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Royal Mandarin

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Haarlemmerstraat 95-97, 1013 EM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 6100
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17:30 - 22:30
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Clermont, Florida
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308 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

This place is what I would call a stereotypical Chinese restaurant from a decor stand point - Asian paper lanterns, too many silk flowers, a waterfall and plastic placemats. The menu, while having a copy in English, was hard to follow and we did not see a lot items ( flavor profiles) we are used to in the state regardless... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

I went here about 2 weeks ago, having visited Amsterdam on numerous occasions I have only had very average food. We passed the restaurant and at first were slightly apprehensive because on the door there wasn't a menu in English but the dishes were half of the price of the Thai restaurant down the street. The restaurant has it's own... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

This restaurant looked great through the window so we returned for dinner. We were a little worried that the restaurant was virtually empty but having walked quite a way decided to give it a go. The staff were welcoming and the decor fine. We ordered Ma Po Do Fu, Gung Boa Ji Ding and an egg omlette dish along with... More 

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Thank Nigel P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

On holiday with 5 friends we ended up in this restaurant as all the other places near by were full. We should have taken the fact that no-one was inside as a hint, but as we were hungry and it was already quite late, we decided to chance it. Service was OK, but the food they put down in front... More 

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Thank Phoebe H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

Waited over 1.5 hours and not food served. Two people running this far over priced place. When chased, did not care at all. Absolutely worst restaurant in our lifes. We go to restaurants all of the time. Avoid at all times.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Greeted by a very cheerful and giggly gentleman , very friendly, shame about the food tho, bland and overpriced. I guess the fact that we were the only people in the place for two hours should have told us something. Go somewhere else. This is the worst chinese meal I have ever eaten !

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1 Thank Mara T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

DO NOT GO HERE. The worst experience I have ever had in a resteraunt. The service was terrible. We waited over an hour for food to be brought out, some of us however had to wait an additional half an hour whilst the waitress set tables and served other people. I could have forgiven her if she was polite but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

The host of the restaurant was very pleasant and cheerful so we had high hopes for our meal here. However, the food took almost an hour to arrive as it appeared that our host was also the cook and the restaurant was fairly busy. It turns out that the slow service was an advantage because when the food arrived it... More 

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Burnley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Food was nice and plentiful. Could do with some music to help atmosphere but the owner was very keen to please and was a pleasant man. Not overpriced in any way. We had soup to start which was nice, then some satay chicken to share and both had a main course. Couldn't eat it all since there was so much... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

I cannot truly express how horrible this place is. We ate amazing meals in Amsterdam at a variety of different price levels. This was the worst Chinese food I've ever eaten and ranks in my top 3 worst meals of all time. The food was salted nearly to the point of being inedible. My husband's beef dish was barely cooked,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haarlemmerstraat 95-97, 1013 EM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 626 6100

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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