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“Best Chinese / Asian food we have eaten ... outside of Asia”
Review of Dynasty

Dynasty
Ranked #1,075 of 3,853 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Dublin Ireland
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Best Chinese / Asian food we have eaten ... outside of Asia”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Dynasty came highly recommended by a friend who is a regular visitor to Amsterdam ... We would not normally choose a Chinese / Asian restaurant, but were delighted we did on this occasion.

The only real grumble we had was they appeared to have lost the reservation we made (and was confirmed) online. It seemed clear that (for the weekend at least) booking is essential. My sense was if we did not have access to the email confirmation via the Iphone, we would have been looking for somewhere else to eat. In the event, because we had the email, everything worked out.

The restaurant was very busy ... and coped well with it ... which is not always the case. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

We had the Sawadee starter and loved each item, except perhaps the dim-sum - but that is probably personal preferences, rather than anything amiss with the food or its preparation.

For the main course I had the 3 Meat Symphony (or some such title) ... beef, chicken and prawns ... absolutely delicious. The dish was subtly spiced - with emphasis on subtle - as well as tasting the spices, you can taste the beef, chicken and prawn ... which is more often not the case. Further there was no 'after-taste' - later in the evening or the next day - which we typically expect from Chinese / Asian food.

My wife had the crispy duck ... it was tasty, properly cooked (not at all dry, but still with a crispy skin).

We shared portions of the fried noodles and the fried rice with pineapple and cashew nuts ... we would both return just for the noodles and the rise!

For dessert we shared the fruit and sorbet ...

By the way the portions are very generous ...

A really, really good meal deserving of the excellent rating, which has to be interpreted in the context of what is promised, what it costs and what is delivered. When travelling in Europe we would not normally eat in a Chinese / Asian restaurant but Dynasty has kindled our interest to try again ...

  • Visited October 2012
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Expensive but good”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

I have eaten here a few times and I have never had a bad meal, equally I have never had a cheap meal either! The menu is more pan Asian than strictly Chinese, with Thai and Malaysian dishes on the menu, but it's all well cooked and I am sure I will return.

  • Visited September 2012
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great food, location & service !!!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Great food and service! Bunch of bar open late on the same street. Reasonably priced. Keep in mind that kitchen closes about 10:30 pm. Very nice seating area outside in the back - try to get a table there!

  • Visited June 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Excellent overall dining experience, be prepared to pay premium prices...”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

With a setting that's lush and romantic, an outdoor terrace that's chic and intimate, combined with a service that's pretty 'up there' , it's no wonder the Dynasty has been a favorite for upmarket dining, for years and years ... dishes are 'inventive' and delicious, 'asian fusion' flavors, thankfully servings aren't meagre, so the premium price you pay is worth it especially if you are entertaining business clients, or out for a 'special treat' ...

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank DWams
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Los Angeles, California
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“Great dining experience”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Some local friends took us to the Asian cuisine restaurant named Dynasty in Amsterdam. The multilingual service was attentive but not intrusive, the food options were just right and the preparation, presentation and taste was great. We went there to enjoy the company and the atmosphere is conducive to conversation without being too quiet to make you feel uncomfortable. I liked the paper umbrella ceiling!

  • Visited June 2012
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