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Oriental City

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 177/179 | Oude Doelenstraat 1 - Near Damsquare, 1012 EV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 8352
11:30 - 23:00
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Oriental City is well known for its excellent Dim Sum. It is served every day from 13.00 hours. It has a good dim sum menu but also many other dishes. The decoration is nice with many of the tables at the window with a view of the canals. On top of that, prices are reasonable.

Thank AndrevdM
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must in Amsterdam : it is famous for tasty , goergeus and original Chinese dim sum on Sundays. I am quite regular here and the quality is always very good.

Thank foodaddicted74
Breda, The Netherlands
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When normally visiting a dim sum restaurant, the noise levels are up and the speed of service is very fast. Here in touristy Amsterdam both seem to be adjusted to the many tourist in town. Although there are still plenty of Asian guests, you do see more Westerners in this restaurant. Food is good, although the bamboo spring rolls were... More 

Thank 1970worldtraveller
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

As in many chinese restaurant, the staff is very efficient. The food was correct but not at part with the best chinese restaurant in town

Thank JeanBaptisteGuy
Cypress, Texas
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was hesitant about going to this restaurant because of it's location, but what a treat! The menu, food, service and view were all perfect

Thank mcqueeny
Chico, California
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448 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was packed so we figured it must be pretty good, however we were a little disappointed with the wait time and quality of the food, The wait staff couldn't be any slower. My wife had to keep telling me that we didn't have to be anywhere because we were on vacation and I told her true however I... More 

Thank Michael B
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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168 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food that three of us ate was generally good. We ordered a variety of dishes, and most of them were tasty. On the other hand, our waitress was rude and abrupt. As previously mentioned in other reviews, the cost of the food was relatively expensive. The interior of the restaurant was comfortable.

Thank mramos8556
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this large Chinese restaurant with high expectations. It looks like a high quality restaurant and inside the ambiance was great. However, we were disappointed. The food was average at best. Generous portions but we eat a lot of Chinese and we both thought the food was bland. It was also really expensive. I appreciate Amsterdam is expensive but... More 

Thank Richard C
Sukhar123, Public Relations Manager at Oriental City, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your two stars review on TripAdvisor. You explained you feedback in detail which we appreciate very much. We have noticed the management in order to make positive changes. We hope we have informed you properly, Kind regards, Oriental City Restaurant Amsterdam More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for dinner and ordered a few dishes including dim sum and chicken chew main but one thing was missing in all the dishes we ate... flavour! The food was ok, but I can't really say it was tasty. Having Oriental​ type of dishes you would expect some spice and flavour which is part of the Eastern kitchen,... More 

Thank choopi1
Sukhar123, Public Relations Manager at Oriental City, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for giving us feedback concerning our restaurant on TripAdvisor. Please accept our apologies for responding so late! We are very sorry that the flavor of dim sum, chicken chew and other dishes did not meet your expectation. Although we do not receive a lot of complaints about the flavor of the dim sum. We have noted... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a wide range of dim sum dishes to choose from, and all the ones we ordered were very tasty. The staff is friendly, which is quite an exception for genuinely Chinese restaurants (you visit for good food, not good service). Would recommend if you fancy some dim sum.

Thank Veronica K
Sukhar123, Public Relations Manager at Oriental City, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted that you give us a fours star review on TripAdvisor! It is wonderful to read that you liked the dim sum and friendly staff. Thank you for taking the time to write of your experience in our typical Chinese restaurant. We appreciate it very much that you recommend other people who are in Amsterdam to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 45
Seafood, Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 177/179 | Oude Doelenstraat 1 - Near Damsquare, 1012 EV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 626 8352

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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