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Lai & Wai - Asian Bistro - CLOSED

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 4-10, 1012 RZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 3800
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
16 Jul 2014
“Great food”
6 Jul 2014
“Okay, but not as good as surrounding restaurants”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 4-10, 1012 RZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We found this place as we wondered around near our hotel. It was a nice break from the what we'd been eating for the previous week. The bonus was the that the food was delicious.

Thank jedg86
Reviewed 7 July 2014

To be fair, as a Chinese American I can have pretty high standards for Asian cuisines. However, I usually don't expect the best quality while abroad, and Lai & Wai was another let down. The restaurant is very large and clean. The service is pretty...More

Thank Cybil Z
Reviewed 6 July 2014

In the Central Station hotel zone with entrances on both Spui and N-.Voorburgwal, the many interesting dining choices are well-prepared and generous.Full bar. Menu spans Southeast Asia to China,Japan,et al.

Thank henrylew9
Reviewed 27 May 2014

They got this dish were you can have 3-4 different items on one plate. For instance, we were served chicken sweet and sour, satay, salad and springroll with steamed rice or fried rice. Everything was divided with small plates but still served as one dinner....More

Thank nir089
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Very nice pleace, very clean and nice location. The waitresses were very nice and polite, besides they were very descreet and thoughtful. We defo reccomand beef pho and fried rice. Main course was about 9-15 eur. big portions!

Thank Trippingbabe
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

This is the fourth time we've eaten here over the years on separate trips and we keep coming back. This year was no exception. Authentic Asian cuisine served with a smile. Attentive staff and stylish decor. Recommend the dim sum.

Thank Steven N
Reviewed 27 April 2014

These reviews are difficult, because everything is forgettable. Nothing was overly bad here, but nothing was particularly good either. We made our way here from the Crown Plaza across the street. In that sense, the restaurant is in a good location. Had dumplings, soup, Singapore...More

Thank Russianoligarch
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Went here with friends and had a lovely time. The staff were very attentive and were happy to explain some of the dishes. This is not just a Chinese restaurant it serves dishes from all over Asia. I think the owners chose a selection of...More

Thank Frumpsta
Reviewed 6 April 2014

My husband and I saw this restaurant while riding the tram and it looked great so we decided to check it out. We went on and the restaurant had nice decor. The hostess was friendly enough and seated us immediately. The waitress came over while...More

2  Thank Wanderlustlove22
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I stayed just opposite this restaurant at the crowne plaza. The food and service here is brilliant and very well priced. I had an evening bento box both nights, the duck is particularly excellent. The Korean dishes are great and the kimchi to die for.

Thank jeffswork
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 4-10, 1012 RZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 622 3800
  • E-mail
The recipes in our bistro are brought together by three families: Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. At Lai & Wai you can taste different Asian cuisines: Classic Chinese platters, Korean Beef Bulgogi, Vietnamese Pho, Japanese Sushi, Indonesian Rice Table and more.
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