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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
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Veronica K
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Amsterdam on Easter Sunday and it was birthday eve of one of our friend's who simply loves Chinese.. and we landed up in Oriental City.. located at the heart of the city, this place is spread over 2 floors and has a varied menu.. Food was very good.. the dumplings, Szechuan prawns, everything was yummy.. seating arrangements... More 

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Thank Nirmalya C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place by chance trying to escape the rain! Decided to eat on off chance. We got a table just before 12 and there were already lots of Chinese eating there - always a good sign. We ordered 5 dim sums, rice and tea. The service was really fast and friendly - very attentive too. Even the loos... More 

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Thank James M
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good dim sum and good variety, in a traditional Chinatown setting. Vegetarian options and corner windows looking out over the city.

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Thank ScienceProfessor9
Norwich, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for my birthday while in Amsterdam and really enjoyed the meal. The food was pretty expensive though. Two mains which came with rice/noodles & two soft drinks for €50! I did really enjoy myself though. The place felt at times somewhat chaotic though, staff running about the place. We were seated in the centre of the restaurant, it... More 

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Thank Sarah_Norwich85
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have Ben here before on several occasions and enjoyed the dim sum at lunch. The dim sun is one of the best in Amsterdam. This was not the case with the dinner a la carte. The service was slow and unfriendly​, the food was below average and did not come at the same Time. The wait at lunch for... More 

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Thank OL101
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing choice of food but watch what you order as it can work out very expensive especially if as we did you order a meal for two not realising that the price quoted is for each person.

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Thank bac2thesun
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner, was seated quickly. The spring rolls (meat) are to die for!! Also enjoyed the main of squid and sweat and sour chicken.

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Thank Jasmine V
Ibiza, Spain
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Proper Chinese food! We tried 11 types of dim sum and they all were a piece of art! Amazing! Nothing to do with what the Chinese food they serve in Spain! I suggest oriental city to open a restaurant in Ibiza!!!!

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

Dear Customer, We were very delighted that you gave us a five star review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate it very much that you have taken the time to send us a review on TripAdvisor. Our special dim sum chefs make every day fresh handmade dim sum. It is very labour-intensive work and we agree it is a kind of piece... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Don't be fooled by new hipster places like Dim Sum Now, those are crap in comparison to the beauties that they serve here. After my first visit I have been taken everybody who visits me in Amsterdam here for a Dim Sum lunch. Even people who are normally not into exotic meals loved it. Best place in Amsterdam for Dim... More 

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

Dear Customer, Thank you for the four stars review on TripAdvisor! We appreciate it very much that you have taken the time to send us a review on TripAdvisor. It is very good to read that you enjoyed the dim sum lunch! Our chefs who come from Hong Kong make every day by hand fresh dim sum- it is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$44
Cuisine
Seafood, Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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