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Malaysian restaurant Wau

) #666 of 3,267 Restaurants in Amsterdam $$ - $$$ , Asian, Malaysian
Zeedijk 35, 1012 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 421 2487
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“satay” (23 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (9 reviews)
“coconut rice” (2 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
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CUISINES
Singaporean, Asian, Malaysian, Minority Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Zeedijk 35, 1012 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 160 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

1st time when i've tried malaysian food, and i have to admit it exceeded my expectations (me, not a big fan of spicy or oriental food). I had the "national dish" - Nasi Lemak - delicious, 1 spicy star only but already too hot for...More

Thank AlinaGit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop for something different in Amsterdam. Restaurant has a mom and pop restaurant feel but offers high class presentation. Very impressed.

Thank mostinterestnman
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I found there are only few Malaysian restaurants in Amsterdam , and based on the review I try this one for two person diner with high expectation---- and it came out to be a very terrible experience. The food in menu tell us it is...More

1  Thank Sandy S
Ben K, Manager at Malaysian restaurant Wau, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Sandy, Thank you for your review. We would like to clarify that the fried rice served in our restaurant is called 'nasi goreng biasa' (normal fried rice) in Malaysia. Nyonya style fried rice is a specific kind of fried rice that comes from the...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a small, unassuming restaurant, and there was not a dish that wasn't amazing! We had a table of 8, all of us trying a different dish and sharing tastes. All of the food was delicious, full of flavor, fresh and wonderful! We will...More

Thank jillcChicago
Ben K, Manager at Malaysian restaurant Wau, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your kind comments! We look forward to seeing you in our restaurant again :)

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The two of us had dinner there based on recommendation. I came off disappointed but my review is based on a Malaysian's tastebud and non Malaysians may not agree with me. We ordered the chicken satay and vegetable curry. First the satay tasted like it...More

Thank Ckyy
Ben K, Manager at Malaysian restaurant Wau, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Dear Ckyy, Thank you for your review. We would like to clarify that there is no charge for extra peanut sauce for the satay dish. In our menu, peanut sauce is categorized as an extra order. In the Netherlands, it is quite common for the...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Picked at random and very happy - delicious!! Friendly service, busy a great dining experience Central and interesting location Will visit again

Thank 49Karo
Ben K, Manager at Malaysian restaurant Wau, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Dear 49Karo, Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you and your group again!

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Place is nice but it is not real Malaysian to much adapted to European Taste it is OK for people that do not eat hotMore

Thank Olshevsky
Ben K, Manager at Malaysian restaurant Wau, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Dear Olshevsky, Thank you for your review. We always strive to provide good quality and authentic food to our customers. As a big portion of our customers are Dutch, the standard of spiciness of our food is based on the Dutch tongue, which indeed, is...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

After spending almost 1 week in Amsterdam, We missed my home food. We came to Malaysian Restaurant Wau for dinner. The place is not big, only have some tables. We ordered rice, and hot tea. We had waited long enough until the food was served....More

Thank christianai
Ben K, Manager at Malaysian restaurant Wau, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your kind comments on our food. We are sorry to hear that you had to wait for your food. We always strive to provide good quality food and service to our customers. We hope you will visit us again so we can...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I've eaten Malaysian food all over Europe and many times in Malaysia, and this was pretty far from good Malaysian food. My crispy noodles with seafood diish and wife' Nasi goreng were interesting; tasteless seafood and more like Chinese fried rice. Bottle of water was...More

1  Thank 409mattil
Ben K, Manager at Malaysian restaurant Wau, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Dear 409mattil, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Crispy Noodle Seafood and Nasi Goreng. We hope you will visit us again to have a try at our other dishes! Feel free to also request for...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

Stumbled upon this place while walking around the city looking for something different. Good spicy Malaysian food with friendly service. The menu has a lot of options and is also vegeterian/vegan friendly, so you will definitely find something to suit your mood. Nothing stood out...More

Thank Monal2143
Nearby
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
...More
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yati43
25 March 2017|
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Response from Ben K | Property representative |
Yes we are Halal, but alcohol is being served in this Restaurant. All our meat are bought from a local Islamic Butcher called Kaddour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$27
Cuisine
Singaporean, Asian, Malaysian, Minority Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zeedijk 35, 1012 AR 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 20 421 2487
  • E-mail
Description
Malay restaurant serving halal food (we do serve alcohol, Tiger beer, Gulpener and wines). In a modern romantic atmosphere we serve eg charcoal grilled satay's, laksa, curry with roti, vegetarian, nasi lemak, rendang and nasi goreng. No MSG, almost glutenfree
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