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Kooning van Siam

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 42, 1012 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 7293
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Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Marseille, France
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a restaurant that didn't exist any more and ended up here because there was a table free....and it was really good. It was late so we went straight for the main course and dishes varied from tofu through to chicken and sea-food....we were all impressed...a great find

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice meal, had the Thai red curry which tasted very good. Very nice ambience, deco plus possible to see the actual chef cooking. Only thing to note what the time it took to be Served but we arrived at rush hour. Would definitely recommend.

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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is my first time meeting a scary waiter in thai resto, they are ussually very polite. But, here. The waiter was rude and unpolite. The food was ok! Just the service and the staff a bit scary.

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Thank nancyagustina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the restaurant fairly late on a Saturday evening, the staff were very accommodating and got us a table, the restaurant is decorated beautifully with lots of fresh flowers which was a nice touch! Food was delish! Would definitely recommend the beef panang, it was like a fillet steak in red panang sauce, gorgeous!

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Thank Aliciahoo
Dromana, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Late lunch after a tour to the country. We both had Pad Thai, lovely, fresh, medium spicy. We washed down with a chardy+a Thai beer. Service friendly,prompt, food certainly hit the spot. On a canal in the red light district.

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Thank Louise M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Thai food at this establishment and very reasonably priced. Located next to the canal with beautiful scenery. We sat outside as the night was drawing in, and we were totally delighted with our food choice and the service. There are a lot of choices in Amsterdam regarding oriental food etc... But we liked this one due to location and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Starting with the positive, the interior was very nice and my starter of prawn rolls was ok. Waited 1 hour to receive my main - when queried was given some far fetched story about beef taking longer (medium rare beef takes only a couple of minutes). Eventually, once my phone battery had died and I watched my neighbouring table receive... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is a very touristy part of Amsterdam along side one of the mid-sized canals, so I wasn't expecting too much, but it was a delightful surprise. The service was fast and polite and the food arrived hot, authentic and delicious. The outdoor terrace part of the restaurant is quite cramped, but my teenaged daughter enjoyed both the meal and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

It's a small restaurant with good food in the red light district. Staff are friendly restaurant has free wifi for people who need always stay connected.

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Thank Andreas H
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I'd skip this restaurant (and wish we had). It was one of the worst Thai food experiences we've ever had. I'm sad to say but the food was really horrible. The ingredients were indistinguishable and half the ingredients listed (such as eggplant) weren't even in the dish. When we asked about it, they didn't have an answer as to why... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 42, 1012 GE 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 20 623 7293

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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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