diner, Tibetan
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Description: Please enjoy our simply delicious Himalyan cuisine in the heart of Amsterdam.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dry beef curry and small portions”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We looked for this place after seeing some really amazing reviews on Tripadvisor. Generally, we do our research online before finding a place to dine. 9 out of 10 times the reviews are very helpful and accurate. Unfortunately, the reviews of Norling were not the case, and were overrated.

The location and decor was great - easy to find, clean and nice atmosphere and music. The staff were generally friendly and very attentive.

The menu however was hit or miss. The main draw card - beef dumplings were succulent and juicy. But the vegetarian dumplings were very average and lacked flavour. Moreover, the beef curry was a huge disappointment. The meat was so dry that it was difficult to chew and required more drinking. The flavour of the curry sauce lacked complexity and the usual aromatic smell of spices. As a huge curry lover - this was not impressive. Finally the portions were quite small for the price tag.

Verdict? Try it if you want something different, but not a must.

  • Visited August 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Share Everything”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Everything is made fresh and you will want to share and try as many different dishes as possible. The vegetable dumplings were exceptional. Provide time as they make everything from scratch.

Visited August 2013
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“Fantastic food, brilliant service.”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

I had no idea what to expect from Tibetan cuisine but had read great reviews about this restaurant. I was not disappointed! The food was delicious (in my top 5 favourite meals of all time!), the service courteous and friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. I would highly recommend Norling.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Simple tasty curry's”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Found this restaurant whilst exploring the streets. The chicken chilli curry was A STAR plus and the service excellent. The restaurant is set over two floors with steep narrow stairs, typical quaint Dutch interior with a oriental feel. Recommended for quality and value.

Visited August 2013
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Weinheim
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great dumpligs”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

With an excellent service we were more than pleased!
We really were positively surprised by the quality of the dumplings served, although 4 dumplings as a starter could have been 5 (or six). So do not expect huge servings rather expect some very good freshly cooked stuff.

In the old wine house the atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing.

I definitly will come back.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank MFKetterer
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