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“outstanding” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Norling Restaurant Amsterdam

Norling Restaurant Amsterdam
Ranked #71 of 3,558 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Tibetan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Description: Please enjoy our simply delicious Tibetan Cuisine in the heart of Amsterdam.
Stafford, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

A lovely little restaurant tucked away down a side street, busy inside and we had to wait around 30mins but it was more than worth it.

We asked what the waitress would recommend she advised chilli chicken and beef curry and she didn't disappoint. We had one boiled and one fried rice, two plates to share all food and wow to all. The beef was so tender it just fell apart and the chicken was delightful and the rice was cooked and fluffy. The starters of chicken wings and spring rolls were superb to.

Staff throughout were very polite and courteous and the ambiance of the place was relaxed well worth the wait and will defo visit again when in Amsterdam.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amberwizard13
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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stopped by this place on a Sunday night with no reservation and were asked to wait about 20 minutes. We went to a nearby bar and came back about 30 minutes later and were seated straight away.

The service was great, and the chicken curry was really good. Certainly worth waiting for.

A meal for 2 with starters, mains and a couple of beers was only about 40 euro, and definitely worth it!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beccakins587
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Great staff. Great food. Great value. Would definitely reccomend this place to anyone visiting Amsterdam

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MHLondon1
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dry beef curry and small portions”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Notregardin
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Share Everything”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Bob B
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